Bhalla, Ajay - consultant physician in stroke, elderly care and general medicine


Consultant profiles

Ajay BhallaContacts

Secretary: Sandra Gray
Tel: 020 7188 2515 

  • Biography

    • Clinical lead for stroke and neuro-rehabilitation 2014 – present

    • Trained at St George's Hospital Medical School 1987-92
    • Specialist registrar training: Geriatric/General Medicine 1996-2002 (South East Thames)
    • MSc Gerontology: King's College, London, 1999
    • MD thesis (stroke): London University 2001
    • Consultant stroke physician/geriatrician: St Helier Hospital 2002-2009
    • Consultant stroke physician at St Thomas' Hospital since 2009
  • Specialist interests

    Stroke Research particularly around the natural history of stroke and processes of stroke care involving population based stroke registers (South London Stroke Register). 

    Member of the RCP Stroke Peer Review Scheme and have chaired several peer reviews assessing quality of stroke services nationally. I have chaired the Clinical Standards Committee for the British Association of Stroke Physicians and have contributed to a number of national policies and guidelines. I am a co-ordinator of the Health and Ageing Module for the MSc in Gerontology (King’s College, London).

  • Research interests

    • Health service stroke research
    • Acute physiology post-stroke