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Ruddy, Deborah - consultant clinical geneticist


Consultant profiles


Secretary: Sara Walker
Tel: 020 7188 1364
Area of expertise: cancer genetics and neurogenetics

  • Biography

    Deborah was appointed to the consultant team in 2007, and was appointed head of Service in 2017. She specialises in seeing patients with adult onset inherited disease, particularly inherited cancer syndromes, and inherited diseases of the neurological system.

    With colleagues, she runs multidisciplinary clinics for patients with Huntington’s Disease, von Hippel Lindau disease, and inherited psychiatric disorders.

    Research - she is the local primary investigator for a phase 2 drug trial for patients with symptomatic Huntington’s Disease (2015-2016).

  • Education and training

    • BSc (Molecular Genetics), 1994

    • MBBS, University of London, 1995

    • FRCP, 1999

    • PhD (Thesis: the Genetics of Familial Motor Neurone Disease), 2003

  • Specialist interests

    • Adult onset inherited disease
    • Adult onset inherited disease of the neurological system
    • Inherited cancer syndromes
  • Awards

     Medical Research Council training fellowship.

  • Research interests

    Clinical Trials of new agents to treat Huntington's Disease.