Ferner, Rosalie - consultant neurologist


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Tel: 020 7188 3970 (secretary)
Fax: 020 7188 4035

Area of expertise: neurology, neurofibromatosis

  • Biography

    Professor Rosalie Ferner graduated in modern languages from University College London and studied Medicine at the Medical School of Newcastle on Tyne. She undertook training in general medicine in Newcastle and gained experience in oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

    She was accredited in neurology in 1996 and has been a consultant neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 1999.

    She was appointed Professor of neurology in 2010 and is chairman of the medical advisory board of the national Neuro Foundation. She has been national lead for the nationally commissioned NF1 service since 2009 and lead for the London NF2 service since 2010. The aim of these national neurofibromatosis services is to give expert, multi-disciplinary, holistic care for people with complex, multi-system disease. 

  • Specialist interests

    Her specialist clinical work is in tumour suppressor conditions – neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 and 2, schwannomatosis and von Hippel Lindau disease. 

  • Research interests

    Her research interests include:

    • defining clinical phenotype in the neurofibromatoses
    • diagnosis of peripheral nerve sheath tumours in NF1 using positron emission tomography computerised tomography
    • the natural history of optic pathway glioma
    • the development of robust clinical outcome measures for monitoring novel therapies