Dr Nick Losseff

Dr Nick LosseffTel: 020 3448 3416
Fax: 020 3448 8715
Email: nicholas.losseff@nhs.net

University College Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurology and neurosurgery, Acute Stroke and Brain Injury Unit, Hyper-acute stroke unit (HASU)

Professional background

Dr Nick Losseff is a consultant neurologist and clinical lead of the Trust's comprehensive stroke services.

He trained at St Thomas' Hospital and qualified in 1988. After general medical training he persued neurology, recieving further training at King's, St Thomas', UCH and The National Hospital. He was Lecturer in Neurorehabilitation at the Institute of Neurology between 1992 and 1995, and was previously awarded the Queen Square Prize in Neurology and The European Neurology Society prize for his research looking at mechanisms of disability.

He has been a consultant since 2000 and as well as general neurology he sub specialises in stroke, vascular neurology and AVM's.

Dr Losseff has held several leadership positions at UCLH and in the NHS. He was previously clinical lead for Neurology at NHNN. He played a large role in the recent reorganisation of Londons stroke services as Interim London Clinical Director for Stroke and clinical lead of the North Central London Stroke Network. He is currently clinical lead of the Trust's comprehensive stroke service and Secondary Care Clinical Director of NHS North Central London.

Research interests

  • General neurology
  • Stroke
  • AVM's


Losseff NA, Grieve J and Brown MM. Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in “A Queen Square Textbook of Neurology”. Blackwell 2009 – in press.

Austin S, Cohen H and Losseff NA. The neurology of Body Systems : Haematology and Neurology. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2007: 78:334-41.

Losseff N A (editor). “Neurological rehabilitation of Stroke”. The Queen Square Neurologic rehabilitation series. Taylor Francis 2005.

Losseff NA and Brown MM. Cerebrovascular Disease in “Marsden and Fowler Clinical Neurology”. Edward Arnold 2004. Edited by Fowler T and Scadding JW.

Stroke and TIA in “The WHO guide to mental health in primary care”. Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2004.

Edwards S, Thompson AJ, Losseff NA and Playford D. Shortening inpatient stay for stroke. Lancet. 2002; 359:2205.

Molyneux PD, Kappos L, Polman C, Pozilli C, Barkhof F, Fillipi M, Yousry T, Hahn D, Wagner K, Dahlke F, Losseff NA, Barker GJ, Thompson AJ, Miller DH and the European SPMS IFNB-1b Study Group. The effect of interferon beta-1b treatment on MRI measures of brain and spinal cord atrophy. Brain 2000; 123: 2256-2263. [see editorial in Brain]

Losseff NA, Wang L, Lai M, Yoo DS, Gawne Cain ML, McDonald WI, Miller DH, Thompson AJ. Progressive cerebral atrophy in multiple sclerosis: A serial MRI study. Brain 1996; 119: 2009-2019 [see news in The Lancet 1997; 349: 35.]

Losseff NA and Miller D H. Measures of brain and spinal cord atrophy in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1998; 64 (Supplement 1): 102-105. (review)

Losseff NA, Webb SL, O Riordan JI, Page R, Wang L, Barker GJ, Tofts PS, McDonald WI, Miller DH, Thompson AJ. Spinal cord atrophy and disability in multiple sclerosis: A new reproducible and sensitive MRI technique with potential to monitor disease progression. Brain 1996; 119:101 108.

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