Dr Dominic Heaney

Dr Dominic Heaney  Tel: 020 3448 8625
Fax: 020 3448 8615
Email: g.baykarali@nhs.net

University College Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

Epilepsy, Neurology and neurosurgery

Professional background

Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCLH NHS Hospitals NHS Trust, and the UCL Institute of Neurology

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust Caldicott Guardian

BA (Hons) Cambridge University 1990
MB BCh Oxford University 1993
MRCP (London) 1996
PhD London University 2002 (Economic aspects of epilepsy treatment)

Research interests

  • General neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Obstetric neurology
  • Liaison neurology
  • Health economics and outcome research


Selected publications

Baxendale S, Heaney D. Socioeconomic status, cognition, and hippocampal sclerosis. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Jan;20(1):64-7.

Baxendale S, Heaney D, Thompson PJ, Duncan JS. Cognitive consequences of childhood-onset temporal lobe epilepsy across the adult lifespan. Neurology. 2010 Aug 24;75(8):705-11.

Adderley K.  Low social class adversely affects outcome of epilepsy surgery.  City of London MSc, awarded distinction.  Supervised by Heaney D

Yuen AW, Singh R, Bell GS, Bhattacharjee A, Neligan A, Heaney DC, Duncan JS, Sander JW. The long-term retention of pregabalin in a large cohort of patients with epilepsy at a tertiary referral centre. Epilepsy Res. 2009 Dec;87(2-3):120-3.

Bensimon G, Ludolph A, Agid Y, Vidailhet M, Payan C, Leigh PN; NNIPPS Study Group. Riluzole treatment, survival and diagnostic criteria in Parkinson plus disorders: the NNIPPS study. Brain. 2009 Jan;132(Pt 1):156-71.

Yogarajah M, Powell HW, Heaney D, Smith SJ, Duncan JS, Sisodiya SM.  Long term monitoring in refractory epilepsy: the Gowers Unit experience. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Mar;80(3):305-10.

Webb TE, Pal S, Siddique D, Heaney DC, Linehan JM, Wadsworth JD, Joiner S, Beck J, Wroe SJ, Stevenson V, Brandner S, Mead S, Collinge J. First report of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease occurring in 2 siblings unexplained by PRNP mutation. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2008 Sep;67(9):838-41.

Heaney DC, Bell GS, Sander JW. The socioeconomic, cultural, and emotional implications of starting or withholding treatment in a patient with a first seizure. Epilepsia. 2008; 49 Suppl 1:35-9

Heaney DC, Sander JW. “The unknown cost of epilepsy misdiagnosis in England and Wales”. Seizure. 2007 Jun;16(4):377

Heaney D, Sander JW. “Antiepileptic drugs: generic versus branded treatments”. Lancet Neurology 2007 May;6(5):465-8.

Chataway J, Porter B, Riazi A, Heaney D, Watt H, Hobart J, Thompson A. “Home versus outpatient administration of intravenous steroids for multiple-sclerosis relapses: a randomised controlled trial”. Lancet Neurology. 2006 Jul;5(7):565-71

Heaney D, Sander JWAS.  Cost-effectiveness of Carbamazepine. Expert Review of Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research 2006 Vol. 6 No. 1 Pages 13-18

Farrell R, Heaney D, Giovannoni G. Emerging disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.  Expert Opinion Emerging Drugs 2005, Vol. 10, No. 4, Pages 797-816

Heaney D, Swash M, Geddes M et al. Sarcoid polyneuropathy responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin. Muscle Nerve 2004; 29(3): 447-50

Heaney D et al. Socioeconomic variation in incidence of epilepsy: prospective community based study in south east England. BMJ 2002; 325:1013-6.

Heaney D, Sander JW. Reduzindo a carga economica da epilepsia. ComCiencia 2002; 34;75-79

Begley C et al. ILAE Commission on the Burden of Epilepsy, Subcommission on the Economic Burden of Epilepsy: Final report 1998-2001. Epilepsia 2002;43(6):668-73

MacDonald BK, Mummery CJ, Heaney D. Health needs of asylum seekers and refugees. Head injury needs to be taken into consideration in survivors of torture. BMJ 2001; 323:230

Heaney D, Sander JW, Shorvon SD et al. Comparing the cost of epilepsy in eight European countries. Epilepsy Res. 2001;43(2):88-95

Book Chapters and Reports

Heaney D, Williams D, O’Brien P – Neurological complications in pregnancy.  In: De Swient’s Medical Disorders in Pregnancy.  Ed Powrie, R et al. 2010

Heaney D, Shorvon SD. Epilepsy – Epidemiology, definitions and diagnostic procedures. In: Women with epilepsy – a handbook of health and treatment issues. Ed Morrell,M. 1st edition 2003

Heaney D, Sander JW. Cost benefit analysis in epilepsy. In: Epilepsy in Latin America. Ed. Devilat M, Campos M, Marinis A. 1st edition. Catholic University of Chile Press 2000

Shorvon SD, Thompson P, Heaney D. Epilepsy. In: Neurological Rehabilitation. Ed. Greenwood RJ, Barnes M, McMillan T, Ward D. 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone Press 2000

Heaney D, Shorvon SD. Topiramate. In: A Handbook of Clinical Pharmacology. Ed. Eadie MJ. 2nd Edition.

GMC/GDC number: 4033503