Dr Indran Davagnanam

Dr Indran DavagnanamTel: 020 3448 3446
Fax: 020 3448 4723
Email: indran.davagnanam@uclh.nhs.uk

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery


Professional background

Dr Indran Davagnanam trained on the Pan-London Neuroradiology rotation, working at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, King's College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Bart's Health. He was appointed in 2008 as a Consultant Neuroradiologist at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Dr Davagnanam has extensive experience in the interpretation of diagnostic imaging and performing diagnostic procedures for a wide variety or neurological and neurosurgical conditions. His subspecialty interests include cerebrovascular disease and stroke, orbital disease and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH).

He is a committee member, lecturer and examiner on the Advanced Neuroimaging MSc Programme at the Institute of Neurology, UCL.

Research interests

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the UCL Institute of Neurology and currently leads on research projects with an emphasis on the development and application of quantitative advanced and novel imaging techniques to develop neuro-ophthalmological and neurovascular biomarkers.

He has published over 70 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals including high impact clinical neurosciences research journals and has been invited to lecture on specialised areas of neuroimaging.


  • Barritt A, Miller S, Davagnanam I, Matharu M. Rapid diagnosis vital in thunderclap headache. Practitioner. 2016 Apr;260(1792):23-8, 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 27337756.
  • Hull S, Arno G, Ku CA, Ge Z, Waseem N, Chandra A, Webster AR, Robson AG, Michaelides M, Weleber RG, Davagnanam I, Chen R, Holder GE, Pennesi ME, Moore AT. Molecular and Clinical Findings in Patients With Knobloch Syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 1;134(7):753-62. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.1073. PubMed PMID: 27259167.
  • Schwarting J, Lakshmanan R, Davagnanam I. Teaching NeuroImages: Biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease. Neurology. 2016 Apr 26;86(17):e184-5. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002616. PubMed PMID: 27164647; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4844240.
  • Tomek M, Jayajothi A, Brandner S, Jaunmuktane Z, Lee CH, Davagnanam I. Imaging features of spinal tanycytic ependymoma. Neuroradiol J. 2016 Feb;29(1):61-5. doi: 10.1177/1971400915621322. Epub 2016 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 26755489.
  • Fitzhugh A, Naveed H, Davagnanam I, Messiha A. Proposed three-dimensional model of the orbit and relevance to orbital fracture repair. Surg Radiol Anat. 2016 Jul;38(5):557-61. doi: 10.1007/s00276-015-1561-1. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 26607148.
  • Nikoubashman O, Di Rocco F, Davagnanam I, Mankad K, Zerah M, Wiesmann M. Prospective Hemorrhage Rates of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations in Children and Adolescents Based on MRI Appearance. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Nov;36(11):2177-83. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4427. Epub 2015 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 26272978.
  • Tan LT, Davagnanam I, Isa H, Rose GE, Verity DH, Pusey CD, Lightman S. Clinical and Imaging Features of Lacrimal Gland Involvement in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. Ophthalmology. 2015 Oct;122(10):2125-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.06.026. Epub 2015 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 26233627.
  • Gore SK, Naveed H, Hamilton J, Rene C, Rose GE, Davagnanam I. Radiological Comparison of the Lacrimal Sac Fossa Anatomy Between Black Africans and Caucasians. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug;31(4):328-31. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000457. PubMed PMID: 26039331.
  • Pitceathly RD, Morrow JM, Sinclair CD, Woodward C, Sweeney MG, Rahman S, Plant GT, Ali N, Bremner F, Davagnanam I, Yousry TA, Hanna MG, Thornton JS. Extra-ocular muscle MRI in genetically-defined mitochondrial disease. Eur Radiol. 2016 Jan;26(1):130-7. doi: 10.1007/s00330-015-3801-5. Epub 2015 May 21. PubMed PMID: 25994195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4666274.
  • Adams A, Mankad K, Poitelea C, Verity DH, Davagnanam I. Post-operative orbital imaging: a focus on implants and prosthetic devices. Neuroradiology. 2014 Nov;56(11):925-35. doi: 10.1007/s00234-014-1403-6. Epub 2014 Aug 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 25098770.

GMC/GDC number: 5202871