Prof Dimitri Kullmann

Prof Dimitri KullmannTel: 020 3448 3015

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurology and neurosurgery

Professional background

Dimitri Kullmann is a Consultant Neurologist at the Natiional Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology. He trained in Oxford and London, previously held an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He specialises in neurocritical care and myasthenia gravis. His research interests centre on the normal mechanisms underlying synaptic and neuronal signalling in the brain, as well as inherited and acquired disorders of ion channels (channelopathies) and circuit excitability (especially epilepsy).

Research interests

  • Neurocritical care 
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Neurological channelopathies 
  • Epilepsy 
  • General neurology


Kullmann DM. Neurological Channelopathies. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2010 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]   
Davies G, Irani SR, Coltart C, Ingle G, Amin Y, Taylor C, Radcliffe J, Hirsch NP, Howard RS, Vincent A, Kullmann DM. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies: a potentially treatable cause of encephalitis in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):679-82.   
Heeroma JH, Henneberger C, Rajakulendran S, Hanna MG, Schorge S, Kullmann DM. Episodic ataxia type 1 mutations differentially affect neuronal excitability and transmitter release. Dis Model Mech. 2009 Nov-Dec;2(11-12):612-9.   
Graves TD, Imbrici P, Kors EE, Terwindt GM, Eunson LH, Frants RR, Haan J, Ferrari MD, Goadsby PJ, Hanna MG, van den Maagdenberg AM, Kullmann DM. Premature stop codons in a facilitating EF-hand splice variant of CaV2.1 cause episodic ataxia type 2. Neurobiol Dis. 2008 Oct;32(1):10-5.   
Kullmann DM, Lamsa KP. Long-term synaptic plasticity in hippocampal interneurons. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007 Sep;8(9):687-99.   
Lamsa KP, Heeroma JH, Somogyi P, Rusakov DA, Kullmann DM. Anti-Hebbian long-term potentiation in the hippocampal feedback inhibitory circuit. Science. 2007 Mar 2;315(5816):1262-6.

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