Professional background

Christina is a general paediatrician and leads the children and young people's epilepsy service at UCLH. She qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1990 and her postgraduate medical training combined hospital and community paediatrics, epilepsy and neurodisability. She completed the MSc in Community Paediatrics at the Institute of Child Health in 2002 with distinction.

Christina joined the general paediatric team at UCLH in 2007 as a general paediatrician and she has developed the epilepsy service as well as integrated care local GPs. She has held a number of management roles and responsibilities including divisional clinical director, associate responsible officer, RCPCH college tutor and senior college tutor. Christina is an experienced teacher of undergraduates and postgraduates and teaches on advanced paediatric life support (APLS) and Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET) courses. She also jointly chaired the North Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Network (NTPEN) for four years.

General paediatrics Wednesdays and Thursdays (Clinic code: MP1GE) rapid referral clinic Mondays, Epilepsy Mondays and Thursdays (Clinic codes: MP1EP for children and MP1EA for teenagers)

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Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association. Prof Brent Taylor FRCPCH, Elizabeth Miller FRCPath, CPaddy Farrington PhD, Maria-Christina Petropoulos MRCP, Isabelle Favot-Mayaud MD, Jun Li PhD and others. The Lancet, Vol. 353 No. 9169 pp 2026-2029

Practical aspects of childhood epilepsy, Maria-Christina Petropoulos, consultant paediatrician1, Karen Bonaiuto, epilepsy research nurse, Janet Currier, Deb K Pal,professor of paediatric epilepsy, Honorary Consultant Paediatric. BMJ 2019;367:l6096