Professional background

Mahreen Pakzad is a consultant urological surgeon, trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in London. Her MD thesis was at UCL and is entitled "The role of adenosine in overactive bladder syndrome". She works in the female, functional and restorative urology unit at UCLH providing anti-incontinence treatment and surgery, such as sacral neuromodulation and bladder wall BOTOX injections.

Her role at The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery is as a consultant urological surgeon with a specialist interest in the assessment and treatment of patients with bladder dysfunction as a result of neurological disease-in particular multiple sclerosis. She serves as an elected member of the FNUU executive committee of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Research interests

1. An MRI study evaluating the how the CNS correlates in overactive bladder dysfunction.
2. The role of sacral neuromodulation in the treatment of lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with chronic neurological disease.


Recent publications

The prevention and management of hospital admissions for urinary tract infection in patients with multiple sclerosis
Vivien Lia, Noreen Barker, Carmel Curtis ,Jalesh N.Panicker, Jeremy Chataway, Mahreen Pakzad

A clinico-neurophysiological study of urogenital dysfunction in MOG-antibody transverse myelitis
Vivien Li, Prasad Malladi, Sara Simeoni, Mahreen Pakzad, Rosie Everett, Satukijchai Chanjira, Maria Isabel Leite, Jacqueline Palace, Jalesh N. Panicker

Book chapters

Pakzad M, Denys P. The Management of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Neurorehabilitation therapeutics. 2017.
Hussain M* Greenwell TJ. Urethral Stricture Disease. Pg. 740-2. Conns Current Therapy. Saunders Elsevier 2009. Edited by Robert E. Rakel & Edward T. Bope.

Section 4: Cell Biology of The Lower Urinary Tract. Sub-section: Biomechanics of the bladder. Brading A, Fowler C, Fry CH, Hussain M*,Uvelius B. In Incontinence. Editors: P Abrams, Khoury S, Wein A. 2004. 3rd Edition.