Professor K. Ray Chaudhuri is a leading clinical academic in the world in the field of Parkinson’s disease and one of the key members of the Dementech team. His clinical expertise also covers management of restless legs syndrome on which he has written two books.
He is the Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders and Consultant Neurologist and at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London. He is Principal Investigator at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute and the Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence. He sits on the Nervous Systems Committee of the UK Department of Health, National Institute of Health Research, and is currently co-Chair of the appointments/liaison committee of the Movement Disorders Society.
Professor Chaudhuri has served as the member of the scientific programme committee of the MDS (2013–2017) and is Chairman of the newly-formed MDS Non-motor Study Group. He also serves on the task force of the practice parameter group for PD and RLS, EBM for nonmotor symptoms of PD and more recently Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s, American Academy of Neurology.
He is the co-editor in chief of the Nature group journal, Nature Parkinson’s and also holds several committee positions with the MDS and is an advisor to NICE UK. He is the European Editor of Basal Ganglia and is in the editorial board of Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. He also represents UK research and development in the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as well as at a local level for London South CLRN neurosciences. He serves on the Clinical Advisory Group of Parkinson’s UK and is an advisor to the European Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Professor Chaudhuri is the author of 325 papers including reviews, book chapters, co-editor of four books on Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome, and over 250 published peer-reviewed abstracts. He is the chief editor of the first comprehensive textbook on non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s, published by Oxford University Press, and recipient of the BMA book commendation prize. He has contributed extensively to educational radio and television interviews including BBC and CNN, newspaper articles and videos. His major research interests are non-motor symptoms of PD, continuous drug delivery treatment of PD and restless legs syndrome, parkinsonism in minority ethnic groups and sleep problems in PD.
In 2005, he was awarded the DSc degree by the University of London. The Parkinson’s centre of excellence (Kings Parkinson’s Centre) covers a catchment of over 4000 Parkinson’s patients. He attracts worldwide referrals to his centre for personalised management of people with Parkinson’s.