Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

Addenbrooke’s neuromuscular service provides a comprehensive specialist service for neuromuscular disorders for adults and children throughout the East of England.

The adult service is based Addenbrooke’s Hospital, using the ward and outpatient facilities. The paediatric neuromuscular service is based at the Child Development Centre at the Hospital.

In assessment, patients may be asked details of the onset of the problem and a family history may also help clinical assessment. If other members of the family have a similar disorder then detailed information may be of value. Diagnosis may require clinical examination of nerves and muscles.

How to access the service

The neuromuscular team see patients following referral from another practitioner, such as a GP or neurologist. Normally patients are seen in outpatients for assessment.

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar

Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr. Ambegaonkar trained at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre in London and has a special interest in paediatric neuromuscular disorders. He is the lead consultant for paediatric neuromuscular disorders at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and has developed a network for neuromuscular disorders in the East of England Eastern Muscle Group.

Dr Max Damian

Dr Max Damian

Consultant Neurologist

Dr Damian runs a myasthenia and inflammatory myopathies clinic, every two weeks as well as a muscular dystrophy multi disciplinary team clinic and transition outpatient clinic in Ipswich, every 2 weeks. He also looks after Critical Care units at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Dr Charlotte Brierley

Dr Charlotte Brierley

Consultant Neurologist

Dr Brierley leads a weekly adult neuromuscular clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Dr Brierley has started a transition clinic with Dr Ambegaonkar which is attended by regional care advisors. She plans to start a regular myotonic dystrophy clinic when the Papworth Hospital moves to the Addenbrooke’s site.

Dr Deepa Krishnakumar

Dr Deepa Krishnakumar

Paediatric Neurologist

Dr Krishnakumar has experience in paediatrics spanning 15 years. She treats children in specialist neurological conditions including neuromuscular problems both for outpatient and inpatient management. Dr Krishnakumar’s research interests also include diagnostics of rare paediatric hereditary neuropathies and mitochondrial disorders.

Andrea Russell

Andrea Russell

Regional Care Advisor

Andrea Russell is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Andrea by email: add-tr.eoe.nm@nhs.net or telephone : 01223 349815

Andy Rose

Andy Rose

Regional Care Advisor

Andy is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Andy by email: add-tr.eoe.nm@nhs.net or telephone : 01223 349815

Carol Wood

Carol Wood

Regional Care Advisor

Carol Wood is a neuromuscular care advisor based in the East of England.
Get in touch with Carol by email: add-tr.eoe.nm@nhs.net or telephone : 01223 349815

Other key people in the team include:

  • Dr Alison Sansome , Community Paediatrician
  • Liz Joyner , Neuromuscular Care Advisor (Norfolk)
  • Catherine Ward , Paediatric Neuromuscular Physiotherapist
  • Jacqui Taylor , Paediatric Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Adult

Clinics are held at Cambridge and Ipswich
  • Muscular dystrophy MDT clinic and transition clinic in Ipswich
  • Myasthenia and inflammatory myopathies Clinic
  • Neuromuscular clinic

Children

Clinics are held at Cambridge
  • Paediatric neuromuscular clinic
  • Paediatric scoliosis clinic
  • Transitional neuromuscular clinic
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