King’s College neuromuscular department is based within King’s College Hospital London. The department diagnoses, treats and manages neuromuscular disorders including: genetic muscle conditions such as muscular dystrophies and metabolic muscle disease, inflammatory muscle disease such as polymyositis and dermatomyositis, myasthenia gravis, and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).
The service is led by Consultant Neurologists Dr Fiona Norwood and Dr Michael Rose. It works closely with other teams at King’s including cardiology, respiratory medicine and physiotherapy.
The consultants have special interests in a number of areas including genetic muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, muscle conditions during pregnancy, inflammatory muscle disease, channelopathies (periodic paralysis and non-dystrophic myotonias) and the long-term management of chronic muscle disease
They run an outpatient clinic which offers new patients access to diagnostics, and advice on management of conditions with follow-up patients also being seen for ongoing monitoring, treatment and advice.
How to access the service
To access the service a referral should be made in writing to: Dr F Norwood or Dr M Rose, Consultant Neurologists, by either a GP, consultant or physiotherapist. Direct referral for muscle biopsy is limited to consultant requests.
Main contact number:
020 3299 8343
Dr Fiona Norwood
Dr Norwood studied medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital and undertook a PhD on structural and protein biochemistry in Cambridge. She has a specialist interest in all aspects of muscle diseases and myasthenia gravis. Specific research interests include pregnancy in patients with myasthenia gravis and muscle disease.
Dr Robert Hadden
Dr Hadden leads the Peripheral Nerve service which is a regional service treating patients with all types of peripheral neuropathy. The service treats patients with CIDP, vasculitic neuropathy, painful small fibre neuropathy, paraproteinaemic neuropathy, genetic neuropathy, etc. They are a Centre of Excellence for treatment of inflammatory neuropathies (designated by the GBS-CIDP Foundation International). The service also offers specialist investigations and treatments for those with a wide range of different conditions.
Dr Michael Rose
Dr Rose is a Consultant Neurologist with a sub-specialism in muscle disease and myasthenia.
He did his neurology training at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, the National Hospitals for Neurology, Queen Square, St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.
He is also a co-editor of the Neuromuscular Diseases Cochrane Review Group, was an active partner in the TREAT-NMD network and is a member of the European Neuromuscular Centre research committee.
Other key people in the team include:
- Dr Rebecca Lyall , Consultant Chest Physician
- Dr Gerry Carr-White , Consultant Cardiologist
- Muscle clinic including long term physiotherapy follow-up
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Adult Congenital Myopathy
- Pompe Disease