Dr Orlando Swayne provides assessment and treatment for patients with a wide range of neurological symptoms and conditions in his capacity as an experienced general neurologist.
He has a specialist interest in Neurorehabilitation, providing in-patient care in a state-of-the-art setting for patients recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders. Dr Swayne has specialist experience in treating headache disorders and conditions including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. He is also experienced in the assessment of symptoms including funny turns, tremor and sensory disturbances.
Dr Swayne completed pre-clinical training at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and then clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London.
He underwent further post-graduate training as a physician in London and then gained a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London, before completing his specialist training in neurology. The subject of his PhD was brain plasticity during recovery after stroke.
He was awarded a prestigious Patrick Berthoud Research Fellowship and spent a year in the USA at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH).
He has published a number of original papers and book chapters on the control of movement by the brain and the role of brain plasticity in post-stroke recovery.
Dr Swayne is a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (NHNN Queen Square, London), at Northwick Park Hospital and at the Wellington Hospital.
At the National Hospital he is also consultant neurologist to the National Hospital’s Neurorehabilitation Unit (NRU), the flagship Level 1 unit providing complex specialist rehabilitation for patients with stroke, brain injury and other neurological disorders.
At the Wellington Hospital he provides a neurology consultation service and can admit patients to the Neurorehabilitation Unit, the largest such unit in the UK, to supervise a neurorehabilitation programme following stroke or other neurological disorders.
He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Neurology