Dr Prab Prabhakar

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist


Dr Prab Prabhakar is a consultant paediatric neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at UCL Institute of Child Health.

Although he has a significant commitment to acute and general neurology services at GOSH, he is a general neurologist who sees a wide variety of childhood neurological illness including epilepsy, stoke, demyelinating disorders, head injury (both accidental and non-accidental), multidisciplinary assessment of complex neurometabolic and genetic conditions across the age range both as inpatient and outpatient.

He is a tutor for the paediatric neurology course and the MRCPCH course run by the Institute of Child Health.


• General Neurology 

• Childhood headache 
• Medically unexplained neurological symptoms 


• MBBS Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India 
• DCH 
• Postgraduate paediatric training at London Deanery 
• Paediatric neurology training at GOSH  

• Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
• British Paediatric Neurology Association 
• Paediatric representative in the classification subcommittee of the International Headache Society 
• Executive council member British Association for Study of Headaches 
• American Headache Society 
• Medical Defence Union 
• British Medical Association 

• Epidemiology of headache disorders in children 
• The interphase between TTH and Migraine 
• Rare headache syndromes in children (Cluster, SUNCT/SUNA and PH) 
• Drug trials in the acute treatment and prevention of migraine 

News & Publications

Prab Prabhakar has written several publications including these more recent peer-reviewed articles: 
Rogers, K., Rafiq, N., Prabhakar, P., Ahmed, M., 2015. Childhood headache attributed to airplane travel: a case report. J Child Neurol. 30(6) pp 764-6. 
Livingston, J.H., Mayer, J., Jenkinson, E., Kasher, P., Stivaros, S., Berger, A., Cordelli, D.M., Ferreira, P., Jefferson, R., Kutschke, G., Lundberg, S., Ounap, K., Prabhakar, P., Soh, C., Stewart, H., Stone, J., van der Knaap, M.S., van Esch, H., van Mol, C., Wakeling, E., Whitney, A., Rice, G.I., Crow, Y.J., 2014. Leukoencephalopathy with calcifications and cysts: a purely neurological disorder distinct from coats plus. Neuropediatrics. 45(3) pp. 175-82. 
Iglesias, E., Eleftheriou, D., Mankad, K., Prabhakar, P., Brogan, P.A., 2014. Microscopic polyangiitis presenting with hemorrhagic stroke. J Child Neurol. 29(8). 
Simpson, J.C., Goadsby, P.J., Prabhakar, P., 2013. Positive persistent visual symptoms (visual snow) presenting as a migraine variant in a 12-year-old girl. Pediatr Neurol. 49(5) pp. 361-3.

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