Dr David Paling Consultant Neurologist, Park Hill Hospital, South Yorkshire

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Dr David Paling - Neurology

Dr David Paling is a Consultant Neurologist.

Based at: Park Hill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

I am a Consultant Neurologist at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and I am the Clinical Lead for the world famous Multiple Sclerosis centre, Sheffield as recently featured on BBC Panorama.

As well as clinical interests in multiple sclerosis I am also interested in headaches and run teaching courses on diagnosis and treatment. I am also interested in epilepsy, seizures, blackouts and Parkinson’s disease and I have published peer reviewed articles and chapters on these topics.

Academic background

I trained at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, where I completed my PhD in MRI imaging in multiple sclerosis. I have also trained at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

I am currently the principle investigator into three drug trials of medications for people with multiple sclerosis, and two observational studies in multiple sclerosis. I supervise a PhD student who is investigating MRI changes in multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease. I am an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield and a lecturer to medical students, and on the MSc in clinical neurology course. 

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the Association of British Neurologists

Member of the International League against Epilepsy

Member of the British Association for Study of Headaches

Faculty of the Multiple Sclerosis Association Consortium on Progressive MS trials

Faculty of the Multiple Sclerosis Academy 

NHS base

Doncaster Royal Infirmary & Royal Hallamshire Hospital,Sheffield.

Clinic Times

Thursday 4pm – 7.45pm

01302 430 235