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Dr Maria Kinali, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Maria Kinali




Consultant Paediatric Neurologist


Paediatric neurology

Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

I am a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist with an interest in the clinical aspects, management and therapy of epilepsy and general neurology. I have a clinical and academic interest in childhood neuromuscular diseases.

Background Information

I am a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Chelsea and Westminster and Bupa Cromwell Hospitals specialising in all aspects of paediatric neurology.

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: eveFri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Royal College Paediatrics and Child Health, British Paediatric Neurology Association, European Paediatric Neurology Society, World Muscle Society, MDU, BMA

NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster


Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Research interests

I have completed an MD in the management and long-term outcomes in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and have contributed in the delineation of the natural history of a number of neuromuscular disorders (NMD).  In 1999 I coordinated the UK steroid trial in DMD, which involved the smooth integration of a study in 14 UK neuromuscular Centres. This work was funded by the Dutch parents' project.  In view of my interest in translational research I set up a Rare Diseases biological samples bank (Biobank) for research to facilitate pharmacological, gene and cell therapy trials in NMD. Between April 2005-May 2009 I worked as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow, at both Imperial College and subsequently the Institute of Child Health, London. My position was funded by the Department of Health. I coordinated a Phase I/II Clinical Trial using a Morpholino Antisense Oligonucleotide (AVI-4658) in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Key published papers

Kinali M, Mercuri E, Main M, De Biasia F, Karatza A, Higgins R, Banks LM, Manzur AY, Muntoni F. (2002) Pilot trial of albuterol in spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology 59: 609-10. 
Kinali M, Arechavala-Gomeza V, Feng L, Cirak S, Hunt D, Adkin C, Guglieri M, Ashton E, Abbs S, Nihoyannopoulos P, Garralda ME, Rutherford M, McCulley C, Popplewell L, Graham IR, Dickson G, Wood MJ, Wells DJ, Wilton SD, Kole R, Straub V, Bushby K, Sewry C, Morgan JE, Muntoni F. (2009) Local restoration of dystrophin expression with the morpholino oligomer AVI-4658 in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a single-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation, proof-of-concept study. Lancet Neurol. 8:918-28. 
Nadeau A, Kinali M, Main M, Jimenez-Mallebrera C, Aloysius A, Clement E, North B, Manzur AY, Robb SA, Mercuri E, Muntoni F. (2009) Natural history of Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Neurology 73: 25-31.  
Kinali M, Beeson D, Pitt MC, Jungbluth H, Simonds AK, Aloysius A, Cockerill H, Davis T, Palace J, Manzur A, Jimenez-Mallebrera C, Sewry C, Muntoni F, Robb SA. (2008) Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes in childhood: Diagnostic and management challenges. Journal of Neuroimmunology 201: 6-12. 
Kinali M, Jungbluth H, Eunson LH, Sewry CA, Manzur AY, Mercuri E, Hanna MG, Muntoni F. (2004) Expanding the phenotype of potassium channelopathy: severe neuromyotonia and skeletal deformities without prominent Episodic Ataxia. Neuromuscul Disord 14: 689-93. 


Media coverage

Our consultants regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.