Twitter universal website tag code Twitter website tag code

[Skip to content]

Private hospital continually investing in advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies
Search our Site

Neurologist Ra'ad Shakir, Private Clinic Treatment, Self Pay Patients

Dedicated GP referral service

Call Cromwell Direct to make a referral on

+44 (0)800 783 9229

More about Cromwell Direct

Make a referral

Refer a patient to us by telephone, fax or email

How to refer

Make an appointment

8am-8pm Monday to Friday
8am-2pm Saturday
Call our Contact Centre on

+44 (0)20 7460 5700

Contact Us

Dr Ra'ad Shakir, Consultant Neurologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Ra'ad Shakir


MSc(Glas) FRCP


Consultant Neurologist



Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

Epilepsy, infection, cerebrovascular disease

Background Information

Dr Ra'ad Shakir trained in Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Glasgow and qualified in 1971. Dr Shakir  then went to work in the Middle East, as the Academic Dean of the then new Medical School in Kuwait and also spent one year as a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. 
Dr Shakir moved back to the United Kingdom to work as a Consultant Neurologist in Middlesbrough and in 1995 moved to his current position as Chief of Service Neurology at Charing Cross Hospital, London. Over the years he has developed an interest in CNS infections and Tropical Neurology, with publishing papers on Epilepsy and CNS infection and the work on Brucellosis is still perhaps the most widely cited paper on the neurological complications of the disease. 
Dr Shakir's first book was on Tropical Neurology was published in 1996, putting this topic on the agenda of Neurologist across the world. Dr Shakir followed this up with a second book on Tropical Neurology which was published in 2003. 
Dr Shakir's national involvement includes duties for the Royal Colleges of Physicians, including being the regional RCP advisor for Neurology, Northwest Thames London and examiner for the MRCP London since 1992. Dr Shakir also has international affiliation with the ILAE as member of their education committee and a longstanding involvement with the World Federation of Neurology.

Languages spoken

English, Arabic

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: pm/eveTue: Wed: am/pmThurs: pmFri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified


NHS hospitals

Charing Cross


Hon Snr Lec at Imperial College of Medicine

Research interests
Key published papers

Media coverage

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