Dr Anish Bahra

Consultant Neurologist

QualificationsFRCP MD

Main NHS base:

  • Barts Health and National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Clinical interests:

Headache: migraine, cluster headache, Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias, trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain, hemiplegic migraine, vestibular migraine , migrainous vertigo. Treatments include nerve blocks and Botox.  General Neurology.

Training and Background

Dr Bahra qualified from Bristol University in 1990. She undertook her research at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, investigating clinical aspects of cluster headache and, mechanisms in headache at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. Dr Bahra gained her specialist neurology training in Wellington, New Zealand, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), London. She has held her consultant post at Whipps Cross Hospital and the NHNN, since 2003. Dr Bahra has a honorary contract with the Institute of Neurology, UCL.

Dr Bahra runs tertiary headache services across two NHS Trusts. She is a member of the Guidelines Group of the British Association for the Study of Headache, UK Speciality Certificate Examination Neurology Examining Board,  Teaching Subcommittee of the European Academy of Neurology, Specialist Interest group in Headache for the British Pain Society and Advisory Group in Acute Neurology for the Association of British Neurology.

Member of:

Association of British Neurologists

British Association of the Study of Headache

British Pain Society

European Academy of Neurology

International Headache Society

Life member OUCH UK ( Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster headache)

Whipps Cross and Waltham Forest Medical Education and Research Trust, Chair