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About Dr O'Dwyer


I am a consultant neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust based at Charing Cross Hospital. I have practised in the UK since 2010. 

  • MB BCh BAO
  • MD
  • Dip HSM
  • PostGrad Dip Stat
I received my primary medical qualification from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1998. My research degree (MD) was awarded for a thesis on sensory abnormalities in Adult-Onset Primary Torsion Dystonia.

My specialist competencies include 


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My research fellowship in movement disorders led to acclaimed presentations at international meetings.
I have worked widely in Ireland and England in specialist neurology centres, and published in leading neurology specialist medical journals. I continue my academic and research interests in movement disorders and epilepsy.

I am a member of leading neurological organisations including the Association of British Neurologists, the European Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorders Society, the International League Against Epilepsy, the British Neurotoxin Network, the Royal College of Physicians (London), and the Royal College of Physician of Ireland.

Interests and Hobbies
Outside work, my sports interests include running, sailing, surfing, rugby and military training. I am an officer with the British Army in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Reserves). I love music and play the piano. My music interests include classical music, pop, opera, ballet, jazz and latin. I love art and collect paintings and sculpture. Family time is really important and sharing as much time as possible with my partner and children is what I do everything else for.
"A credit to the NHS and a very valuable asset." 

"Considerate, caring and very professional" 

"Fantastic consultation. Very pleased."

 "I felt completely at ease with this Doctor. I fully understand his instructions about my medication and that my condition will still be monitored going forward. A very patient doctor"

'The doctor was very polite and has explained exactly what has happened and is arranging for future help with my condition. Thank you."

"Dr O'Dwyer is extremely professional and I have absolute confidence in his abilities. I think he is extremely knowledgeable and has arranged investigations very quickly."

"Dr J O'Dwyer- very polite and understanding. Very thorough. Very professional and explains himself well."

"Dr O'Dwyer is extremely helpful & considerate. Talks through every change in medication & makes sure I understand."
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