Niranjanan Nirmalananthan

National clinical director for neurology & consultant neurologist
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Niran Nirmalananthan is National Clinical Director for Neurology at NHS England. He chairs the NHS England Neurology Clinical Reference Group and co-chairs the National Neurosciences Transformation Board.

Niran is a Consultant Neurologist at St George’s University Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London. He has subspecialty interests in neuromuscular disorders and headache.

He also co-chairs of the South West London and Surrey Neurosciences Network and is Group Clinical Lead for Specialised Services at St George’s Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Group. He was previously Clinical Director of the Atkinson Morley Regional Neurosciences Centre at St George's Hospital from 2019-2023 and clinical lead for Neurology & Neurophysiology at St George's from 2016-2019.

Dr Nirmalananthan graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University before studying Medicine at King’s College London and completing a PhD in Neuroscience from the Institute of Neurology, University College London. He completed higher specialist training in neurology at St George’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.