Prof Saiju Jacob

Consultant neurologist
Faculty, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuromuscular Academy
University Hospitals Birmingham

Professor Saiju Jacob is a Consultant Neurologist and Neuroimmunologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham and the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, UK. He trained in London, Birmingham and Oxford and has done a fellowship in Neuroimmunology under the guidance of Prof Angela Vincent at the University of Oxford. His research was primarily on the pathophysiology of seronegative myasthenia gravis with particular reference to the role of complement pathway. Prof Jacob currently is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham and is involved in several international trials in the field of autoimmune neurological diseases including myasthenia gravis, transverse myelitis, NMO, autoimmune encephalitis etc.

He runs a weekly clinic each for neuromuscular diseases and neuroimmunology which caters for patients regionally and nationally. He chairs the Myasthenia Gravis Special Interest Group at the national Association of British Neurology meetings, part of the ABN neuromuscular and neuroimmunology advisory groups, Trustee for the myasthenia patient charity, Myaware and is also the Training Programme Director for Neurology at the West Midlands Deanery. He is a reviewer for several international journals and has authored several articles/editorials in various journals.