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Michael Hanna

BSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), MD, FRCP(UK)


Special Interests

Rehabilitation, Headaches, Muscle Weakness, Epilepsy and Stroke




National Hospital for Neurolog


Queen Square




Professor Michael Hanna is a Consultant Neurologist and Director of the Queen Square Division of UCLH NHS Trust co-leading a team overseeing 1000 staff and a clinical budget of 134m. He runs the Queen Square clinical centre for patients with genetic and acquired muscle disease which includes two nationally commissioned services funded directly by the Department of health 1.5m pa for mitochondrial disease and for neurological channelopathies.

Professor Hanna is the Director of the recently established MRC Centre for translational research in neuromuscular disease 2008 3.4m. This new MRC Centre aims to link basic science advances to clinical trials in patients with progressive muscle wasting neuromuscular diseases including muscular dystrophy, inflammatory myopathies, neuropathies and motor neuron diseases. This centre has established new core activities including neuromuscular clinical trials, translational science PhD programmme, neuromuscular biobanking and neuromuscular MRI.

Professor Hanna has recently successfully lead a major fund raising initiative delivering a 2m state of the art neuromuscular clinical trials centre for neuromuscular diseases at Queen Square (April 2009); which will be the hub of all neuromuscular clinical trials activity. He has published over 150 peer reviewed original research papers including New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. He has raised over 6m external research funding in the last four years in genetic and clinical research including in neurological channelopathies and in mitochondrial disease.

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