Name and Position

Dr Muhammad Rafiq MBBS, MSc, MRCP, MRCP (Neurology), FEBN, PhD

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287485


Department page: Neurology

Sub-speciality: Neurodegenerative disorders

Special clinical interests: Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Neuromuscular disorders, Cognitive disorders in under 70 years.

Secretary: Georgina Cockaday 01603 287485

Research interests : Clinical management of motor neurone disease, cognitive disorders of young individuals

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK, Fellow of the European Board of Neurology, Member of Association of British Neurologists, Member of UK MND clinical special interest group.

GMC Number: 6071627

Professional profile : Dr. Rafiq completed his General Medical and Neurology training at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was awarded MSc and PhD by the University of Sheffield for his research in MND, including genetics of MND, biomarkers of disease progression and respiratory and nutritional management of MND. Dr. Rafiq has presented and published extensively in these areas on international platforms and has won several research prizes, including the MND Association’s International research symposium prize and North of England Neurological Association’s Crawford prize for clinical research.

During his research fellowship, Dr. Rafiq was supervised by Prof. Dame Pamela Shaw who is one of the leading international experts in this field.

Personal profile: Dr Rafiq was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. He studied Medicine at the University of Colombo Sri Lanka.  He is married and has two children.  He enjoys cooking and doing house hold work in his spare time.