Absoud, Michael

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Consultant in paediatric neurodisability

Michael Absoud - consultant in paediatric neurodisability

Area of expertise: complex neurodevelopmental disability and rare diseases.

Languages spoken: English, Arabic.


Dr Michael Absoud was appointed as consultant in children's neurodisability at Evelina London in 2012.

He has a major interest in childhood complex neurodevelopmental disorders and co-morbidities in neurogenetic and acquired neurological diseases.

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Education and training

  • 1995-2000: MB.BCH, BAO (Hons) – Dublin, Ireland
  • 2000-2009: training in paediatrics – London (King’s College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Oxford Children’s Hospital
  • 2009-2012: PhD clinical research fellowship training (health and population sciences) – Institute of Child Health, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, University of Birmingham.

Specialist interests

  • Children's complex neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and co-morbidities (medical and neuropsychiatric)
  • Developmental epilepsy
  • Neurodevelopment in neurogenetic and rare diseases
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behaviour that challenges in children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder
  • Childhood neuroinflammatory disorders.

Research interests

  • Clinical trial design and outcome measurement in neurodisability, via collaboration with King’s Clinical Trials Unit and Kings BRC bioinformatics unit
  • Epidemiological studies and active surveillance of rare diseases
  • Childhood neuroinflammatory disorders.




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