Area of expertise: epilepsy, epilepsy genetics
Professor Deb Pal is an honorary consultant in children's neurology at Evelina London, who specialises in epilepsy.
Deb was drawn to a career in child neurology after volunteering in Asia and as a counsellor at a camp for children with disabilities in the United States. He undertook his specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, taking a break from training to establish a community epilepsy service in rural India.
Deb completed his PhD in neurosciences at University College London before moving to Columbia University for a postdoctoral position in genetics. He eventually led his own group with funding from the US National Institute of Health.
In 2009 he because the first Professor of Paediatric Epilepsy at King's College London.