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Pal, Deb

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Professor of paediatric epilepsy and consultant paediatric neurologist

Professor Deb Pal

Area of expertise: epilepsy, epilepsy genetics


Professor Deb Pal is an honorary consultant in children's neurology at Evelina London, who specialises in epilepsy.

Professor Pal graduated from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences and Medicine. He undertook his specialist training in paediatric neurology and epilepsy at UCL Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital and Queen Square.

He established the first multidisciplinary Epilepsy Genetics service in England in 2015 and is an expert on rare monogenic epilepsies and precision medicine. His special interest is stratified medicine in common genetic epilepsies of childhood and adolescence.

In 2009 he was appointed the first Professor of Paediatric Epilepsy at King's College London. He has no private practice.

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