Prof Rajat Gupta

consultant paediatric neurologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital


Professor Gupta graduated from Manchester Medical School and completed his National Grid training in Paediatric Neurology in the Mersey Deanery.  He was appointed Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in October 2004.  He leads the Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  In addition to neurorehabilitation his areas of special interest include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, headache, neuro-ophthalmology and the neurological complications of Wolfram Syndrome.  He has conducted research, published and presented on these topics.

He is a medical advisor for the charity Corpal, which provides support to children and adults (and their families) with dysgenesis of the corpus callosum.

Professor Gupta is also passionate about medical education and training and is a faculty member of numerous courses.  He is the Head of Clinical Teaching Academy for the University of Birmingham Medical School and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  He is the Medical Director for the Independent Pharmacy Prescriber Course at Aston University.  He is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Aston Brain Centre and was appointed Honorary Professor of Paediatric Neurology at Aston University in 2011.  He is Regional Co-Lead for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.