Dorman, Dr. Paul J

Dr. Paul J DormanConsultant Neurologist

  • Consultant Neurologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 3111
  • GMC Code: 3481167
  • Qualifications: MBBS, B.Med,Sci (Hons), FRCP, MD
  • Special Interests

    Headache problems, transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke neurology, epilepsy.

  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine in 1990 at the Medical School in Newcastle upon Tyne. This was followed by posts as a junior doctor in the Newcastle hospitals.   

    I started my neurology training in the summer of 1993 in Bristol and subsequently won an MRC research training fellowship to support several years of training and research into stroke at the University of Edinburgh. I subsequently returned to the North East in 1997 to finish my specialist training in neurology. 

    I was appointed as a consultant neurologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle upon Tyne in 2000. I have a longstanding interest in chronic headache disorders. I completed a visiting Professorship programme at the world renowned Jefferson Headache Clinic in Philadelphia. I subsequently founded a specialist headache service for patients in the North East at the RVI.   

    I have a particular interest in patients with chronic headache disorders. I have introduced a variety of new headache interventions into neurological use in Newcastle including cranial nerve blocks and Botox injections. I have also established a multidisciplinary headache/oro-facial pain clinic with colleagues at Newcastle Dental School.

    I am the clinical lead for the TIA (mini-stroke) service at the RVI. I have also established the epilepsy service at the University Hospital of North Durham.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Monday am - TIA and general neurology clinic RVI

    Tues pm - General neurology and Epilepsy clinics, UHND

    Wednesday am - Headache Clinic, RVI

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Olive Hodgson
  • Paul Dorman 
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