Gani, Dr Akif

Dr Akif GaniConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 217 2543
  • GMC Code: 4082631
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP MD
  • Special Interests



    Specialist interest in Stroke (acute and rehabilitation) and Elderly neuro-rehabilitation

  • Biography

    I was educated at Diocesan College in Cape Town.  I entered Medical School and graduated with a MBChB from UCT, South Africa in 1992.  I undertook postgraduate medical training in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where I obtained my MRCP.

    Epidemiological research led to a MD from UCT in 2005 with the doctoral thesis entitled "A systematic analysis of the differences in the process of care and outcomes between patients admitted and not admitted to hospital after a stroke".

    I am currently a geriatrician and physician at the Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I am a specialist in stroke and elderly neuro-rehabilitation with training, skills and experience in acute stroke Thrombolysis and muscle spasticity Botulinum injections.

    I am the Consultant Lead for the Newcastle Stroke Rehabilitation Service (which was rated the best in the North East and remains one of the best Nationally).  I remain actively involved in improving stroke care and I am the Clinical Governance Lead for the Directorate of Medicine.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Campus for Ageing & Vitality (CAV)

  • Clinics Provided

    Geriatric and Stroke OPD, Belsay Unit, Centre for Ageing & Vitality

    Monday PM and Thursday AM

  • Name of Secretary
    Margaret Brown -
  • Any other Information

    Stroke Rehabilitation Consultant Lead - Cherryburn Unit

    5th=/151 Stroke Rehabilitation Services Nationally, "Best Performing" category and rated highest in the North East: CQC - Dec 2010.

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