Whittaker, Dr Roger

Dr Roger WhittakerClinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant
  • Tel: 0191 282 4578
  • GMC Code: 4158598
  • Qualifications: BA MA MB BChir FRCP PhD
  • Special Interests

    Surgical treatment of epilepsy; nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction diseases.

  • Biography

    Dr Whittaker studied medicine at Cambridge University before moving to the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford. He completed his specialist training in Clinical Neurophysiology in Newcastle and Edinburgh, before returning to Newcastle to complete his PhD in cortical network dynamics. He now holds a Clinical Senior Lecturer post in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, and an Honorary Consultant post in the department of Clinical Neurophysiology in the RVI.

    His clinical and research interests are in the pathophysiology of mitochondrial disease, the development of novel optogenetic approaches to the treatment of focal epilepsies, and in developing new electromyography techniques.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Electromyography including single fibre EMG, macroEMG, and paediatric EMG.

  • Name of Secretary
    Lorna Turner, Elaine Hodgson, Deborah Weedy and Barbara Bell
  • Roger Whittaker 
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