Dr Ben Turner

  • Qualifications
    MBBS, FRCP, MD
  • NHS Base
    Barts and The London NHS Trust
  • Speciality
    Neurology
  • Sub speciality
    Multiple Sclerosis
  • Year qualified
    1991
  • Consulting address
    Harley Street at University College Hospital, 5th Floor, Macmillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London WC1E 6AG
  • Research interests
    Headaches, migraines, dizziness, general neurology and multiple sclerosis
  • Languages
    English
  • Biography

    Dr Turner obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1991 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. He then continued his training at General Medical Training in Sunderland and Newcastle; after which he completed a higher degree of Doctorate of Medicine at Nottingham University, titled “Magnetic Resonance Scanning in Multiple Sclerosis”. He was then appointed Consultant at Barts in 2003 after obtaining a DM and training as a Clinical Neurologist in Nottingham.

    Dr Turner has experience in all Neurological conditions, including dizziness, strokes, headaches, seizures, infective diseases, sensory disturbance, cognitive impairment, neuralgic pain, but he has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis.

    As well as his work in the UK, Dr Turner has been a visiting doctor in UAE, Jordan, and Kuwait, and has given lectures on MS in cities from Beirut to Tehran where the disease is already prevalent with numbers on an annual increase.

    Dr Turner is the Clinical Lead of Neurology for Barts and the London NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Barts and Queen Mary, The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, and Neurology Lead for the Clinical Research Centre. He works at the Blizard Institure of Cell and Molecular Science with Professor Gavin Giovannoni and the Neuroimmunology team, where basic science and translational research into MS are gradually tackling the challenges of this complex condition.