Dr Johnathan Chan Consultant Neurologist and Dementia Specialist

Professional Profile

I am a Consultant Neurologist and I am based at Maidstone Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and at the Spire Alexandra Hospital in Kent. As part of my work, I see a large number of people with wide ranging neurological conditions and I have developed expertise in the management of Neurological conditions including Headache, Migraine, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, and Parkinson's Disease.

In addition to my general Neurological expertise, I also have a sub-speciality interest in Cognitive Disorders and I routinely see and treat patients who suffer from Dementia or from other causes of Cognitive Impairment. In 2015, I established the Cognitive Neurology Service in Kent which provides a state-of-the-art diagnostic service for people with Young Onset Dementia and atypical forms of Dementia. In recognition of the work that I have done to create and develop this service, I was awarded a Clinical Excellence Award in 2018.  I collaborate closely with the Alzheimer’s Society who provide personalised help to patients under my care. I also belong to the Kent Young-Onset Dementia Network and the Young Dementia UK Network.

I graduated from medical school in London in 2004 with prizes for outstanding academic achievement and I was awarded honours for a sub-internship in Internal Medicine that I had undertaken at the Mayo Clinic in America. I then completed my General Medical Training in London and subsequently went on to obtain distinction for an MSc. in Cognitive Neuropsychology at UCL, during which time I had performed scientific research exploring neural mechanisms underlying memory and emotion. Following this, I underwent Specialist Training in Neurology at several prestigious institutions including St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, The Royal London Hospital, and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square.