Professor K. Ray Chaudhuri is Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London and the Medical Director of the Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College. He is internationally known for pioneering modern care for people with Parkinson’s particularly advanced therapies in addition to care for restless legs syndrome. He is the founding Chairman of the International Movement Disorders Society Non-motor Study Group and member MDS-ES Education and palliative care committee and ex Chair of the MDS Membership and Public Relations committee as well as member MDS congress scientific programme committee (2013–2017).
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He is the founding and consulting editor and ex editor-in- chief of the Nature group Nature Parkinson’s journal (2020 Impact Factor 8.8) as well as guest Editor for special editions of Frontiers in Neurology, Journal of Personalised Medicine (Impact Factor 4.8), Movement Disorders in Older Adults (Geriatrics) and Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, reviewer for all mainstream Movement Disorders journals as well as JAMA, Neurology, Annals of Neurology, BMJ, Brain, Lancet and JNNP. He serves as an advisor (MHRA health technology and scientific advisor) to NICE as well as GMC, Parkinson’s UK and EPDA. Professor Chaudhuri is the author of over 430 papers, co-editor of five books on Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome and winner of the BMA book prize commendation in 2015 and 2017. He won the Andrew Wilson Prize for services to RLS patients by RLS:UK, William Koller Memorial Fund Award by MDS, the 2018 Van Andel award in the USA for outstanding nonmotor research contribution in the field of nonmotor Parkinson, as well as NIHR/Royal College of Physicians London award for outstanding research leadership in 2017.
He has been a guest lecturer worldwide including Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, India, Africa, USA, Russia and Europe. In 2020 he was elected as lead for Equality Diversity charter for NIHR London South Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and was elected as a honorary member for the Movement Disorders Society in 2021.