About Professor Guy Leschziner

Consultant Neurologist

Neurology

Sub-specialties: Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurology, Headache.

Professor Guy Leschziner is a Consultant Neurologist who specialises in sleep disorders and epilepsy. Over the last decade, he has developed a multidisciplinary sleep service at Guy’s Hospital, the UK’s largest dedicated sleep service.

Overview

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Professor Guy Leschziner is a Consultant Neurologist who specialises in sleep disorders and epilepsy. Over the last decade, he has developed a multidisciplinary sleep service at Guy’s Hospital, the UK’s largest dedicated sleep service.

Areas of Expertise

Professor Guy Leschziner performs a range of treatments including:

  • Brain surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Neurosonography

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Blackouts
  • Headache
  • General neurology

About Professor Guy Leschziner

Professor Guy Leschziner is a Consultant Neurologist at OneWelbeck. For over 12 years, he has been based at Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. He runs regular epilepsy and sleep clinics, as well as general neurology clinics.

Over the last decade, he has developed a multidisciplinary sleep service at Guy’s Hospital, the UK’s largest dedicated sleep service. In addition to teaching and research, he has edited the Oxford Handbook of Sleep Medicine, and is a neurology section editor for Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine.

He also has a keen interest in public engagement, as he is a presenter for BBC Radio 4 and The World Service, and has written two neurology books for the general public – The Nocturnal Brain and The Man Who Tasted Words.

Additional Information

Awards

  • Ellison-Cliffe Medal, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Sleep Society
  • International League Against Epilepsy

Research Highlights

Professor Guy Leschziner has achieved multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Key Publications

  • Kleine-Levin syndrome is associated with birth difficulties and genetic variants in the TRANK1 gene loci.
    Ambati A, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Mar 23;118(12):e2005753118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2005753118.
  • Vagus nerve stimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy
    Pérez-Carbonell L, Faulkner H, Higgins S, Koutroumanidis M, Leschziner G. Pract Neurol. 2020 May;20(3):189-198. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2019-002210. Epub 2019 Dec 31.
  • NREM parasomnias: a treatment approach based upon a retrospective case series of 512 patients.
    Drakatos P, Marples L, Muza R, Higgins S, Gildeh N, Macavei R, Dongol EM, Nesbitt A, Rosenzweig I, Lyons E, d’Ancona G, Steier J, Williams AJ, Kent BD, Leschziner G. Sleep Med. 2019 Jan;53:181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.03.021. Epub 2018 Apr 10.
  • Insular seizures causing sleep-related breathlessness
    Nesbitt AD, Kosky CA, Leschziner GD. Lancet. 2013 Nov 23;382(9906):1756. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61997-2.
  • Restless legs syndrome
    Leschziner G, Gringras P. BMJ. 2012 May 23;344:e3056. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3056.