Professor K. Ray Chaudhuri is Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London and Director of the Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College. He is Chairman of the Membership and Public Relations Committee of the Movement Disorders Society (MDS), was a member of the MDS Congress Scientific Programme Committee (2013-2017) and is Chairman of the MDS Non-Motor Parkinson’s Disease Study Group and a member of the MDS-ES Education committee.
He was the founder -Editor-in-Chief of the njp Parkinson’s Disease (2020 impact factor >8), Guest Editor for special editions of Frontiers in Neurology 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 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. He serves as an advisor (MHRA health technology and scientific advisor) to the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NHS England, General Medical Council as well as Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson’s Europe. Professor Chaudhuri is the author of over 500 articles, co-editor of 5 books on Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome, and winner of the British Medical Association Book Awards commendation in 2015 and 2017.
He is also the recipient of 2018 Jay Van Andel Award Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease Research (pioneering holistic assessments and non-motor subtypes), as well as National Institute for Health Research/Royal College of Physicians award for outstanding research leadership in 2017. He was elected honorary member of the Movement Disorders Society in 2021 and received the UK NHS Gold merit award in 2021 for excellence in research and clinical service. He pioneered use of intrajejunal levodopa in the UK and is now leading on subcutaneous levodopa. He has been a guest lecturer worldwide, including in Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, India, Africa, the US, Russia, and Europe. In 2022/2023 he is ranked fourth in the world for Parkinson’s publications/expertise and expertise since 2014 and no 1 in the UK (expertscape: Parkinson’s disease).