I am a consultant neurologist specialising in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology.
Dr Claire McCarthy
MRCP PhD, Speciality lead for the regional Multiple Sclerosis Disease Modifying Therapy Service, Affiliated Assistant Professor (University of Cambridge).
My current role
I specialise in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory neurological disorders. I am the lead clinician for the regional MS disease modifying therapy service. I also provide general neurology clinics where I manage patients with a wide range of neurological conditions.
I contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. I am an affiliated assistant professor with the University of Cambridge.
I trained in neurology in the East of England (Cambridge, Norwich and London).
During this time, I completed my PhD in the neuro-immunology of multiple sclerosis (2006-2010) with Professor Alasdair Coles at the University of Cambridge. I was an investigator on the phase II and phase III trials of alemtuzumab in relapsing-remitting MS. I also studied the response to vaccination of MS patients treated with alemtuzumab through a phase IV clinical trial.
Membership and accreditations
Association of British Neurologists
Outside of work I enjoy running and spending time with family and friends.