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Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar

Clinical lead for paediatric neurosciences

I am a consultant paediatric neurologist working at Addenbrooke's since 2011.
Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar

You never fail until you stop trying!

Albert Einstein

My current role

I am a full time paediatric neurologist working at CUHFT since 2011. I have a special interest in paediatric neuromuscular disorders, childhood headaches and tics, and childhood onset demyelinating disorders including multiple sclerosis.

Previous history

I graduated in medicine in Mumbai (India), trained in paediatrics in London and Birmingham and specialised in paediatric neurology at Great Ormond Street hospital in London before moving to Cambridge in 2011.
I am affiliated to Cambridge University and regularly undertake teaching for medical and undergraduate students.

My research interests include gene therapies for neuromuscular disorders and newer treatments for childhood migraines.

Membership and accreditations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Chair of the BPNA's Children Headache Network (CHaN)
  • Regional Lead for Paediatric Neuromuscular disorders in East of England
  • Clinical Lead for Paediatric Neuroscience at CUHFT

Personal interests

When I am not at work I enjoy playing cricket, singing, running, and cooking. I am also a black belt martial artist.