Dr Hesham Elnazer

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Hesham

Dr Hesham Elnazer is an experienced neuropsychiatrist. His caseload includes a range of common and complex enduring psychiatric conditions.

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Dr Elnazer is a medical graduate of Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2002. He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2013. He also achieved Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southampton, UK, in 2020.  He is approved under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983.  He is on the Specialist Register at the General Medical Council as a Consultant Psychiatrist with endorsement in liaison psychiatry and rehabilitation psychiatry.

Dr Elnazer works in a number of regional and national centres of excellence including the national centre for brain injury rehabilitation, Kemsley, St Andrew’s hospital, St George’s Hospital in London and the University Hospital of Southampton. He is a consultant psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist. His caseload includes a range of common and complex enduring psychiatric conditions. Dr Elnazer undertakes assessments and treatments for patients with affective disorders (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD), psychotic illnesses and ADHD assessments.

In his private clinic Dr Elnazer undertakes assessments on patients with neuropsychiatric disorders (including neurodegenerative conditions and patients with brain injury) and psychiatric disorders comorbidly existing with physical health issues.

He is also bilingual and fluent in both English and Arabic.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Elnazer general professional training in psychiatry was in Wessex Deanery between 2006 and 2009. He has obtained higher specialist training in general adult psychiatry in Kent, Sussex and Surrey Deanery, which included 12 months of training in a recognised neuropsychiatry training post at the Atkinson Morley Neuroscience Centre, St George’s Hospital, London. Dr Elnazer has worked as a consultant neuropsychiatrist at Kemsley National Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton and at the Hampshire Neuropsychiatry Rehabilitation Service (KITE).

Dr Elnazer’s area of clinical interest and expertise is assessment of disability and management. He specialises in assessment of disability and prognosis of people following traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative illnesses and functional neurological disorders. He has organised his own private practice around the assessment and prognosis of people following brain injury and those with complex neuropsychiatric impairments. This focuses particularly on the condition and future potential for improving their outcomes with rehabilitation.

Cases undertaken

Dr Elnazer has undertaken cases regarding..

  • Criminal
  • Civil
  • Malpractice

Specialist assessments offered

  • Neuropsychiatric assessments
  • Brain injury
  • Functional neurological disorders

I have been involved with several research projects. I have a number of , in peer-reviewed journals. My publications were cited 182 times to-date.

Reviews

  • Elnazer HY, Baldwin DS. Structured review of the use of the Arizona sexual experiences scale in clinical settings. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2020 May;35(3):e2730.
  • Elnazer HY,  Agrawal N. Management of Aggression in Epilepsy. BJPsych Advances. Accepted January 2017. •Elnazer HY, Sampson A, Baldwin DS. Lithium and sexual dysfunction; an under-researched area. Human Psychopharmacology. Jan 2015
  • Elnazer HY, Baldwin DS. Investigation of Cortisol Levels in Patients with Anxiety Disorders: A Structured Review. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2014 Mar 22.

Original research

  • Elnazer HY. The Effect of Treatment Continuation on Sexual Function of Men and Women with Anxiety Disorders: A Prospective Clinical Study. Neuropsychiatric Investigation 2022; 60: 91-98.
  • Elnazer HY, Sampson AP, Baldwin DS. Effects of celecoxib augmentation of antidepressant or anxiolytic treatment on affective symptoms and inflammatory markers in patients with anxiety disorders: exploratory study. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 May 1;36(3):126-132.
  • Elnazer HY, Lau L, Amaro H, Baldwin DS. Hair cortisol concentration in anxiety disorders. Exploration of relationships with symptom severity and inflammatory markers. Acta Neuropsychiatr, October 2020
  • Rathod S, Lloyd, Baird, Elnazer H, Kingdon D. Lessons of an evaluation of major change in adult mental health services: effects on Quality. J Mental Health. 2014 October. 23(5):271.

Book chapters

  • Elnazer HY, Agrawal N. Epilepsy and Aggressive Behaviours. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Epilepsy. May 2016.

Abstracts

  • Cortisol disturbances in obsessive compulsive disorder a systematic review. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 2015 Aug, suppl.

Availability

Dr Elnazer can currently arrange to see the client within 2-4 weeks from instruction. Report submission follows in 4-5 weeks afterwards.

Qualifications and memberships

MBBch – 2002 – Egypt

MRCPsych – 2012

Certificate of Non-Clinical/ Preclinical Psychopharmacology, British Associations for
Psychopharmacology, 2014

CCT General Adult Psychiatry; Neuropsychiatry, Rehabilitation and Liaison Psychiatry
endorsements, 2016

Certificate of Clinical Psychopharmacology, British Association for Psychopharmacology,
2017

Memberships

MD Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton, 2020

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s, London.

Executive Member of the Faculty of Neuropsychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Member of the Neurorehabilitation working group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.

Member of the Rehabilitation Faculty. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.

Member of the European behavioural Pharmacology society.

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