Professor Anand - Professor of Neurology) Professor Praveen Anand (MD., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.)


Professor Praveen Anand studied medicine at Cambridge University and received most of his postgraduate clinical training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital, London. In 1990 he was elected Senior Registrar in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and went on to become Senior Lecturer in Neurology for London Hospital Medical College in 1992. In 1997 he was appointed Head of Department and Reader in Neurology for the Academic Department of Neurology, at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, for the University of London.

At present, Professor Anand is the Head of the Peripheral Neuropathy Unit based at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. The Unit focuses on molecular mechanisms in human neuropathies, with the aim of improving neuronal survival and regeneration, and preventing or treating chronic neuropathic pain. Collaborations with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are directed to bridge the gap between pre-clinical developments and successful clinical applications. The Unit has conducted 5 clinical trials for neuropathy in recent years.

Professor Anand has published over 140 peer reviewed publications and has co-authored a number of textbooks, contributing towards over 20 chapters relating to Neurological Disorders.

Some of Professor Anand's most important peer-reviewed publications include:

Heller HC, Colliver G and Anand P. Central nervous system regulation of bodytemperature in euthermic hibernators.Am J Physio!. 1974; 227,576-582
Favaro L, Mendelow A, Anand P and Gillingham J. Effect of intra-carotid perfusion of cerebrospinal fluid from patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage on cerebrovascular reactivity in rats. Neurol Res. 1980; 2: 171-180
Anand P, Gibson SJ, McGregor GP, Blank MA, Ghatei MA, Bacarese-Hamilton A, Polak 1M and Bloom SR. A VIP containing system concentrated in the lumbosacral region of human spinal cord. Nature 1983; 305: 143-145.
Gibson SJ, Anand P, McGregor GP, Polak 1M and Bloom SR. A rapid dissection technique for improved recovery of substance P in rat spinal cord. J Patho!' 1983; 140: 173-174.
Anand P, Bloom SR and McGregor GP. Topical capsaicin treatment inhibits axonreflex vasodilatation caused by somatostatin and VIP in human skin. BritI Pharm. 1983; 78: 665-669.
Anand P, Gibson SJ, Yiangou Y, Christofides ND, Polak 1M and Bloom SR. PHIlike immunoreactivity co-locates with the VIP-containing system in human lumbosacral spinal cord. Neurosci Lett 1984; 46: 191-196.

Gibson SJ, Polak 1M, Anand P, Blank MA, Morrison JFB and Bloom SR. The distribution and origin of VIP and PHI in the spinal cord of six mammalian species. Peptides 1984; 5: 201-207.
Anand P. The role of neuropeptides in the pathophysiology of the peripheral nervous system. MD thesis, Cambridge University, UK. 1984.
Blank MA, Anand P, Lumb BM, Morrison JFB and Bloom SR. Release of VIPlike immunoreactivity from the cat urinary bladder and sacral spinal cord during pelvic nerve stimulation. Digest Dis. Sci. 1984; 29: 115.
Namba M, Ghatei MA, Anand P and Bloom SR. Distribution and chromatographic characterisation of neuromedin B-like immunoreactivity in the human spinal cord. Brain Res. 1985; 342: 183-186.
Chung JLC, Christofides ND, Anand P, Gibson SJ, Allen YS, Su HC, Tatemoto K, Morrison JFB, Polak 1M and Bloom SR. Distribution of galanin immunoreactivity in the central nervous system and the responses of galanin-containing neuronal pathways to injury. Neuroscience 1985; 16: 343-354.
Suzuki H, Christofides ND, Anand P, Chretien M, Seideh NG, Polak JM and Bloom SR. Regional distribution of a novel pituitary protein (7B2) in the rat spinal cord: effect of neonatal capsaicin treatment and thoracic cord transection. Neurosci Lett. 1985; 151-156.
Gibson SJ, Polak JM, Anand P, Blank MA, Yiangou Y, Su HC, Terenghi G, Katagiri T and Bloom SR. A VIPIPHI containing pathway links urinary bladder and sacral spinal cord. Peptides 1986; 7: 205-219.
Anand P. Post-sympathectomy pain and sensory neuropeptides. Lancet, 1986; 512.
Senapati A, Anand P, McGregor GP, Ghatei MA, Thompson RPH and Bloom SR. Depletion of neuropeptides during wound healing in rat skin, Neurosci Lett. 1986; 71: 101105.
Suzuki H, Ghatei MA, Reynolds GP, Anand P and Bloom SR. Regional distribution of a novel peptide P7 or 1B236 immunoreactivity in the central nervous system.
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