Dr Claudio Ruffmann, Consultant Neurologist
Diagnosis and management of diseases of the nervous system, such as headache, seizures, dizziness, peripheral neuropathies, inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord, and memory problems.
Subspecialty: Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
General neurology: Monday PM and Tuesday AM
Parkinson's Disease specialist clinic: Tuesday AM (monthly)
Andover War Memorial Hospital
General neurology: Wednesday PM
Southampton General Hospital
Parkinson's Disease specialist clinic: Friday AM (monthly)
Dr Ruffmann studied medicine and trained in Neurology in Milan, where he developed a subspecialty interest in Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders.
He moved to the UK with his wife and three children in 2013, to take up a post as Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he obtained a PhD studying potential biomarkers of Parkinson's disease. He previously held a research position at Imperial College London, where he studied pathological changes in Parkinson's disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies.
Dr Ruffmann has extensive experience in the management of complex stage Parkinson's disease, including patients treated with infusion therapies and deep brain stimulation (DBS).