Dr Jeremy Rees qualified in 1988 from University College and Middlesex Medical School with distinctions in Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics. He carried out his general professional training in various postgraduate London teaching hospitals and was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, investigating the association between C jejuni infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome towards a PhD. He completed his clinical neurology training at the Royal Free Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St Thomas’ Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.
He was appointed as a consultant in 1999 at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Institute of Neurology, and an Honorary Consultant at Royal Marsden Hospital. He worked at Watford General Hospital from 2005-2009 and now works at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. He specializes and does research into the management of brain tumours and neurological complications of cancer.
He is the Lead neurologist for Neuro-oncology in the UCLH Trust and runs the UCL Neuro-oncology Research Group. He runs the Imaging Subgroup of the National Cancer Research Network Brain Tumour Clinical Studies Group and was the chair of the Brain Tumour working party for the DOH Referral Guidelines Steering Group informing the Department on drawing up national guidelines for the referral of patients with suspected brain tumours.
When he is not doing neurology, he helps his wife Joanna to look after six children, he is an Executive Governor of Noam Primary School and a keen touchline supporter of Hendon Interschools Football club spending most Sunday afternoons watching one of his four boys playing in the Sunday leagues.