Dr Oliver Lily graduated with honours in medicine from Leeds University and also completed a first-class degree in pharmacology, including studying the effects of medications on the brain. Dr Lily trained as a junior doctor at St James Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary before researching the causes of multiple sclerosis at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University.
He was appointed consultant neurologist at the neurosciences centre and Leeds General Infirmary in 2005. He has special responsibility for the provision and supervision of treatments for multiple sclerosis, including an active research programme. In his general clinics he sees patients with a wide range of conditions including headaches, blackouts and medically unexplained symptoms. Dr Lily has been Lead Clinician at Leeds since 2016.