Dr Wojtek Rakowicz was Consultant Neurologist at Charing Cross Hospital and Hon Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London from 2003 to 2013 before moving to Winchester, where he has been an Associate Medical Director of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2015.
Born in Dulwich, Dr Rakowicz graduated from King’s College London with degrees in Medicine and Neuroscience (1st class honours). He trained in neurology in Cambridge; the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square; and the United States. While in Cambridge he wrote with John Hodges the original Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination, recently revised (ACE-3), now a reference assessment tool used in Memory Clinics worldwide.
In 2001 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge for his research into Motor Neurone Disease.
He is one of the few UK neurologists to have completed a formal subspecialist training programme in Neuromuscular Disease, with Alan Pestronk, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA (http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/) and continues to provide a regional specialist service as one of the senior neuromuscular team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Rakowicz has been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians’ Specialty Certificate Examination in Neurology since its inception in 2007.
He is one of the two adult neurologists on the NICE Suspected Neurological Conditions guideline (2018), which provides a unique symptom-based reference for doctors working in acute medicine and primary care.
Dr Rakowicz speaks Polish, French and German.