Dr Yousif Behnam

Consultant in General Medicine


Year qualified:1983


Personal profile

Dr Behnam has been a Consultant Physician at Milton Keynes University Hospital since 2012, before that he was consultant physician in Northampton General hospital.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in General and Elderly medicine with specialist interest in stroke and cognitive problems.

Dr Behnam has extensive experience in working with a multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Over and above his clinical commitments, Dr Behnam has an interest in medical education. He is one of the lecturers at Buckingham University Medical School and is a clinical examiner for the MRCP (UK) postgraduate examination.

Currently, he holds the role of Clinical Lead for the Dementia service  and Consultant Stroke Physician at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP, London)
  • Membership of British Association of Stroke Physicians
  • Medical Defence Unit for Scotland (MDUS)

Clinical Interests

  • Memory problems and stroke
  • Elderly care
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Primary and secondary prevention of Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes treatments
  • General consultation

Research Interests

Dr Behnam has been principle investigator to many national and international clinical studies as part of the MKUH research team.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant stroke physician at Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Clinical examiner for the MRCP (UK) postgraduate examination

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