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Dr Valeria Iodice

Dr-Valeria-Iodice

Qualifications: Honourary Associate Professor

Expertise: Autonomic disorders

NHS: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Adult/Paediatric: Adult

Biography

Dr Valeria Iodice is a Consultant Neurologist with a longstanding clinical and research interest in Autonomic Neurology, gained in three worldwide autonomic centres; Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA; Imperial College London and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.

She is currently the Academic and Clinical lead of the Autonomic Centre at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. Dr Iodice is also Honorary Associate Professor in Neurology at UCL, Institute of Neurology.

She qualified in medicine from Federico II University in Naples in 2003. She completed the specialist training in Neurology in Italy and was awarded a Clinical research fellowship in Autonomic Neurology at Mayo Clinic in 2007. She undertook doctoral research at Imperial College in London and was awarded a PhD in 2013.

She has worked as a Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, since 2013.

She has a long-standing research interest in elucidating pathophysiology, improving early diagnosis and developing novel treatment in autonomic disorders. A major part of the current Autonomic program at NHNN is focused on translational research including identifying biomarkers for early diagnosis and to monitor response to treatment such as disease modifying therapy.

Over the last few years the Autonomic Centre at NHNN Queen Square has contributed to develop outcomes measures and novel diagnostic to evaluate the widespread autonomic involvement in patients with autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG). This has involved the collaboration with several departments at Queen Square and internationally.

Following on from these discoveries we are now translating this model to other autonomic disorders, including establishing new autonomic biomarkers to monitor response to treatment in patients with autoimmune autonomic disorders and autonomic neurodegenerative diseases.


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