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Dr Irshaad Ebrahim MBChB FRCPsych –
Specialist Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders

HPCSA Number: MP 0368253
Practice Number: 0186732

Irshaad Ebrahim obtained his medical degree from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa. He subsequently worked in Canada as a research associate and then trained in Psychiatry at University College London and Guy's King's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, London. He has postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy, Neuropharmacology and the Neuropsychiatry of Sleep and Memory disorders.

He was the first NHS appointed Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders in the UK. This post is based at the Sleep Disorders Centre St. Thomas' Hospital, London. In 2001, he set up The London Sleep Centre, a multi-disciplinary centre providing a comprehensive service for patients with all types of sleep disorders. In 2005, he opened the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, the second multidisciplinary sleep centre in the UK.

His clinical interests include Insomnia, Disorders of Excessive Sleepiness such as Narcolepsy, Memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and the neuro-psychiatric aspects of patients with sleep disorders. Irshaad has led a team of scientists and clinicians in studying the role of the brain protein Hypocretin (Orexin) in Psychiatric, Sleep, Memory and Neurological Disorders.

He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications and books. He is a member of the British Medical Association, The British Sleep Society (BSS), The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), The British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA), the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a committee member of the Royal Society of Medicine section on Sleep Medicine.

Irshaad is a visiting specialist to The Constantia Sleep Centre where his interests focus on Memory Disorders, Insomnia, Parasomnias and sleep related difficulties in Depression, Substance use disorders and Anxiety disorders.

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