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Dr Gonzalo Alarcon

Consultant Neurophysiologist


Year qualified:


GMC No. or equivalent


Primary speciality:


Specialist interests:


Professional memberships:

General Medical Council


+44 (0)20 3299 3572

Consulting address:

Guthrie Clinic
King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Clinic times:

By appointment


Dr Alarcon is Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurophysiology of Epilepsy with specialist interest in epilepsy.

Dr Gonzalo Alarcon graduated in Medicine with ‘Premio Extraodinario’ at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid), and carried out his PhD and postdoctoral research in basic neurophysiology before specialising in clinical neurophysiology.

His main interest is the surgical treatment of epilepsy and, in particular, the development of techniques for pre-surgical assessment that could improve surgical outcome. He has developed methods to study the propagation of seizures and epileptiform discharges, and to identify epileptogenic cortex through the study of responses to cortical stimulation of the human brain via intracranial electrodes. He has also investigated the cognitive effects of stimulation of different brain regions in order to prevent cognitive deficits induced by surgery and to identify the regions involved in memory encoding.

He was awarded the Gower’s Prize by the International League Against Epilepsy and is the director of the first ever MSc course in Epilepsy.

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