UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor Ley Sander appointed Visiting Professor of Sichuan University

14 January 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ley Sander (Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) has been appointed Visiting Professor of West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital, Sichuan University until 2027.

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West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), also as known as Huaxi Hospital or The International Hospital of Sichuan Province, is a prestigious and well-known medical center located in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. 

The Department of Neurology now has two districts in the Headquarter and Shangjin Branch, 4 wards with more than 300 beds, 55 doctors and 97 nurses, including 26 professors and associate professors, 2 chief nurses, 6 doctoral tutors, and 15 master tutors. It is the diagnosis & treatment center of complicated and severe neurological diseases in Southwestern China, taking a lead in the field at home and abroad. 

The Department of Neurology has achieved remarkable results in the studies of cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, neuro-genetic degeneration and neuro-immunological diseases, at an advanced level domestically and internationally. The Specialty Group of Epilepsy and Seizures is dedicated to the diagnosis & treatment of epilepsy and other non-epileptic seizure diseases (such as seizure syncope, convulsions, dizziness, behavioral abnormalities, etc.), with 15 video-EEG monitoring beds, 30 hospital beds, of which 2 are for severe cases. And it serves more than 30,000 patients annually, and becomes a national leader in the diagnosis & treatment of refractory epilepsy.

"This appointment is very exciting as it will provide further opportunities for the Institute to engage with high-level research currently happening at Sichuan University and most importantly to interact with their pool of highly motivated and smart researchers". Professor Sander, Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
"We are proud of our long-term collaboration with UCL which has been so productive. We believe the appointment of Prof. Sander will help consolidate this collaboration and take it to a new level and we are looking forward to it." Professor Dong ZHOU, MD, Director, Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University