Dr. Alakendu Sekhar

Consultant Neurologist


Dr Sekhar is employed as a Consultant Neurologist with Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool for the last 7 years. He is also a visiting stroke neurologist at Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust and Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. His day-to-day work mainly involves direct clinical care for all aspects of general neurology including stroke & epilepsy. He is the trusted clinical lead for stroke thrombectomy service. His pioneering work was setting up the stroke thrombectomy service at Walton Centre which now serves the whole of Cheshire & Merseyside.

He is the deputy lead for hyper acute Stroke Research Centre (HSRC) at Cheshire & Merseyside which is NIHR-funded. His research interest is in acute stroke treatments including thrombolysis and thrombectomy.

He serves on the stroke advisory group at the Association of British Neurology (ABN).

He is the regional advisor for the Royal College of Physician Edinburgh and is involved in promoting the education and fellowship of the College.

He is the honorary senior lecturer for Liverpool Medical School and is involved in medical student teaching.

Private & Medicolegal work

He is impaneled as a medicolegal expert with Re-cognition Health 77 Wimpole Street, London, and takes instruction for both clinical negligence and brain injury cases.

He is available to see a medicolegal client on prior arrangements at London Clinics.

Dr Sekhar has privileges and rights at Spire Liverpool and Murrayfield hospitals for private clinical and medicolegal consultations.

He has been in Medicolegal practice for the last 5 years and has taken instructions from several law firms in the Country mainly on behalf of the claimant. His medicolegal interests are mainly around stroke and all aspects of vascular neurological injuries and he is now expanding on brain injury cases.


Dr Sekhar completed his specialist training in Neurology & stroke in 2012 in the Southwest of England. He has dual accreditation for Neurology & Stroke and is on the general medical council specialist register.

He had extensive training in all aspects of neurology & stroke and is well-published in the field.

He is the peer reviewer for several medical journals and was a reviewer of the year for Elsevier Publishing last year.

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