Professor Hugh Markus, FRCP

Hugh Markus is Professor of Stroke Medicine and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University of Cambridge. He qualified in medicine from Cambridge and Oxford Universities and trained in Oxford, Nottingham and London before being appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Neurology at Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry and Kings College Hospital in 1994. In 2000 he moved to St George's University of London as Professor of Neurology.

His research interests include the genetic basis of stroke and cerebral small vessel disease. He runs a national referral service for CADASIL and other monogenic forms of stroke. He is involved in a number of international collaborative projects trying to identify genetic risk factors for different types of stroke and was principal investigator on the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 Ischaemic Stroke study.