GMC Number: 3628766

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Irshaad Ebrahim obtained his medical degree from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa in 1991. After completing a sleep research fellowship in Canada,  he trained in Psychiatry at University College, London and Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals.

He has postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy, Neuropharmacology and the Neuropsychiatry of Sleep and Memory disorders. He was appointed  substantive  Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders in 2002 at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

In 2002, he founded The London Sleep Centre and in 2005, The  Edinburgh Sleep Centre. His Clinical  interests include the treatment of patients with  Insomnia, Parasomnias (Behaviours in Sleep), Narcolepsy and Memory disorders.

Internationally, Dr Ebrahim is active in developing Sleep Medicine Services and Organizations and in 2011, co-founded  The South African Society of Sleep Medicine. He has an international clinical practice in South Africa at  The Constantia Sleep Centre  and  The Pretoria Sleep Centre and more recently in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

He is actively involved clinical research for new treatments for  Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety Disorders. His academic research interests include studying the role of the brain peptide Hypocretin (Orexin) in Narcolepsy, Excessive Sleepiness, Memory and Neurological Disorders. He has conducted several studies on the impact of  Sleepiness on Driving and Road Fatalities.

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