Tarek Yousry graduated from Medicine and obtained the Habilitation from the Ludwig-Maximillans-Universität in Munich. He was appointed in 2001 to the Chair of Neuroradiology, Head of the Division of Neuroradiology and Neurophysics; at the UCL Institute of Neurology and Head of Lysholm Department of Neuroradiology, National Hospital for Neurology Neurosurgery at the UCLH Foundation Trust. London, UK. In 2003, he received Fellowship (without exam) from the Royal College of Radiologists.
His research extends from basic science to clinical application using advanced MR imaging techniques to improve diagnosis and treatment of CNS disease, especially MS, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases and intrinsic brain tumours. Having published 250 papers, Prof. Yousry’s H-index is 52.
He has been an active member of MAGNIMS which had a leading role in updating the McDonald criteria for diagnosing MS. He also had a leading role in establishing the incidence of PML in natalizumab treated MS patients and the development of guidelines for the early diagnosis of PML.
Prof. Yousry established:
a) the UCL MSc course in Advanced Neuroimaging, which has been expanded to offer distant learning in 2014; a UCL MRes course has started in 2016;
b) the “International Clinical Neuroradiology Fellowship” programme for overseas trainees from all over the world; and
the annual International course on ‘Integrated Neuroanatomy, Neurofunction and Neuroimaging’, which is regarded as the definitive course in functional Neuroanatomy.
c) He has been elected in 2014 to the Chair of the ESNR Diagnostic Committee.