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Dr Michael Absoud

Dr Michael Absoud


Consultant in paediatric neurodisability

Dr Michael Absoud was appointed as consultant in children’s neurodisability at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2012.

He has a major interest in childhood complex neurodevelopmental disorders and co-morbidities in neurogenetic and acquired neurological diseases.

Michael’s research interests include:

  • clinical trial design and outcome measurement in neurodisability, via collaboration with King’s Clinical Trials Unit and Kings BRC bioinformatics unit
  • epidemiological studies and active surveillance of rare diseases
  • childhood neuroinflammatory disorders.

Special interests

  • Children’s complex neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and co-morbidities (medical and neuropsychiatric)
  • Developmental epilepsy
  • Neurodevelopment in neurogenetic and rare diseases
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behaviour that challenges in children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder


  • 1995-2000: MB.BCH, BAO (Hons) – Dublin, Ireland
  • 2000-2009: training in paediatrics – London (King’s College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Oxford Children’s Hospital
  • 2009-2012: PhD clinical research fellowship training (health and population sciences) – Institute of Child Health, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, University of Birmingham.
Language(s)English, Arabic