Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Professor of Neurology and Chair of Stroke Medicine







3 East6East WingCharing Cross Campus





Roland Veltkamp received his clinical training as a stroke neurologist in Heidelberg, Germany, and at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA. His research interests encompass emergency therapy of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. His research has led to new methods of Afib detection on the stroke unit and to the improvement of acute stroke management in patients on anticoagulants. His translational stroke research group investigates the role of the immune system after stroke.  In a landmark study, his group has described a major protective role of regulatory T cells in experimental stroke. Recent findings in his laboratory have led to a phase II clinical stroke trial testing the effect of the leukocyte adhesion blocker natalizumab in stroke.

Currently, Prof. Veltkamp  serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the European Stroke Organisation and is an international delegate of the program committee of the AHA International Stroke Conference. 



Mikulík R, Eckstein J, Pearce LA, et al., 2020, Frequency and Predictors of Major Bleeding in Patients With Embolic Strokes of Undetermined Source: NAVIGATE-ESUS Trial., Stroke, Vol:51, Pages:2139-2147

Ntaios G, Pearce LA, Veltkamp R, et al., 2020, Potential Embolic Sources and Outcomes in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source in the NAVIGATE-ESUS Trial, Stroke, Vol:51, ISSN:0039-2499, Pages:1797-1804

D'Anna L, Kar A, Brown Z, et al., 2020, Automated Continuous Electrocardiogram Monitoring Accelerates the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation after Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack on a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, Vol:29, ISSN:1052-3057

Wilson D, Ambler G, Lee K-J, et al., 2019, Cerebral microbleeds and stroke risk after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from cohort studies, Lancet Neurology, Vol:18, ISSN:1474-4422, Pages:653-665


D'Anna L, Kar A, Brown Z, et al., 2019, Automated continuous electrocardiogram monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack on a hyper acute stroke unit, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages:25-25, ISSN:1747-4930

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