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. 



D'Anna L, Searle G, Harvey K, et al., 2023, Time course of neuroinflammation after human stroke - a pilot study using co-registered PET and MRI., Bmc Neurol, Vol:23

Strunk D, Becker J, Veltkamp R, et al., 2023, How relevant are cerebral white matter lesions in the D313Y variant of the α-galactosidase A gene? Neurological, cardiological, laboratory, and MRI data of 21 patients within a follow-up of 3 years., Neurol Sci, Vol:44, Pages:1375-1381

Olma MC, Tütüncü S, Fiessler C, et al., 2023, In-Hospital ECG Findings, Changes in Medical Management, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Acute Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack., J Am Heart Assoc, Vol:12

Weber R, Winezki E, Katsanos AH, et al., 2022, Sex differences in etiology and short-term outcome in young ischemic stroke patients receiving mechanical thrombectomy, Neurological Research and Practice, Vol:4, ISSN:2524-3489

Pimentel BC, Ingwersen T, Haeusler KG, et al., 2022, Association of stroke lesion shape with newly detected atrial fibrillation - Results from the MonDAFIS study, European Stroke Journal, Vol:7, ISSN:2396-9873, Pages:230-237

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