Imperial College London

Dr Yen F Tai

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3311 1182yen.tai




Department of NeurologyCharing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





I am an academic neurologist with a special interest in the study and treatment of movement disorders. I have a research background in using functional imaging to develop markers of disease progression, especially in the context of neuro-protective/-restorative therapies in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

More recently, I am also interested in using technology and neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation (DBS), to improve the treatment of movement disorders.  I am leading a study assessing the effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation on gait dysfunction in Parkinson's. I also lead the tertiary DBS service and Parkinson's Clinical Trials Unit at Imperial Academic Health Science Centre.



Ciocca M, Seemungal BM, Tai YF, 2023, Spinal Cord Stimulation for Gait Disorders in Parkinson's Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism: A Systematic Review of Preclinical and Clinical Data, Neuromodulation, Vol:26, ISSN:1094-7159, Pages:1339-1361

Jesuthasan A, McColgan P, Sharma R, et al., 2023, Anti-amphiphysin associated paraneoplastic diencephalitis secondary to a thymic neuroendocrine tumour, Neurological Sciences, Vol:44, ISSN:1590-1874, Pages:745-748

Cury RG, Pavese N, Aziz TZ, et al., 2022, Gaps and roadmap of novel neuromodulation targets for treatment of gait in Parkinson’s disease, Npj Parkinson's Disease, Vol:8, ISSN:2373-8057, Pages:1-10


Kutuzova A, Graef C, Lonergan B, et al., 2023, Linking volume of tissue activated to neural oscillations in deep brain stimulation, International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Wiley, ISSN:0885-3185

Hvingelby V, Terkelsen M, Okkels N, et al., 2023, Covariant Patterns of cholinergic transmission correlates with severity of Freezing of Gait in PD: A PET study, WILEY, Pages:79-79, ISSN:1351-5101

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