Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Stefania De Trane, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine Physician

Centre: Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma



Dr De Trane completed pre-clinical training at the School of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari, Italy, and clinical training at the University Hospital Consortium Corporation Polyclinic of Bari, Italy. As part of the clinical training program requirements Dr De Trane completed an internship in the UK, at the Neurorehabilitation Unit at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (NHNN, Queen Square, London), gaining extensive experience in the management of neuropathic pain and complex spasticity, including treatments using EMG and USS guided botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen.

Having trained as a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, with broad experience in the management of complex disability, Dr De Trane further expanded her specialist experience in the management of neurological disorders and disability following brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, motor neuron disease, and other neurological conditions.

She underwent further post-graduate training as a physician in London and was appointed research fellowships in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, first at University London College Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, then at Queen Mary University of London, The Royal London Hospital, gaining considerable experience in the clinical research of neuroscience.

She was appointed in 2019 as Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant to the National Hospital’s Neurorehabilitation Unit (NRU), the flagship Level 1 unit providing complex specialist rehabilitation for patients recovering from with stroke, brain injury and other neurological disorders.

As member of the neurorehabilitation, spasticity and cerebral palsy teams, Dr De Trane runs several multidisciplinary team outpatients clinics, where she provides assessment and treatment for patients with a wide range of neurological symptoms and conditions in her capacity as an experienced Rehabilitation Medicine Physician.

LinkedIn: /stefania-de-trane-ab628a92/


Research Interests:

Neurodisability, clinical rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, complex spasticity management, and cerebral palsy.


Key Publications

Cladribine: Off-label disease modification for people with multiple sclerosis in resource-poor settings?
Authors: Z Mao, C Gonzalez, S De Trane, G Giovannoni, D Baker, K Schmierer
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2018 Jun 26;4(2)

Treating the ineligible: Disease modification in people with multiple sclerosis beyond NHS England commissioning policies.
Authors: Mao Z, Álvarez-González C, Allen-Philbey K, De Trane S, .., J, Giovannoni G, Baker D, Schmierer K.
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Jan

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