Professor Rosalie Ferner is a consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust and national lead clinician for the Complex Neurofibromatosis 1 Service. She is a Trustee and member of the Medical Advisory Board for the patient organisation Nerve Tumours UK and serves as vice chair for the European Clinical Care Advisory Board. She is a recipient of the European Theodor Schwann award for contribution to the field of neurofibromatosis.
She has extensive experience in the neurofibromatoses and her current specialist clinical work concentrates on NF1 and schwannomatosis. The neurofibromatosis centre at Guy’s Hospital has over 2,000 patients with NF1 / NF2 / Schwannomatosis. The aim of the national NF1 service is to give lifelong, multi-disciplinary, holistic care for people with complex, multi-system disease throughout the country.
Her doctoral thesis was on “Intellectual problems in neurofibromatosis 1” and her research interests include defining clinical phenotype in the neurofibromatoses, management of benign plexiform neurofibromas, the diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours in NF1, and the development of robust clinical and patient focused outcome measures for monitoring therapy.