Dr. Sharma is a Reader in Clinical Neurology at Imperial College London and Hon. Consultant Neurologist at Hammersmith Hospital. He holds a Dept of Health Senior Fellowship. He was formally the head of acute stroke services at Hammersmith Hospitals Acute Stroke Unit (HHASU) and is now director of the Imperial College Cerebrovascular Research Unit (ICCRU). He trained in general medicine, clinical pharmacology and neurology and is the only UK neurologist to hold specialist European accreditation in the management of hypertension. He holds doctorates from the universities of London and Cambridge. He was a former British Heart Foundation Clinician Scientist at Cambridge and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.