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Dr Rhys Roberts - Neurology

Dr Rhys Roberts- Consultant Neurologist in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

General Neurology

Headache, Blackouts/Epilepsy

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Peripheral Neuropathies and Motor Neurone Disease

Paediatrics (min age)


Academic background

Dr Roberts trained at the University of Cambridge, graduating with consecutive first class results for his undergraduate BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences in 1997 followed by Distinctions in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology during his Final MB BChir examinations in 2002.  As a clinical student, he was also part of the University’s MB PhD programme, working at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, leading to the award of a PhD in 2002.

Following post-graduate training in medicine at the Hammersmith and Whittington Hospitals in London, Dr Roberts completed higher specialist training in Neurology in the East of England, working at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square in London.  During this time, he developed an academic research interest in diseases of the peripheral nerves, particularly the Charcot-Marie-Tooth diseases, and was awarded a Wellcome-Beit Prize and Intermediate Clinical Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust in 2011.

Dr Roberts was appointed a Consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2011 and sees patients presenting with a wide variety of neurological symptoms both in the outpatient and inpatient settings.  He runs the specialist peripheral nerve service in Cambridge and is also Director of the Cambridge Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care Centre, providing multidisciplinary input to people and their families living with MND across the East of England.

Dr Roberts is heavily involved with medical education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Neurology in the East of England and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Association of British Neurologists

British Peripheral Nerve Society

NHS base

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

01279 212952