Dr. Azad Esack

Neurologist and Neurophysiologist

Dr. Azad Esack

Neurologist and Neurophysiologist

Dr. Azad Esack has been a neurologist and neurophysiologist for over three decades. Born and raised in Trinidad, he attended the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, where he received his BSc in Biochemistry in 1977 and completed his MBBS with honours in 1982, also winning the Clinical Prize the same year.

Dr. Esack developed his passion for neurology and neuroscience during his neurology rotation in medical school. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1984 to pursue specialized training in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. From 1984 and to 1991, he trained in innovative neurology surgeries and the treatment of complex neuro-psychiatric disorders at the Frenchay Neurological Hospital in Bristol, St. James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds, and St. Bartholemew’s Hospital in London.

In 1991, Dr. Esack was appointed Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, UK. In 1996, Dr. Esack returned to the West Indies to serve as Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist at The Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Trinidad and Tobago. During this tenure, he also served as Senior Associate Lecturer in Medicine at the UWI, St. Augustine, working with both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In 1996, Dr. Esack established the first Clinical Neurophysiology Department in Trinidad. The department focused on inpatient and outpatient care, and offered two general neurology outpatient clinics per week along with Electromyogram (EMG) clinics and Electroencephalograms (EEG) and Evoked Potential (EP) services. These programmes allowed Dr. Esack to help patients with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy in the community.

Dr. Esack specializes in multiple sclerosis research in the Caribbean and has published extensively on the disease. He has also published on other neurological conditions, which include epilepsy, headache, stroke, dementia, peripheral neuropathies, development of the visual system, and the neurological effects of marijuana.

As a Consultant Neurologist at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, UK, since 2020, Dr. Esack continues to build his clinical experience and expertise. Dr. Esack is familiar with the Cayman Islands from his work at the Health Services Authority in 2021. Dr. Esack brings an experienced and knowledgeable neurology practice to Doctors Hospital.