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Dr David Abankwa

Professional Description:

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine


MB, ChB, MSc, FRCP Edin

NRC Medical Experts
11 Rake House Farm
Rake Lane
North Shields
NE29 8EQ
Area of work:

UK wide


Mr David Abankwa is able to work remotely by video conference if required for counsel or trial.

I am currently Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine for Abertawe Bro Mrogannwg University Local Health Board having held the post since October 2004. I specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation and Amputee Rehabilitation; I lead a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals responsible for the care of patients with neurological illness or injury and the assessment of their need for rehabilitation.

My areas of expertise include: -
Acquired Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury
Hypoxic Brain Injury & Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
Cerebral Infection - Meningitis / Encephalitis
Cerebral Palsy / Birth Anoxia in Adulthood
Brain Haemorrhage
Brain Inflammation
Spinal Cord Injury / Paraplegia / Tetraplegia / Spinal Infarction / Spinal tumours
Major Limb Amputation
Multiple Sclerosis
Musculo-skeletal Disorders / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Phantom Limb Syndrome

I have undertaken research for my Masters degrees. I am also Honorary Senior Tutor for Swansea University’s College of Medicine.

Medico-legal work since 2006.

References/ Testimonials:
“I am very pleased with the reports that David has produced for me to date, which he completes within a reasonable time frame”


Expert Witness Seminar (organised by Headway &SIA) April 2016
MSc Medical Education (Cardiff University) 2012
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Medico-legal Training, 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
Bond Solon Expert Witness Training, 2005
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), 2004
MSc. in Rehabilitation Science, 2003
MRCP (UK), 1999
MB, ChB (University of Ghana), 1994


British Medical Association
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
British Association of Stroke Physicians
Society for Research in Rehabilitation
Association for the Study of Medical Education

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