Mubasher Qamar

Clinical Research Assistant

Mubasher has been with the King’s Parkinson’s research team for just over a year now. He started as a MSc student on the Neuroscience course at King’s, whereby he joined the group to complete a project titled ‘Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and DaT scan evaluation’. He went on to produce 2 complementary papers for this thesis and has presented almost 10 abstracts in his time with the team. He was award with a distinction for his MSc and thesis.

Mubasher is the assistant to many of our active clinical studies and also the administrator for our teams day-to-day running. He assists in meetings, masterclasses and other key events. Along with his administrative tasks, he also is a medical write with the team and as such has published several papers in his short time with the team.

Mubasher is a full time student who is to qualify as a doctor in a few months. He also takes an additional Theology and Philosophy course. He aims to go into neurology training once he qualifies and is preparing to begin a PhD after medical school. Along with his studies and work with us, Mubasher is a manager at a recruitment agency and a fitness fanatic. He has been asked to undertake several additional tasks including creating a new website for the Parkinson’s UK Excellent Network in London (LPEN).

In his free time, Mubasher likes to explore London and its culture whilst walking for hours (he loves walking!).

Qualifications:

  • MSc (UK)
  • MBBS (UK, pending)
  • AKC (UK, pending)

Core expertise:

  • Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General and acute medicine
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Research studies

Publication list:

  • Qamar MA, Sauerbier A, Politis M, Carr H, Lohrer P, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Presynaptic dopaminergic terminal imaging and non-motor symptoms assessment of Parkinson’s disease: evidence for dopaminergic basis? NPJ Parkinson’s Disease. Doi: 10.1038/s41531-016-0006-9
  • Chaudhuri KR, Qamar MA, Loehrer P, Sauerbier A, Odin P, Jenner P (2016). Non-oral dopaminergic therapies for Parkinson’s disease: current treatments and the future. NPJ Parkinson’s Disease. Doi: 10.1038/npjparkd.2016.23
  • Rosa-Grilo M, Qamar MA, Evans A, Chaudhuri KR (2016). The efficacy of apomorphine – a non-motor perspective. Parkinson’s Related Disorders Journal.
  • Sauerbier A, Klingelgoefer L, Qamar MA, Carr H, Chaudhrui KR. (2016). The non-motor Parkinson’s disease. Movement disorders Curricula. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1628-9_12
  • Sauerbier A, Qamar MA, Rajah T, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). New concepts in the pathogenesis and presentation of Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Medicine 16:4, 365-70. Doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.16-4-365
  • Qamar MA, Rizos A, Stones L, Meachin C, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Public and patient involvement (PPI) at King’s: Community for Research Involvement and Support for people with Parkinson’s (CRISP). ANCR. http://www.acnr.co.uk/?p=6670&shareadraft=baba6670_57f62d66e457b
  • Willmore R, Gareth G, Ozdes F, Stephens B, Mooney J, Crumley SG, Davies P, Badhrinarayanan S, Emily D, Wilson A, Crang N, Veljanoski D, Green L, Mounsey C, Fu H, Willaims J, D’Souza M, Sebastian D, McGiverson LA, Percy MG, Cohen J, Oostvogels L, John IJ, Lethbridge A, Watkins I, Amin O, Qamar MA, Hanrahan JG, Cramond-Wong E. (2016). Do medical students studying in the United Kingdom have an adequate knowledge of basic life support? Official Journal of the European Resuscitation Council. 106:1, e55. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.07.132
  • STARSURG Collaborative (2016). Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery. British Journal of Surgery. Doi: 10.1002/bjs.10203
  • Qamar MA, Sauerbier A, Rizos A, Mulholland N, Vivan G, Corcoran B, Dimitrov N, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and striatum dopamine transporter scan (DATSCAN) uptake. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDP0166] www.nmdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Evans F, Qamar MA, Grilo M, Martinez-Martin P, Rodriquez-Blasquez C, Rizos A, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Assessing the convergent validity of two measures of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDPD0077] www.nmdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Grilo M, Qamar MA, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Continuous apomorphine infusion and cognition in Parkinson’s disease. Accepted as a poster and oral presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDPD0084] www.nmdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Sauerbier A, Carr H, Qamar MA, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Self-declared non-motor symptoms profile amongst Parkinson’s disease patients of the Asian subcontinent. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDPD0061] www.nmdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Rajah T, Sauerbier A, Qamar MA, Mulholland N, Vivan G, Corcoran B, Dimitrov N, Rizos A, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and striatum dopamine transporter scan (DATSCAN) uptake. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDPD0165] www.nmdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Atefi G, Sauerbier A, Perkins L, Rizos A, Martinez-Martin P, Silverdale M, Qamar MA, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Pain in parkinson’s disease throughout the disease progression. Accepted as a poster and oral presentation at the 11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and Related Disorders, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [NMDPD0089] www.nmpdpd2016.kenes.com
  • Qamar MA, Sauerbier A, Chaudhuri KR. (2016) Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease and striatal dopamine transporter scan (DATscan) uptake. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), Portland, Oregon, USA. [WPC1376] www.wpc2016.org
  • Thavoyogarajah T, Martinez-Martin P, Sauerbier A, Qamar MA, Rizos A, Perkins L, Rodriquez-Blazquex C, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Non-motor symptoms dominant subtypes in PD: Analysis of 264 cases. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), Portland, Oregon, USA. [WPC1568]. www.wpc2016.org
  • Sauerbier A, Carr H, Perkins L, Chiwera T, Trivedi D, Martinez-Martin P, Qamar MA, Loehrer P, Martin A, Parry M, Rajah T, Dimitrov N, Brown R, Chaudhuri KR (2016). Non-motor symptoms profile in White Caucasian, Asian, Black African Caribbean patients with Parkinson’s disease living in the United Kingdom. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), Portland, Oregon, USA. [WPC1378] www.wpc2016.org
  • Rizos A, Martinez-Martin P, Suvankar P, Sophia R, Carroll C, Martino D, Falup-Pecurariu, Kessel B, Andrews T, Paviour D, Sauerbier A, Martin A, Perkins L, Trivedi K, Chiwera T, Qamar MA, Odin P, Antonini A, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Multicentre validation of the first patient completed tool for pain in PD: the King’s Parkinson’s Disease Pain Questionnaire (King’s PD Pain Quest). Presented poster at the 20th International congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders. [MDS1568 – POSTER ONLY] www.mdsabstracts.org
  • Sauerbier A, Jitkritsadakul O, Bhidayasin R, Kumar H, Martinez-Martin P, Banerjee R, Kulsum MU, Rizos A, Carr H, Qamar MA, Perkins L, Chiwera T, Trivedi D, Martin A, Parry A, Brown R, Al-Hashel J, Kamel WA, Kilany A, Kilany A, Lim SY, Tan AH, Bhattacharyya KB, Walker R, Barreto M, Singhal B, Chaudhuri KR. (2016). Non-motor symptoms profile in a UK multi-ethnic population and Thai, Chinese and Eastern Indian patients with Parkinson’s disease. Presented poster at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders. [MDS-829-Poster ONLY] www.mdsabstracts.org