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Mr Shayan Ashjaei, BSc (Hons), MSc (Neuro), MPAS

Physician Associate in Neurology, King's College Hospital

  • Clinical Tutor & Lecturer, King's College London

Biography

Shayan Ashjaei is a Physician Associate in Neurology at King's College Hospital and a Clinical Tutor and Lecturer at King's College London.

Shayan’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Westminster, followed by a Master of Science in Neuroscience at King's College London. Subsequently, he graduated from Queen Mary University, Barts SMD with the Master of Physician Associate Studies (MPAS) and passed the UK National Licensing Examination for Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. Joining King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in July 2019, Shayan displayed exceptional clinical expertise, excelling in managing intricate outpatient procedures including lumbar punctures, skin and fat pad aspirates, muscle biopsies, as well as performing greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks to alleviate various neurology-related headaches in inpatient settings.

Beyond clinical practice, Shayan's passion for teaching became evident. He became a valued faculty member in the Cognition, Movement, and Senses (CMS) module for stage 2, year 3 MBBS students, significantly impacting the education of future medical professionals. His teaching journey began in early 2020, guiding second-year MBBS students and conducting regular bedside teaching sessions and lectures for stage 2, year 3 MBBS students. His teaching style, characterised as enjoyable, fun, and engaging, has earned him multiple commendation letters from the Dean of Medical Education at King’s College London. Shayan excels in simplifying complex medical concepts, making them accessible and captivating for students, thereby bolstering the curriculum and students' academic success.

As a Clinical Tutor, Shayan enhances the educational experience of students through effective bedside teachings, and problem-based learning, sharpening students' clinical skills and knowledge base prior to their exams. Additionally, he actively contributes to OSCE examinations, ensuring students' readiness and confidence for clinical assessments. Shayan's commitment to innovative teaching methodologies distinguishes him as an exemplar in Medical Education. His dedication, innovation, and passion continue to shape the future generation of healthcare professionals, leaving an indelible mark on their academic journey.

Teaching

Shayan is a teacher on the course: Cognition, Movement and Senses for MBBS Stage 2, Year 3

Publications

  1. Ashjaei S, Varmpompiti K, Alexandratou A, et al Neurology virtual clinic: quality improvement project Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2022; 93:e2.
  2. Alexandratou A, Ashjaei S, Coutinho E, et al An unusual cause of lymphocytic meningitis Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2022; 93:e2.