Dr Athar Barakat

About Athar Barakat

After completing the Foundation Programme, Dr Athar Barakat undertook Core Medical Training in the Mersey Deanery, which included training in multiple medical subspecialties, including stroke and neurology. During this time, they completed the membership exams and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians post-graduate degree.  

Dr Athar Barakat then started their Radiology training in the same training scheme, rotating across the various Trusts in Merseyside, gaining skills and knowledge in multiple radiology subspecialties including emergency radiology, body radiology, as well as head and neck radiology.  

After general radiology training, during which time they obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists post-graduate qualification, Dr Athar Barakat trained as a Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellow at The Walton Centre, before being appointed as a Consultant in August 2020. Dr Barakat recently completed all modules of the European Course in Neuroradiology. 

Dr Barakat’s primary interest is in all aspects of adult diagnostic neuroradiology, including brain and spine imaging, as well as body cross-sectional imaging. They also have a strong interest in education, particularly post-graduate education, including training the radiologists of the future. 


Diagnostic Neuroradiology 


Edge Hill Leadership module, 2020 

Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists, 2018 

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, 2014 

Royal College of Physicians Educator Accreditation, 2016 
MBBCh (Hons) from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, 2011 

Clinical/research interests

Adult diagnostic neuroradiology, including brain and spine imaging and body cross-sectional imaging 

Education, particularly post-graduate education, including training the radiologists of the future 

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

British Society of Neuroradiology 

European Society of Neuroradiology 

Royal College of Radiologists 

British Society of Head and Neck Imaging 

Related Services


The Walton Centre offers the most comprehensive neuroradiology service in the UK

Page last updated: 15 July 2021