Dr Alakendu Sekhar

About Alakendu Sekhar

Dr Alakendu Sekhar is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. He received his training in neurology in south west England and has dual accreditation (CCT) in neurology and stroke. He established the stroke thrombectomy service at The Walton Centre which attracts referrals from all the stroke units of Cheshire, Merseyside, and beyond. Dr Sekhar holds the position of visiting vascular neurologist for the Aintree University Hospital and Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He runs the cerebrovascular specialist clinic at The Walton Centre dedicated for the complex neurovascular cases. He maintains a general neurology service and active in epilepsy clinic with his interest in post stroke epilepsy.

Dr Sekhar is the chair of the regional stroke thrombectomy MDT which oversees the clinical care of stroke thrombectomy patients. He is heavily involved in collaborative research in the field of stroke and currently holds the position of deputy lead of HSRC (hyper-acute stroke research) for Cheshire and Merseyside. His role as deputy lead for HSRC involves promoting hyper acute stroke research within the region and collaborating with other local stroke centres.
He has been part of many vascular research projects as co-investigator, namely ACST-2, ECST-2, PISTE and VIST trial. He has recently collaborated on project of cryptogenic stroke with the University of Central Lancashire and published in a prestigious stroke journal.


General neurology, vascular neurology, epilepsy



MRCP Neurology

CCT Neurology

CCT Stroke Medicine

Clinical/research interests

Stroke thrombectomy 

Vascular neurology


Membership of professional regional and national bodies

Honorary lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool

Regional adviser (Mersey), Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

Member, Stroke advisory committee, Association of British Neurology (ABN)

Member, British Association of stroke physician (BASP)

Related Services


The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 


The Walton Centre has a world-class reputation for our epilepsy service. Our epilepsy services are huge and comprehensive, including specialist video-telemetry diagnostics, an epilepsy surgery programme - offering the full range of procedures - and specialist neuropsychological support for patients with epilepsy and those with non-epileptic attack disorder.

Page last updated: 09 September 2021