Professional background

Dr Salwa Kamourieh is a consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen square, London, UK. Dr Kamourieh trained at Imperial College London and completed her general medical training in Southwest London leading up to obtaining the MRCP in 2010. She subsequently obtained a PhD at Imperial College London and completed her residency in Neurology at Imperial College NHS trust. During her training she developed an interest in the management of headache disorders and took up this consultant post in 2020.

Dr Kamourieh’s specialist interests focus on the management of primary refractory headache disorders (chronic migraine, vestibular migraine and the trigeminal autonomic cephalagias), with specific interest in neurostimulation for intractable headache and headache education for both academic and clinical students. Dr Kamourieh has authored a number of scientific papers and has also presented at a number of national medical conferences and teaching courses.

Research interests

Complex headache, facial pain

Languages spoken



  • Hatab, Mustapha R., Salwa W. Kamourieh, and Diane M. Twickler. "MR volume of the fetal cerebellum in relation to growth." Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: An Official Journal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 27.4 (2008): 840-845.
  • Leech, Robert, et al. "Fractionating the default mode network: distinct contributions of the ventral and dorsal posterior cingulate cortex to cognitive control." Journal of Neuroscience 31.9 (2011): 3217-3224.
  • Kamourieh, Salwa, et al. "Neural systems involved when attending to a speaker." Cerebral Cortex 25.11 (2015): 4284-4298.
  • Kamourieh, Salwa, et al. "Natalizumab granule cell neuronopathy: FDG-PET in diagnosis and immune reconstitution with G-CSF." Neurology-Neuroimmunology Neuroinflammation 4.5 (2017).
  • Kamourieh, Salwa, et al. "Speech registration in symptomatic memory impairment." Frontiers in aging neuroscience 10 (2018): 201.
  • Kamourieh, Salwa, Susie Lagrata, and Manjit Singh Matharu. "Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation is beneficial in chronic paroxysmal hemicrania." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 90.9 (2019): 1072-1074.
  • Best, Jonathan, Salwa Kamourieh, and Cath Mummery. "11.27 Understanding variability in UK acute neurology services: what works, and what doesn’t?." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 90.12 (2019): A2.