Professor David Holder


Professor David Holder

MA, MA, PhD, F Inst P, FRCP

Professor David Holder is a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology who carries out Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography to measure nerve and muscle function in order to assist other specialists in their diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.


Professor Holder jointly qualified in Clinical Medicine and Biophysics from Cambridge University and University College Hospital. He then undertook a Master’s degree in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Physiology at UCL. He held an MRC training fellowship and then Royal Society University Research Fellowship at University College London before taking a position as Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Middlesex Hospital and UCH.

He has lead the Neurophysiology department at UCH which undertakes EMG, EEG and nerve conduction studies since 1997. He also leads a multidisciplinary neurophysiology/bioengineering research group in Medical Physics at UCL. This is developing new methods to image function in the brain and peripheral nervous system and is currently funded by the Medical Research Council, National Institutes of Health USA, Glaxo Smith Kline and Google Health. It has pioneered the new method of Electrical Impedance Tomography for this purpose. This provides a new tool in clinical neuroscience as it can provide 3D images of fast neural activity over milliseconds in the brain and peripheral nerves.

In November 2018 Professor Holder was granted Practising Privileges at Mayo Clinic Healthcare, Marylebone, where he practises as part of The London Orthopaedic Clinic.


“Excellent medical care service form the Clinic. Very professional service for the medical team. I thoroughly recommend it and will use the clinic’s services again should the need arise.”

“Professor Holder explained to me in good detail what the test was for and how he would carry it out.”

"Lovely, polite, friendly and I like the way you do your job, very professional!"

"I started the day really quite worried as to the cause of my hand issues and by the end felt a million times better. I hate to say, I enjoyed the consultation!"

"The Professor gave me huge confidence because he seemed utterly dedicated and competent. He treated me with dignity and intelligence. To be honest I really enjoyed my visit and felt better about addressing my medical problem."

"I just wanted to write and thank you for all the time and trouble you took over me yesterday. I started the day really quite worried as to the cause of my hand issues and by the end (and after seeing you) I felt a million times better. I much, I hate to say, enjoyed the consultation! With grateful thanks!"

"Lovely, polite, friendly and I like the way Professor Holder does his job, very professional!"