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Professor Marco Catani

Email :info@zenhealthcare.co.uk

Professor Catani’s medico-legal work focuses on sport antidoping in professional athletes. He has provided expert opinion for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and UK-Anti Doping (UKAD) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the UK national anti-doping panel. He is in the UKAD Register of Psychiatrists.

Marco Catani is Professor of Neuroanatomy & Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital. He is the head of the NatBrainLab (www.natbrainlab.com) and is actively involved in clinical research of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions. 

He has written more than 100 scientific papers and co-authored with Michel Thiebaut de Schotten the Atlas of Human Brain Connections(2012). He has received several awards, including the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology (2012). His work has been featured in the New Scientist, Scientific American Mind, British Medical Journal, and on BBC Radio 4. For his most recent book ‘Brain Renaissance: from Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience’ he has received the award for Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences from the International Society for the History of Neurosciences (2016). He is section editor for the nervous system of the 42nd edition of the Gray’s Anatomy and associate editor of international scientific journals.

Professor Catani is bilingual in English and Italian and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) since 2005.

Qualifications and Positions


MD (Hons)


CCST (Geriatrics)




CCT (Psychiatry – General Adult & Neuropsychiatry)


PhD (Autism)

Undergraduate Medical Training, University of Perugia, Italy

  • Undergraduate Medicine – 1991 – 1997
  • MD with Honours in Parkinson’s Disease – 1994 – 1997
  • “Crispolto Morosi” award for the best M.D. thesis on Parkinson’s Disease

Senior House Officer, Registrar & Senior Registrar Geriatrics Training

  • Institute of Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Italy – 1997-2001
  • Award of the Italian Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer Disease (ITINAD).
  • Alzheimer Research and Associated Disorders (ARAD) prize.

Senior House Officer, Registrar & Senior Registrar Psychiatry Training

  • Maudsley Hospital, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, 2002-2009
  • Dennis Hill Prize – Maudsley Hospital – 2004

Research Training, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

  • Visiting research assistant – 1999 – 2001
  • Research fellow – 2002 – 2005
  • Value in People Award (The Wellcome Trust) – 2008
  • Hon Lecturer in Psychiatry – 2005 – 2009
  • Geschwind Prize for Behavioral Neurology (American Academy of Neurology) – 2012
  • HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer Fellowship – 2009 -2015
  • Investigator Award (The Wellcome Trust) – 2014 – 2019
  • Professor of Neuroanatomy & Psychiatry – 2016 –