The Multiple System Atrophy Trust has two Patrons, Sir Roger Bannister (CBE, FRCP) and Professor Christopher Mathias (DPhil, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci).
Sir Roger Bannister (CBE, FRCP)
Sir Roger, in addition to his athletic achievements, is an eminent neurologist. Now retired from clinical practice, he performed some of the pioneering work on MSA. His expertise and continued interest in, and support of, the Trust have been invaluable (for more information please click here).
Professor Christopher Mathias (DPhil, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci)
Professor Mathias is Professor of Neurovascular Medicine at the University of London, a chair held jointly between Imperial College London and the Institute of Neurology, University College London. He directs the two largest clinical autonomic units in the country, at St Mary’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, both in London. Both units are national and international referral centres for a range of autonomic disorders including MSA, and he and his teams are recognised as leaders in the field of autonomic research and its implementation in clinical practice. Our Founder, Sarah Matheson, was a patient of Professor Mathias.