Konn, Dr Daniel

BA (Hons Oxon) MSC PhD MBBS MRCP

Speciality

Clinical neurophysiology

Sub-specialty

Neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

Training and education

  • MRCP The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, November 2011
  • MBBS (Honours) Newcastle medical school, June 2007
  • PhD 'Towards the direct detection of neuronal activity in the brain using MRI'. Magnetic resonance centre, Nottingham University, July 2003
  • MSc (Distinction) Biomedical engineering, Department of bio-medical physics and bio-engineering, Aberdeen University, July 1998
  • BA (2:1 Hons) Physics, St John's College, Oxford University, July 1997
  • Childhood epilepsy symposium, UCL Institute of neurology, October 2015
  • British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology: Advanced neurophysiology techniques, Wadham College, Oxford, March 2014
  • International congress of clinical neurophysiology: Training course on trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, Berlin, March 2014
  • 14th International league against epilepsy specialist registrar epilepsy teaching week – Keble College, Oxford, September 2013

Experience

Dr Konn joined University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in August 2011 as an SpR and became a consultant clinical neurophysiologist in October 2015.

Dr Konn's duties involve performing and interpreting investigations that record activity from the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. This includes nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials (EPs), and electroencephalography (EEG). He also teaches consultants, junior doctors, medical students, nurses and allied health professionals as well as being nvolved in physiologist workforce planning and training within the department.

Dr Konn's special interests include single-fibre EMG to assess neuromuscular junction dysfunction, prolonged EEG including ambulatory EEG and videotelemetry. He has also gained in-depth knowledge and experience in paediatric and neonatal EEG.

Key achievements

  • Written a chapter on neurophysiology for a neurology textbook.
  • Helped to change the working pattern of physiologists to provide better cover for EEG for in-patients.  
  • Assisted in obtaining funding from Health Education Wessex to train a physiologist on a Masters course to then work in the department. 

Awards and prizes

  • International federation of clinical neurophysiology Young investigator’s award.  
  • British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Lord Adrian prize. 
  • Sir Thomas White scholarship, St. John’s College, Oxford University.

Research

  • Muscle fibre properties in critical illness myopathy.
  • Novel features of EEG to help with prognostication in neonates with brain injury, in collaboration with Southampton University investigating
  • Simultaneous EEG and functional MRI, in collaboration with UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Contact

Email: daniel.konn@uhs.nhs.uk

Tel: 023 8120 6785