Pinto, Dr Ashwin

Ashwin PintoMA BM BCh FRCP DPhil




Myasthenia gravis, motor neurone disease

Training and education

  • Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, 1986 to 1989.
  • Balliol College, Oxford University, 1989 to 1992.
  • New College, Oxford University (DPhil student), 1996 to 1999.
  • Post-graduate training in neurology at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton.
  • Postgraduate research fellowship at the neurosciences group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford University.


Dr Pinto has worked for the Trust since November 2003.

Key achievements

Establishing the specialist myasthenia clinic and the plasma exchange service.

Awards and prizes

Wellcome Trust training fellowship 1996 to 1999.


  • Pinto A, et al. Human autoantibodies specific for the alpha1A calcium channel subunit reduce both P-type and Q-type calcium currents in cerebellar neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (1998) 95(14): 8328-33.
  • Pinto A, et al. The action of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome immunoglobulin G on cloned human voltage-gated calcium channels. Muscle Nerve. (2002) 25(5): 715-24.


You can contact Dr Pinto via his secretary, Jayne Roe - call 023 8120 6783 or send an email.