Dr Naji Barakat

Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Naji Barakat on Hedgehog Ward


Having graduated in 1984 from Benghazi university in Libya, Dr Barakat completed his training in the UK in 2000. Since then, Dr Barakat has worked as a Honorary consultant paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with a specific interest in neurology and epilepsy.

Having undertaken private work since 2004, Dr Barakat sees children with general paediatric problems include fever, cough and cold, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain, constipation, urine infection, tiredness, fatigue and any other general paediatric problems. As his special interest in neurology and epilepsy, He can sees children with developmental delay, headache, epilepsy, tics, muscle pain, abnormal walking or gait.

Dr Barakat’s clinic at the International and Private Patients service at GOSH is on Friday each week between 11-1pm however he also sees patients on ad hoc basis.


Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Arabic


  • General paediatrics and epilepsy in children 
  • Teaching and training 
  • General paediatrics 
  • Children with developmental delay, headache and epilepsy 
  • MB Bch- Benghazi university – Libya- 1984 
  • MRCPCH- Royal college of Paediatrics and Child Health - 1992- UK 
  • MSc epilepsy- Kings College London-2000 
  • CCST- Feb 2001- London Deanery - UK 
  • FRCPCH- RCPCH- UK- 2007 
  • CASLAT (med.Edu)- Imperial College London- 2007 
  • PET- RCPCH- London-2007 

News & Publications


Barakat, N. and O'Callaghan, M. 1994. MCQs for the MRCP examination Part I Paediatrics. 1st edition. London: Butterworth Heinemann, 

Barakat, N. 1999.100 Data Interpretation Questions in Paediatrics, for MRCP/MRCPCH. 1st edition. London: The Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD. 

Barakat, N. 2001. 400 MCQs in paediatrics for MRCPCH/MRCP part I". 1st edition. London: The Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD.

Barakat, N. 2003. 100 Grey cases in paediatrics.  

Barakat, N. and Buchdahl, R. 2004. Get Through, Photographs for MRCPCH. 

Barakat, N. 2005. Get Through,400 Best of five & EMQs for MRCPCH Part I. 2nd Ed. 

Barakat, N. 2006. 123 doc best of five and EMQs for MRCPCH part I. 

Barakat, N. 2008. Get Through, data Interpretation in Paediatrics. London: The Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD.

Co-Author, 2009. Training in Paediatrics, Pharmacology and fluids Chapter. 


Barakat, N., Leumann, E., Willi, U., 1989. Vesico-Ureteric Reflux and renal scaring in infants and Children. Swiss Medical Journal. 119(29) pp. 20.
I presented this in annual meeting of Swiss Paediatric Nephrology Society, Lausanne April 1989, Swiss Paediatric Association, Bern, July 1989.

Evanson, E.J., Barakat, N.G., Tylor, W.J., Cross, H., Harkness, W., Kingsley, D.P., Post-operative appearance of functional hemispherectomy on MRI and clinical evaluation. Departments of neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.  

Barakat, N., 2007. Interpersonal Skills for the clinicians. Libyan J Med.


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