About

Dr Chris Kalafatis

Consultant Psychiatrist

GMC No. 6073739

Dr Chris Kalafatis

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

General Medical Council (GMC) registered No 6073739

Affiliate of King's College London

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Chris Kalafatis

Dr Chris Kalafatis is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the most prestigious mental health facilities in Europe. He is also an Affiliate of King's College London where he leads clinical research in Translational and Cognitive Psychiatry. Chris researches the diagnostics of neurodegeneration and leads on clinical trials in Dementia at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, part of King's College London.

Chris has developed clinical-academic NHS clinics with a focus on brain health and digital innovation at service level. He has developed the first virtual NHS Brain Health Clinic. He has developed a novel digital cognitive assessment that employs AI for early diagnosis, high-resolution monitoring at the individual and large-population level.

Dr Kalafatis has an interest in undiagnosed ADHD in adults which stems from his clinical work in the NHS and private medicine. People with various comorbidities who struggle with day-to-day tasks and have done so for years are often dismissed by clinicians who are not primed to recognise neurodiversity. As a result, these underdiagnosed, neurodiverse patients face discrimination in their working lives as they remain untreated and their concerns are unfairly normalised. Chris strives to support patients and his clinical approach focuses on the "two-experts" model where patient and clinician collaborate as experts towards the common goal of treatment and recovery.

Chris has been an early proponent of telemedicine and telepsychiatry and in the early 2010s he developed a framework for the use of virtual assessments in outpatient clinics in NHS psychiatric trusts and his work has received national and international praise. He has led numerous pharmaceutical trials in Dementia as part of King's College, lectured on digital diagnostics and the use of AI in older adults internationally. He has advised pharma in the topic of brain health and digital biomarkers. He has been running memory services for more than 15 years.

In addition to English, Dr Kalafatis can carry out assessments in Greek.

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ADHD

ADHD in older adults

Extremely good service. Appointment availability was very good. Chris was professional and compassionate throughout our session and guided me through with clear and extremely helpful information and advice.
Guy Smith
I was fortunate enough to be treated by Dr Chris Kalafatis! He was attentive, professional but also highly empathetic. I felt completely comfortable opening up about my past experiences, and was very happy with the outcome. I'm looking forward to the next stage of my journey, and would highly recommend him to others looking for treatment.
Luke Gyesi-Appiah
Dr Kalafatis was very knowledgable, understanding and easy to talk to. He went above and beyond with the process.
Stuart T.
My daughter completed an adult ADHD assessment with Dr Chris Kalafatis. He was warm, friendly and professional throughout the video call.
Jane Raynor
Thad the most friendly consultation with Dr Kalafatis, who made me feel at ease and comfortable. He was very experienced and thorough and explained everything very very clearly so that I was as informed as possible. I have been under Dr Kalafatis' care for a couple months now and he has been very attentive and always there when I need something. Very happy with the care I am receiving.
Bansi Shah
Dr Kalafatis was superb in making me feel listened to, relaxed and understood. He was patient and never once rushed me, letting the process flow. I left with all my questions answered and the company processes all click into place for easy aftercare.
Richard R.