Pedro Viana

King’s College London

Pedro is a 5th year Neurology resident and a PhD student visiting from Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained his medical master’s degree from the Lisbon Faculty of Medical Sciences, and has been training in clinical Neurology at the Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health in Santa Maria Hospital. In 2016, he also joined the Neuroscience PhD Programme from the University of Lisbon. While his clinical work has focused on Epileptology and Clinical Neurophysiology, his current research interests involve identifying quantitative EEG (qEEG) prognostic markers in epilepsy patients.

He has been a research visitor at the Richardson Lab and a clinical fellow at the neurophysiology department of King’s College Hospital since July 2017. At Richardson’s Lab, he is developing a project to investigate qEEG correlates of neuropsychological outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Previous experience

  • 5 years of Clinical Neurology (Santa Maria Hospital)
  • Clinical and Research collaborations at the Sleep/EEG Laboratory of Santa Maria Hospital
  • Student of the Harvard Medical School Portugal Clinical Scholar’s Research Training Program


  • Medical Master’s Degree (2011, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Core expertise:

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Clinical Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery
  • Clinical Research in Neurology


  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

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Publications and Posters:

  • Viana PF et al. Signal quality and power spectrum analysis of remote ultra long-term subcutaneous EEG. Epilepsia 2021;62(8):1820-1828
  • Nasseri M, Pal Attia T, Joseph B, Gregg NM, Nurse ES, Viana PF et al. Ambulatory seizure forecasting with a wrist-worn device using long-short term memory deep learning. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):21935
  • Bruno E, Bottcher S, Viana PF et al. Wearable devices for seizure detection: Practical experiences and recommendations from the Wearables for Epilepsy And Research (WEAR) International Study Group. Epilepsia. 2021;62(10):2307-2321
  • Stirling RE, … Viana PF, Richardson MP, Karoly PJ. Forecasting Seizure Likelihood With Wearable Technology. Front Neurol. 2021;12:704060
  • Viana PF et al. 230 days of ultra long‐term subcutaneous EEG: seizure cycle analysis and comparison to patient diary. Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 2021;8(1);288-293
  • Brinkmann BH, … Viana PF et al. Seizure Diaries and Forecasting With Wearables: Epilepsy Monitoring Outside the Clinic. Front Neurol. 2021;12:690404.
  • Biondi A, Laiou P, Bruno E, Viana PF et al. Remote and Long-Term Self-Monitoring of Electroencephalographic and Noninvasive Measurable Variables at Home in Patients With Epilepsy (EEG@HOME): Protocol for an Observational Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Mar 19;10(3):e25309.
  • Nasseri M, Pal Attia T, Joseph B, Gregg NM, Nurse ES, Viana PF et al. Non-invasive wearable seizure detection using long-short-term memory networks with transfer learning. J Neural Eng. 2021;18(5).
  • Karoly PJ, Freestone DR, Eden D, Stirling RE, Li L, Viana PF et al. Epileptic Seizure Cycles: Six Common Clinical Misconceptions. Front Neurol. 2021 Aug 4;12:720328.
  • Bruno E*, Viana PF* (equal contribution) et al. Seizure detection at home: Do devices on the market match the needs of people living with epilepsy and their caregivers? Epilepsia. 2020;61;S11-S24
  • Nasseri M (…), Viana PF et al. Signal quality and patient experience with wearable devices for epilepsy management. Epilepsia.2020;
  • Bentes C, Peralta AR, Viana PF et al. Quantitative EEG and functional outcome following acute ischemic stroke. Clinical Neurophysiology.2018;129(8);1680-1687
  • Bentes C, Canhão P, Peralta AR, Viana PF et al. Usefulness of EEG for the differential diagnosis of possible transient ischemic attack. Clinical neurophysiology practice.2018;3;43770
  • Pavão Martins I, Viana PF. ” Cough Hemicrania”-An Overlapping Form of Headache. Headache.2017;57(5);796-800
  • Bentes C, Franco AC, Peralta AR, Viana PF et al.  Epilepsia partialis continua after an anterior circulation ischaemic stroke. European journal of neurology.2017;24(7);929-934
  • Bentes C (…), Viana PF et al. Seizures, electroencephalographic abnormalities, and outcome of ischemic stroke patients. Epilepsia Open.2017;2(4);441-452
  • Bentes C; Peralta R, Martins H, Casimiro C, Morgado C, Franco A, Viana P, Fonseca AC, Geraldes R, Canhão P, Melo TP, Paiva T, Ferro JM. Seizures, neurophysiological dysfunction and outcome of ischemic stroke patients. Epilepsia Open (epub ahead of print – 17 August 2017);
  • Azuma Y, Töpf A, Evangelista T, Lorenzoni PJ, Roos A, Viana P, Inagaki H, Kurahashi H, Lochmüller H. Intragenic DOK7 deletion detected by whole-genome sequencing in congenital myasthenic syndromes. Neurol Genet. 2017 May 3;3(3).
  • Martins IP, Viana P. “Cough Hemicrania” – An overlapping form of headache. Headache. 2017 May;57(5):796-800.
  • Bentes C, Franco A, Peralta AR, Viana P, Martins H, Morgado C, Casimiro C, Fonseca AC, Geraldes R, Canhão P, Pinho e Melo T, Paiva T, Ferro JM. Epilepsia Partialis Continua after an anterior circulation ischaemic stroke. Eur J Neurol. 2017 Jul;24(7):929-934.
  • Sousa DC, Viana P, Leal I, Parreira S, Ferreira J, Campos F. Ophtalmoparesis and unilateral distal upper limb weakness in seronegative Myasthenia Gravis. Can J Ophtal. 2017 Jun 29 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Ferro JM, Viana P, Santos P. Management of Neurologic Manifestations in Patients with Liver Disease. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2016 Aug;18(8):37.
  • Gama Marques J, Viana P, Peralta AR. A “Sleeping Beauty” With a “Heart-Hand”: Kleine-Levin Syndrome Treated With Buproprion and Carbamazepine in a Patient With Holt-Oram Syndrome. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2016 Apr 18 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Martins IP, Viana P, Lobo PP. Familial SUNCT in a mother and son. Cephalalgia. 2016 Sep;36(10):993-7.
  • Teodoro T, Viana P, Abreu D, Conceição I, Peralta R, Ferreira JJ. A peripheral pathway to restless legs syndrome? Clues from familial amyloid polyneuropathy. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 Dec;21(12):1465-8.
  • Viana P, Rodrigues E, Fernandes C, Matas A, Barreto R, Mendonça M, Peralta R, Geraldes R. InMS: Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Multiple Sclerosis – a Portuguese multicentric study on prevalence, subtypes, associated factors and impact on quality of life. Mult Scler Rel Disord. 2015 Sep;4(5):477-83.