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Featured Neurologist

Dr Prakash Kathan

MBBCh (Wits), DA (SA), FC Neurol (SA)

Dr Prakash Kathan is a healthcare practitioner, practicing as a Neurologist at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC), in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Dr Kathan has gained a lot of experience working for some of the busiest public hospitals in Africa. Dr Kathan completed his medical degree at Wits University in 2005. He then spent a year as an intern at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), followed by a year of community service at Bethal Hospital in Mpumalanga, South Africa, after which he returned to the CMJAH. During his time at the CMJAH he also completed his Anaesthesiology Diploma and performed the role of Anaethesiology M.O.

In 2013, after 13 years’ university education and clinical neurology training in association with Wits University, Dr Kathan graduated as a Fellow of Neurology, with the College of Medicine South Africa (CMSA). He registered as a specialist neurologist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa shortly thereafter.

After supervising the care for all the Neurology patients at Helen Joseph Hospital in 2014, Dr Kathan was approached by the WDGMC to join their team of specialists and super-specialists.  While Dr Kathan spends a lot of his time on Electroencephalography, conducting Electrodiagnostic Studies, treating Headaches, administering Botox Injections for Dystonia and doing Cognitive Assessments, he covers the full spectrum of Clinical Neurology.  Dr Kathan assesses patients who have been referred to him, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr Kathan’s treatment options vary depending on the neurological problem.

 Clinical Focus 

  • Dementia
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Inflammatory And Demyelinating Diseases
  • Movement And Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neuro Otology
  • Neuro Vascular Disease
  • Neurological Infections
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neurotoxicology And Sleep Related Disorders


  •  Electroencephalography
  • Electrodiagnostic Studies
  • Neuro Radiology
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Botox Injections For Dystonia
  • Cognitive Assessments