Girish Modi is the Academic Head of Neurosciences in the School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwarersrand. He is a Fellow of the College of Medicine of South Africa and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. His medical degree, MBBCh was obtained at his alma mater. In addition he has a Master's degree in Neurochemistry and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of London. He trained clinically predominantly at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa. He has had an active career in research and training, with more than 120 publications as well as several book chapters, and numerous Master's degree and PhD students. He is a well sought after teacher receiving his University's prestigious Philip Tobias teaching medal. He is a past president of the Neurology Association of South Africa (NASA), has represented South African Neurology at the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and served as chairperson and presenter at several WFN congresses. He is a member of his University's senate and several Faculty of Health sciences committees. He also serves on the council of the College of Neurology of South Africa. He is an ad hoc advisor to several pharmaceutical companies and non-governmental support groups. He also has a flair for media and has been a host on several television and radio shows discussing neurological topics.