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DNB NEUROLOGY COURSE AT KIMS

About The Department Of Neurology

The department of neurology at KIMS consists of a team of highly competent neurologists available round the clock, equipped with state-of-the art technology and equipment providing world class patient care with a human touch. The department of neurology is centre of excellence and is a tertiary care referral centre with patients not only coming from all over the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh , rest of India and also out of the country. The department actively pursues clinical care and research activities in the various sub-specialities.

Patient care has been the highest priority of the Department of Neurology at KIMS Hospitals since its founding in 2004. The department has fostered the development of a wide range of subspecialty services provided by expert clinicians; these include Stroke, Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery, movement disorders Alzheimer's disease, ataxia, head ache , multiple sclerosis, neurobehavioral and neuromuscular disorders, stroke, pain management. The department has a state of art neurocritical care unit catering to the management of aute Neurological care and emergencies. We have interdisciplinary programs across all major subspecialties through collaborations with colleagues in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Radiology/Neuroradiology.

Department of Neurology, KIMS Hospitals has state of art equipment and technology that includes:

  • Electrophysiology lab: We offer comprehensive neuro-electrophysiology work up and The department has 3 state of art Video EEG machines, 2 Bedside continuous EEG monitoring units, two digital OPD EEG machines. The unique combination of experienced Neurologists with qualified technicians makes the electrophysiology lab one of a kind.
  • The EMG lab is equipped with facilities for Nerve conduction studies, EMG, Evoked potentials and Autonomic function Testing.
  • Intraoprative Electrocorticography, cortical stimulation, neuronavigation are routinely done during epilepsy surgery.
  • TCD- Trans Cranial doppler for evaluation of patients with Stroke and other vascular disorders.

Research is a critical element in the fight against neurological disease; it paves the way for the development and implementation of new therapies and provides opportunities to expand our academic mission. Our Neurologists pioneer new surgical therapies for epilepsy, parkinson's disease and dystonia and the application of deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. Our multidisciplinary studies on outcome of patients with epilepsy and in diseases requiring admission into neuro-critical care unit have been published in reputed indexed journals from around the globe. There are numerous opportunities for students and residents to develop clinical and basic research skills in virtually any area of interest.

Faculty of the department of Neurology

The department has 4 full time faculty members. Dr. S Mohandas is the Chief Neurologist and also the head of the Department. He has over 35 years of Experience as neurologist and was a retired professor of neurology and Dean at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences till 2003, before joining at KIMS. Dr.Mohandas is an astute clinician and has great passion for teaching and mentored many students. He always had keen interest in Neuro-immunology especially Multiple Sclerosis and is on advisory board of national and international MS organizations. Member of many national and international Societies: IAN, NSI, AAN, IES,IEA, APNSA. He received many felicitations and life time achievement awards for his immense contribution to neurology.

Dr.Sita Jayalakshmi is at present working as Senior Consultant Neurologist at KIMS, Hyderabad, India. She worked as additional professor of Neurology at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences and has 15 years of clinical and teaching experience as a neurologist. Dr.Sita special interest in epilepsy and co-ordinates a comprehensive epilepsy surgery care programme at KIMS & their group has performed more than 650 epilepsy surgeries. Received the ASEPA-ASNA EEG Certification and Certified as Outstanding student in the " Neuroimaging Course in Epilepsy" by the VIREPA, the site for distance education of the ILAE. Received the Awarded the ‘’ Eenadu’’ gold medal for best outgoing student in Neurology 1994-96. She was Awarded the Japanes Society of Child Neurology (JSCN) award for excellent paper at the 14th Annual meeting of Infantile Seizure Society (2012) at Tokyo, Japan. Dr.Sita Has more than 80 publications in national and international journals, contributed chapters to textbooks in Neurosciences and received best paper awards in international and national meetings. She is a Member of several national and international organizations including American Academy of Neurology, Indian Epilepsy Association, Indian Epilepsy Society, Indian Academy of Neurology, Neurological Society of India.

Dr.Varalakshmi EA is a senior conultant neurologist. She has completed her DM neurology from Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences and working in KIMS from 2004. She has more than 10 years of Clinical and Teaching experience and has special interest in neuro- Rehabilitation.

Dr.Praveen Kumar Yada is working as Consultant neurologist since 2013. He has completed his DM neurology from Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences. He is interested in movement disorders and stroke. He is actively involved in the botox therapy, management of patients with Parkinson's Disease and the Deep brain Stimulation Therapy.

DNB Teaching Programme

Our academic program is designed with a “systems approach”. In this approach we take into account differences in educational needs of our DNB students, variations in learning styles, and the range of backgrounds, interest and baseline knowledge of our residents. The students will have the opportunity work in the Neuro intensive care units, Outpatient care departments, Electrophysiology labs and in allied specialities of neurosurgery, Neuro radiology and Neuro pathology departments. In order to better assess the impact of our educational efforts, we look at various outcomes. Residents develop clinical skills in neurology by providing comprehensive care to neurology patients. Special emphasis is placed on certain neurological disorders which include :

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Headache
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Alzheimer's
  • Neuropsychological disorders
  • Intraoperative monitoring

Education - The Department of Neurology is devoted to DNB education. Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring educational conferences are abundant and provide residents the opportunity to participate in interactive learning sessions. Weekly Seminars: The major discussion time for students is a weekly seminar session that occurs each Wednesday morning. The goal of the didactic portion of the Wednesday morning conference is to cover a clinical topic with its relevant basic science core.

Case Presentations : Bed-side discussion are interactive and student-run sessions including that are conducted every Friday. The clinical hour would be followed by feedback lectures by the Consultant neurologists providing an integrated clinical basic science update of an important area of neurological disease. Over the course period, every resident will be exposed to an update of multiple topics in clinical neurology and correlative neuroscience. While full-time faculty in the Department of Neurology are responsible for the topics, for inter-disciplinary activities like the Every Monday – Neuro-Radiology meeting, others in affiliated disciplines of neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro-surgery regularly participate.

Attendance and participation of residents in these conferences provides a foundation for success not only on the neurology board examination, but also for a lifetime in the practice of neurology.

Electrophysiology training: Special Emphasis will be given for training EEG, Video EEG, EMG, autonomic function evolution and TCD . The training aims at ddeveloping a practical approach to the use of standard clinical EMG and EEG techniques, Interpret the findings and clinical significance of abnormal nerve conduction studies, Recognition and interpretation of clinical significance of EMG waveforms on needle EMG, Interpret the Normal and Abnormal EEG and its significance in clinical practice. The faculty interact with students through lively and interactive lectures and discussions and Video based presentations and hands on training at the electrophysiology labs.

Inter-disciplinary training - A singular strength is our interdisciplinary programs with colleagues in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology/Neuroradiology, ENT, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We collaborate with Hospitals and Centres throughout India to accelerate teamwork and collaboration among health professionals to incubate ideas, define the field and guide program development and research in five core domains: leadership development; collaborative practice and health system transformation; education and training; research and scholarship; and innovative models for public outreach and education.

Meet our Successful DNB students from KIMS
  • Dr. Devashish Ruikar : devashishruikar@gmail.com
  • Dr. Subrat Nanda : dr.subrat@gmail.com
  • Dr. Madhukar Dhonji : madhukar.dhondji@gmail.com
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