Dr. Sudhindra Vooturi

Consultant Lifestyle and Rehabilitation

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Brief Profile

Dr. Sudhindra Vooturi leads the Lifestyle Clinic and Wellness @ Work (W@W) at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS Hospitals). After finishing his undergraduate course 2004, Dr. Sudhindra joined Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia evaluating the role of Lifestyle in Heart Disease where he generated few international publications in the field of Lifestyle modification and Chronic Diseases. In 2013, as Dr. Sudhindra became more focused on Doctoral studies, he decided to concentrate on patients with epilepsy, analyzing their lifestyle, which could help acknowledge seizure precipitants. With zeal to understand role of lifestyle trends and exercise patterns, particular those who are obese and have metabolic disorders at a population level, he publishes more than fifteen peer-reviewed International publications every year. For all the contribution made in the field of lifestyle and rehabilitation, Dr. Sudhindra has been awarded the top contributor for Rehabilitation in India -2015 by World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation.

Academic Qualifications

S. No



Academic Year


Ph. D – Neurophysiology & Physiotherapy

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences



Masters in Physiotherapy

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences



Certification Database Management (MC DBA)




Certification in SQL Server 2000




Bachelors In Physiotherapy

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences


Work Experience



Time Period

Experience Years

HOD & Consultant, Rehabilitation & Wellness.

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

November, 2009 till date

12.5 Years

Senior Research Manager

(Associate Guide)

University of Queensland, Australia

March2007 – October 2009

2 Years

Research Project(s):



Time Period

Remission & Outcome in Status Epilepticus.

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

November, 2011 till date

Intra-Dialysis Exercise Interventions

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

April 2013 – till date

Centre for Clinical Research Excellence – Metabolic Disease

University of Queensland, Australia

Feb. 2007 till October 2009

Work Profile

  • Design, implement, monitor treatment protocols and follow up the results in acute care units, high dependency units, hospital wards and at home respective to surgically and medically managed patients.

  • Guidance in designing and writing of Thesis projects as part of Diplomate in National Board courses.

  • Implementation, audit and reporting and conforming to various guidelines like STROBE, STARD, extended CONSORT, STREGA and PRISMA.

Academic Honors
  • Selected for one platform and one moderated poster presentation for the Annual Meeting of American Association for Neurology (AAN) 2020.

  • One moderated and one poster presented at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology (IANCON-2019, Hyderabad).

  • Awarded outstanding contribution for Neuro-Rehabilitation in India by Indian Chapter of World Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation (WFNR), 2015.

  • 2 Oral presentations at the Annual Scientific Conference of The Cardiac Society Australia New Zealand, August, 2008.

  • Finalist – Moderated poster at the Annual Scientific Conference of the High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia – Adelaide, 2007.

  • Presented poster at the Annual Scientific Conference of the High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia – Adelaide, 2007.     


  • Member- Indian Academy of Neurology.

  • Member- Cardiac Society Australia New Zealand.

  • Member- High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia.

  • Member- American Association for Respiratory Care. (R.No: 9467296).
  • Member- Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

Research Works

  • Name as author for MeSH/database search: Sudhindra Vooturi

  • Number of Peer-reviewed & Indexed publications: 39.

  • Number of Peer-reviewed, Non-indexed publications: 19.
  • Number of Text Book Chapters: 13 

List of Publications

  1. Determinants of mortality and long-term outcome in children with refractory and super refractory status epilepticus Jayalakshmi S, Patil A, Challa A, Parekh M, Khandelia H, Vooturi S. J Clin Neurosci. 2022 Jan 11;97:12-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.12.030. Online ahead of print. 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.12.030

  2. Simultaneous Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Stroke - A Management Dilemma Jayalakshmi S, Khandalia H, Vooturi S, Jiwani PA, Kaul S. Neurol India. 2021 Sep-Oct;69(5):1371-1373. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.329553.10.4103/0028-3886.329553

  3. Sagittal Balance Correction in Cervical Compressive Myelopathy: Is it Helpful?Panigrahi M, Patel C, Chandrasekhar M YBVK, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2021 Sep-Oct;69(5):1222-1227. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.329595.10.4103/0028-3886.329595

  4. Awareness, Recognition, and Response to Stroke among the General Public-An Observational Study Sirisha S, Jala S, Vooturi S, Yada PK, Kaul S.  J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2021 Sep 23;12(4):704-710. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1735822. eCollection 2021 Oct. 10.1055/s-0041-1735822

  5. Ictal Smile and Fear In A Child With Refractory Epilepsy - An Interesting Electro Clinical Correlation Jayalakshmi S, Nanda SK, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Panigrahi M. Neurol India. 2021 Jul-Aug;69(4):1040-1042. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.325357. 10.4103/0028-3886.325357

  6. Avoiding Complications in Surgical Resection of Insular Gliomas - Single Surgeon Experience Panigrahi M, Doshi S, K Chandrasekhar YB, Vooturi S.Neurol India. 2021 Jul-Aug;69(4):904-909. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.325334.10.4103/0028-3886.325334

  7. Predictors of surgical outcome in focal cortical dysplasia and its subtypesJayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Madigubba S, Panigrahi M.J Neurosurg. 2021 Jul 30:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2020.12.JNS203385. Online ahead of print.            10.3171/2020.12.JNS203385

  8. Impact of SARS-Cov2 on Endoscopic Trans-Nasal Skull Base Surgeries Panigrahi M, Kakani N, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2020 May-Jun;68(Supplement):S141-S145. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.287683. 10.4103/0028-3886.287683

  9. Current Status of Surgery in Management of Prolactinomas Panigrahi MK, Chandrasekhar YBVK, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2020 May-Jun;68(Supplement):S39-S43. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.287668.  10.4103/0028-3886.287668

  10. Inter-ictal EEG patterns in malformations of cortical development and epilepsyJayalakshmi S, Dhondji M, Vooturi S, Patil A, Vadapalli R.   Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Sep;196:106022. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106022. Epub 2020 Jun 15. 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106022

  11. Evaluation of factors influencing obesity and the effect of a 12-week home-based exercise program in people with epilepsy - Randomized control trialSudhindraVooturi, Lakshmi ANR, Jayalakshmi S. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Sep;110:107148. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107148. Epub 2020 Jun 6.10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107148

  12. Response to Letter to Editor: Metabolic issues in people with epilepsyVooturi S, Jayalakshmi S.  Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Jul;108:107089. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107089. Epub 2020 Apr 15. 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107089

  13. Metabolic syndrome in people with epilepsy  Vooturi S, Jayalakshmi S.Epilepsy Behav. 2020 May;106:106992. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.106992. Epub 2020 Mar 10. 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.106992

  14. Ictal FDGPET and SPECT in hemifacial seizures due to cerebellar epilepsy-Case report Gupta S, Jayalakshmi S, Lingappa L, Konanki R, Vooturi S, Sudhakar P, Panigrahi M. Neurol India. 2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):169-172. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.253622.     10.4103/0028-3886.253622

  15. Crescent durotomy for midline posterior fossa lesions Panigrahi M, Samiruddin SM, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):155-158. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.253637.  10.4103/0028-3886.253637

  16. Foramen magnum meningiomas - Understanding the requirement and extent of condylar resection  Panigrahi M, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):65-66. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.253593.  10.4103/0028-3886.253593

  17. Migraine and Mood Disorders: Prevalence, Clinical Correlations, and DisabilityJayalakshmi S, Vooturi S.  J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2019 Jan-Mar;10(1):1-2. doi: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_323_18. 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_323_18

  18. MIB Index as Predictor of Recurrence in Sporadic Vestibular SchwannomasPanigrahi M, Kumar D, Vooturi S, Madigubba S. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec;120:e1203-e1207. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.039. Epub 2018 Sep 18.      10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.039

  19. Gelastic seizures due to inferior frontal gyrus cavernoma  Jayalakshmi S, Reddy R, Vadapalli R, Vooturi S, Panigrahi M. Neurol India. 2018 Sep-Oct;66(5):1503-1505. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.241351. 10.4103/0028-3886.241351

  20. Corticosteroids in the management of lymphocytic hypophysitis: Case seriesPanigrahi M, Kumari M, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2018 Mar-Apr;66(2):400-404. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.227293. 10.4103/0028-3886.227293

  21. Quantifying dementia in normal pressure hydrocephalus: Precision versus pitfallsJayalakshmi S, Vooturi S. Neurol India. 2017 Jul-Aug;65(4):732-733. doi: 10.4103/neuroindia.NI_520_17. 10.4103/neuroindia.NI_520_17

  22. Epilepsy surgery in children    Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Gupta S, Panigrahi M.Neurol India. 2017 May-Jun;65(3):485-492. doi: 10.4103/neuroindia.NI_1033_16. 10.4103/neuroindia.NI_1033_16

  23. Legal challenges in neurological practice  Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S.  Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Oct;19(Suppl 1):S3-S8. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.192888. 10.4103/0972-2327.192888

  24. Surgical Resection of Insular Gliomas and Roles of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tractography-Single Surgeon Experience Panigrahi M, Chandrasekhar YB, Vooturi S, Ram GA, Rammohan VS.     World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;98:587-593. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.001. Epub 2016 Nov 10.     10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.001

  25. Controlled Suction with Venous Catheter Irrigation in Neurosurgery: A Cost Effective Technique Panigrahi M, Kumari M, Vooturi S. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;97:284-286. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.013. Epub 2016 Oct 12.10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.013

  26. Far lateral approach: Is condylar resection required? Mohammad HU, Vooturi S, Panigrahi M.  Neurol India. 2016 May-Jun;64(3):455-61. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.181531.  10.4103/0028-3886.181531

  27. Complications of Epilepsy Surgery: A Single Surgeon's Experience from South India Panigrahi M, Vooturi S, Jayalakshmi S. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul;91:16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.068. Epub 2016 Mar 29.10.1016/j.wneu.2016.03.068

  28. Clinical profile and outcome of refractory convulsive status epilepticus in older children from a developing country Lingappa L, Konanki R, Patel R, Vooturi S, Jayalakshmi S. Seizure. 2016 Mar;36:31-35. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2016.01.014. Epub 2016 Feb 1.  10.1016/j.seizure.2016.01.014

  29. Causes and outcomes of new onset status epilepticus and predictors of refractoriness to therapy  Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Sahu S, Yada PK, Mohandas S.   J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Apr;26:89-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.06.032. Epub 2016 Jan 25. 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.06.032

  30. Psychiatric disorders among 165 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in India and association with clinical and sociodemographic variables Somayajula S, Vooturi S, Jayalakshmi S. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Dec;53:37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.09.024. Epub 2015 Oct 28.  10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.09.024

  31. Novel classification for surgical approach of petroclival meningiomas: A single-surgeon experience Panigrahi M, Vooturi S, Patibandla MR, Kulkarni D.Neurol India. 2015 Sep-Oct;63(5):718-22. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.166551.10.4103/0028-3886.166551

  32. Aetiology and outcome of generalized convulsive status epilepticus in elderlyJayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Chepuru R, Sahu S, Surath M. Seizure. 2015 Jul;29:104-8. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2015.03.011. Epub 2015 Apr 11.10.1016/j.seizure.2015.03.011

  33. An observational study on outcome of hemispherotomy in children with refractory epilepsy Panigrahi M, Krishnan SS, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Somayajula S, Jayalakshmi S. Int J Surg. 2016 Dec;36(Pt B):477-482. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.049. Epub 2015 Jun 4.            10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.049

  34. Outcome of surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy in adults - A cohort study Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Somayajula S, Madigubba S, Panigrahi M. Int J Surg. 2016 Dec;36(Pt B):443-447. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 May 12.  10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.006

  35. Sudden cardiac death early after ST elevation myocardial infarction with and without severe left ventricular dysfunction Chitnis N, Vooturi S, Hygriv Rao B.Indian Heart J. 2014 Nov-Dec;66(6):569-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2014.10.416. Epub 2014 Nov 14.  10.1016/j.ihj.2014.10.416

  36. Determinants and predictors of outcome in super refractory status epilepticus--a developing country perspective Jayalakshmi S, Ruikar D, Vooturi S, Alladi S, Sahu S, Kaul S, Mohandas S. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Nov;108(9):1609-17. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Aug 30.10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2014.08.010

  37. Prognosis and predictors of outcome of refractory generalized convulsive status epilepticus in adults treated in neurointensive care unit Vooturi S, Jayalakshmi S, Sahu S, Mohandas S. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Nov;126:7-10. doi:10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.07.038. Epub 2014 Aug 21.10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.07.038

  38. Impact of family support on psychiatric disorders and seizure control in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy Jayalakshmi S, Padmaja G, Vooturi S, Bogaraju A, Surath M. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Aug;37:7-10. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.05.020. Epub 2014 Jun 18. 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.05.020
  39. Factors associated with lack of response to valproic acid monotherapy in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Bana AK, Sailaja S, Somayajula S, Mohandas S. Seizure. 2014 Aug;23(7):527-32. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2014.03.017. Epub 2014 Apr 5.10.1016/j.seizure.2014.03.017

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