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Neurology


Faculty

Designation

Area of Special Interest

 

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury         

Director Professor and Head

Stroke, Headache, Demyelinating disorders

Dr Geeta Anjum Khwaja            

Director Professor

Botulinum toxin, Movement disorders

Dr Neera Chaudhry                

Professor

Epilepsy

Dr Sanjay Pandey                

Professor

Movement disorders (Parkinson disease and other related movement disorders)

Dr Anu Gupta                           

Assistant Professor

Nerve-muscle disorders, Cognitive Neurology

Dr Ashish Kumar Duggal             

Assistant Professor

Headache, Nerve-muscle disorders

Dr Swapan Gupta                         

Assistant Professor

Epilepsy, Cognitive Neurology

Dr Sujata Roshan                          

Assistant Professor

Movement disorders

Dr Arun Koul                                 

Assistant Professor

Stroke


Departmental Profile


The department of Neurology came into existence in 1965. It started as a small unit under the leadership of Prof. S. Janaki and subsequently expanded and grew over next five decades to the present highly specialized and advanced centre for neurological diseases. Presently, under the able guidance of Dr Debashish Chowdhury, the department is constantly working in the direction of improving patient care services including providing specialist care for specific problems and making it a centre of academic excellence where future neurologist are being trained.


Outpatient Services and Special Clinics


The department provides daily OPD services from Monday to Saturday and runs special clinics for specific neurological diseases once a week. The schedule for these services is as under:


OPD Schedule


Day

Consultant

Room No.

Consultant

Room No.

Consultant

Room No.

Consultant

Room No.

Monday (Unit II )

Dr. Sujata Roshan

326

Dr. Neera Chaudhry

327

Dr. Sanjay Pandey

328

 

325

Monday

2PM -4PM

Nerve Muscle Clinic

Dr. Anu Gupta

Dr. Ashish kumar Duggal

326

Epilepsy Clinic

Dr. Neera Chaudhary

Dr. Swapan Gupta

327

Stroke Clinic

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury

Dr. Arun Koul

328

MS Clinic

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury

325

Tuesday

(Unit I )

Dr. Anu Gupta

326

Dr. Ashish Kumar Duggal

327

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury

328

Dr. Swapan Gupta

325

Wednesday

(Unit II )

Dr. Geeta Anjum Khwaja

326

Dr. Neera Chaudhry

327

Movement Disorder Clinic

Dr. Sanjay Pandey

Dr. Sujata Roshan

328

 

325

Thursday

(Unit I )

Dr. Anu Gupta

326

Dr. Arun Koul

327

Headache Clinic

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury

DR. Ashish Kumar Duggal

328

 

325

Friday

(Unit II )

Dr. Geeta Anjum Khwaja

326

Dr. Sujata Roshan

327

Dr. Sanjay Pandey

328

 

325

Saturday

(Unit I )

Dr. Ashish Kumar Duggal

326

Dr. Arun Koul

327

Dr. Debashish Chowdhury

328

Dr. Swapan Gupta

325


Department Infrastructure


The department has total 99 bed strength out of which 67 are general ward beds and 16 ICU beds. There is a state of the art 6 bedded epilepsy monitoring unit with facilities for long term VEEG monitoring and 4 beds for post-epilepsy surgery care. There is a 24 hour neurology emergency with 6 fully equipped beds. There is a dedicated neuro-electrophysiology laboratory where EEG and Nerve conduction studies/ Electromyography procedures are done daily. There are fully functional physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy departments where rehabilitative services are provided to the patients daily.

 

Facilities available

The department provides outpatient and inpatient services including ICU care in various neurological conditions including stroke, epilepsy, headache, movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson disease) , nerve muscle diseases, demyelinating diseases (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis), CNS infections, cognitive problems in both adult and paediatric population. 24 hour Neuro-ICU has ultra-modern state of the art facilities for patient monitoring. There is facility for plasmapheresis also. Diagnostic facilities like EEG, nerve conduction studies, Electromyography, evoked potential studies, repetitive nerve studies and polysomnography are available.

The department also runs extensive rehabilitation facilities in the form of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Physiotherapy has a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, Endo Laser, Short Wave Diathermy and Dynamic stair trainer. Occupational therapy has been upgraded with Functional electrical stimulator with Bio-feed back, Balance Master and Manual Muscle Testing. Speech therapy services are available in the department. The department has a social worker who actively co-ordinates between the patients and the doctors.

The department also provides 24 hour emergency services to patients with acute neurological problems including thrombolysis in acute stroke.

The department also runs comprehensive epilepsy care program that includes long-term VEEG monitoring and various types of epilepsy surgeries are being done at the centre on regular basis.

Academic activities:


1.     The Department provides training in post-doctoral degree (DM neurology) to six students every year. In addition, the department offers post-doctoral fellowship in epilepsy to two candidates per year.


2.     The department also participates in the teaching activities of the postgraduates, MD students (Medicine and Psychiatry) and M Phil students from University of Delhi.


3.     The department also provides training to BOT, MOT, BPT, MPT and interns in occupational therapy and physiotherapy from various institutions in Delhi including Institute of Physically Handicapped. In addition two DCNT students are imparted training in neurophysiology per year.


4.   The department is also active in research activities and publishes in both national and international journals of repute.


5.   Numerous National and International CMEs, Updates, Symposia and Conferences are being organized by the department from time to time.


Achievements by the Faculty


Dr Debashish Chowdhury


1.      Commonwealth Fellowship in Stroke Medicine at Western General Hospital Edinburgh, U.K.

2.      Summer School on Headache and Related Disorders at Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K., Conducted by European Headache Federation and British Association for the Study of Headache

3.      Training in Good Clinical Practice (GCPI) from Harvard Medical International, under Harvard Medical School, USA

4.      Elected as Executive member of Indian Academy of Neurology

5.      Convener of Headache subsection of IAN since 2013

6.      Member of Editorial board of International CGRP forum (Education & Research)



Dr Neera Chaudhry

 

1.      Trained in Epilepsy at Sri Chitra Institute, Trivandrum

2.      Runs Epilepsy surgery programme at the centre

 

Dr. Sanjay Pandey

 

1.      Fellowship in Parkinson disease and movement  disorder, NINOS,BIH, Bethesda, USA

2.      Expert in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorder

3.      Elected as Executive Member Neurological Society of India

 

Dr. Anu Gupta

 

1.      Expert in Neuromuscular diseases &cognitive Neurology

 

Dr. Swapan Gupta

 

1.      Fellowship in epilepsy at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

2.      Expertise in Epilepsy and involved in Comprehensive Epilepsy care program

3.      Won World Federation of Neurology Junior Travelling Fellowship Award 2016

      2017 San Servolo International Advanced Course: Bridging Basic with Clinicl Epileptology - 6, at Venice, Italy






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