- Additional Professor and Head
- Pradeep P Nair MD, DM, PDF Epilepsy
- Professor (Senior scale)
- Sunil K Narayan MD, DM
- Additional Professor
- Vaibhav Wadwekar MD, DM
- Assistant Professor
- Rajeswari Aghoram MD, DM
- Elavarasi A MD, DM
Neurology department which started functioning since 1986 moved to Super Specialty block in 2009. Currently department has 5 consultants after Dr. Elavarasi joined the department on ad-hoc basis in February 2018, though Dr. Vaibhav Wadwekar is currently pursuing a fellowship in Neuromuscular disorders in SCTIMST, Thiruvanthapuram.
Department conducts DM Neurology, BSc Neurotechnology and PhD courses. Approval has obtained for starting fellowship course in Stroke management, Epilepsy care and Masters in Neurotechnology. Apart from general Neurology clinics the department runs subspecialty clinics such as Stroke, Epilepsy and degenerative disease clinics. These clinics have the highest patient attendance in JIPMER. Department has a stroke and acute neurology intensive Care Unit with 6 beds, a 20 bedded general ward, 3 special wards, stroke recovery ward with rehabilitation facilities and epilepsy ward with comprehensive epilepsy care with 3&4 beds each. The department of Neurology is spearheading acute stroke care offering thrombolysis (so far 46 patients) and carotid intervention programs including stenting (so far 5 patients), and an epilepsy surgery programme in collaboration with departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology (25 patients to date).
State of the art equipment such as Cerebrovascular Dopplers, EEG,Video-EEG, ENMG-EP, Tilt-table/Autonomic Nervous system lab, Computerized Cognitive battery, as well as basic clinical Neurobiology lab facilities such as Microscope, Centrifuge, Deep freezer, ELISA reader, and immunoblot are available in the department for patient care and research. In addition to these we also have a Neurobionics facility with neurostimulation equipment (TMS and tDCS), and Functional Electrical stimulation. Other special neurorehabilitation services are also provided like Robotic Motomed physiotherapy, Motomed arm rehabilitation system, Tyromotion balance system, Action Research arm training. Computerised cognitive battery, Music therapy and mirror therapy.