Dr.Ramkumar S

Dr. Ramkumar .S
Associate Professor
Medical Registration number: 
Tamilnadu medical council 82578
OPD Timing: 
9 AM to 2 PM; Tuesday and Thursday
Academic Qualifications: 


Special Area of Interest: 
Movement disorders, Headache, Epilepsy
  1. Rani A, Sugumaran R, Narayan SK. Lack of habituation of visual-evoked potential in the interictal period is not a consistent neurophysiological marker of migraine: A cross-sectional analytical study. J Neurosci Rural Pract. doi: 10.25259/JNRP_33_2024
  2. Kavitha S, Kumari MJ, Ramkumar S, Jayachandran Effect of Chin Tuck Against Resistance (CTAR) Exercise to Improve Swallowing Capacity among Stroke Patients with Dysphagia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Scope. 2023; 13(4): 149-156.
  3. Padmavathy Narayana Sylaja, Jaya Pankajakshi Raghavan Nair, Mahesh Pundlik Kate, Aneesh Dhasan, Vivek Nambiar, Sunil Narayan, Vishnu Renjith, Deepti Arora, Shweta Jain Verma, Meenakshi Sharma, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Himani Khatter, PS Sarma, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, RESTORE Collaborators; Ayurvedic Treatment in the Rehabilitation of Ischemic Stroke Patients in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study Protocol. Cerebrovasc Dis 2023; https://doi.org/10.1159/000530546
  4. Ragavendar, B., Sugumaran, R., Narayan, S.K. et al. Chronic inflammatory axonal polyneuropathy with myositis: a rare presentation. Acta Neurol Belg (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-023-02256-4
  5. Chellasamy RT, Kalyanasundaram A, Munuswamy H, Sugumaran R, Meher RK. Guillain-Barre Syndrome-A Rare Cause of Quadriparesis after the Bentall Procedure for Type A Aortic Dissection. Aorta (Stamford). 2022;10(4):191-193. doi:10.1055/s-0042-1756668
  6. Goel A, Narayan SK, Sugumaran R. Neuropsychiatric features, health-related quality of life, and caregiver burden in parkinson's disease. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2022;25:1147-52
  7. Ashok P, Sugumaran R. Bilateral Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy as a Presentation of Severe Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Report. Neurologist. 2022;27(6):364-366. Published 2022 Nov 1. doi:10.1097/NRL.0000000000000426
  8. Thirumurugesan SL, Delhikumar CG, Karunakar P, Sugumaran R, Biswal N, Kalatheeswaran S. Cervical Dystonia-A Rare Presentation of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 35 [published online ahead of print, 2022 Mar 30]. Indian J Pediatr. 2022;10.1007/s12098-022-04158-4. doi:10.1007/s12098-022-04158-4
  9. Goel, A., Narayan, S.K. & Sugumaran, R. A telephonic survey of health-related quality of life of outpatient department dropout Parkinson’s disease patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta Neurol Belg 122, 519–523 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-022-01891-7
  10. Goel, A., Sugumaran, R. & Narayan, S.K. Zonisamide in Parkinson’s disease: a current update. Neurol Sci 42, 4123–4129 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-021-05550-2
  11. Aghoram R, Wadwekar V, Narayan SK, Nair PP, Ramkumar S, Jain S. Neurology exams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:626-7
  12. Sugumaran R, Narayan SK, Goel A, et al Cord injury after spinal block for caesarean section. Practical Neurology 2021;21:264-265.
  13. Indira Priya D, Sugumaran R, Sunil K N, et al Bobble-head doll syndrome with supra-sellar arachnoid cyst Practical Neurology Published Online First: 22 October 2020. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002666
  14. Hemiplegic cerebral palsy complicated by acute hemidystonia in adulthood Atul Goel, Sunil K Narayan, Ramkumar Sugumaran Neurol Clin Pract Sep 2020, 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000931; DOI: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000931
  15. A Case of Megaloblastic Pancytopenia With Normal Mean Cell Volume – Case Report, published in e journal, the official journal of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University
  16. A study on clinical evaluation of headache in adult epileptic patients – a cross sectional descriptive study – Original article, published in e journal, the official journal of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University

Conference Presentations:

  1. Neuroacanthocytosis- case series (3 new families) from tamilian population with homozygous novel vps13a mutations: an experience from tertiary referral center in south india – First prize paper for the IAN - A. V. Srinivasan – Deepak Arjundas Award for Neurogenetics in Indian Academy of Neurology Conference 2023
  2. Iatrogenic breathing arm syndrome - Platform presentation in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry association of neurologists conference 2023
  3. Caregiver’s burden of Parkinson’s disease in India: A cross-sectional observational study – Award paper presentation in Indian Academy of Neurology Conference 2021
  4. A study on public awareness of risk factors for stroke and history of transient ischemic attacks in middle Cerebral artery ischemic stroke patients – Poster presentation in Indian Academy of Neurology Conference 2016
  5. A study on correlation between radiological severity and functional outcome in middle cerebral artery Ischemic stroke patients – Poster in 10 th world stroke congress, Hyderabad, India
  6. A study on clinical profile of headache in young women – Original article, Platform presentation in Indian Academy of Neurology Conference 2015.


  1. Annals of indian academy of neurology
  2. BMJ case reports.
  3. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
  4. Annals of medicine
  5. Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics
  6. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
Positions Held: 

 Memberships and administrative duties:

  • Member Indian Society for Sleep Research
  • Member of Ataxia Global Initiative
  • Member of international Parkinson and movement disorder society
  • Member of International Headache Society
  • Member of Indian academy of neurology
  • Member of Indian Epilepsy Association
  • Member of Indian Medical Association
  • Member of Pondicherry Association of Neuroscientists (PANS)
  • Member of Tamilnadu & Pondicherry Association of Neurologists (TAN)
  • Member of JIPMER scientific society
  • Member – interdepartmental PGRMC committee
  • Member of JIPMER Brain Death Committee
  • Member condemnation committee for College of Nursing, RCC All Ward & OPD
  • Departmental member of JIPMER Quality Council
  • Departmental fire and safety officer, JIPMER
  • Departmental GeM purchasing officer.
  • Departmental nodal officer for JIPMER web content
  • Departmental nodal officer for CMCHIS.
Special Clinics: 

Tuesday (Stroke Clinic) and Thursday (Neurodegenerative diseases and General Neurology) clinic