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  • 15 May 2019 1:04 PM | Deleted user

    2019 AINA Annual Meeting Photos

    Please be sure to check out the AINA Annual Meeting Photos. If you have any additional photos that were taken, please send them along to the AINA Office at

  • 15 May 2019 5:08 AM | Deleted user

    Dear AINA community:

    It has been an honor to lead the Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) for the past two years. Looking back, I am pleased with the following accomplishments:

    1.    Starting a resident and fellow section to engage our future members

    2.    Significant expansion of the number of Life members.

    3.    Establishment of a geographically diverse Membership committee

    4.    Two successful Annual meetings with robust attendance

    5.    Increased AINA presence at subspecialty conferences

    6.    Continued partnership with the Indian Academy of Neurology

    7.    Continued strong relationship with the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation

    Thank you to my colleagues on the Executive Committee and Membership Committee, and our management company Badger Bay Co for their support of AINA. I am glad to be involved with the AINA Board for two more years as our organization grows further under the leadership of Dr. Sanjay Singh.

    -Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, FAAN

  • 02 May 2019 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2019 AINA Tarang Newsletter is now available! Please click here to view. This Newsletter maintains a summary of the prior year's events, awards, recognitions, and activities to report about neurologists of Indian origin.

    The Tarang complements our website and monthly update emails in order to provide information about our organization, medical and professional topics, and upcoming professional meetings of interest to our readers.

  • 25 Apr 2019 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Annual Meeting Speaker 
    Neurology Practice Update - 
    Dr. Raghav Govindarajan, University of Missouri Health Care

    A Treatment for Adult Patients With Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibody Positive Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (gMG)

    For the 2019 Annual Meeting, we look forward to sharing a neurology practice update from Dr. Raghav Govindarajan.

    Raghav Govindarajan, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Associate Medical Director Neurology Clinic and Sleep Disorders Clinic, ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence Director, MDA Care Center Director, AANEM Certified Center of Excellence EMG Lab Director, and Clerkship Director at the University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia.

    Dr. Govindarajan is a fellow of American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American College of Physicians, College of Physicians of Philadelphia and an inducted member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gold Humanism Honor Society and Sigma Xi. He is a life member of Association of Indian Neurologists in America, member of American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Govindarajan has received more than fifty teaching and mentorship awards, several peer recognition awards, scholarships, and leadership honors.  Dr.  Govindarajan is a published author in peer reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology®, Journal of clinical neuroscience, and more. Dr. Govindarajan received his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India. He completed his internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Florida and his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • 21 Apr 2019 9:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 AINA Neurology Trainee Awards Announced 

    AINA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 AINA Neurology Trainee Awards. There were over 25 abstracts that were reviewed this year - an AINA record!  The process was very competitive to determine the final winners! These winners will be presented a Trainee Award during the AINA Annual Meeting on Monday evening, May 6th at the Le Meridien Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. We look forward to seeing you all there and recognizing these excellent trainees! Register now here!

    1st Place:

    Neal Parikh - Liver Fibrosis and Outcomes after Primary Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    2nd Place:

    Aravind Ganesh Factors Associated with Discrepancy Between Post-treatment Infarct Volume and 90-day Functional Outcome in the ESCAPE Randomized Controlled Trial

    Runner Ups:

    Shamik Shah TBI and PTSD are associated with higher risk of Ischemic Stroke in veteran population: VA retrospective study

    Parneet Grewal - Improving field Identification of Large vessel occlusion: A retrospective review analysis

    Saurav Das Tumors in the cauda equina: a SEER analysis of tumor types and predictors of outcome

    Congratulations to these winners! What great work being showcased by these individuals, as well as all of the trainee abstracts. An exciting time in Neurology!

  • 08 Apr 2019 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next week, it is a matter of great honour and privilege to invite you all to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India for attending BRAINSTORM 2019, a joint collaborative educational venture of Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN), Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and PGIMER, Chandigarh to be held from April 12-13-14, 2019.

    A galaxy of speakers from all these organisations are jointly working hard to provide an academic feast, which can satiate the desire of everyone with everything, especially for budding neurologists. The scientific program will cover a large number of neurological disorders like
    Neuro-ophthalmology, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Ataxia and Neuro-Infections.

  • 02 Apr 2019 7:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last summer, Dr. Zain Guduru, an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky, interviewed the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Vinay Chaudhry. Please listen in on the interview and hear more about Dr. Chaudhry and his experiences!

    Please click here for the interview

  • 02 Apr 2019 6:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA is now seeking Executive Committee members for upcoming terms. If you are interested in serving on the AINA Executive Committee for the period of 2019-2021, please send a 2-3 paragraph statement of interest with information on your current position and ideas that you have to move AINA forward in the coming years. Please share this to the AINA Office by April 25th, and will be reviewed by the AINA Executive Committee. Thanks in advance for your interest in leadership of our growing Association! 

  • 28 Mar 2019 5:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On behalf of the AINA Executive Committee, I would like to invite you to join us for the 36th AINA Annual Meeting. Come see old colleagues and make new friends in the City of Brotherly Love.

    We are pleased to welcome Dr. David Holtzman, President of the American Neurological Association, as our keynote speaker this year. We have received a record number of applications for the AINA resident and trainee awards and we are delighted to recognize this year’s AINA Lifetime Achievement award winner, Dr. Ram Ayyar.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon at this year’s AINA Annual Meeting.

    -Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, FAAN

    AINA President

  • 27 Mar 2019 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Khatri is Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati. She is well known as a leading authority on acute stroke trials dealing with thrombolysis and stroke intervention. She served as lead author for the PRISMS trial, investigating role of thrombolysis in patients with mild stroke. The ESO thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke guidelines are published in the European Stroke Journal. Congrats to Dr. Khatri!

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