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  • 22 Aug 2018 8:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA Member Dr. Usha Misra leads trial that was published in the August 2018 Journal of the American Medical Association regarding fludrocortisone in TB meningitis. 

    Safety and Efficacy of Fludrocortisone in the Treatment of Cerebral SaltWasting in PatientsWith Tuberculous Meningitisl  A Randomized Clinical Trial 

    For more information, please click here for the full article. Congratulations to Dr. Misra!

  • 13 Jul 2018 7:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA Member Dr. Pooja Khatri, MD, MSc, from the Department of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati, served as lead author of the long-awaited PRISMS trial in the July 2018 Journal of the American Medical Association regarding the PRISMS Randomized Clinic Trial: 

    Effect of Alteplase vs Aspirin on Functional Outcome for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Minor Nondisabling Neurologic Deficits

    For more information, please click here for the full article. Congratulations to Dr. Khatri!

  • 18 Jun 2018 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Kapil Sethi's article was featured in the June 2018 "The Lancet" titled: All about water buffaloes and refusing to be boring. Dr. Sethi is a previous AINA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and AINA Lifetime Member.

    View the first paragraph of his article and click here to read more!

    You may know him as Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University (Augusta, GA, USA), as director of the College’s Movement Disorders Program (1985–2016), or perhaps as director of its National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence (2000–2009). You may know him from the many (many) clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease, restless legs syndrome, and other movement disorders with which he has been involved. Many of you will know him best as your teacher— the expert in movement disorders who tried to make your medical training more meaningful, more relevant, and whenever possible, more fun. His own primary school teachers back in the Punjabi town of Sultanpur, however, knew him as the little rascal who used to run away from school and who had to be dragged back to class (yes, truly held on jute mats under a shade tree). While he tells me his story, I wonder if what I write should be a tribute to him or to those teachers, whose brilliant educational diagnosis and application of the right treatment planted the seed that grew into those different Kapils we know today.

  • 31 May 2018 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr. Mike Sharma, Professor of Neurology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada, was one of the lead authors of the NAVIGATE-ESUS study published online May 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large international study compared rivaroxaban vs. aspirin for stroke prevention in patients with stroke of undetermined etiology. Click here for more information.

  • 31 May 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AINA is pleased to continue to grow our Association of Indian Neurologists in America. We have welcomed many new lifetime members over the last few months, along with in training members and annual members! Please join us in welcoming these great new lifetime members that joined us in May!

    • Arun Antony  
    • Archana Hinduja 
    • Atul Kalanuria  
    • Santosh Murthy  
    • Kiran Patil  
    • Huned Patwa  
    • Thirukan Swaminathan   
    • Ashish Vyas

  • 29 May 2018 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The mission of the International Liaison Committee is to coordinate overseas activities of AINA. If you have interest, please send a 1-2 paragraph statement of interest to the AINA Office for review and consideration.

  • 23 May 2018 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2018 PALF Class Ready to Change the World Through Advocacy
    *From the AAN - Guest Writer Javier Cardenas

    Last weekend, 30 AAN members graduated from the 16th annual Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum (PALF), the AAN’s prestigious, award-winning leadership program. They joined 443 graduates from 47 states (along with Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico) and 17 other countries. 

    Each advocate also received legislative training, which consisted of mock congressional office visits to support the solutions to the opioid crisis that the AAN is currently pushing on Capitol Hill. The advocates concluded the weekend with an action plan to move forward on an issue they’re most passionate about, such as increased research funding and better stroke care for minority populations.

    • Nikesh Bajaj, DO - Illinois
    • Lori Billinghurst, MD, MSc, FRCPC - Pennsylvania
    • Melissa Fellman, MD - Florida
    • Jessica Gautreaux, MD - Louisiana
    • Barbara  Giesser, MD - California
    • Hilda Guerra, MD - Minnesota
    • Heidi Henninger, MD - Maine
    • James Hillis, MBBS, DPhil - Massachusetts
    • Sean Horrigan, DO - Massachusetts
    • Chinazom Ibegbu , MD, MA - New York
    • Rebecca Ichord, MD - Pennsylvania
    • Joseph Kamtchum Tatuene, MD - United Kingdom
    • Mustafa Khan, MD - New York
    • Antonio Moya, MD, MPH - New York
    • Kristi Nord, MD - Indiana
    • Meghan O'Neill, MD - Illinois
    • Temitayo Oyegbile, MD, PhD - District of Columbia
    • Wesley Reynolds, MD - Colorado
    • Logan Schneider, MD - California
    • Vishal Shah, MD - California
    • Neeraj Singh, MD - New York
    • Amaal Starling, MD - Arizona
    • Kara Stavros, MD - Rhode Island
    • Lekhjung Thapa, MD, DM - Nepal
    • Philip Tipton, MD - Florida
    • Carey Wilson, MD - Utah
    • Andrew  Wilson, MD, MS, MBA - California
    • Allan Wu, MD - California
    • Crystal Yeo, MD, PhD- Texas
    • Marcus Yountz, MD - Massachusetts
  • 21 May 2018 7:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Effective April 30th, 2018, Aashit K. Shah, M.D. was appointed as the Section Chief of Neurology in the Department of Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic . Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized leader in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, research, and education. He comes to Carilion with a strong history of leadership, and having garnered many honors and awards.

    Dr. Shah recently served as the Interim Chair of Neurology for Wayne State University School of Medicine. He serves as the Specialist-in-Chief of Neurology at Detroit Medical Center and directs their Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

    He previously has held numerous positions including the Program Director for the Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship and Associate Chair of Neurology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.

    Dr. Shah’s main clinical interest is epilepsy management and treatment, including surgical treatment of epilepsy, EEG monitoring in the ICU and intracranial EEG monitoring, and management of epilepsy through the life cycle including during pregnancy and in the elderly. He joins Carilion at a pivotal time in the growth of our neuroscience clinical care endeavors, epilepsy medical and surgical programs, and research. Dr. Shah is involved in the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, the ROW Foundation, and is Chair of the Clinical Practice Workgroup for the American Epilepsy Society.

    Dr. Shah has recently joined the Editorial team of Epilepsia, the most widely read journal in epilepsy. His scholarly contributions include medical editor and reviewer for numerous journals such as eMedicine for WebMD, Neurology, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurocritical Care, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, and the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Shah is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.  He is a recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Teaching Award and has been voted a “Best Doctor in America” numerous times. Dr. Shah is actively involved in clinical trials, grants, and contracts at both national and international levels. He has published over 165 abstracts and has contributed to 92 peer-reviewed publications, review articles, book chapters, letters to the editor, and case reports. He is a much sought after speaker internationally and has maintained a busy national presence in CME education.

    Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and his residency in Neurology followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

    Please join me in congratulating Dr. Shah in his new role.

  • 30 Apr 2018 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues:

    The 35th annual meeting of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA), held in Los Angeles, was a great success. There was record-high attendance and it was very gratifying to see residents and fellows attend, as well as many other first-time attendees. Please take some time to check out the photo album collected at the Annual Meeting. Any photos, please send along to the AINA Office, and we will add as well!

    At the meeting, we were treated to excellent presentations on the future of neurology and new advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. AINA was able to celebrate the outstanding achievements of members of our community and bestow its annual Lifetime Achievement award.

    On behalf of the Executive Committee, I encourage you to become involved in new AINA initiatives. I look forward to seeing you at upcoming AINA events.

    -Seemant Chaturvedi, MD, FAAN

    AINA President

  • 19 Apr 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2018 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.

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