About the President


Prakash Kotagal, MD, FAAN, FAES 
AINA President 2021-2023

Prakash Kotagal received his medical degree from the University of Madras, India. He trained in Pediatrics at St. Louis University, Pediatric Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, followed by fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology & Epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic as well as Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic in the Pediatric Epilepsy Section.

Dr. Kotagal is an author on 122 papers, 17 editorials/letters and 41 book chapters. He also edited the textbook: The Epilepsies: Etiologies & Prevention. His research interests include: Pediatric Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery, Seizure Semiology, Neurostimulation, New Antiepileptic Drugs and the Relationship between Sleep & Epilepsy.

Dr. Kotagal served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology and is on the editorial boards of several journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He is the current President of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA) and winner of the 2020 AINA Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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