Dear AINA members,

Welcome to the series of ‘Reflecting with AINA’. AINA is a unique organization, overflowing with talent and experience among its members. Through the medium of these episodes, I have the privilege of interviewing and introducing these members to you. We will be advancing the vital missions of AINA by recognizing the contributions of individuals who advance the field of neurology and networking with the Leaders in Neurology.

Conversations, networking, brainstorming and a lot more will be shared through these monthly episodes.

Join me in meeting with our exemplary colleagues and members as they share and reflect upon their career and life experiences.

~ Geetanjali Rathore, MD


  • Episode 1 - Reflecting with P.N Sylaja, MD, FRCP, FESO, FIAN
    Welcome to the launch of Reflecting with AINA. September is Women in Medicine month and we would like to recognize and honor all the amazing Indian women neurologists that are members of AINA. This month I get the privilege of introducing to you two exemplary women leaders in neurology.

    In this episode, I have the privilege of talking with Dr Sylaja P.N. Professor and Head of Neurology at the Comprehensive stroke Care Program, SCTIMST, Trivandrum. Dr. Sylaja completed her Stroke fellowship from the University of Calgary and has led many Stroke programs in India. She is a past President of the Indian Stroke Association and currently serves as a Board of directors for the World Stroke organization. She is true leader in Stroke care in India and internationally. She is also extremely well published with nearly 200 peer reviewed papers and 4 book chapters to her name.

  • Episode 2: Reflecting with Vineeta Singh, MD
    Continuing our celebration of Women in Medicine, it is my pleasure and privilege to introduce to you Dr. Vineeta Singh, Professor of neurology at the UCSF . She is leading the vascular neurology and critical care clinical programs at the Weill institute of Neurosciences and San Francisco general hospital. She is also a leading researcher with many NIH funded studies and several impactful publications. Dr. Singh has served as the fellowship director of the NCC fellowship program at UCSF and received many awards for her excellence in teaching. Not only is Dr. Singh a leader in education, research and critical care, but she is also a pioneer in being the first women president of AINA. Dr. Singh continues to mentor and inspire the younger Indian women neurologist to excel and advance their careers.

    Please encourage your Indian colleagues to become members of AINA, if not already a member. There are many benefits, personal and professional. For any questions please contact the AINA Office at AINA@badgerbay.co

  • Episode 3: Reflecting with Sanjay Singh, MD, FAAN, FANA
    In this episode I have the pleasure of talking with AINA's Past President, Dr. Sanjay Singh.  Dr. Singh is the Chairman & Professor of the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of Neurological Services at CHI Health-Creighton University Medical Center and is the past President of the Medical Staff at CHI Health-Creighton University Medical Center. He previously served as the Vice Chairman (Education) at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the Program Director of the Creighton-Nebraska Joint Neurology Residency Program.

    Dr. Singh is the author of the 'Locatelli & Singh's Handbook of Neurology' and has authored numerous articles and also a few Book Chapters.

    He is the 2021 recipient of the AAN's Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award as well as numerous other awards and honors including the A.B. Baker Teacher recognition award (AAN), the UNMC Chancellor's Gold U Award & Kudos award of the Board of Regents award for University of Nebraska.

    His research includes a novel neuroprotection which prevents brain cells from dying, as happens in neurological disorders like Dementia.

  • Episode 4: Reflecting with Prakash Kotagal, MD, FAAN, FAES
    Coming soon!

About the Host
Geetanjali Rathore, MD, is a Pediatric Neurologist and the Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Neuromuscular Program at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. She is a Member of the AINA Executive committee and the President of the Pediatric Chapter. Besides Neurology, Geetanjali is passionate about advocating for children, women, minorities and all underserved/represented. She is the chair of the Antiracism Committee and President of the WESTRIVE, the women engagement program at UNMC. She also serves on Nebraska Epilepsy foundation and Department of Health, Newborn Screening Advisory Boards. Geetanjali is from Jodhpur, Rajasthan and lives in Omaha with her husband and daughter. Being an AINA member gives her immense pride and sense of belonging to a great culture and community.

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