AINA Neurology Trainee Award for the
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

2021 Applications are Now Closed. 

About the Awards:
Any in-training neurologist of Indian origin and who is also a first or senior author on an abstract accepted to the American Academy of Neurology meeting is eligible for the award. You must be virtually present at the AINA Annual Meeting in the current year to receive the award. There will be three award winners based upon a review team. The top three abstracts will receive $500, $250, and $100, respectively, and a recognition plaque at the AINA Virtual Meeting.


  • Residents or Fellows of Indian origin currently enrolled in a training program in North America.
  • Should be registered for the AINA Annual Meeting and be present virtually to receive the award.
  • Should be the 1st or senior author of an abstract presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

2021 AINA Neurology Trainee Award Winners - CONGRATULATIONS!

Aravind Ganesh, MD, PhD

Stroke and Cognitive Neurology Fellow, University of Calgary

Residency - MD Neurology Residency, University of Calgary

Medical School- DPhil, University of Oxford.

Abstract Title: Quantifying Changes in Acute Stroke Presentations and Associated Workflow During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Population-based Study

Sushma Kola, MD

Chief Resident at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Upcoming Fellowship - Movement Disorders at Northwestern Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Medical School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Abstract Title: Survival Based on Genetic and Clinical Features in Parkinson's Disease

Nirav Sanghani, MD

Fellow, Neuromuscular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

Residency - Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, Newark,  NJ

Medical School - B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Abstract Title: Adapting the Neurology Resident Clinic Workflow in a Large Urban Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Did it Work?

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