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> Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Neelu Desai caters to treatment of children with-
  • Neurological emergencies- status epilepticus, meningoencephalitis, coma, stroke
  • Complex epilepsy- drug responsive and refractory epilepsy with special competence in presurgical evaluation, Ketogenic diet and other alternative therapies.
  • Developmental disorders- Autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy
  • Neurometabomic disorders
  • Neuromuscular diseases
Her special interest is in the emerging field of Neuroimmunology and Epilepsy surgery.
She also specializes in electrophysiology reporting including EEG, EMG/Nerve conduction study and Evoked Potentials.

Dr. Neelu Desai is a full time Hospital Based Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. She is also an Honorary Consultant in Child Neurology at LTM Medical College and Sion Hospital, Mumbai. PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai is one of the pioneer and best institutes in India for Comprehensive Child Neurology Services and is a tertiary referral centre for child neurology from all over India and neighbouring countries.

Dr Neelu Desai is a focused, diligent and compassionate Child Neurologist with more than 12 years of experience in the field. She has a keen interest in managing children with refractory epilepsy, demyelinating disorders and cerebral palsy. She is an active member of the Child Development Centre at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai which provides holistic rehabilitation and early intervention to children with neurological diseases. Dr. Neelu Desai has a love for teaching and academics with a five year teaching experience as a lecturer in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology. She is also a teacher for  DNB Paediatrics and MUHS accredited Pediatric Neurology fellowships at Hinduja hospital.

Dr. Neelu Desai did her initial Child Neurology training at BJ Wadia Children’s hospital, Mumbai for 5 years as a lecturer. This is one of the best, multidisciplinary tertiary care Paediatric super specialty hospitals in public sector of Mumbai and India and a topmost tertiary referral centre for neurological patients from all over India.

She furthered her knowledge in the field of Child neurology and epilepsy at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and was the recipient of the prestigious Bill Marshall Fellowship which is given annually to one doctor from South Asia. This prestigious institute is one of the best centres in world for research in childhood illnesses. She worked as a Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Neurology and was an integral part of the Child Neurology team where she gained excellent experience in Complex epilepsy, Electrophysiology as well as Clinical Neurology and contributed for various research projects. 

In past, she has headed the Joint Cerebral Palsy Clinic and Child Development Centre at Jupiter Hospital, Thane which provides a holistic care for children with cerebral palsy. She is also involved in training of the electrophysiology technicians and maintaining quality control. 



Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London. 2008-09

M.D. (Paediatrics) B.Y.L. Nair Hospital 2001 Mumbai

DNB, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai 2002

M.B.B.S. LTM Medical college 1997 Mumbai


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