Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Consultant Neurologist,
Apollo Hospitals,
Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad- 500 033





1) M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery)

 Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore           

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.                     1994


2) M.D. (Doctor of Medicine- General/Internal Medicine)

Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.                     1998


3) D.M. (Doctor of Medicine-Higher Speciality in Neurology)

Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.                     2001


Career Snapshot

         MD (General Medicine) and DM (Neurology) with over 33 years of experience as healthcare professional, inclusive of over 22 years’ dedicated service as Consultant Neurologist with reputed hospitals / healthcare foundations.

         Presently associated with Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad with the merit of playing a pivotal role in the accreditation of the DISEASE-OR-CONDITION SPECIFIC ACCREDITATION by the JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL for the ACUTE STROKE PROGRAM existing in the hospital.

         Noted for education and training of medical students (under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate) and contributions made towards research including several drug trials as well as intervention trials.

         Proficient at diagnosing illnesses and prescribing and administrating appropriate treatment/ medication for various ailments or diseases affecting various parts of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system.

         Deft in patient counselling and training subordinates in Protocol-based management of cases.

         Experienced in routine administration of personnel & resources. Strong communication skills, analytical ability and capability to perform under stress and strenuous conditions.


Organisational Experience


      Since Sep’04 with Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad as Consultant Neurologist

(The largest Healthcare Group in Asia)


      Apr’01 to Aug’04 with Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore as Assistant Professor of Neurology

(The largest multi-specialty hospital in South India which caters to several states in India including Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkand, Chattisgarh and Bihar)


Core Functional Strengths


-Medicine Practice          -Consultancy, Research              -Writing          -Teaching, Training



         Teaching Neurology to undergraduate MBBS students, Physiotherapy and Nursing students and conducting their examinations which includes theory papers, practicals and viva-voce examinations.

         Diagnosing, treating and managing patients with neurological disorders.

         Treating patients and providing consultancy service for disorders affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system (peripheral nerves-cranial nerves included), or the autonomic nervous system (parts of which are located in both central and peripheral nervous system).

         Providing treatment for some conditions in the musculoskeletal system.

         Pursuing scientific projects and reporting results of original research.

         Supervising treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

q       Headache disorders (like migraine), Epilepsy & Seizure disorders

q       Neurodegenerative disorders (like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)

q       Stroke

q       Sleep disorders, Depression, Organic Psychosis

q       Infections of the brain and spinal cord

q       Movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia, Wilson disease, Huntington disease, Neuroacanthocytosis, etc.

q       Autoimmune disorders like G B syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, ADEM, etc.

q       Disorders of the spinal cord, peripheral and neuromuscular junctions

q       States like coma

q       Speech and language disorders


Medicine Practice

         Handling of casualty, seriously ill, dangerously ill In-Patients.

         Experience in History-taking, undertaking routine & diagnostic investigations & daily ward rounds.

         Co-ordinating with the emergency team to ensure prompt response to emergencies.

         Interfacing across specialities to ensure world class standards of patient care.

         Ensuring and monitoring administration of appropriate drugs to patients.

         Handling patient counselling sessions.

         Obtaining informed consent for various procedures and treatments.


Teaching, Training & Administration

          Taking theoretical and practical sessions in Neurology and medicine subjects.

         Conceptualising and imparting on-the-job training to new fellow employees and other staff.

         Implementing policies that promote & protect health, safety, security, and the quality of work life, the environment and organisational effectiveness.

         Planning staffing needs, recruitment & manage personnel assigned to the facility.

         Liaising with speciality hospitals/ specialists for better patient care.


Selected Accomplishments at:


Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad

          Actively contributed to the Acute Stroke Program by writing several articles. Participated in the successful effort made by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, to acquire the prestigious DISEASE-OR-CONDITION- SPECIFIC ACCREDITATION by the JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL for the ACUTE STROKE PROGRAM existing in the hospital.

         Serving as mainstay in the creation of the Acute Stroke Program at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, which involved extensive writing for various aspects of stroke. These are as follows:

I           Creation of the protocol document for the acute stroke program

I          Writing algorithms for triaging patients entering the acute stroke program

I          In depth research for collecting information on acute stroke management

I          Helped in the creation of data entry forms for Emergency Department for the program

I          Successfully created:

         Step-by-step instruction manual for administration of thrombolytic

         Instruction manual for administration of Factor VIIa in hemorrhagic stroke patients

         Check-list for inclusion and exclusion of patients in the acute stroke program

         Nurse’s chart for monitoring of patients during thrombolysis

         Document providing instructions for secondary stroke prevention

         Guidelines for evaluation of patients presenting with first-ever stroke

         Database of information on various stroke programs worldwide

I          Adapted the NIH Stroke Scale form, Barthel Index form and Modified Rankin Scale for local population.

I          Provided instruction manual for management of hypertension during acute stroke treatment

I          Wrote the material for patient information regarding stroke

I          Helped in the creation of patient information material for stroke rehabilitation, patient information booklets regarding the role of physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc.

I          Made power point presentations during discussions on various aspects of the stroke program

I          Created PDF documents for circulation among the team members and for posting at the company website

I          Provided expert advice in utilizing online resources for all the above activities, and also in various aspects of stroke management as well as in computers and internet to update the company website with regard to the newly acquired accreditation

I          Developed protocols for patient management in Status Epilepticus and for acute management of neurologically ill patients in the ICU.

I           Streamlined existing systems in acute management of neurologically ill patients

         Also made notable contributions towards the accreditation for the Acute Stroke Program:

I           Educated Junior Doctors in the hospital to various aspects of the stroke program

I           Participated in the education of nurses and technical support staff

I           Made presentations to groups of local physicians to sensitize them to the acute stroke program

I           Conducted CME programs for General Practitioners within city as well as in districts

I          Addressed local civic bodies to sensitize them to the emergency treatment of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

          Recognized for contributions made towards writing articles outside the Acute Stroke Program, Epilepsy, and others, including:

I           Creation of:

         Document on protocol-based treatment of patients presenting with epilepsy

          Guidelines for management of status epilepticus

          Data entry forms for epilepsy cases

          Large database of our epilepsy patients

I           Conducted statistical analysis of epilepsy patients in Excel database

I          Prepared papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals regarding stroke, epilepsy, vitamin b12 deficiency, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, sural nerve biopsy, etc

I          Published review articles on Positron emission tomography, memantine, recombinant factor VII for intracerebral hemorrhage for peer-reviewed journals

         Held Special lecture sessions for medical, nursing, and physiotherapy students during the Acute Stroke Program training.

         Developed hospital-based stroke-treatment protocols in Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad

         Participated in the Stroke accreditation program from JCI for Apollo Hospital


Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore

          Played a vital role in the establishment of the:

I          Neurology department and created the protocols for management of various neurological disorders in the hospital.

I          Electrophysiology lab in the hospital as well as training of the technicians to run the lab

I          Started the acute stroke program in the hospital,

I          Co-authored a textbook of electroencephalography

I          Actively participated in teaching undergraduates, postgraduate students



Noteworthy Accomplishments Across Assignments


          Delivered lectures for undergraduates as well as graduate medical students.

          Closely coordinated the students’ preparation of academic paper presentation for various conferences and participated in their evaluation for the course material.

          Helped post-graduate students in their collection of case material for dissertations

          Delivered lectures for physiotherapy (under-graduate) students and to undergraduate nursing students (at Apollo).

          Developed and organized neurology department in 2 district multi-specialty hospitals.

          Helped in training and supervision of electrophysiology staff in these hospitals.

          Helped build reputation as centers of excellence

          Provided 24-hours round the clock neurology services in these hospitals single-handedly

          Extended community-care services through in-house camps

          Conducted several district-level free neurology camps for community out-reach

          Improved standards of care of in-patient neurology case-load

          Provided round-the-clock neurology services for ICU patients

          Implemented acute stroke thrombolysis program

          Mobilized resources within hospital to improve response-times for acute stroke patients

          Created and implemented treatment protocols for various acute neurological conditions

          Helped to establish criteria for inclusion and exclusion of patients into the acute stroke program

          Instrumental in mobilizing stroke rehabilitation program within hospital

          Developed the department as a model of care for stroke patients

          Helped improve standards in the EEG lab and maintain standards in EMG lab.

          Provided Botox therapy for patients requiring it




In Peer-reviewed Journals

1. V Markandeyulu, T P Joseph, T Solomon, J Jacob, S Kumar, C Gnanamuthu. Stiff-man syndrome in childhood. J R Soc Med. 2001; 94: 296-7.

2. E. Joseph, S. Singh, S Kumar. Diffuse symmetrical intracerebral dystrophic deep gray-white matter junction calcification in extensive arteriovenous fistulae. Neurol India (In Press).

3. Sudhir Kumar. Adverse effects due to poor patient understanding of the antiepileptic medication prescriptions. Indian Pediatr 2003; 40: 801-2

4. Sudhir Kumar. Inappropriate prescription of corticosteroids in respiratory infections. Indian Pediatr 2003; 40:1111.

5. Sudhir Kumar. Recurrent seizures: An unusual manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency. Neurol India 2004; 52:122-3.

6. Sudhir Kumar. Overweight and obesity in children. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41:200.

7. Sudhir Kumar. Overdiagnosis of cerebral malaria in patients admitted with neurological dysfunction. Q J Med 2003; 96: 688.

8. Sudhir Kumar. Medically unexplained symptoms. J R Soc Med 2003; 96: 422.

9. Sudhir Kumar. Representation of South Asian people in randomised trials: study results are interesting but not final word. Br Med J. 2003; 327: 394.

10. Singh S, Kumar S, Joseph M, Gnanamuthu C, Alexander M. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis presenting as subdural haematoma. Australasian Radiology 2005;49:101-3.

11. Sudhir Kumar. Management of shock in children with severe P. falciparum malaria. Q J Med 2003; 96: 778.

12. Kumar S, Alexander M, Markandeyulu V, Gnanamuthu C. Guillain-Barre syndrome presenting in the anti-HIV seroconversion period. Neurol India 2003; 51: 559.

13. Sudhir Kumar. Nimesulide: How safe is it? Natl Med J India 2003; 16: 233-4.

14. Sudhir Kumar. Predicting long-term morbidity in Indian patients with ischemic stroke. Neurol India. 2003; 51:285-6. 

15. Sudhir Kumar. Steroid-induced myopathy following a single oral dose of prednisolone. Neurol India. 2003; 51: 554-6.

16. Sudhir Kumar. Prophylaxis of depression in older people. Br J Psychiatry. 2003; 183:365.

17. Sudhir Kumar. Management of ocular myasthenia gravis coexisting with thyroid ophthalmopathy. Neurol India. 2003; 51:283-4.

18. Sudhir Kumar. Missed and delayed diagnosis of neonatal meningitis. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41:959

19. Sudhir Kumar. Distal asymmetric spinal muscular atrophy involving upper limbs. Indian Pediatr 2003; 40:1211-2

20. Sudhir Kumar. Health of indigenous people- health of aboriginal communities can be improved by innovative methods. Br Med J. 2003; 327: 988

21. Sudhir Kumar. Differentiating traumatic neuritis from poliomyelitis. Natl Med J India. 2003; 16: 232-3.

22. Sudhir Kumar. Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting with an acute reversible extrapyramidal syndrome. Neurol India. 2004; 52:507-9.

23. Sudhir Kumar. Anticonvulsant-hypersensitivity syndrome in a child. Neurol India. 2003; 51: 427

24. Sudhir Kumar. Prognosis in children with head injury: Inaccuracies in the analysis. Neurol India 2003; 51: 427-8.

25. Sudhir Kumar. Syncope. Physician's Digest 2003-04 Dec-Jan; Vol. 12( 5): 15-20

26. Sudhir Kumar. Delayed diagnosis of myasthenia gravis due to prior empirical therapy with corticosteroids. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2003; 6:171-2.

27. S Kumar, Hannah V, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Rapidly progressive dementia as a presenting feature of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2003; 6:167-70.

28. Sudhir Kumar. Factors leading to underdiagnosis or under-reporting of AIDS. Trop doct. 2005; 35:124.

29. Sudhir Kumar. Improving clinical course in congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41:1171.

30. Sudhir Kumar. Artemether in children with severe malaria. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41:520-1.

31. Sudhir Kumar. Unusual cause of recurrent flaccid paralysis in a child. Neurol India. 2004; 52:126.

32. Sudhir Kumar. Clinical characteristics of organophosphate-induced delayed polyneuropathy. Neurol India. 2004; 52:128-9.

33. Sudhir Kumar. Mechanical ventilation in Guillain-Barre syndrome. Neurol India. 2003; 51:559-60.

34. Sudhir Kumar. Nadroparin in acute ischemic stroke. Neurol India. 2004; 52:273-4.

35. Sudhir Kumar. Factors affecting functional recovery in ischemic stroke. Neurol India 2003; 51:561.

36. Kumar S, Alexander M, Joseph M, Gnanamuthu C. Symmetrical peripheral gangrene: association with adrenaline administration. Critical Care Asia 2004;2(1):19-21

37. Sudhir Kumar. Conversion disorder in childhood. J R Soc Med. 2004; 97:98

38. S Kumar, M. Alexander, C. Gnanamuthu. Recent experience with Rett Syndrome at a tertiary care center. Neurol India 2004; 52:494-5.

39. S Kumar, N. Kesavalu, E. Chandy. Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges in a child with solitary cysticercus granuloma. Neurol India 2004; 52:523-4.

40. S Kumar, M. Alexander, C. Gnanamuthu. Refractory status epilepticus due to cerebral venous thrombosis during late pregnancy with successful outcome. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2004; 7:305-8.

41. Sudhir Kumar. A trial of antiparasitic treatment for cerebral cysticercosis.N Engl J Med 2004; 350:1686.

42. Sudhir Kumar. Epidemiological study of neurological disorders. J Indian Med Assoc. 2004; 74:108.

43. Sudhir Kumar. When to start drug therapy in epilepsy. J R Soc Med. 2004; 97:208.

44. Sudhir Kumar. Seizure mimics. Physician's Digest 2004 June-July; 13(2):82-7.

45. Sudhir Kumar. Withdrawal of ventilatory support in the intensive care unit. Natl Med J India 2004; 17:28-9.

46. Sudhir Kumar. Acute reversible mania as a presenting feature of vitamin B12 deficiency. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2004; 7:309-11.

47. Sudhir Kumar. Epilepsia partialis continua stopped by insulin. J R Soc Med 2004; 97:332-3.

48. S Kumar, J Vijayan, J Jacob, S Aaron, M Joseph, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Cervical spine injuries in 64 attempted suicidal hangings in India. Trop Doct 2005;35:198-200.

49. Sudhir Kumar. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41:1050-2.

50. Sudhir Kumar. Paradoxical worsening of neurological status after starting d-penicillamine therapy in a patient with Wilson's disease. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2004; 7:401-402.

51. Sudhir Kumar. Why do doctors make errors? Natl Med J India 2004; 17(1):53-4.

52. Sudhir Kumar. Factors precipitating breakthrough seizures in well-controlled epilepsy. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42:182-3.

53. Sudhir Kumar. Calvarial thickening and cerebellar atrophy following chronic phenytoin usage. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2004; 7:403.

54. Sudhir Kumar. A patient's opinion is often valuable. J Postgrad Med 2004; 50:216.

55. Sudhir Kumar. Memantine:Pharmacological properties and clinical uses. Neurol India 2004:52:307-9.

56. Kumar S, Kumar PR. Mimetic facial paresis. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2004; 7:405.

57. Sudhir Kumar. Severe autonomic dysfunction as a presenting feature of Wilson's disease. J Postgrad Med 2005; 51:75-6.

58. Kumar S, Kumar PR. Skin branding. J Postgrad Med 2004; 50:204.

59. Sudhir Kumar. Wilson's disease presenting as status epilepticus. Indian Pediatr. 2005; 42:492-3.

60. Sudhir Kumar. Tongue biting and epilepsy. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42:296.

61. S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Manual (low-volume) plasmapheresis: an effective and safe therapeutic procedure in acute neurological illnesses. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2004; 7:439-40.

62. Sudhir Kumar. Bisphosphonate therapy for polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. Indian Pediatr. 2004; 41:1069-70.

63. S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Heterogeneity in clinical presentation of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Neurol India. 2004;52:518-9.

64. S Kumar, S Aaron. Internuclear ophthalmoplegia as the sole presenting symptom of inflammatory demyelinating lesion of the brainstem. Neurol India 2004; 52:517-8.

65. Sudhir Kumar. Rheumatological manifestations of leprosy. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2004; 70:250.

66. Sudhir Kumar. Dermatological findings in chronic alcoholics. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 2004; 70:317.

67. S Kumar, Rashmi. Psychosomatic illness among patients attending medical outpatient department. J Indian Med Assoc. 2004; 102:330-1.

68. Sudhir Kumar. Painful mononeuritis multiplex in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42:621-2.

69. S Kumar, S Nair, M Alexander. Carcinomatous meningitis occurring prior to the diagnosis of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix. J Postgrad Med. 2004;50:311-2.

70. S Kumar, P Ravi Kumar. Multi-segmental Neurofibromatosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004; 70:360-2.

71. Sudhir Kumar. Differentiating paralytic rabies from post antirabies vaccine polyradiculoneuropathy. Neurol India 2004; 52:270.

72. Sudhir Kumar, Rashmi. Branding: A harmful practice. Indian Pediatr 2005;42:721.

73. Sudhir Kumar. Oral glucose tolerance test in patients with unexplained peripheral neuropathy. Natl Med J India 2004; 17:206.

74. Sudhir Kumar. Nimodipine in severe head injury. Neurol India 2004;52:392-3

75. Sudhir Kumar. Valproate-induced bleeding: report of two cases and review of literature. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42:833-4.

76. Sudhir Kumar. Neurofibromatosis type 1 manifesting with Tourette syndrome. Neurol India 2005;53:361-2.

77. Sudhir Kumar. Punding in Parkinson's disease related to high-dose levodopa therapy. Neurol India 2005;53:362.

78. Sudhir Kumar. Communications skills: is there a need for training? Natl Med J India 2004; 17:280-1.

79. Sudhir Kumar. Pituitary in psychosis. Br J Psychiatry 2004; 185:437-8.

80. Kumar S, Jacob J. Variablity in the extent of sensory deficit after sural nerve biopsy. Neurol India 2004; 52:436-8.

81. Sudhir Kumar. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis. Thyroid Research & Practice 2005; 2: 12-8.

82. Sudhir Kumar. Calcified vertebral artery and dense basilar artery sign in a patient with basilar territory infarction. Neurol India 2005;53:125.

83. Aaron S, Kumar S, Vijayan J, Jacob J, Alexander M, Gnanamuthu C. Clinical and laboratory features and response to treatment in patients presenting with vitamin B12 deficiency-related neurological syndromes. Neurol India 2005;53:55-8.

84. Kumar S. An uncommon cause of shoulder pain in acute ischaemic stroke. J Indian Med Assoc 2004; 102:594-6.

85. Kumar S, Prabhakar S. Guillain-Barre syndrome occurring in the course of dengue fever. Neurol India 2005;53:250-1.

86. Datta SS, Premkumar TS, Chandy S, Kumar S, Kirubakaran C, Gnanamuthu C, Cherian A. Behaviour problems in children and adolescents with seizure disorder: associations and risk factors. Seizure:European Journal of Epilepsy 2005;14:190-7.

87. Garikapati R, Kumar S, Prabhakar S. ATL in refractory epilepsy with normal MRI-volumetric criteria? Epilepsia 2005; 46:600.

88. Kumar S, Chandy E. Asymmetric depression of amplitude in electroencephalography leading to a diagnosis of ipsilateral cerebral tumor. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2005;8:33-5.

89. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Management of myasthenic crisis. Neurol India 2005;53:241.

90. S Kumar. Preventive therapy of migraine. Neurol India 2005;53:243.

91. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Positron emission tomography in neurological diseases. Neurol India 2005;53:149-55.

92. S Kumar. Chronic daily headaches. Physicians Digest 2005;14(2):22-30.

93. S Kumar. Recombinant activated Factor VII for acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2005;9:11-13.

94. S Kumar, P Ravi Kumar, N Manasseh. Massive pneumocephalus and meningitis following spine instrumentation. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2005;8:55-7.

95. S Kumar. Guillain-Barre syndrome in leprosy patients. Indian J Lepr. 2005;77:162-8.

96. S Kumar. Cranial nerve involvement in leprosy. Indian J Lepr. 2005;77:177-8.

97. S Kumar, Badrinath HR. Early recombinant factor VIIa therapy in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: Promising approach. Neurol India 2006;54:24-7.

98. S Kumar. Plasmapheresis in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Indian Pediatr 2006;43:77-8.

99. SS Datta, S Kumar. Hypomania as an aura in migraine: case report. Neurol India 2006;54:205-6.

100. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Dense basilar artery sign preceding basilar artery territory infarction. Annals of Ind Acad Neurol 2005;8:321-2.

101. SS Datta, S Kumar. Clozapine-responsive cluster headache. Neurol India 2006;54:200-1.

102. SS Datta, R Jacob, S Kumar, S Jeyabalan. A case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis presenting as depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2006; 18: 55-7.

103. SS Datta, TS Premkumar, S Fielding, S Chandy, S Kumar, JM Eagles, A Cherian. Impact of pediatric epilepsy on Indian families. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2006;9:145-51.

104. S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Cranial nerve involvement in patients with leprous neuropathy. Neurol India 2006;54:283-5.

105. S Kumar. Expansion of traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage: treatment implications with recombinant Factor VIIa. Neurol India 2007;55:81.

106. S Kumar. Basilar artery thrombosis. Annals Ind Acad Neurol 2007;10;61-2

107. S Kumar. Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator: Protocol violation is not an option. Neurol India 2007;55:174.

108. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Isolated complete third nerve palsy due to midbrain hemorrhage: clinico-radiological correlation. Annals Ind Acad Neurol 2007;10:187-8.

109. S Kumar, G Sandhya, R Reddy, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Idiopathic transverse myelitis: corticosteroids, plasma exchange, or cyclophosphamide? Neurology 2008; 70:160.

110. S Kumar. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and cerebral ischemic stroke. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73: 433-4.

111. G Rajshekher, S Kumar, S Prabhakar. Reversible electrophysiological abnormalities in hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Indian Pediatrics 2008;45:54-5.

112. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Isolated bilateral ptosis as the presentation of midbrain tuberculoma. Neurol India 2008; 56:212-3.

113. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in acute ischemic stroke. Neurol India 2008;56:399-404.

114. S Kumar, R Reddy, S Prabhakar. Contralateral diaphragmatic palsy in acute stroke: An interesting observation. Ind J Crit Care Med 2009; 13:28-30.

115. S kumar, G Rajshekher, C R Reddy, J Venkateswarlu, S Prabhakar. Intra-sinus thrombolysis in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: single center experience in 19 cases. Neurol India 2010;58:225-9.

116. R Lath, S Kumar, R Reddy, G R Boola, A Ray, S Prabhakar, A Ranjan. Decompressive surgery for severe cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Neurol India 2010;58:392-7.

117. S Bhuvaneshwari, Sujith Chandy, Sudhir Kumar. A prospective, double-blinded, crossover study to determine the equivalence of the serum levels and the peak level toxicity of diphenylhydantoin (Eption ER). Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2012;6:783-786.

118. Varghese GM, Mathew A, Kumar Sudhir, Abraham OC, Trowbridge P, Mathai E. Differential diagnosis of scrub typhus meningitis from bacterial meningitis using clinical and laboratory features. Neurol India 2013;61:17-20

119. Sudhir Kumar, Chenna Rajesh Reddy, Subhashini Prabhakar. Striatal toe. Ann Ind Acad Neurol. 2013;16:304-5

120. S Bhuvaneshwari, Sujith Chandy, Sudhir Kumar. Equivalence of the steady state concentrations of two dosage regimens of phenytoin using computer optimisation programme OPT6. Internaitonal Journal of Pharmaceuticals and Biological Archives. 2013;4:899-902. 


Books, Chapters, monographs

1. Elizabeth Chandy, Sudhir Kumar. Atlas of Electroencephalography in Adult & Child. Mattethra Group Publications, Cochin, India, 2004.

2. Sudhir Kumar. Cerebrovascular diseases in the elderly. In Progressive General Practice- Geriatrics issue. Ed, Alka Ganesh. CME series of Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 2002.

3. Soumitra S. Datta, Sudhir Kumar, K.S. Jacob. Clinical approach to dementia. In Textbook of Psychiatry, Bangalore (In press).

4. Sudhir Kumar. Muscular dystrophies in children and adolescents. In Update in Pediatrics Volume 1, 1st edition, Mathur & Mathur Eds, 2005.

5. Sudhir Kumar. Neonatal Meningitis. In Textbook of Neonatal Emergencies. Ed Prof Suraj Gupte, Peepee Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2006.

6. Sudhir Kumar. Neurocysticercosis. In Recent Advances in Pediatrics. Ed Prof Suraj Gupte (in press)

7. Sudhir Kumar. Febrile seizures. In Recent Advances in Pediatrics. Ed Prof Suraj Gupte (In press).

8. Sudhir Kumar. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. In Update in Pediatrics. Editors Mathur and Mathur (In press).

9. Sudhir Kumar. Endocrine and metabolic myopathies in childhood and adolescence. In Update in Pediatrics, Eds Mathur and Mathur (In press)


Magazines and Newspapers

1. Sudhir Kumar. Neurology. Frontline 2004 July 3-16;21(14):123.

2. Sudhir Kumar. AIDS. Frontline 2004 July 17-30; 21(15):126.

3. Sudhir Kumar. What is muscular dystrophy. The Times of India. dated

4. Sudhir Kumar. When the immune system turns on you. The Deccan Chronicle dated 5th January 2005.

5. Sudhir Kumar. Quota trouble. Frontline 2005 June 18-July 1; 22(13).

6. Sudhir Kumar. Epilepsy. Frontline 2005 November 19-Dec 2; 22(24).


Online Publications in Journals

1. Sudhir Kumar. Urgent need for making decisive legislations banning smoking. Letter to the editor. British Medical Journal. Published online on May 9, 2003.http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/326/7396/962)

2. Sudhir Kumar. Is oral vitamin B12 a perfect replacement for its parenteral form in all clinical situations? Letter to the editor. Published online in Postgraduate Medical Journal on June 5, 2003. (http://pmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/79/930/218)

3. Sudhir Kumar. Lithium is still the first-line drug for prophylaxis of mood disorders. Letter to the editor. British Medical Journal. Published online on May 9, 2003.(http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/326/7396/960)

4. Sudhir Kumar. Serotonergic drugs associated with polyuria: how strong is the association? Letter to editor. Published online in The British Journal of Psychiatry on 19 May, 2003. (http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/eletters/182/4/319)

5. Sudhir Kumar. Over-reporting of asthma among pseudoseizure patients may be a chance finding. Published online in JNNP on June 5, 2003. (http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/74/5/639)

6. Sudhir Kumar. Iron supplementation for unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women. Published online in BMJ on 25 May, 2003.(http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/326/7399/1124#32617)

7. Sudhir Kumar, Mathew Alexander, Chandran Gnanamuthu. Adequate treatment of neurocysticercosis. Published online in Archives of disease in childhood (ACD) on 16 June 2003(http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;88/6/471)

8. Sudhir Kumar, Mathew Alexander, Chandran Gnanamuthu. Risk of recurrent cerebral and venous sinus thrombosis during subsequent pregnancy and puerperium. Published online in JNNP on June 16, 2003 (http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/74/6/814)

9. Sudhir Kumar. Intravenous mannitol should not be routinely recommended for cerebral malaria. Published online in Arch. dis. child. on 25.06.2003. (http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;88/7/640)

10. Sudhir Kumar. Reversible thalidomide neuropathy. Published online in Postgraduate medical journal on 23 May, 2003.(http://pmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/79/929/127)

11. Sudhir Kumar, Mathew Alexander, Chandran Gnanamuthu. Efficacy of azathioprine in preventing relapses in multiple sclerosis. Published online in Neurology on 1 July 2003. (http://www.neurology.org/cgi/eletters/60/11/1849)

12. Sudhir Kumar. Coprescription of heroin and methadone for treatment resistant heroin addicts. Published online in BMJ on 12 August, 2003 (http://bmj.com/cgi/eletters/327/7410/310)

13. Sudhir Kumar. Impulsivity and suicide risk. Published online in BJP on August 26, 2003. (http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/eletters/183/2/155)

14. Sudhir Kumar. Optimal dose of intravenous immunoglobulins in Guillain-Barre syndrome Published in ADC online on 3 September, 2003 (http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;88/9/836-b)

15. Sudhir Kumar, Soumitra S. Datta. Dementia occurring in patients with schizophrenia is not of Alzheimer's type. Published in BJP on September 9, 2003.

16. Sudhir Kumar. Preventive strategies of pre-eclampsia. Published online in British Medical Journal on September 14, 2003. (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/327/7415/604#36514)

17. Sudhir Kumar. Cover image has been shown upside down. Published online in BMJ on September 21, 2003. (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/327/7416/646)

18. Sudhir Kumar. Stress and MS: cause-effect shown but dose-effect and mechanisms need further studies. Published online in BMJ on September 22, 2003. (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/327/7416/646)

19. Sudhir Kumar. Childhood obesity and cancer. Archives of disease in childhood, published on 6 October, 2003 (http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;88/9/748)

20. Sudhir Kumar. Psychiatric disorders are characterized by abnormal brain imaging and neurological examination. Published online in British Journal of Psychiatry on 27 May, 2003.

21. Sudhir Kumar, Rashmi. Popularity of intramuscular injections in developing countries. Published online in BMJ on 10 November, 2003 (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/327/7423/1075)

22. Sudhir Kumar. Precautions with buccal/nasal midazolam. Published in ADC online on 23 January, 2004. (http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;89/1/50)

23. Sudhir Kumar. Corticosteroids in children with meningococcal meningitis. Published in ADC online on 23 January, 2004. (http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/archdischild;89/1/82)

24. Sudhir Kumar. Reducing stigma in psychiatry. Published in BJP online on February 1, 2004. (http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/eletters/184/2/176)

25. Sudhir Kumar, Rashmi. Use of tobacco products as dentifrice. Published in BMJ on 15 February, 2004 (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/328/7435/323)

26. Sudhir Kumar. Obvious contrasting health patterns between the rich and poor. BMJ, 6/4/04 (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/328/7443/0-g#55846)

27. Sudhir Kumar. Is the example of Kerala a perfect one? Published in BMJ on 6 Apr 2004 (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/328/7443/777#55848)

28. Sudhir Kumar, Rashmi. Tuberculosis should also be considered in patients with hip or knee pain. Published in BMJ on 3 May, 2004.

29. Sudhir Kumar. Chronic subdural haematoma should be considered with hypodense lesions on computerised tomography. Published online in Ann Rheum Dis on 24 June 2004. (http://ard.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/63/5/603)

30. S Kumar, Sandhya, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Headache as the sole manifestation of cerebral venous thrombosis. Published online in JNNP on August 9 2005. (http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/76/8/1084)


Among the Panel of Peer Reviewers

1. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

2. Epilepsia

3. Neurology India

4. Indian Journal of Pharmacology

5. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

6. British Medical Journal Learning

7. European Journal of Pediatric Neurology

8. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

9. Archives of Indian Psychiatry

10. BMC Neurology

11. Saudi Medical Journal

12. BMJ Case Reports

On the Editorial Board

1. Neurology India

2. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (Guest Editor for Special issue on Neuro Critical Care)


1. S Kumar, V Markandeyulu, M Alexander, TP Joseph, T Solomon. Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system- a   retrospective study. Presented in Golden Jubilee Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, held at Mumbai in December, 2001.

2. S Murali S, M Alexander, TP Joseph, T Solomon, S Kumar, et al. Diagnosis of Multifocal Motor Neuropathy among patients with pure lower motor neuron syndromes. Presented in Golden Jubilee Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India, held at Mumbai in December, 2001.

3. Sudhir Kumar. A case of encephalopathy due to hyperammonemia (Urea Cycle Defect). Presented at Golden Jubilee meeting of MD (Medicine) Alumni, held at CMCH, Vellore during August 2001.

4. S Kumar, V. Markandeyulu, M Alexander,  C Gnanamuthu. Comparison of clinical features of dementia of varied etiology. Presented at National conference of IAN, 2002 at Lucknow.

5. J.Vijayan, C Gnanamuthu, M Joseph, R Pillai, S Kumar, et al. Hypoxic encephalopathy due to attempted hanging. The CMC experience. Presented at IAN National Conference 2002, at Lucknow.

6. C Gnanamuthu, S Kumar, et al. Acute neurological syndromes with large white matter lesions of the central nervous system: What are they? Presented at National Conference of the IAN at Lucknow, in October, 2002.

7. H Vinolia, S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. A descriptive study comparing neuropsychological attributes of patients admitted with diagnosis of degenerative or non-degenerative brain diseases to a tertiary care hospital. Presented at Second International Conference of Neurology, Language and Cognition, held at Cochin in December 2002.

 8. S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Dementia due to vitamin B12 deficiency: the Vellore experience. Presented at the International workshop on dementia and cognition, organised by the Neurosciences India Group (NSIG), at Chennai in February, 2003.

9. H Vinolia, S Kumar, et al. MRI features of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. Presented at the International workshop on dementia and cognition, organised by the NSIG, at Chennai in February, 2003.

10. S Kumar, KP Ravi, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Quality of life in women with epilepsy. Presented at 52nd Annual Conference of NSI at Chandigarh in December 2003 (Chandigarh).

11. S Aaron, J Jacob, J Vijayan, S Kumar, et al. Study on neurological manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency. Presented at 52nd Annual Conference of NSI, 2003.

12. J Vijayan, S Aaron, J Jacob, S Kumar, et al. Electrophysiological study of patients presenting with Guillain Barre syndrome over a period of one year. Presented at 52nd Annual Conference of NSI, 2003

13. S Kumar, M Alexander, C Gnanamuthu. Clinical features and outcome of cerebral venous thrombosis. Annual meeting of Indian Academy of Neurology 2004 (Nagpur).

14. S Aaron, S Kumar, et al. Opto-chiasmatic arachnoiditis in tuberculous meningitis. Annual meeting of IAN 2004 (Nagpur).

15. S Kumar, G rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Recombinant Factor VIIa therapy in acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Annual meeting of IAN 2005 (Jaipur)

16. G Rajshekher, S Kumar, M Joshi, S Prabhakar. Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator in a tertiary care hospital in South India. Joint World Congress on Stroke, Capetown, 2006 (Abstract published in Int J Stroke, 1(Suppl 1); 64:2006

17. M Joshi, S Kumar. Acute hemorrhagic stroke inclusion in acute stroke program and use of activated Factor VII (Novoseven):Experience in India. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine meeting 2006, New York.

18. S Kumar, G Rajshekher, S Prabhakar. Recombinant factor VIIa in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: Experience of 15 cases from a single center. Presented as an oral presentation at Berlin, Germany during the first World congress on Controversies in Neurology, held from Sep 6-9, 2007.

19. Decompressive craniectomy in acute malignant hemispheric infarcts. AOCN/IAN conference, New Delhi, 2009




         Successfully completed a dissertation titled ‘Spectrum of medical illnesses in geriatric population :a hospital-based study, at Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, in March 1998, under the guidance of Dr. Alka Ganesh (Professor).

         Participated in the following clinical drug trials as a co-investigator, involved in screening, history taking, clinical examination, taking informed consent, reviewing lab data, advising about drugs, follow up visits, noting AEs and SAEs:








Women with epilepsy




Phase III


Early Parkinson’s disease

Solvay Pharma


11-Dec 2006; Ongoing

Phase III


Late Parkinson’s disease

Newron Pharma


9-Feb 2006; Ongoing

Phase III


Post herpetic Neuralgia

Pfizer India Ltd


23-Feb 2007; ongoing

Phase II


Refractory Partial Epilepsy



14-Sep-06 to 09-Aug-2007

Phase III


Partial seizures

Johnson & Johnson


28-DEC-06; ongoing

Phase III


Neuropathic pain

Newron Pharma


06-Feb-2007 to 18-June-2007

Phase II

Medical Monitor

1. Fipamezole in Parkinson's disease. Sponsored by Santhera Pharma, Switzerland (2007-08)

2. hCG and Erythropoietin in acute ischemic stroke. Sponsored by Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp., Canada (2008-09)


Member of Ethics Committee


Serving as a member of Ethics Committee of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad since June 2009




1.       Good clinical practice guidelines: 2001 (Pfizer); 2006 (Quintiles)

2.       UPDRS scoring in Parkinson’s disease: 2006 (Quintiles)

3.   NIHSS stroke scale- online certification


1) Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) conducted by CSSM, Pfizer limited, at Jaipur (India), on September 1-2, 2001.

2) EEG workshop, held at PGI, Chandigarh, December 2003.

3) EMG and Intraoperative monitoring workshop, held at CMC, Vellore, Feb 2004.

4) Workshop on movement disorders and Botulinum toxins in Neurology, held at SRMC & RI, Chennai, March 2004.

5) International Neuropediatric symposium at Chennai in June 2004.




The following were awarded during MBBS training at CMC Hospital, Vellore.


1)Second Certificate of Honour in Physiology

2)First Certificate of Honour in Biochemistry

3)First Certificate of Honour in Pharmacology

4)First Certificate of Honour in Pathology

5) First Certificate of Honour in Microbiology

6) First Rank in Second MBBS.

7)Second Certificate of Honour in Forensic Medicine

8) Second Certificate of Honour in ENT

9) First Certificate of Honour in Community Medicine

10) Second Certificate of Honour in Surgery

11) Third Rank in Final MBBS.

12) J.C.David Memorial Prize and Gold Medal in Pharmacology

13) Microbiology Prize for First Rank in Internal Assessment

14) Anil George Memorial Prize

15) Le Roy Allen Prize in Community Medicine

16) P. Kutumbiah Prize in Clinical Medicine

17) Dr. Paul W. Brand Gold Medal in Orthopaedics.

18) Dr. P. Koshy Prize in Medicine (during Internship).









Neurological Sciences

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

01.09.2004 till date


Neurological Sciences

CMCH, Vellore

16.05.2001 to 31.08.2004


Neurological Sciences

CMCH, Vellore

14.04.2001 to 14.05.2001

PG Senior Registrar

Neurological Sciences

CMCH, Vellore

16.01.1999 to 15.01.2001

Non- PG Senior Registrar

Neurological Sciences

CMCH, Vellore

22.05.1998 to 15.01.1999

P.G. Registrar


CMCH, Vellore

01.03.1995 to 28.02.1998



CMCH, Vellore

01.02.1994 to 31.01.1995




1)     1. Evaluation and management of patients with epilepsy, organized by Indian Medical Association, Tirupattur Branch at Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu on 28.10.2001.

2)     2. Recent advances in the management of epilepsy, organized by Nestle India at Vellore, Tamil Nadu on 26.05.2002.

3)     3. Recent advances in the management of epilepsy, organized by Nestle India at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu on 09.06.2002.

4)     4. Conducted a CME programme at Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu, India in August 2002 covering various topics in Clinical Neurology.

     5. Lecture on "Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy" at Pondicherry in November, 2003, organized by Wockhardt- Merind India Ltd.

     6. Lecture on "Evidence based medicine in migraine prevention at Tirupati in March 2005, organised by Johnson & Johnson.



1. Full member (KNP-054) of the Neurological Society of India (NSI).

2. Life member (LM-270) of the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)

3. International Headache Society (IHS)

4. World Stroke Organization (WSO)

5. American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)