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Dr. Rajesh Shankar Iyer Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / UNIT II CHIEF

  • 2008: Fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG from SCTIMST
  • 2004: DNB Neurolog
  • 2004: DM in Neurology, Institute of Neurology Madras  Medical College, Chennai.
  • 2000: DNB in General Medicine
  • 1997 – 2000 : MD in General Medicine, Madurai Medical College
  • 1989 – 1995 : MBBS, T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha.
  • Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist at KG Hospitals, Coimbatore from 02-03-2011 till date
  • Consultant in Neurology at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technlogy (SCTIMST), Trivandrum from 12.02.2009 till 31.12.2010.
  • Consultant Neurologist in Edappal Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Edappal, Malapuram district, Kerala from April 2004 to till 31.12.2007.
  • Consultant Physician in St. John’s Hospital, Kattapana, Idukki, Kerala from May 2000 to March 2001
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Best paper on Epilepsy Award at the Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2009 at Cochin, India.
  • Best Poster award at the 12th European Congress on Epileptology, Prague, Czech Republic,September 2016
  • S Rajesh, R Durairaj, K Mugundan, M Rajasekar, S Balasubramanian, S Gobinathan, S Velusamy,Shanbhogue K R Somnambulism due to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy – A case report. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2004, Vol.7: 437 – 438.
  •  K R Shanbhogue, S Rajesh, R Durairaj, K Mugundan, S  Balasubramanian, S Gobinathan, S Velusamy. Early Dropped Head Syndrome in a Case with Amyotrophic Lateral  Sclerosis. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2005, Vol.8:53 – 54.
  • Lincy George, Rajesh S. Iyer, Renjith James, P. Sankara Sarma, Kurupath Radhakrishnan. Employment outcome and satisfaction after anterior temporal lobectomy for refractory epilepsy: a developing country’s  perspective.  Epilepsy & Behavior 16 (2009) 495–500
  • Rinki Ratnapriya, Joseph Vijai · Jayaram S. Kadandale, Rajesh S. Iyer Kurupath  Radhakrishnan, Anuranjan Anand. A locus for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy maps to 2q33–q36. Hum Genet. 2010 Aug;128(2):123-30
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Bejoy Thomas. Reversal sign on CT in a child with                         hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Neurology 2011;76;e27
  • Mugundhan Krishnan, Palanivel Rajan, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. The ‘heart appearance’ sign in MRI in bilateral medial medullary infarction. Postgrad MedJ2011,87:156-157      
  • Haseeb Hassan, Bejoy Thomas, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Insights from a rare clinical presentation of herpes simplex encephalitis: Adding to the catatonic dilemma? Neurologist2011 Mar;17(2):114-6
  • Ramshekhar Menon, Neeraj N. Baheti, Ajith Cherian, Rajesh S Iyer. Oxcarbazepine induced worsening of seizures in Jeavons syndrome: Lessons learnt from an interesting presentation.Neurology India, 2011;59(1):70-2
  • Ajith Cherian, Neeraj N. Baheti, Ramshekhar Menon, Rajesh S Iyer. Hemispheric Intracranial lipoma with seizure -Look Under The Carpet.Neurology India, 2011;59(1):128-30
  •  Anis Jukkarwala, Haseeb Hassan, Muralidharan Nair, Rajesh S Iyer. Extraoccipital photoparoxysmal response in a case of focal encephalitis. Epileptic Disord. 2011 13: 103-106
  • Haseeb Hassan, Anis Jukkarwala, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Structural correlates of Fixation-off Sensitivity: Evidences from a case of symptomatic occipital epilepsy with bilateral occipital gliosis. Epilepsy Res.2011;94:121-5       
  • Rajesh S Iyer, Mangattuthodi Rekha, T Santhosh Kumar,Kurupath Radhakrishnan. Primary care doctors' knowledge with respect to management of epilepsy in Kerala, southern India. Epilepsy & Behavior  2011 Jun;21(2):137-42
  • Ramshekhar N. Menon , Neeraj N. Baheti, Ajith Cherian, Chaturbhuj Rathore, Rajesh S. Iyer, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan. Post-irradiation "acquired cavernous angiomas" with drug resistant seizures. Epilepsy Res. 2011 Sep;96(1-2):161-5
  • Mahesh Kate, Bejoy Thomas, Abraham Kuruvilla, Muralidharan Nair, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. A six-year-old girl with progressive ataxia.J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Feb;19(2):299, 340
  • Ajith Cherian, Neeraj N. Baheti, Ramshekhar N. Menon, Rajesh S. Iyer, Chaturbhuj Rathore, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan. Atonic variant of benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (atonic-BECTS): a distinct electro-clinical syndrome  Brain and development 2012 Jun;34(6):511-9
  • Mugundhan Krishnan,  Senthil Kumar,  Shaheer Ali,  Rajesh S Iyer. Sudden bilateral anterior cerebral infarction: unusual stroke associated with unusual vascular anomalies.   Postgrad Med J. 2013 Feb;89(1048):120-1.
  • Koramadai Karuppuswamy Kamaleshwaran, Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Joppy Antony, Edathuruthy Kalarickal Radhakrishnan, Ajit Shinto. 18F-FDG PET/CT findings in voltage-gated potassium channel limbic encephalitis. Clin Nucl Med. 2013 May;38(5):392-4
  • Prasanna Venkatesan, R. Balakrishnan, K. Ramadoss, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Heart appearance sign in pontine stroke: a result of bilateral infarction due to small vessel disease. Neurol India. 2014 Jan-Feb;62(1):115-6
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Thanikasalam, Mugundhan Krishnan. Migrating partial seizures in infancy and 47XYY syndrome: Cause or coincidence? Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2014 Mar 20;2:43-5
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, S.R.Nisha. Absence status epilepsy: report of a rare electro-clinical syndrome. Neurol India. 2014 Mar-Apr;62(2):224-6
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Tiruppur Chinnappan Ramalingam Ramakrishnan. Lingual epilepsia partialis continua as the presenting manifestation of herpes simplex encephalitis: uncommon presentation of a common disease. Neurol India. 2014 Jul-Aug;62(4):439-41
  • K.Mugundhan, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Sudden Simultaneous Cerebellar Infarction in the Territories of the Medial Division of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Arteries. J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Aug;64(8):90-91.
  • K.Mugundhan, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Conus Medullaris injury following spinal anaesthesia J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Sep;64(9):75 .
  • K.Mugundhan, Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Myelopathy following cypermethrin poisoning. J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Sep;64(9):85-86.
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer. Proximal upper limb jerking: important clinical sign to diagnose epilepsy with myoclonic absences. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 ;71:88-89
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, S. Padmanabhan, Manoj Ramachandran. Unilateral optic disc swelling associated with idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis: A rare cause for a rare clinical finding. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Mar 27
  • Rajesh Shankar IyerWattamwar PThomas B. Reversible Holmes' tremor due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jul 27
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, T.C.R.Ramakrishnan, Karunakaran,Ajit Shinto, Koramadai Karuppuswamy Kamaleshwaran. Faciobrachial dystonic seizures result from fronto–temporo–basalganglial network involvement. Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports 8 (2017) 47–50
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Ravi Mohan Rao, Karunakaran Muthukalathi, Praveen Kumar.Trapped ipsilateral lateral ventricle: a delayed complication of hemispherotomy for Rasmussen’s encephalitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 19
  • Rajesh Shankar Iyer, Bejoy Thomas, Saleem Akhtar, Praveen Kumar. Olfactory nerve hypertrophy: a clue to the presence of ipsilateral megalencephaly. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 23
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Indian Academy of Neurology
  • Indian Medical Association.
  • Association of physicians of India
  • American Academy of Neurology