Department of Neurology
The Department provides facilities for diagnosis and management of all types of neurological disorders. It runs 4 outpatient clinics every week and active round-the-clock emergency services, and has 60 inpatient beds. In addition, the department has an active teaching and research program.

Faculty Members
The department have 5 faculty members. There area of work and interest are as follows:

Prof. U K Misra  Infections, stroke, clinical neurophysiology
Dr. S Pradhan Neuromuscular disorders, clinical neurophysiology
Dr G N Babu Exitotoxins and free radicals in neurodegenerative disorders
Dr. S Jha Dementia, hereditary ataxia
Dr. J Kalita Infection, stroke, neurophysiology
Dr. Vimal Kumar Paliwal I

 
Training Programs
Residency program
DM (Neurology) program: The department conducts a 3-year DM (Neurology) course. The trainees must have an MD (Medicine) degree. Two students are selected every year. Students undergo a rigorous clinical and basic training, including seminars, journal clubs, bedside clinics and interdepartmental meetings. The program has been inspected and approved by the Medical Council of India. The students rotate through neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuropathology, radiology and neurophysiology for 1 month each. Each student has to complete at least two research projects during the training program and are required to take four basic courses each; these include computer applications, statistics, basic sciences and scientific communication etc.

Service Residency in Neurology : Service Residency programme in neurology provides the residents an opportunity to gain experience and training in neurology.  The duration of service residency is for one year and is extendable for a maximum of three years. These residents are selected from the same entrance examination as for DM trainees. The department can have upto 9 service residents at one time.

PhD program
The department also has a PhD training program. Prospective candidates must have MSc or MBBS degree and must pass an open competitive examination. PhD students too undergo rigorous a training programme in basic areas of their specialty.

Laboratory facilities
The following tests are routinely carried out in the neurophysiology laboratory :
    Electroencephalography (EEG)
    Electromyography (EMG)
    Nerve conduction velocity
    Brainstem auditory evoked potentials
    Visual evoked potentials
    Somatosensory evoked potentials
    Motor evoked potentials
    Sympathetic skin response
    Cognitive evoked potentials

Neurochemistry laboratory  is equipped for conducting experimental stereotactic surgery and evaluation of biochemical  markers, viz. neurotransmitters, exitotoxins, etc. The laboratory also has facilities for estimation of serum levels of different drugs for patient care.

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