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The Centre for Neurosciences at Meitra follows a holistic approach in handling all levels of difficulties related to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. We emphasize exceptional and vigilant care to solve simple to complex problems. The centre has already introduced some of the novel facilities for the first time in the region. A team of expert neurologists and neurosurgeons is all set to elevate innumerable lives to the happiness of living a life. Considering incurable conditions, our care unit is designed with a concept of treating everyone equally and respectfully. Those who come here never return home as patients, but as those who embrace life at its fullest.

Dr Sachin Sureshbabu

HOD & Senior Consultant

Dr Sachin Sureshbabu, Head & Senior Consultant – Department of Neurology at Meitra Hospital is a highly skilled Neurologist with 18 years of overall experience and has expertise in treating complex neurological disorders. To his credit, Dr Sachin has more than 80 research publications and five ongoing research projects under his name. He has worked as Neurologist and Epileptologist in prestigious healthcare institutions and was instrumental in setting up a 5-bedded epilepsy monitoring unit which conducts more than 500 video EEGs in a year. He has pioneered the epilepsy surgical program in North Kerala and has, till date, been part of 55 epilepsy surgeries. He is a Member of Indian Academy of Neurology, Indian Epilepsy Society, Movement Disorder Society and Kerala Association of Neurology. He has graduated from and extensively worked as a researcher and academician at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is also engaged as reviewer at Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 


  • Treatment of all neurological disorders
  • Epilepsy 
  • Pre-surgical evaluation for Refractory Epilepsy
  • Video EEG
  • Electrocorticography
  • Invasive EEG monitoring
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Polysomnography and MSLT
  • Botox treatment for movement disorders


  • MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (1994-1999)
  •  MD (General Medicine), DNB (Medicine) from Trivandrum Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (2000-2003)
  • DM (Neurology) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (2004-2007)
  • Fellowship in Epilepsy under Dr Dinesh Nayak, Fortis Malar, Chennai (2015)
  • Fellowship in Sleep Medicine under Dr Manvir Bhatia, New Delhi (2018)
  • Trained in Invasive Monitoring and Stereo EEG under Dr Dinesh Nayak, Fortis Malar, Chennai (2020)
  • Trained in Neuro-sonology and Trans cranial Doppler under Dr Vijay Sharma from NUH, Singapore (2014)
  • Trained in Evaluation and Treatment of Movement Disorders under Dr Madhuri Behari, Head at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (2007-2008)

Primary Location

  • Kozhikode

Languages known

  • English, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil


    • Senior Consultant – Neurologist & Epileptologist, Department of Neurology at Aster MIMS
    • Director of Clinical Research and Member Secretary of the Institutional Ethics Committee at Aster MIMS Hospital 
    • Program Director for Epilepsy Program, Sleep Disorder clinic, Epilepsy and Neurotechnology fellowship courses and the DNB programme 
    • Senior Consultant and Head – Department of Neurology at St. Stephens Hospital, New Delhi

Awards & Recognitions

    • First Rank in Kerala Medical PG entrance (2000)
    • Best Outgoing Student at Trivandrum Medical College (1999)
    • Gold Medalist in competitive exam held for Medicine and Pathology – All Kerala (1995 & 1999)
    • Mathew Roy Memorial Award for Best MBBS Student (2000)
    • The Economic Times Awards – One of The 25 Inspiring Indian Neurologists in 2021

Research & Publications

  1. Mohanlal S, Babu SS, Pachat D. Variable phenotypes in alternating hemiplegia of childhood: A genetically proven case series
  2. Nikitha K, Sureshbabu S, Anoof P. An unusual cause of recurrent meningitis in a 17-year-old girl. Indian Journal of Rheumatology. 2020 Jul 1;15(3):239
  3. Nikitha K, Sureshbabu S, Bhasi R, Sreevidya LK. A neuro-immunological cocktail. International Journal of Academic Medicine. 2020 Oct 1;6(4):316
  4. Mittal GK, Mittal S, Kaur H, Stephen SR, Sekhar S, Sureshbabu S, Sandhya P. Anti-Sjögren’s-syndrome-related antigen A autoantibodies (Anti-SSA antibody) and meningoencephalitis: Sjögren’s syndrome waiting to be unveiled? A case series and review of literature. Rheumatology international. 2020 Oct 11:1-2
  5. Sawhney S, Asranna A, Sureshbabu S, Peter S, Chindripu S, Mittal GK. Malignant thymoma and chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy. Muscle & Nerve. 2020 Dec 2
  6. G. Nigam, Sachin Sureshbabu, CS Peter et al. Role of Electrophysiology in snake envenomation: Two illustrative cases. Indian Practitioner. Feb 2015
  7. Babu SS, Peter CS, Mogadati S, Joseph PM, Reddy N, Gupta P. Three siblings with multiform seizures: An unusual presentation of Doose syndrome. Natl Med J India. 2014 Nov-Dec; 27(6):314-5
  8. Babu SS, Nigam GB, Peter CS, Peter CS. Andersen – Tawil syndrome: A review of literature. Neurol India. 2015 Sep-Oct;63(5):772-4
  9. Babu SS, Laxmi Khanna, Gaurav Mittal. Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 19 (2), 288
  10.  Sachin Sureshbabu, Laxmi Khanna. Thalamus and Vertical gaze – Arguing for and independent association. (Accepted for publication in Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
  11.  G Nigam, S Sureshbabu, E Patras, S Peter, C Sobhana. Meningoencephalitis, myositis, and rash-neurological presentation of Indian tick typhus Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice 7 (3), 476
  12.  S Sureshbabu, L Khanna, S Peter, E Patras, GK Mittal. Sachin Sureshbabu, Sudhir Peter, Laxmi Khanna. Brightening Splenium – An Imaging Hallmark of Dengue Encephalopathy – The brightening splenium: An imaging hallmark of dengue encephalopathy? Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 19 (4), 516
  13.  Sachin Sureshbabu, Leena Pahuja, ELisheba Patras, Nittin Parkhe Labrune Syndrome – A unique Leukoencephalopathy – (accepted for publication Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
  14.  S Sureshbabu, D Nayak, S Peter, L Khanna. “Pink pinna sign”: A harbinger of lamotrigene -induced serious drug rash. Neurology India 64 (4), 782-782
  15.  S Sureshbabu, M Bhatia. Patho-mechanisms of NREM Parasomnias: Explanation of the Experience. Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine 10 (3), 87-91
  16.  M Behari, S Sachin, M Dihana, V Goyal, S Singh, G Shukla. Predictors of dyskinesia in Parkinson. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 11
  17.  Sachin, S Senthilkumaran, S Singh, V Goyal, G Shukla, H Mahajan. Functional mapping of articulatory speech in Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. MOVEMENT DISORDERS 23 (1), S330-S33
  18.  S Sureshbabu, L Khanna, S Peter, C Sobhana, G Chopra, P Gupta. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in a septuagenarian. Indian Journal of Medical Specialities 7 (3), 135-137.
  19.  S Sureshbabu, A Saxena, M Bhatia. Atypical narcolepsy: a specific entity or a variant. Sleep Med 2017 Apr 30 
  20.  S. Sureshbabu. CASPR-2 mediated peripheral nerve hyperexcitability-Medical Journal of DY Patil University. 2017, Vol 10.
  21.  GB Nigam, SS Babu, CS Peter, CS Peter. Lance–Adams syndrome: A special case of a mother. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 2016; 20: 548-50.
  22.  S Sureshbabu, A Muniem, M Bhatia. Diagnosis and management of narcolepsy in the Indian scenario. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 19 (4), 456
  23.  S Sureshbabu, SP Dinesh Nayak, C Sobhana, G Mittal, V Aggarwal. A case of symptomatic reflex epilepsy precipitated by bathing. Epilepsy & Behaviour Case Reports 6 (2016) 64–66
  24.  S Sureshbabu, JR Baluja, S Peter, C Sobhana, L Khanna Transient Aphemia – A Typical Presentation of Vivax Malaria. The Indian Practitioner 69 (8), 44-45
  25.  Sachin Sureshbabu*, Amit Aslam Khan, Gaurav K Mittal, Sudhir P, Chindripu S and Laxmi K. Anterior Spinal Artery Thrombosis Following Trivial Trauma in a Young Girl – Case Report and Review of Literature. Journal of Neurology and Neurosciences 2016(7):5
  26.  S Sureshbabu, D Nayak, G Mittal, S Peter, C Sobhana, V Aggarwal. Lingual epilepsia partialis continua in neurocysticercosis. Neurology 88 (1), 108-109
  27.  S Sureshbabu, R Babu, S Peter, C Sobhana, G Mittal.  Idiopathic intracranial hypertension following varicella zoster infection in a young adult. Indian Journal of Medical Specialities.2017(8)38-40
  28.  Gaurav Mittal, S Sureshbabu, Sudhir Peter,Laxmi Khanna. Dentate hyperintensities – The imaging signature of metronidazole induced encephalopathy. JNRP 2017(8); 272-3
  29.  P Pasupula Venkataswamy*, Sachin Sureshbabu, Venkata Subbaiah, et al.- Decompressive Craniectomy in Herpes Simplex Encephalitis: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Neurol Disord 2016, 4:7
  30.  S Sureshbabu, Dinesh Nayak. Retracing the Natural History of Dravet Syndrome – Neurology India. 2017
  31.  S Sureshbabu. Drug rash: case report. Reactions 1618, 105-10
  32.  Sachin Sureshbabu, Raghunath Babu, Amit Garg, Sudhir Peter, et.al. Acute Haemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis unresponsive to aggressive Immunosuppression. Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology 8 (2017) 63–66
  33.  Sureshbabu S, Nayak D, Aggarwal V, Peter S, Khanna L, Mittal G Intractable ictal vomiting: a new form of reflex epilepsy? Epileptic Disord. 2017 Jun 19.doi:10.1684/epd.2017.0917. [E-pub ahead of print]
  34.  Panayiotopoulos syndrome – Revisited – E cronicon
  35.  Thrombolysis in Takayasu Arteritis – Neurology India (accepted for pub)
  36.  Leigh – Like syndrome – Neurology India (accepted for publication)
  37.  Sachin Sureshbabu, Dinesh Nayak, Sudhir Peter, Chindripu Sobhana, Gaurav Mittal. Epileptic Angina. Epilepsy & Behaviour Case Reports 7 (2017) 49–53
  38.  The Spectrum of Epilepsies with &Fixation off sensitivity. A Case Report and Review of Literature. Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience 2017 (8): 192
  39.  CPM in alcoholic patient – Gaurav Mittal (accepted for pub)
  40.  RLS with nocturnal eating – JCMR (accepted for publication)
  41.  Electrographic signature of POMA in a 17-year-old-Journal of Neurology and Stroke (accepted for publication)
  42.  Isolated hand monoparesis in acute stroke- Journal of Neurology and stroke (accepted for publication)
  43.  Electroclinical expression and pharmacotherapeutic options in Jeavon syndrome-IJMS.2017; vol 8; issue 4:217-220
  44.  ATTEND STUDY GROUP. Family Led Rehabilitation after stroke in India (ATTEND). Lancet Neurol.2017;588-599
  45.  Panayiotopoulos Syndrome – revisited – EC Neurology 8.2(2017): 59-63
  46.  Sureshbabu Sachin, Tripathi M; International neurology – A Clinical Approach-Edited by Robert P Lisak, Daniel D Truong, William M Caroll, Roongroj Bhidayasiri Wiley Blackwell, 2010, Chapter 85, Nematodes, 300-302
  47.  Sureshbabu Sachin, Tripathi M Trematodes Schistosomiasis; International neurology – A Clinical Approach – Edited by Robert P Lisak, Daniel D Truong, William M Caroll, Roongroj Bhidayasiri Wiley Blackwell, 2010, Chapter 84, Trematodes
  48.  Vibha D, Sureshbabu S, Shukla G, Goyal V, Srivastava AK, Singh S, Behari M. Differences between familial and sporadic Parkinson’s disease Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2010 Aug;16(7):486-7
  49.  Sachin S, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Aggarwal V; Gureshkumar, Behari M. Clinical speech impairment in Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and multiple system atrophy. Neurol India. 2008 Apr-Jun;56(2):122-6  
  50.  Sachin S, Padma MV, Bhatia R, Gureshkumar, Prasad K, Tripathi M. Psychosocial Impact of Epilepsy in Women of Child-bearing age. Epileptic disorders.2008;10(4):1-8
  51.  Sachin S, Senthil Kumaran S, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Mahajan H, Behari M. Functional mapping in PD and PSP for sustained phonation and phoneme tasks. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Oct 15;273(1-2):51-6
  52.  Sachin S, Shukla G, Singh S, Gaikwad S Goyal V, Behari M. Clinical Spectrum of Hallervorden Spatz disease in India. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Feb;16(2):253-8.
  53.  Tripathi M, Sachin S. Sleep disorders in Neurological diseases. Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine. 2008;3(3)
  54.  NK Rai, M Behari, S Sachin, G Shukla, S Singh, DC Singh, M Dihana. Raven’s progressive matrix test in Parkinson’s disease. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
  55.  M Behari, S Sachin, M Dihana, V Goyal, S Singh, G Shukla Predictors of dyskinesia in Parkinson. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
  56.  Neeraj Sidharthan, S Sachin, A Ravi Kurup, K Bhavadasan, Mathew Thomas A Case of Ollier’s Disease with Intracranial Enchondroma. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology.2005;8:41-43
  57.  M Behari, S Sachin, M Dihana, G Shukla, V Goyal, S Singh. Clinical predictors of motor complications in Parkinson’s disease: Observations from a speciality centre in India. MOVEMENT DISORDERS 23 (1), S276-S276
  58.  Sachin Sureshbabu, Ajay Asranna, et.al., Secondary Narcolepsy masquerading as obstructive sleep apnoea. Annals of IAN.2019 Oct-Dec; 22(4): 537–538
  59.  Gaurav Kumar Mittal, Sachin Sureshbabu, Pulukool Sandhya. Anti-Sjögren’s-syndrome-related antigen A autoantibodies (Anti-SSA antibody) and meningoencephalitis: Sjögren’s syndrome waiting to be unveiled? A case series and review of literature.  Rheumatology Intl.2020
  60.  Mohanlal S, Bindu PS, Sureshbabu S, Kumar S. Variable treatment response in a patient with pyridoxal N phosphate oxidase (PNPO) deficiency- understanding the paradox. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2020 Mar 24; 14:100357
  61.  Sawhney S, Asranna A, Sureshbabu S, Peter S, Chindripu S, Mittal GK. Muscle Nerve. 2021 Feb;63(2): E10-E13.Speech in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease in India. From clinic to bench. Manipal university press (2020)
  62.  Sachin Sureshbabu, et.al., Focal resection in LGS-Unveiling a world of Possibilities- Aster Med Journal
  63.  Nikitha K, Sureshbabu S, Anoof P. An unusual cause of recurrent meningitis in a 17-year-old girl. Indian J Rheumatol 2020; 15:239-41 Epilepsy surgery in Tuberous Sclerosis – Aster Medical Journal (In press)
  64.  Mittal GK, Sureshbabu S, Peter S, Sobhana C, Garg A, Babu R, Khanna L. An Adult Presentation of Leigh’s Disease-like with Brainstem Involvement. Neurol India 2019; 67:1568-70
  65.  Nikitha K, Sureshbabu S, Bhasi R, Sreevidya L K. A neuro-immunological cocktail. Int J Acad Med 2020; 6:316-9
  66.  S Mohanlal, SS Babu, D Pachat. Variable phenotypes in alternating hemiplegia of childhood: A genetically proven case series. Ann IAN. 2021
  67.  Sureshbabu et al. Neurological Manifestation of COVID-19: An Observational Study
  68. Pharmacoresistant Abdominal epilepsy – Journal of Epilepsy Research(accepted)
  69. Descending epigastric aura in a patient with Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: A novel observation – International Journal of Epilepsy (accepted)
  70. Isolated H reflex Abnormality as the sole electrophysiological marker of demyelinating neuropathy at Day -14- A novel observation – Scholars’ journal of medical case reports (accepted)
  71. FUS Positive Juvenile ALS – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in A Sixteen-Year-Old Female Patient – Acta Neurologica Belgica (accepted)
  72. Acute Onset Intramedullary Spinal Cord Abscess – A Case Report- Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (accepted)
  73. Therapeutic Challenge in A Recent Onset Refractory Cluster Seizures – Journal of Epilepsy Research (accepted)
  74. Familial Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A unique and rare entity with dramatic response to weight reduction – Acta Neurologica Belgica (accepted)
  75. Spontaneous Cervical Spinal Epidural Hematoma – Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (accepted)
  76. Behind the Fire in Covid wards: A proposition. Indian Jour Resp Care. 2021.10(2);266
  77. Sureshbabu, S Karunanidhi, S Peter, S Chindrippu, M Joseph, GK Mittal

Myasthenia gravis and insular cortex epilepsy: more than a chance association?

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  1.  Kaur H, Sureshbabu S, Mittal GK, Joseph M, Sushmi SC, Sebastian I, Peter S, Chindrapu S, Singhdev J. Catastrophic health expenditure in patients with Guillain Barre syndrome: Retrospective study. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 2021 Sep 1
  2. Tushar VP, Sureshbabu S, Sruthi KG, Mohanlal S. Pharmacoresistant Abdominal Seizures in Symptomatic Localization – Related Epilepsy. Journal of Epilepsy Research. 2021 Jun;11(1):106
  3. Pandian JD, Verma SJ, Arora D, Sharma M, Dhaliwal R, Khatter H, Huilgol R, Sylaja PN, Dhasan A, Renjith V, Pathak A, Sureshbabu S. INSTRuCT: Protocol, Infrastructure, and Governance. Stroke. 2021 Oct;52(10): e574-80
  4. Agarwal V, Mushahary D, Venkitachalam A, Babu SS, Nayak D. MT-ND5 gene mutation-associated mitochondrial complex I cytopathy in Leigh syndrome presenting as writer’s cramp: A case report. Annals of Movement Disorders. 2021 Jul 1;4(2):92
  5. Padikkal ZK, Arodiyil R, Valappil HC, Nasmin I, Sureshbabu S. Tuberculous Otitis Media in a Patient with Multiple Cerebral Tuberculomas: Case Report. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. 2021 Oct 16:1-4


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