Gogi Kumar, MD - Pediatric Neurologist

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Dayton Children's Hospital
1 Children's Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404
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Phone: 937-641-3080
Fax: 937-641-5412


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MBBS - Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, India


Pediatrics - Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York


•Clinical neurophysiology - Children's Hospital of Michigan
•Child neurology - Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - clinical neurophysiology and special qualifications in child neurology

Special Interests

•Complex epilepsy
•Neuromuscular and neurometabolic disorders

Publications and Presentations

    Course Director
    •Updates in Pediatric Neurology, Annual Symposium, 2013 - Present


    Kumar G, Topper L, Maytal J. Familial hemiplegic migraine with prolonged aura and multimodality imaging: a case report. Headache 2009 Jan;49(1):139-42.

    Kumar G, Juhász C, Sood S, Asano E. Olfactory hallucinations elicited by electrical stimulation via subdural electrodes: effects of direct stimulation of olfactory bulb and tract. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jun; 24(2):264-8.

    Kumar G, Mittal S, Moudgil SS, Kupsky WJ, Shah AK.  Histopathological evidence that   hippocampal atrophy following status epilepticus is a result of neuronal necrosis. J Neurol Sci 2013;334(1-2):186-91

    Kumar G, Dixon, A Benign hereditary chorea: a case report and brief review of inherited choreas. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Oct;51(4):532-6.


    •Workman H, Miller M, Kumar G. Dynamic Duo:TSC1 and TSC2 mutations in a single patient with Tuberous sclerosis. Poster presentation-American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Meeting 2014, Boston

    Kumar G, Juhász C, Sood S, Asano E. Olfactory hallucinations elicited by electrical    stimulation via subdural electrodes: effects of direct stimulation of olfactory bulb and tract. Presented at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2012, Washington DC

    Kumar G, Kan L, Maytal J. Leveterecitam use in children with epilepsy: Efficacy and safety data. Presented in the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2005

    Grand Rounds

    Non-pharmacological therapies in the management of intractable epilepsy- Department of Neurosciences, Wright State University, Nov 2014

    Frontiers in Epilepsy- from the trenches, a clinician’s perspective
    Invited Speaker- Annual Neuroscience Symposium, Wright State University, Oct 2014

    Complementary and alternative therapies in the management of pediatric epilepsy
    Second annual updates in pediatric epilepsy, Dayton Children’s Hospital,  Oct 2014

    Management of acute and recurrent seizures in children
    First annual updates in pediatric epilepsy, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Sept 2013

    Management of Intractable Epilepsy in Children 
    Dayton Children’s Hospital, Feb 2013

    Management of Pediatric Epilepsy
    Invited Speaker - Ohio Association of School Nurses conference Seminar, March 05, 2011

    Movement Disorders in Children
    Dayton Children’s Hospital, September 2010

    Management of Pediatric Epilepsy
    Invited Speaker- St Rita’s Hospital, Lima, OH Nov 2008

    Mitochondrial Disorders: An overview
    Invited Speaker - Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana, May 2008

    Epilepsy Syndromes in Childhood
    Invited Speaker -Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, November 2006

    Mitochondrial disorders: An Overview
    Pediatric Grand Rounds at Children’s Medical Center, Dayton. June 2006

    Treatment of Myesthenia Gravis in Children
    Schneider Children’s Hospital, July 2004

    Cortical malformations of the Brain
    Schneider Children’s Hospital, NY, May 2003

Awards & Honors

Medical Education Award
Patient's Choice Award

I chose my specialty because...

The children I take care of inspire me to do the very best in life. Some of them have complex neurological disorders but I am amazed by their resilience and tenacity.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

At Dayton Children’s, I get the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of physicians and nurses who share a common vision.

Dayton Children's is special because...

At Dayton Children’s Hospital, we strive to provide an outstanding patient experience with the highest quality medical care in the most family friendly environment.

My personal Interests are...

Reading, cooking and doing yoga.

Other Notes

Dr. Kumar is the medical director of neurology and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

She is also the director of the ketogenic diet program and site director for the Wright State University neurology resident program.

Dayton Children’s department of pediatric neurology provides care for children and adolescents with acute and chronic pediatric neurological disorders. We offer advanced multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic management 24 hours a day.


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