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Ajay Goenka, MD

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epilepsy, infantile spasms

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Ajay Goenka, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Goenka was born and raised in India where he completed his medical school education. He spent his pediatric neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein University in Bronx, New York. After also completing his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Dr. Goenka joined the pediatric neurology practice at Dayton Children’s Hospital. During his time here at Dayton Children’s Dr. Goenka has developed a special interest in pediatric epilepsy. When asked why he chose to specialize in neurology he responded, “I love working with kids and with the help of modern technology in fields of child neurology and epilepsy, we are able to do wonders.” Outside of the hospital, Dr. Goenka enjoys trying different cuisines and hiking!

education and training

  • medical school: SP Medical College, India
  • internship: St Joseph Medical Centre, Paterson, NJ
  • residency: Pediatrics- St Joseph Medical Centre, Paterson, NJ. Child Neurology- Montefiore Medical Centre at Albert Einstein University, Bronx NY
  • fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology-Montefiore Medical Centre at Albert Einstein University, Bronx NY
  • board certification: Neurology with special qualification in child neurology

awards, honors and organizations

  • Fellow Travel Award, American Epilepsy Society 2016
  • Fellow Travel Award, American Society of Neuroimaging 2017
  • Teaching Star Award for teaching medical students- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2016

publications and presentations

  • Extended clinical spectrum of Anti NMDA receptor encephalitis in children: A case series. Ajay Goenka, Vivek Jain, Hiroki Nariai, Alfred Spiro and Mitchell Steinschneider (Accepted in Pediatric Neurology, in Press). AvailableOnline:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.03.010
  • Cerebral Developmental Venous Anomaly- Preventing stroke in acute sinus thrombosis? Ajay Goenka, William Gomes, Jules Beal (Accepted in Pediatric Neurology, in Press). Available Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.03.016
  • Assessing Quantitative EEG Spectrograms in Identifying Nonepileptic Events.AjayGoenka, ElissaYozawitz. Accepted in Epileptic Disorders Journal.
  • Brain Abscess with Actinomyces and Streptococcus Intermedius in an Immunocompetent Patient without Previous Infection. Ajay Goenka, NruprenBaxi , Jacqueline Bello,Eugene Flamm and Karen M Weidenheim. BAOJ Neuro 2017 3: 2 3: 031
  • Post Herpes Simplex Virus -1 Anti -NMDA Receptor Antibody Encephalitis in a 2.5-Year Old Child: Case Report Ajay Goenka and Vivek Jain, BAOJ Neuro 2017 3: 1 3: 027
  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. Goenka A, Jain VIndian J Pediatr.2016 Sep;83(9):1032 7. Attitudes toward depression among a sample of Muslim adolescents in the Midwestern United States. Haroun Z, Bokhari A, Marko-Holguin M, BlomekeK, Goenka A, Fogel J, Van Voorhees BW.Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2011;23(3):293-301(cited by 4 papers)

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I love working with kids and with the help of modern technology in fields of child neurology and epilepsy, we are able to do wonders.


I like working with kids because...

Kids are wonderful and the feeling that my job is to help kids be healthy and happier, brings a great satisfaction and a smile to my face.


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

The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that we are helping children.The organization strives to make it's employees happy and they offer great benefits and working environment.


Dayton Children's is special because...

This is a multi-specialty hospital that sees over 280,000 patients each year. In 2003, the hospital was ranked one of America's top 25 children's hospitals by Child (magazine). The mission of the Center for Child Health and Wellness is for all kids in our region to be happy and healthy.


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Dr. Goenka was very attentive and a great listener. He really worked well with my son and it is obvious he is in the right profession working with pediatrics. So grateful he is our doctor and would recommend him to others in a heartbeat.

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He was very thorough and explained everything in great detail and helped us to fully understand our son diagnoses.

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Dr. Goenka and his staff were so precise and thorough. It gave me confidence in my child's care and put my mind to ease. It made a frightening situation much so.

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Dr Goenka was fantastic. He was extremely kind and made it clear that he was interested in listening to our concerns and was also wonderful with my rather difficult 5 year old.

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conditions I treat

Brain tumors, Cerebral palsy, Chronic headache, Epilepsy, Febrile seizures, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Headaches, Infantile spasms, Movement disorders

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