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Ajay Goenka, MD

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epilepsy, infantile spasms


Ajay Goenka, MD, is a pediatrician at Dayton Children's specializing in neurology and epilepsy.

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:
  • Cerebral Developmental Venous Anomaly- Preventing stroke in acute sinus thrombosis? Ajay Goenka, William Gomes, Jules Beal (Accepted in Pediatric Neurology, in Press). Available Online:
  • 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.

ratings and reviews

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Wonderful. We had a sleep test and neurologist appointment for our 2 month old. Both the nurse who did the test and the doctor made us feel comfortable and eased any worries we had. To top it off, both the nurse and doctor gave our daughter a gift at the end of the appointment that they chose with purpose (one was Winnie the Pooh like her pacifier and the other was a bear with a plaid scarf to match her outfit). Truly made us feel like they cared.

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At the Dayton Children's Campus I was very impressed with the care and concern that the staff, doctors, nurses, showed me and my child. I appreciate that very much. Thank you.

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Wow! He clearly loves his job. An amazing experience I have already told so many about.

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Dr.Goenka is an excellent doctor that I would recommended to anyone looking for a pediatric neurologist. Dr.Goenka is attentive to my child's needs, he listens to our concerns, he has excellent bedside manner,he is empathetic and he is caring. I couldn't ask for a better neurologist. You need a doctor like Dr.Goenka, who you can trust and who will make you feel at ease, when your child is dealing with a health issue. Thank You, Dr.Goenka for all that you have done for my child.

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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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