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Gogi Kumar, MD, Division Chief

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development delay, epilepsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome

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Gogi Kumar, MD is a pediatric neurologist and division chief of neurology at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Kumar was born and raised in India. She completed her medical school and residency in pediatrics in India. Following college she completed two fellowships, one in clinical neuropsychology at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan and another in pediatric neurology at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. Dr. Kumar is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also board certified in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Dr. Kumar has a special interest in treating patients with epilepsy. When asked why she chose to specialize in pediatric neurology she said that she feels motivated by the complexity of the neurological disorders affecting children and wants to obtain the best outcomes for children with epilepsy. The tenacity and resilience of the children and the unconditional love the families exhibit inspire her to do the very best. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Kumar enjoys reading, cooking and traveling with her family.

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi

Meet Dr. Kumar

Learn more about why Dr. Kumar enjoys her job and what it will be like to being your child to her.

Brain mapping for epilepsy surgery using the Rosa Robot at Dayton Children's Hospital

education and training

  • medical school: MBBS - Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, India
  • fellowship - Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG & Epilepsy Surgery)
    • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • fellowship - Pediatric Neurology
    • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York
  • board certification:
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical neurophysiology
    • Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology
    • Epilepsy

    publications and presentations

    course director:

    • Course Director - Updates in Pediatric Neurology (A 5-hour CME offering for pediatricians and local and regional neurologists)
    • September 28th 2013, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH
      Presentation on ‘Management of acute and recurrent seizures’
    • October 18th, 2014, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH
      Presentation on ‘Alternative and complementary therapy in epilepsy’

    publications:

    • Kumar G, Ludwig, B, Patel V. Vertebral artery dissection masquerading as concussion in an adolescent: Accepted for publication in Pediatric emergency care
    • Chikkannaiah M, Ruedrich, Elizabeth and Kumar, G: Wallenberg's Lateral Medullary Syndrome in an Adolescent. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 May 12. pii: S0735-6757(16)30131-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.05.022.
    • Rando JM, Szari SM, Kumar G, Lingaverdu H. Methadone overdose causing acute cerebellitis and multi-organ damage. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb; 34(2): 343.e1-3.
    • Kumar G, Dixon, A. Benign hereditary chorea: a case report and brief review of inherited choreas. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Oct; 51(4): 532-6.
    • 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 Nov 15; 334(1-2): 186-91.
    • 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, Topper L, Maytal J. Familial Hemiplegic Migraine with Prolonged Aura and Multimodality Imaging: Headache 2009; 49 (1): 139-42.

    presentations at national meetings:

    • Kumar G, Kan, L, Maytal, J. Leveterecitam use in children with epilepsy: Efficacy and safety data. Presented as a poster presentation in the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting at New Orleans, December 2005.
    • 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 as a poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting at San Antonio, December 2012.
    • Workman H, Miller M, Kumar, G Dynamic Duo: TSC1 and TSC2 mutations in a single patient with Tuberous sclerosis. Presented as a poster presentation at the March, 2014 American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.
    • Kashou N, Dixon A, Kumar G: Volumetric Analysis of Focal Epilepsy in Children. Presented as a poster presentation at the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual meeting at Houston, February 2015
    • Also accepted for the AAN 2015 Annual meeting.
    • Medaugh E, Adducchio S, Kumar G: The impact of implementing epilepsy educational tools for nursing staff in the pediatric setting. Presented as a poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting at Pittsburgh, December 2015.
    • Kumar G, Chikkannaiah M, Stolfi A: Parent and patient attitudes towards use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with epilepsy. Presented as a poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting at Pittsburgh, December 2015
    • Kumar G, Rufin A ; Reasons for noncompliance on the ketogenic diet: A single center prospective study", Presented as a poster presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, December 2 - 6 in Houston, Texas.

    grand rounds:

    • Ketogenic Diet: DCH experience, Dayton Children’s Hospital, February 2015
    • 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 ChildhoodInvited 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 and organizations

    • Medical Education Award
    • Patient's Choice Award
    • Board Member - Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
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    Everyone was very helpful and pleasant. :)

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    Dr. Kumar has been great to us. We have been seeing Dr. Kumar for 6 years now, and every time we see her, she has bought us great news. She has told us everything that we needed to know in regards to our daughter, and moving forward what we need to do to make sure her development keeps progressing. So for me, Dr. Kumar has done a great job for us.

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    It was a relief to be able to meet with Dr. Kumar via a video visit due to the risk of exposure for my child. We had a little difficulty with the connection. Dr. Kumar experienced audio feedback & breakup but I was able to type my portion of the visit for her us to be able to communicate.

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    She is highly professional but yet very understanding.

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