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
schedule an appointment
If your child is an existing patient, log in to MyKidsChart to schedule directly with your provider for follow-up care.
If you are new to the Dayton Children’s neurology clinic, use the online scheduling tool below to schedule an appointment. New patient appointments must be done in person. To schedule by phone call 937-641-4000.
conditions you can schedule for:
- Headaches and migraine
- General neurology - developmental delays, numbness/tingling, weakness, ataxia (unsteady gait), hyper/hypotonia
- Movement disorders - tics, Tourette's syndrome, tremors, chorea, clonus, dystonia
If your child needs to be seen for epilepsy/seizures or another condition not listed as an option for online scheduling, please call 937-641-4000 to schedule an appointment.
movement disorders - tics/Tourette's syndrome
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
publications and presentations
- 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’
Kumar G, Mezoff A. Physician Burnout at a Children's Hospital: Incidence, Interventions, and Impact. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Sep 2;5(5):e345.
Patel AD, Berg AT, Billinghurst L, Fain D, Fecske E, Feyma T, Grinspan Z, Houtrow A, Kothare S, Kumar G, Lee E, Monduy M, Morita D, Szperka CL, Victorio MC, Yeh A, Buchhalter JR. Quality improvement in neurology: Child neurology quality measure set: Executive summary. Neurology. 2018 Jan 9;90(2):67-73
- 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.
MacDonald S, Kumar G, Lacey D; Utility of a pediatric headache infusion service in preventing ED visits and inpatient admissions. Poster presentation 47th Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting in Chicago, October 15-18, 2018
Kumar G, Mezoff A, People V: The impact of a Physician Wellness Committee at a Children’s Hospital. Poster presentation at American Conference on Physicians Health: September 19-21st, 2019, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bailey J, West M, Agarwal R, Kumar G: Barriers to adherence to neurology clinic appointments for children with epilepsy – A pilot study: Accepted for a poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society’s virtual event AES2020 to be held Friday, December 4 – Tuesday, December 8.
Maag ML, Payne A, MacDonald S, Kumar G: Cost effectiveness and outcome of a pediatric headache infusion center. Poster presentation at the virtual Child Neurology Society-International Child Neurology Association Conference, October 12-23rd, 2020.
- Invited speaker: Medical marijuana update
Ohio school nurses association annual conference, March 2019.
- Quality of life in pediatric epilepsy: Beyond seizure control: Pediatric Neurosciences Symposium, November 2019, Dayton, Ohio
- Medical marijuana update: Dayton Children’s Hospital, May 2019
- 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
- Fellowship - Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
ratings and reviews
Question Rating Breakdown
The staff was great and listened to our concerns and what we have tried so far at other hospitals. The people at the front desk were super helpful and guided us through every step and we never felt lost or wondering where to go next. We were thankful that there was a spot open for an EEG since we had traveled 2 hours for the appointment and wouldn't want to make another trip soon. The technician that ran the EEG was amazing! Great personality for working with kids and my daughter talked about how nice she was as soon as we got in the car. Great experience and glad we have the option to do the virtual follow up in 6 weeks with the doctors to see how the medication is working after the change that was made after this first appointment at Dayton.
we love coiming to dr kumar shes the best
Dr. Kumar listened patiently to all my questions and encouraged me in her words about my parenting and that we are doing a good job with our daughter.
The doctor was great but hands down the EEG technicians Andrea? (I can't remember her name) and the student Bailey were amazing! Thank you for making my daughter feel so comfortable in a scary situation. Thank you!!
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conditions I treat
Brain tumors, Cerebral palsy, Chronic headache, Development delay, Epilepsy, Febrile seizures, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Headaches, Infantile spasms, Movement disorders, New onset seizures