Kallol Set, MD is a pediatric neurologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dr. Set was born and raised in Kolkata, India in a family with several renowned doctors. He was inspired by Mother Teresa to serve sick children. He completed his medical school education at Calcutta National Medical College, University of Calcutta in India. Following graduation, completed his residency in pediatrics and pediatric neurology, and fellowship in pediatric EEG, neurophysiology and epilepsy at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit.
He has a special interest in caring for pediatric patients with epilepsy and movement disorders.
Dr. Set’s favorite things about working with kids are their cuteness, innocence, and inability to express themselves properly. It’s a challenge for him to find out the problem in a child who cannot express like an adult and solve it.
Outside of work Dr. Set enjoys Traveling, reading books, and playing as well as coaching soccer and playing with his kids. He is actively involved in fundraising and helping orphans in an orphanage ( Antyodoi Anath Ashram) in India.
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: Calcutta National Medical College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
- residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan - Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology
- fellowship: Pediatric EEG/ Epilepsy
- board certification: Board Certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology and Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology (Epilepsy and Critical Care EEG Monitoring) by American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).
awards, honors and organizations
- Chief Resident (2017-2018) in Pediatric Neurology at Wayne State University.
- Received Scholarship from Movement Disorder Society to attend MDS School in Dallas, Feb,2018.
- Received Travel grant from American Academy of Neurology to present at AAN Annual Conference, Boston, 2017.
- Third Prize Winner at Annual Research Competition June, 2018 of Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.
- Professional Member of American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society, Movement Disorder Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Child Neurology Society, Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
- Member of American Red Cross, Susmita Foundation, National Geographic Society.
- Member of American Medical Association
publications and presentations
- Set, K.K., Sen, K., Huq, A.H.M., & Agarwal, R. (2019). Mitochondrial Disorders of the Nervous System: A Review. Clinical pediatrics, 58(4), 381-394.
- Set, K.K., & Warner, J.N. (2021) Tourette syndrome in children: An update. Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care, 101032.
- Kallol K Set, A Weber, F Serajee, A Huq. Siblings with progressive weakness, hypotonia, nystagmus and hearing loss (2018) Neurology Feb 13;90(7): e625-e631.
- K Thusang, Kallol K Set, H Jiang. Premature termination of treatment in neonatal herpes simplex virus encephalitis-a case of false negative initial HSV PCR and corpus callosum diffusion restriction (2018) Pediatric Neurology Feb 79:72-73.
- Kallol K Set, J Poulik, R Agarwal. A "spotty" brain mimicking demyelination (2018) Accepted in Pediatric Neurology.
- A Firdous, Kallol K Set. An infant with status epilepticus and stroke (2018) Accepted in Pediatric in Review.
- Kallol K Set, D Ghosh, A Huq and A Luat. Episodic Ataxia type 1 (K-channelopathy) manifesting as paroxysmal non-kinesogenic dyskinesia: expanding the phenotype. (2017) Movement Disorder Clinical Practice. https://doi.org/10.1002/mdc3.12518
- Kallol K Set. Images in Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome. (2016) Translational Biomedicine; 7(3): i88.
- Kallol K Set. 5 Week Old Boy with L1 Syndrome: HSAS (X-Linked Hydrocephalus with Stenosis of the Aqueduct of Sylvius) and Adducted Thumbs (2015) Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Report Vol 1: 6.
- R Agarwal, R Patel, Kallol K Set et al. Safety, Awareness, and Familiarity regarding Epilepsy in Teenage Years (SAFETY): Understanding the adolescents' perspective about their disease (2014) Epilepsy & Behavior 41; 114-118.
- Kallol K Set, M Alsaleem, L saadeh. Developmental Dysplasia of Hip: A Review (2015) Clinical Pediatric. Vol 54, Issue 10, 921-928.
- M Rajpurkar, M Callaghan, M Frey, Kallol K Set, H Chugani, S Sood. Management of intracranial surgery for refractory epilepsy in severe factor VII deficiency: choosing the optimal dosing regimen (2014) Haemophilia 20, e222--e242SSN.
PRESENTATIONS / POSTERS / CONFERENCES
- Lin, A. & Set, K. (2020). Botulinum Toxin dose optimization in pediatric DYT1 type Focal Hand Dystonia and tremor: 1254. Movement Disorders, 35.
- Vinson, C., Chowdhury, P., Waker, C., Keoni, C., Set, K., & Lober, R. (2020). The Effects of Dexamethasone on Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase-14 Signaling in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Cells (4268). Neurology Apr 2020, 94 (15 Supplement) 4268;
- Kallol K Set, E Asano, A Kumar, A Luat. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice About Acute Seizure Care Among Pediatric Residents and Nurses at the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit of Children's Hospital of Michigan. QUESST, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (April, 2018).
- Kallol K Set, R Agarwal, C Juhász, H Chugani, J Jeong. Increased fronto-thalamic connectivity associated with evolution of continuous spike-and-wave in slow-wave-sleep (CSWS). American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting at Washington, DC on Dec. 1-5, 2017.
- Kallol K Set, A Huq. Co-occurrence of pathogenic mutations in multiple genes in 2 siblings with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome Type 2 phenotype. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting at Boston, MA on April 26th, 2017.
- Kallol K Set, D Ghosh D, A Huq, A Luat. An Interesting case of Potassium channelopathy mimicking Paroxysmal Non- Kinesogenic Dyskinesia. Movement Disorder Society Congress-PAS 2017 at Miami, FL on February 25th, 2017.
get to know me
I chose my specialty because...
neurological disorders cover an area of medical science yet to reveal completely. It's even more complex when it happens in pediatric patients. Pediatric Neurology is one of the most unexplored fields in medicine. I love to accept the challenge by exploring this field to help the children with complicated neurological disorders.
I like working with kids because...
children are the blooming buds and future of our world. Growing up in a country like India especially in the city of Kolkata where Mother (Saint) Teresa did all her philanthropic work for children, I have always felt a higher calling to contribute in helping alleviate the mass suffering of children imposed by the poor health conditions.
I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...
the majority of patients at the Dayton Children's Hospital, Ohio faces multiple health issues, often complicated by financial challenges and lack of medical insurance. I feel these Ohio residents deserve the highest quality of medical care. I'm proud to be a part of an organization that provides high-quality care to those patients. Getting an opportunity to be a part of Dayton Children's Hospital and taking care of these sick children in both inpatient as well as outpatient settings will serve my long-term goal of career.
Dayton Children's is special because...
working here with great doctors, nurses and other staff in a professional and friendly environment gives me a high level of satisfaction.
ratings and reviews
Question Rating Breakdown
Dr. Set really listened to what we had to explain. He even called us personally the next morning. I would definitely recommend him!
Provider was very friendly, nice, thorough. Listened to my child, listened to us parents in what we had to say. Overall, we've had a great experience with him.
Excellent experience with Dr Set and Dayton Childrens Neurology
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conditions I treat
Dystonias, Epilepsy, Movement disorders, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Tics, Tourette's syndrome, Autoimmune neurologic disorders, Demyelinating disorders, Headaches, Seizures, Strokes, Neurocutaneous disorders, Neuromuscular disorders, Brain tumors, Cerebral palsy, Chronic headache, Development delay, Febrile seizures, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Infantile spasms