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Mahesh Chikkannaiah, MD

expertise

epilepsy, headaches and neurocutaneous disorders, head of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) clinic 

bio

  • Assistant professor
  • Neurology and Pediatrics
  • Boonshoft School of medicine
  • Wright State University
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital

education and training

  • medical School: M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
  • internship:
  • residency: Pediatric Residency, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York
  • fellowship: Child Neurology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • board certification:
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Child Neurology
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Epilepsy

publications and presentations

  • Wallenberg's lateral medullary syndrome in an adolescent. Ruedrich ED, Chikkannaiah M, Kumar G. Am J Emerg Med.34(2016) 2254.e1–2254.e2
  • Childhood Basilar Artery Occlusion: A Report of 5 Cases and Review of the Literature. Mahesh Chikkannaiah and Warren D. Lo. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):633-45.
  • American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Poster/Abstract. 2015
  • “Parent and patient attitudes towards use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with epilepsy”. Abstract No: 2.161. Kumar G, Chikkannaiah M
  • 2013 Child Neurology Society meeting in Austin, Texas- Poster presentation. Poster #14. “Childhood Basilar Artery Occlusion: A Report of 5 Cases and Review of the Literature” Chikkannaiah M, Warren D. Lo
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Cognitive Development Effects and Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of Adjunctive Rufinamide Treatment in Pediatric Subjects 1 to less than 4 years of age with Inadequately Controlled Lennox Gastaut.
  • Worked as a sub-investigator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2012 -2013.
  • 2010 Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Poster presentation.
  • “Compliance of Pediatricians at an Urban Community Hospital with American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorders before and after Educational Intervention”. Abstract No: 752434.

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) Review Course, June 2014. Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio “Neuro-developmental Disorders”
  • Updates in Pediatric Neurology, Annual Symposium, October 2014. Dayton Children’s Hospital “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)”
  • “Febrile Seizures”. Medical students and Pediatric Residents, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • “Degenerative Neurological Conditions”. Medical students and Pediatric Residents, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • “Brain Malformations”. Medical students and Pediatric Residents, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • “New onset Seizures”. Medical students and Pediatric Residents, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • “Pediatric headaches and their Management” Medical students and Neurology Residents, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton

awards, honors and organizations

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

neurology is an exciting and intellectually stimulating specialty that relies on clinical acumen and traditional clinical skills for the diagnosis and management of the broad range of neurological conditions. It is one the rapidly evolving specialties, where many advancements are being made. I enjoy working with children and caring for kids with complex neurological problems.


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

it is an awesome place to work with a positive work environment, compassionate and caring staff.


Dayton Children's is special because...

is one of the best children’s hospital where each and every employee is dedicated and committed to provide the outstanding care for children in our community


ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

Loved Dr. Hollandaise. He was kind and listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions.

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Dayton Survey

Neurology at Dayton Children's is excellent! We really appreciate Dr. Chikkinaia's help, manner and expertise.

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Dayton Survey

We had a wonderful experience at Dayton Children's. We were taken back in a timely manner, the caregivers were flexible with how the test was done for comfort of the patient and explained everything very clearly. We love Dayton Children's!

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