Dayton Children's welcomes new pediatric neurologist
Mahesh Chikkannaiah, MD, has recently joined the pediatric neurology department at Dayton Children’s Hospital. He most recently completed a fellowship in child neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Chikkannaiah joins the department of neurology at Dayton Children’s after completing a fellowship in child neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India, and completed a pediatric residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York. Dr. Chikkannaiah has special interests in headaches and epilepsy.
The department of neurology at Dayton Children’s is committed to providing the highest quality care for infants through adolescents with a variety of neurological disorders including Tourette syndrome, cerebral palsy, neurocutaneous diseases, headache and seizure disorders. The neurology team is now composed of six board-certified neurologists, one pediatric nurse practitioner, clinical care coordinators and EEG technologists, all of whom are specially trained to care for pediatric patients. The department offers advanced multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic management 24 hours a day. The inpatient and outpatient EEG lab performs all varieties of electroneurodiagnostic testing, including video EEGs. The dedicated neurology staff also offers a weekly seizure support class to help parents provide better care for their children.
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