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Dr Harini Neurologist

Dr. Harini Pavuluri

Consultant - Neurology

MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Neurology), Post doctoral fellowship in Epilepsy, WSS Certified International Sleep Disorders Specialist
Speciality
Neurology
Languages
Telugu, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Overview

Dr. Harini Pavuluri is a highly skilled and experienced neurologist with a special interest in epilepsy, sleep disorders, vascular neurology, and neuroimmunology. She has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing a wide range of neurological conditions, including adult and pediatric epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, long-term VEEG monitoring, epileptic encephalopathies, sleep apnea, insomnia, parasomnias, multiple sclerosis, NMO spectrum disorders, MOG, and Parkinson's disease.

She possesses extensive expertise in interpreting Video EEG and scalp EEG, having reported approximately 1500 video EEG and 3000 scalp EEG during her training. Her proficiency extends to invasive monitoring techniques, including Stereo EEG and Vagal nerve Stimulation. Actively participating in the presurgical evaluation of drug refractory epilepsy cases, she gained hands-on experience in this field. She has attended around 100 epilepsy surgeries and analyzed approximately 100 intraoperative Electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings.

Her focus extends to refractory Pediatric epilepsies and epileptic encephalopathies, encompassing genetic disorders. She is well-versed in utilizing the Ketogenic diet for managing these conditions effectively.

Additionally, she is a World Sleep Society certified International Sleep Disorder specialist, trained in interpreting overnight sleep studies such as polysomnography and MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test). This comprehensive training equips her with the skills necessary to address a wide array of sleep disorders and contribute significantly to patient care.

Education

  • MBBS (2009-2015): Siddhartha Medical College and Government General Hospital, Vijayawada, AP
  • MD General Medicine (2015-2018): Siddhartha Medical College and Government General Hospital,Vijayawada, AP
  • DM Neurology (2019-2021): Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
  • Post doctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy (2022): Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
  • World Sleep society certified International sleep disorders specialist (2023)
Area of expertise
  • Epilepsy – adult and pediatric, refractory epilepsy, long term VEEG monitoring, epileptic encephalopathies – diagnosis and management
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Pediatric neurology- developmental epileptic encephalopathies, inborn errors of metabolism, genetic disorders
  • Sleep medicine- insomnia, sleep apnea, parasomnias, Polysomnography interpretation
  • Vascular neurology- Acute Stroke diagnosis and management, Stroke prevention
  • Neuroimmunology: Multiple sclerosis, NMO spectrum and MOG
  • Neurogenetics
  • Nerve and muscle disorders and ENMG
  • Parkinson and other movement disorders
  • Cognitive neurology
Awards and recognitions
  • RMNC Silver jubilee Best outgoing student for overall Academic performance – DM Neurology
  • Best outgoing student – MBBS
  • Gold medals in Biochemistry, Forensic medicine, Microbiology and Pediatrics
  • Second prize in postgraduate Quiz, AP APICON 2017
  • American Academy of Neurology International scholarship award 2022
  • ILAE Bursary award- 34th International Epilepsy Congress, Paris 2021
  • ILAE Bursary award – 35th International Epilepsy Congress, Dublin , Ireland 2023
  • Selected for ILAE Mentor Mentee programme at 34th International Epilepsy Congress, Paris 2021. Mentored by Prof. Sylvain Rheims, Chair, Functional Neurology, University of Lyon, France
  • First prize in poster presentation at National Epilepsy Conference ECON 2022, Trivandrum
  • First prize in Quiz , National Epilepsy Conference ECON 2022
  • Best Paper at Neurological Society of India, Kerala Chapter (NSIKC) conference, 2022, Trivandrum
  • First Prize in Award paper presentation at National Epilepsy conference ECON 2023, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Silver medal in Quiz, 35th International Epilepsy Congress Quiz, Dublin, Ireland