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Neurology At the neurology department we offer most accurate diagnosis and medical management of common to complex neurological conditions.


We take a multidisciplinary approach in diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions at the department, providing individual care to patients with diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, sleep disorders, and tumors of the brain, spine and nerves. The specialists at the department provide promising medical care to adult and paediatric patients for neurological disorders with the help of highly enhanced technologies.

We aim at improving the quality and functionality of the lives of people with neurological disorders through comprehensive evaluation and sound treatment plan. Minimally-­invasive, image ­based techniques and procedures are provided under the interventional neurology division to ensure specialised care. Focused care is given to patients with problems of memory, behaviour, cognition, etc. due to neurological damages. Neuro rehabilitation services are provided to help patients recover from stroke and get them back to normal life faster.

Panel of Doctors

Panel of Doctors
Dr. Ummer K. MD, DM ( Senior Consultant )

Dr. Ummer, an Interventional Neurologist, is a Senior Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. He is trained to manage complex neurological problems and emergencies including stroke. His area of interests include Botox Therapy, Carotid Stenting, Acute Stroke Care (mechanical thrombectomy) and Aneurysm Coiling.

  • M.B.B.S from Calicut Medical College 1987
  • MD in Internal medicine from KMC Mangalore 1992
  • DM in Neurology from Kottayam Medical college 2000
  • Training in interventional Neurology from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital ­ 2007 to 2008
  • Professional diploma in clinical research ­ 2013
Work Experience
  • Private Practice as internist at Edappal Hospital from 1992 to 1995 and at AL-RAYAN poly clinic, Saudi Arabia from 1995 to 1997.
  • Sub specialization in Neurology at Kottayam Medical college – 1997-2000
  • Senior lecturer in Neurology at Calicut Medical College- 2001
  • Working since 2000 at Baby Memorial Hospital
  • Parkinson's study (Safinamide) ­2006­2008 : Screened 31 patients and randomized patients
  • Low back pain Study (Ralfinamide) and extension
  • Parkinson study extension ­2008­2010 : Randomized 15 patients
  • Inspire Stroke epidemiological study ­2012­2014
  • Interact 2 ­study on intracerebral hemorrhage : 2011 with 14 Patients
  • Study on Rotigotine patch­2011­2012 : 8 patients
  • Study on Pediatric migraine­2010 : Screened 5 patients
  • Study on Pramipexole­2014 : Screened 4 patients and randomized 1 patient (ONGOING)
  • Isolated hypoglossal paralysis following Orofacial herpes simplex infection ­­Journal of Association of physicians of India ­ 1995 JAPI VOL 43
  • Clinical and etiological profile of tropical ataxic neuropathy in Kerala, South India. ­Madhusudanan M1, Menon MK, Ummer K, Radhakrishnan K. Acta Scandinavia EUR.Neurol. 2008;60(1):21­6. doi: 10.1159/000127975. Epub 2008 Apr 25.
  • Intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke in Malabar ­­­experience 2003­ 2008 Journal of clinical neurosciences ­16(2009) 1276­1278­International journal of stroke ­ K.A.Salam, K.Ummer, V.G.Pradeep, M.L.Noone, A.Laila, J.Ragini
  • Cirrhosis presenting as parkinsonism (Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology) ­ JulySeptember 2008
  • Leukoencephalopathy with intracranial cysts and calcification in adult (Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology ) October­December 2010, vol 13 issue 4
  • Intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in the 3­ to 4·5­hour window­­the Malabar experience.­ Dr Salam KA1, Ummer K, Pradeep Kumar VG, Noone ML­­Int J Stroke. 2014 Jun;9(4):426­8. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12128. Epub 2013 Aug 26
  • A case of Eosinophilic meningitis in a middle aged man after consumption of camel meat ­ Dr. Ummer, Dr.Nagaraj ashok desai , BMH medical journal 2014 ; 1 (2) : 30 & 32, Calicut
OP Days and Timings
Mon 12:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm
Dr. Pradeep Kumar V.G. MD, DM, DNB, MNAMS ( Senior Consultant )

Dr. Pradeep Kumar is a Senior Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. Trained at one of the finest hospitals in India, he is an expert in advanced management of complex neurological disorders. His area of interests include Stroke, Neuromuscular disorders and electrophysiology.

  • MBBS from Calicut Medical College 1993
  • MD from Calicut Medical College 1997
  • DM from AIIMS, New Delhi ­ 2002
  • DNB ­ 2003
  • MNAMS ­ 2004
Work Experience

18 years experience in Neurology practice.

  • Intravenous Thrombolysis for acute Ischemic Stroke in the 3­ to 4·5 ­hour window – the Malabar experience; 2013 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke 2013 World Stroke Organization; 2013.
  • Objective Cardiac markers in Dementia: Results from the Kerala–Einstein Study; International Journal of Cardiology (2012).
  • Cirrhosis presenting as Parkinsonism; Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology – July­September 2008.
  • Potentially Inappropriate Medication use in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results from the Kerala Einstein Study; Letter to the Editor; JAGS July 2012; Vol 60; No. 7.
  • Leukoencephalopathy with intracranial calcifications and cysts in an adult: Case report and review of literature; Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, October- December 2010, Vol 13, Issue 4.
  • Intravenous Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke: The Malabar experience 2003 to 2008; Journal of Clinical Neuroscience; 16 (2009) 1276–1278.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Prof. A.S Girija MD, DM ( Senior Consultant )

Dr A.S. Girija has more than 30 years experience as a clinical teacher of Neurology in the departments of Neurology in the Medical colleges of Kerala under Medical Education Department. She was instrumental in starting post graduate course viz DM Neurology in Calicut Medical College and also set up Neuro ICU with facilities including plasmapheresis which was started quite early in Calicut Medical college. Was instrumental in starting DM Neurology in MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna in 2014. Primarily a General Neurologist, has special interest in epilepsy, headache and neuro immunology.

  • DM from Madras Medical College.
  • MD from Kerala University.
  • MBBS from Kerala University.
Work Experience
  • Now working as the Senior Consultant Neurologist at Baby Memorial Hospital for the past 3 years.
  • Worked for 3 years after post retirement from Calicut Medical College as Prof of Neurology at CMC, Vellore, TamilNadu.
  • HOD of Neurology at Medical College, Calicut for 15 years from 1990 till retirement in 2005.
  • Worked as Tutor, Asst Prof, Associate Prof and Prof in Kottayam, Alappuzha and Calicut Medical Colleges respectively.
  • Had been an Examiner for DM Neurology at various universities in Kerala, National Institutes like SCTMC, NIMHANS, MGR University, Tamil Nadu.
Publications & Presentations

Has presented papers in national and international conferences. Chaired sessions in various conferences in addition to conducting several CME programmes. There are many publications to her credit in national and a few international journals.


Was awarded the MM Ghini award for the best college teacher of the Calicut University in 2002.

OP Days and Timings
Wed 10:00 am ­ 1:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am ­ 1:00 pm
Dr. Mohan Leslie Noone MD, DM ( Senior Consultant )

Dr. Mohan is a Senior Consultant Neurologist with more than 10 years of experience. He is an expert in management of neurological diseases and disorders. His fields of special interest include headache and epilepsy.

  • D.M. in Neurology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. August, 2007
  • M.D. in Internal Medicine from Medical College, Kottayam. December, 2003
  • M.B.B.S. from Medical College, Calicut. 1999
Work Experience
  • Senior Resident, Department of Neurology at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India ­ from December 2004 to December 2007.
  • Consultant Neurologist,Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala ­ from December 2007 to present (current position).
  • Observer, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, USA from September to November 2008.
  • Noone ML, Sinha S, Taly AB, Chandrika S. Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges in neurosyphilis. Epilepsia 2007;48: 390-3.
  • Deepti AN, Noone ML, Mahadevan A, Naresh KN, Yasha TC, Satishchandra P, Muthane UB, Shankar SK. Primary Cardiac Cytotoxic T­cell Lymphoma Presenting with neurological deficits ­ a case report. Cardiovascular Pathology 2008;17:334-8
  • Nagaraja D, Noone ML, Bharatkumar VP , Christopher R. Homocysteine, Folate And Vitamin B12 In Puerperal Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. Journal of Neurological Sciences 2008;272: 43­7.
  • Noone ML, Pradeep Kumar VG, Ummer K, Salam KA, Laila A. Cirrhosis Presenting as Parkinsonism. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2008;11:179-­81.
  • Srivastava A, Taly AB, Gupta A, Murali T, Noone ML, Thirthahalli J, Gangadhar BN, Kumar JK, Jayakumar PN. Stroke with supernumerary phantom limb: case study, review of literature and pathogenesis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2008;20:256-­64.
  • Bindu PS, Noone ML, Nalini A, Muthane UB, Kovoor JM. Biotin­Responsive Basal Ganglia Disease: A Treatable and Reversible Neurological Disorder of Childhood. Journal of Child Neurology 2009;24:750-­752.
  • Salam KA, Ummer K, Pradeep Kumar VG, Noone ML, Laila A, Ragini J. Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischaemic Stroke ­ The Malabar Experience 2003 to 2008. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2009;16:1276–1278.
  • Ummer K, Salam KA, Noone ML, Pradeep Kumar VG, Mampilly N, Sivakumar S.Leukoencephalopathy with intracranial calcifications and cysts in an adult : Case report and review of literature. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2010;13:299-­301.
  • Ambrose AF, Noone ML, Pradeep VG, Johnson B, Salam KA, Verghese J. Gait and cognition in older adults: Insights from the Bronx and Kerala. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2010;13:s99­s103
  • Objective cardiac markers in dementia: results from the Kerala­Einstein study. Buss S, Noone ML, Tsai R, Johnson B, Pradeep VG, Salam KA, Mathuranath PS, Verghese J. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 31;167(2):595-­6.
  • Picture­based memory impairment screen for dementia. Verghese J, Noone ML, Johnson B, Ambrose AF, Wang C, Buschke H, Pradeep VG, Abdul Salam K, Shaji KS, Mathuranath PS. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Nov;60(11):2116­-20.
  • Unilateral Hemispheric Encephalitis. Mohan Leslie Noone, Shaji Thomas John. BMH Med. J. 2014;1(1):17­-18
  • Depressive symptoms and mild cognitive impairment: results from the Kerala-Einstein study. Nair V, Ayers E, Noone M, Johnson B, Verghese J. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jan;62(1):197-­9.
  • Anti GAD65 Encephalopathy Presenting with Reversible Encephalopathy and Orofacial Dyskinesias. Mohan Leslie Noone. . BMH Med. J.2014;1(2):33-­36
  • Motoric cognitive risk syndrome: multicountry prevalence and dementia risk.Verghese J, Annweiler C, Ayers E, Barzilai N, Beauchet O, Bennett DA, Bridenbaugh SA, Buchman AS, Callisaya ML, Camicioli R, Capistrant B, Chatterji S, De Cock AM, Ferrucci L, Giladi N, Guralnik JM, Hausdorff JM, Holtzer R, Kim KW, Kowal P, Kressig RW, Lim JY, Lord S, Meguro K, Montero­Odasso M, Muir­Hunter SW, Noone ML, Rochester L, Srikanth V, Wang C. Neurology. 2014 Aug 19;83(8):718-­26.
  • Intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in the 3­ to 4·5­hour window­­the Malabar experience. Salam KA, Ummer K, Pradeep Kumar VG, Noone ML. Int J Stroke. 2014 Jun;9(4):426-­8.
  • Endovascular Treatment For Acute Anterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke ­ New Evidence And Current Status. KA Salam, Mohan Leslie Noone, Hisham Hashim. BMH Med. J. 2016: {Early Online}
  • Wang N, Allali G, Kesavadas C, Noone ML, Pradeep VG, Blumen HM, Verghese J.Cerebral Small Vessel Disease and Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome: Results from the Kerala­Einstein Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Jan 12;50(3):699-­707.
  • Winner of National Talent Search Scholarship awarded by National Council for Educational Research and Training - 1992
  • Gold Medal: National Standard Examination in Chemistry – 1994
  • First Prize: All­India Apollo Annual Medical Quiz, Chennai – 1998
OP Days and Timings
Mon 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Dr. Chellenton Jayakrishnan MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DNB (General Medicine), DM (Neurology) ( Consultant )

Dr. Jayakrishnan C, is a consultant neurologist with over 7 years of experience. His areas of special interests are in epilepsy and stroke. His expertise includes management of difficult epilepsy.

  • MBBS – Government Medical College, Jhansi (2003)
  • MD (General Medicine) - Government Medical College, Calicut (2007)
  • DNB (General Medicine) – National Board of Examination, (2009)
  • DM ( Neurology) – Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (2012)
Work Experience
  • Senior Resident – Government Medical College, Kozhikode (2007-2008)
  • Provisional Tutor – Government Medical College, Kozhikode
  • Consultant Physician – Cooperative Hospital Thavam, Kannur (2008- 2010)
  • Assistant Professor – Academy Of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram (2013- 2015)
  • Associate Professor – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (2015 – 2017)
  • Intracranial hypertension with polyradiculopathy--early CSF diversion to optimize neurological recovery. Sreedharan SE, Sarathchandran P, Menon G, Chellenton J, Sylaja PN. Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Aug;26(4):558-60
  • Reversible pancallosal signal changes in febrile encephalopathy: report of 2 cases. Sreedharan SE, Chellenton J, Kate MP, Kesavadas C. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Oct;32(9):E172-4
  • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: a treatable neurodegenerative disease. Sandeep P, Jayakrishnan C, Sadanan S, Sreekumar S, Thulasidharan NK. J Assoc Physicians India. 2009 Oct;57:716-7
  • Gold Medalist in Final MBBS, and best outgoing student in MBBS.
  • Professor Dr.G.K.Warrier Memorial Gold medal in General Medicine (MD Calicut University examination) in 2007, for best outgoing student in General Medicine form Government medical college Kozhikode, Kerala.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.
Tue 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.
Wed 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.
Thu 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.
Fri 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.
Sat 11.00 A.M. – 5.00 P. M.

Services & Facilities

Services & Facilities
  • 24 X 7 Neurological  and Neuro Surgery care
  • Thrombolytic Therapy for acute Ischaemic stroke using rt-PA. This centre has done the maximum number of Thrombolytic Therapy for stroke in Kerala
  • Interventional Neurology
  • Cerebral & spinal  Angiogram
  • Carotid & vertebral  Angioplasty and stenting
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis
  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • AVM Embolization and Tumour embolization.
  • Special clinics for Epilepsy, Botox clinic, Movement Disorders & Neuromuscular  Disorders
  • Behavioural  Neurology
  • Dedicated 14 bed Neurology and 12 bed Neurosurgery ICUs with the latest
  • Haemodynamic monitoring and bedside continuous EEG monitoring equipment
  • Electrophysiology Lab with Digital EEG with Brain Mapping,
  • Video EEG,
  • EMG
  • Nerve Conduction & Evoked Response Testing facilities
  • Neuroradiology facilities like Revolution EVo 128 slice Clarity detector CT with ASiR-V Technology
  • 1.5 T High Definition MRI
  • Digital Flat Panel Cath Lab with Gen 3 – Greenfield Technology
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