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Dr Rima Chaudhari

Dr. Rima Chaudhari

Dr Rima Chaudhari

Consultant Neurology


Overview

Dr. Rima Chaudhari completed her D.M Neurology from AIIMS, New Delhi in 2014. She has also completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology from the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, IN 2021. Her work involves all acute and chronic neurological disorders. Her special area of interest is in epilepsy and especially medically refractory epilepsy. She is trained to manage children and adults including geriatric patients with all sorts of epilepsy and seizures like focal seizures, seizures due to cortical dysplasia or tumors, drug resistant seizures, status epilepticus etc. She also manages epilepsy in various settings like sleep and epilepsy, pregnancy and epilepsy, seizures in setting of ICU, seizure medication related adverse events, traumatic brain injury and seizures.

She is also trained in evaluating and performing variety of clinical neurophysiology studies like visual and auditory evoked potentials, somato-sensory evoked potentials, intra operative mapping and EEG interpretation in very young infants to adulthood in critical care settings as well.

 

Areas Of Expertise

Epilepsy in adults

Clinical Neurophysiology

Complex Epilepsy in Adults

First Seizure Assessment

Geriatric Epilepsy

Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy

Malformations of Cortical Development

Non-epileptic Seizure

Non-epileptic seizure disorder

Seizures

Sleep and Epilepsy Issues

Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)

Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures

Women's Health And Epilepsy

 

Treatment & Services

Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy

Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation

Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting

Intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping for presurgical evaluation

Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring

Vagal Nerve Stimulation

Video EEG Monitoring

She has started the video EEG monitoring unit and works with her team caring for, refractory epilepsy patients which also includes monitoring non epileptic patients and also pre-surgical evaluation of drug resistant epilepsy patients.   Her team at Fortis, Mulund, is able to offer epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, video EEG monitoring, treating complex patients, vagal nerve stimulation, resective surgery, intracranial EEG interpretation, EEG evaluation in the ICU setting, language mapping with functional MRI etc.  The team caring for epilepsy involves trained EEG technicians, neuropsychologist, epilepsy surgeon, trained nurses and 24 hour resident doctors.

  • Her areas of interest are Drug refractory epilepsy, Neuro-immunology (multiple sclerosis), Dementia and Headache disorders.

Membership:

  • Indian Academy of Neurology
  • Neurological Society of India
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Indian Epilepsy society
  • Delhi Neurological association
  • Epilepsy association, Mumbai Chapter.

Research and publications:

  • Peer reviewer for the Annals of Indian academy of Neurology
  • Epidemiology and genetic aspects of Multiple sclerosis in India.
  • Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Sep; 18(Suppl 1):S6-S10http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=rima+chaudhari#Review article
  • Book Chapter-Suspected Spinal cord syndromes: A clinical approach
  • Rohit Bhatia, Rima Chaudhari In- Differential diagnosis in Neurology, Jaypee Publications 2015
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome mimicking progressive supranuclear palsy
  • J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Oct; 32:162-3. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2016.02.032. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
  • Original Research-Evaluation of Ictal Consciousness in Temporal and Extra Temporal Epilepsy: Observations from a Tertiary Care Hospital in India.Chaudhari RM, Dash D, Ramanujam B, Rana MK, Appukuttan R, Sharma A, Kunwar Y, Tejaniya G, Padma V, Chandra SP, Tripathi M.J Epilepsy Res. 2016 Dec 31;6(2):93-96. doi: 10.14581/jer.16017
  • Original Research-Utility of a questionnaire tool (QUARAS) for localizing and lateralizing seizures in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU).Chaudhari RM, Ramanujam B, Appukuttan R, Sharma A, Kunwar Y, Tejaniya G, Garg A, Padma MV, Tripathi M, Bal C, Dash D, Chandra SP, Tripathi M.Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Dec 22;153:64-66. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.12.012

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