CAREER BENCHMARKS AND MILSTONES


  • First and only lady in India to be qualified and practicing as both Neurophysician and Neurosurgeon.
  • Initiated comprehensive services for epilepsy in Chennai in 1994 by starting EPICENTRE (Epilepsy Institute & Centre for Treatment, Training, Research & Education)
  • Introduced the first video EEG service in the private sector in the whole of South India in 1994
  • Started the epilepsy surgery program in Apollo hospitals in 1998
  • Only PhD guide in Apollo hospital – have guided 5 students to date, all have completed successfully
  • Took charge of and set up the medical library at Apollo hospital between 1984 and 2002
  • Conceived, guided as project consultant and completed Wellness Plus centre for integrative health at Apollo Sindoori in 2003-4
  • Conceived, guided, strategised, planned, executed and completed Apollo Centre of Excellence for Women 2005-6 – a standalone, multidisciplinary outpatient centre for women's health. Head of centre till July 2008.
  • Attended several conferences, presented papers, written and published articles, given lectures, etc all over the world
  • Chief-Division of Epileptology, Department of Neurosciences, Apollo Hospital, Chennai from 1996 to March 2012.
  • Chief Neurologist – Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet, Chennai – since 2012.