Dr Archana Desurkar has been an NHS Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at SCH since Dec 2010. Alongside other neurology consultant colleagues, she provides neurology consultations in outpatients based at Ryegate Children’s Centre, presenting with a variety of neurological problems, in addition to looking after inpatients at the children’s hospital.
Her specialist area of interest and expertise is children’s epilepsies, especially complex cases, ketogenic diet treatment for medication resistant epilepsies in children and evaluating children for potential epilepsy surgery. She is the lead clinician for the ketogenic diet service provided at the trust and works in the team with a specialist nurse and specialist dietician and a co-lead for children’s epilepsy surgery program.
Dr Desurkar qualified with post graduation in paediatrics (MD) from University of Poona, India in 1990, having achieved distinction in clinical medicine and obtaining a high rank in the university at the post graduation.
Dr Desurkar has trained in the UK in a variety of specialist settings across the UK, and her specialist neurology training was initially in the ‘Institute of Neurosciences’ in Edinburgh and subsequently at St George’s Hospital, London, Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust) in London and Kings College Hospital, London. She also has gone on to complete a senior fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Kings College Hospital focussing on expanding her experience in reporting children’s EEGs. She has worked as a consultant in Complex Epilepsy Services in a specialist children’s hospital in London and also in a residential institute ‘Young Epilepsy’, formerly National Centre For Young People with Epilepsy.
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