Education & Training

Work Profile

Dr Neelu Desai is a full time hospital based Consultant in Pediatric Neurology at PD Hinduja Hospital since March 2014. She is also a visiting Consultant in Pediatric Neurology at Jupiter Hospital Thane and LTM Medical College and Sion hospital, Mumbai. Prior to this, she was attached to eminent hospitals of Mumbai as a visiting Pediatric Neurologist for many years.

She is running the epilepsy, cerebral palsy and neurology clinics and also treating critical neurology inpatients in Pediatric and Neonatal intensive care. She is an active member of the epilepsy surgery team and has recently trained in stereo Electroencephalography at First Asian SEEG Course, Singapore, in April 2107.

She also reports electrophysiology tests including Electroencephalogram, Video EEGs, Nerve Conduction studies, BERA, SSEP and Visual Evoked Potential.

She is also a teacher for DNB Paediatrics and MUHS accredited Pediatric Neurology fellowships at Hinduja hospital.


Career History

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health- Dr Desai did more than one year clinical fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at this prestigious institute, one of the largest centers in world for research in childhood illnesses. She gained considerable experience in epilepsy, electrophysiology as well as clinical Neurology during this period. Under supervision of guide Prof Helen Cross, also written various papers for International journals and presented papers in International conferences.

B J Wadia Hospital – Worked as a lecturer in Pediatrics with a keen interest in Pediatric Neurology and epilepsy in this tertiary level Pediatric superspeciality hospital for 5 years. Bai Jerbai Wadia hospital is a multidisciplinary tertiary care super specialty hospital and a reference centre for child neurology patients from all over India.

B. Y. L. Nair Hospital – 3 years resident’s post during post graduation and 6 months as a lecturer in this 1100 bedded hospital with 90 pediatric beds including 6 in PICU and 25 in NICU.


Educational Qualification

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London. 2008-09
  • M.D., DCH (Paediatrics)- B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. 1998-2001
  • D.N.B. - B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. 2002
  • M.B.B.S.- LTM Medical college, Mumbai.1992-1997