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Dr. Sumit  Singh Director - Neurology

Sumit Singh – a topper at All India Institute of Medical sciences and a BL SONI Gold Medal Awardee at AIIMS joined the institute as a Faculty in the year 2000. He established the first Headache clinic in India in the government Sector in AIIMS in the year 2002. He is a known expert in headache disorders and has been instrumental in co authoring the headache management guidelines for the Indian subcontinent. He started the usage of Botulinium toxin for headache for the first time in India in 2002 and extended its usage in patients in trigeminal neuralgia. He is a known Parkinson’s disease specialist with experience in The DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY patient planning and programming. His Primary area of Interest has been movement disorders and is one of the few Botox injectors of the country for patients with Writer’s cramp, Spasmodic torticollis and other dystonias, hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm apart from spasticity management with Botox. He has done fair amount of research in Myasthenia gravis and Multiple sclerosis and has modified the plasma exchange protocols for these patients. Dr Sumit was additional director of Neurology at Medanta the Medicity where he worked from the year 2009 to 2016 and was a leader of the Movement disorders, and the headache program. He has to his credit 114 Publications in Peer reviewed journals and 21 Chapters in Books.

Qualification

  • MBBS – MLB Medical College Jhansi
  • MD Medicine – LLRM Medical College Jhansi
  • DM Neurology – All India Institute of Medical Sceinces

Awards & Honours

Clinical Focus – Parkinson’s disease, Writer’s Cramp, Spasmodic Torticollis, Blepharospasm, Hemifacial Spasm, Spasticity, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathies, Headache

Professional Memberships

  • Indian Academy of Neurology.
  • International Headache society.
  • Movement Disorders Society.

Research & Publications

  • Study of DSM-IV Axis I psychiatric disorders in patients with refractory complex partial seizures using a short structured clinical interview. Desai SD, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Padma MV, Tripathi M, Srivastava A, Singh M, Shivakumar K, Sagar R, Behari M. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Nov 19(3) 301 5
  • RBD in Parkinsons disease a clinical case control study from North India. Vibha D, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava AK, Behari M. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Jul 113(6) 472 6
  • A case control study of women with Parkinsons disease and their fertility characteristics. Yadav R, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Behari M. J Neurol Sci. 2012 Aug 15 319(1 2) 135 8
  • Abnormal sympathetic hyper reactivity in patients with myasthenia gravis a prospective study. Shukla G, Gupta S, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava A, Behari M. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Feb 115(2) 179 86
  • A study of voice profiles and acoustic signs in patients with Parkinsons disease in North India. Lazarus JP, Vibha D, Handa KK, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Aggarwal V, Behari M. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Aug 19(8) 1125 9
  • Knowledge of Parkinsons disease among patients and caregivers attending movement disorder clinic at a tertiary care centre in north India. Yadav R, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Behari M. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Oct 15(4) 294 6
  • Quality of life and psychiatric co?morbidity in Indian migraine patients a headache clinic sample. Sharma K, Remanan R, Singh S. Neurol India. 2013 Jul Aug 61
  • Neuropsychiatric co morbidities in non demented Parkinsons disease. Rai NK, Goyal V, Kumar N, Shukla G, Srivastava AK, Singh S, Behari M. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Jan Mar 18(1) 33 8
  • What Should Constitute a Health Related Quality of Life Scale for Parkinsons Disease? Aggarwal R, Goyal V, Pandey RM, Kumar N, Singh S, Shukla G, Behari M. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Sep 10(9) OC35 OC39
  • Coexistent of muscle specific tyrosine kinase and acetylcholine receptor antibodies in a myasthenia gravis patient Suhail H, Vivekanandhan S, Singh S, Behari M Neurol India. 2010 Jul Aug 58(4) 668 9.
  • Limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A in India a study based on semi quantitative protein analysis, with clinical and histopathological correlation Pathak P, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Jha P, Suri V, Mohd H, Singh S, Bhatia R, Gulati S. Neurol India. 2010 Jul Aug 58(4) 549 54.
  • Study of DSM IV Axis I psychiatric disorders in patients with refractory complex partial seizures using a short structured clinical interview Desai SD, Shukla G, Goyal V, Singh S, Padma MV, Tripathi M, Srivastava A, Singh M, Shivakumar K, Sagar R, Behari M. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Nov 19(3) 301 5. Epub 2010 Aug 21.
  • Apolipoprotein E genotypes and myasthenia gravis Suhail H, Soundararajan CC, Vivekanandhan S, Singh S, Behari M Neurol India. 2010 May Jun 58(3) 443 5
  • Lower prevalence of sleep disturbances in familial versus sporadic Parkinsons disease a questionnaire based study Vibha D, Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava AK, Behari M J Neurol Sci. 2010 Aug 15 295(1 2) 27 30. Epub 2010 Jun 11.
  • Differences between familial and sporadic Parkinsons disease Vibha D, Sureshbabu S, Shukla G, Goyal V, Srivastava AK, Singh S, Behari M Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2010 Aug 16(7) 486 7.
  • Serological and clinical features of patients with myasthenia gravis in north Indian population Suhail H, Subbiah V, Singh S, Behari M Int J Neurosci. 2010 Feb 120(2) 115 9.
  • Cardiovascular and sudomotor autonomic dysfunction in Wilsons disease limited correlation with clinical severity Soni D, Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Behari M Auton Neurosci. 2009 Dec 3 151(2) 154 8. Epub 2009 Aug 8.
  • Increased expression of cell adhesion molecules in inflammatory myopathies diagnostic utility and pathogenetic insights. Jain A, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Bhatia R, Singh S, Handa R. Folia Neuropathol. 2009 47(1) 33 42
  • Unusual complication of deep brain stimulation in Parkinsons disease. Goyal V, Vaishya S, Shukla G, Singh S, Behari M. Mov Disord. 2009 Mar 20.
  • Diagnostic utility of skin biopsy in dystrophinopathies. Tanveer N, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Gulati S, Kalra V, Singh S, Bhatia R. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2009 Jul 111(6) 496 502. Epub 2009 Feb 28
  • Congenital myopathies a clinicopathological study of 25 cases. Jain D, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Gulati S, Kalra V, Singh S, Bhatia R. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2008 Oct Dec 51(4) 474 80.
  • Tubular aggregate myopathy a rare form of myopathy. Jain D, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Suri V, Sharma SK, Singh S, Das TK. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Nov 15(11) 1222 6 .
  • Calcific myofibrosis due to pentazocine abuse a case report. Goyal V, Chawla JM, Balhara YP, Shukla G, Singh S, Behari M. J Med Case Reports. 2008 May 17 2 160.
  • Prolonged preictal psychosis in refractory seizures a report of three cases. Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Gaikwad S, Srivastava A, Bal CS, Gupta A, Behari M. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Jul 13(1) 252 5.
  • Abnormal sleep wake cycles in patients with tuberculous meningitis a case control study. Pardasani V, Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Behari M. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Jun 15 269(1 2) 126 32.
  • Trikha I, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Bhasin R, Behari M. Comparative efficacy of low dose, daily versus alternate day plasma exchange in severe myasthenia gravis A randomised trial. J Neurol. 2007 Aug 11 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Gupta P, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Behari M. Low dose topiramate versus lamotrigine in migraine prophylaxis (the lotolamp study). Headache 2007 47(3) 402 12.
  • Juyal RC, Das M, Punia S, Behari M, Nainwal G, Singh S, Swaminath PV, Govindappa ST, Jayaram S, Muthane UB, Thelma BK. Genetic susceptibility to Parkinsons disease among South and North Indians I. Role of polymorphisms in dopamine receptor and transporter genes and association of DRD4 120 bp duplication marker. Neurogenetics. 2006 Jul
  • Srivastava T, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Behari M. Hemichorea hemiballism associated with frontoparietal bleed. J Neurol. 2006 May 253(5) 653 4.
  • Gupta E, Dar L, Singh S, Behari M, Broor S. Role of CSF serology in follow up of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis patients on treatment. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2006 Apr 24(2) 131 2.
  • Singh S, Behari M. Verbal and visual memory in patients with early Parkinsons disease effect of levodopa. Neurol India. 2006 Mar 54(1) 33 7.
  • Srivastava T, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Behari M. Hypoglossal nerve paralysis caused by high cervical epidural abscess. Neurology. 2006 Feb 28 66(4) 522.
  • Srivastava T, Goyal V, Singh S, Shukla G, Behari M. Pallido pyramidal syndrome with blepharospasm and good response to levodopa. J Neurol. 2005 Dec 252(12) 1537 8.
  • Physician Assisted Suicide the perspective of a neurologist .Singh S, Behari M, Prasad K, SardanaV JAPI., Aug 2001(49) 823 838.
  • Wilson’s disease – Singh S, Behari M. JAPI Vol 51.Feb 2003
  • Cervical dystonia responsive to levodopa Singh S, Goyal V, Prasad K, Behari M. – letter to editorial – Neurology India June 2004Vol52Issue 2.276 278.
  • Jain A, Sharma MC, Sarkar C, Bhatia R, Singh S, Handa R. Major histocompatibility complex class I and II detection as a diagnostic tool in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 Jul 131(7) 1070 6.
  • Fungal granuloma of the brain caused by Cladosporium bantianum – a case report and the review of literature – Singh S, Singh P, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Shukla G, Sarkar C, Behari M. accepted for publication at Journal of the Neurological sciences.
  • Hot Crossed bun sign in patients with Multi system atrophy Cerebellar –Srivastava T, Singh S, Shukla G, Goyal V, Behari M. accepted for publication in Neurology.
  • Video Assisted thymectomy in patients with Jeuvenile Myasthenia gravis. AIIMS experience Arvind Kumar, Kumar S, Singh S, Dilip K, Kalara V Indian Pediatrics 2002 Dec 39(12) 1131 7.
  • Isolated "one and a half syndrome" with brainstem tuberculoma. Menon V, Gogoi M, Saxena R, Singh S, Kumar A. Indian J Pediatr. 2004 May 71(5) 469 71.
  • Goyal V, Vaishya S, Shukla G, Singh S, Behari M. Unusual complication of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disc 2007 (Accepted)
  • Shukla G, Bhatia M, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Behari M. Atypical Kleine Levin syndrome Can insomnia and anorexia be features too? Sleep Med. 2007 Jul 17 [Epub ahead of print] .
  • Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Gaikwad S, Srivastava A, Bal CS, Gupta A, Behari M. Prolonged preictal psychosis in refractory seizures A report of three cases. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Feb 29 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pardasani V, Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Behari M. Abnormal sleep wake cycles in patients with tuberculous meningitis A case control study. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Feb 20 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Padma MV, Singh MB, Bhatia R, Srivastava A, Tripathi M, Shukla G, Goyal V,Singh S, Prasad K, Behari M. Hyperacute thrombolysis with IV rtPA of acute ischemic stroke Efficacy and safety profile of 54 patients at a tertiary referral center in a developing country. Neurol India 2007 55(1) 46 9.
  • Behari M, Srivastava T, Goyal V, Singh S. Pimozide in cranial dystonia An open trial. Neurol Ind (Accepted).
  • Shukla G, Agrawal R, Singh S, Goyal V, Behari M. Sustained long term relief in trigeminal and other neuralgias with TENS A pilot study. Neurol 2007 68 (12), Suppl.1 A 69 70
  • Primary AL (Kappa light chain) amyloidosis manifesting as peripheral neuropathy in a young male without increase in serum and urine immunoglobulin load a diagnostic challenge. Sarkar C, Sharma MC, Nayak A, Gupta V, Singh S, Behari M. Clin Neuropathology 2005, May June 24(3) 118 25.
  • Association of N Acetyl transferase 2 gene polymorphism and slow acetylator phenotype with young onset and late onset Parkinson’s disease among Indians. Chaudhary S, Behari M, Dihana M, Swaminath PV, Govindappa ST, Jayaram S, Singh S, Muthane U, Juyal Ramesh Thelma A. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics 15(10) 731 735.
  • Threshold intensity and central motor conduction time in patiens with monomyelic amyotrophy A transcranial magnetic stimulation study Khandelwal D, Bhatia M, Behari M, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Srivastava T. Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol.2004 Sep 44(6) 357 60.
  • Widespread electromyographic abnormalities in patients with monomyelic amyotrophy a detailed EMG study. Khandelwal D, Bhatia M, Behari M, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Srivastava T. Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol.2004 Sep 44(6) 357 60. 2005,45.
  • Quantitative sensory testing in patients with JMND Joshi D, Bhatia M, Singh S, SHukla G, Goyal V, Behari M Accepted for publication in Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol.2005.
  • Desmin related myopathy report of a rare case Sridhar E, Sharma MC, Singh S, Sarkar C. Neurol India 2005 Apr – Jun 53 (2) 229 31.
  • Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in patients with pregnancy Goyal V, Misra BK, Singh S, Prasad K, Behari M – letter to the editor, Neurology India June 2004 Vol52 Issue 2. PP 283 – 284.
  • Shukla G, Singh S, Goyal V, Gaikwad S, Srivastava A, Bal CS, Gupta A, Behari M.Prolonged preictal psychosis in refractory seizures A report of three cases. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Feb 29.
  • Unusual MRI findings in Young onset Parkinson’s disease K.S.Anand, A Prasad A biswas Singh S Case report Neurology India 1997 (44) 4
  • Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia presenting as lower cranial nerve palsy A case report Panda S, Goyal V, Gupta V, Singh S, Srivastava T, Padma MV Behari M. Neurology India June 2004 Vol52 Issue 2. pp 279 280
  • Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy In Wilson’s Disease Case report And review of literature. Rama J, Sawhaney A, Singh S, Behari M ,. Magn. Reson. Imag. 2002 Jan 20 (1) 131 135.
  • Wilson’s Disease Singh S, Behari M. Selected topics in Movement disorders – An update. Ed. Kalyan B Bhattacharya. 2000 137 150.
  • Spasmodic dysphonia – a review – Singh S, Behari M. ORL Delhi 1(3) 35 40 2001.
  • Frontal lobe functions in patients with Parkinson’s disease effect of levodopa. Singh S, Sesadri S, Behari M . Abstract Movement disorders .Supp 5 S278.
  • Effect of selegeline on autonomic functions in Parkinson’s disease Behari M, Thomas R, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Deepak K K. Movement disorders 17 Supp 5.2002. S233.
  • Frontal lobe functions in patients of Parkinson’s disease effect of levodopa. Neurology India Dec. 1998 (Supp) 97.Singh S, Sesadri S, Behari M (Abs).
  • Social Problems in Patients with chronic epilepsy – Singh S, Padma MV, Jain S, Maheshwari MC.(Abs) Journal of Neurosciences Aug 2004 Supp.
  • A comaparitive study of short term safety and efficacy of videoscopically assisted thymectomy with transsternal thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis. Singh S, Bhasin S, Kumar A, Prasad K, Behari M Annals of Indian academy of Neurology 2001,Vol4 156Abs.
  • Follow Up evaluation of patients undergoing VATS (ideoscopically assisted thymic surgery) for Myasthenia gravis. Singh S, Goyal V, Kumar A, Srivastava T, Padma MV, Behari M. IAN Abs Book 2003. p 41.
  • Subacute sclerosin panencephalitis – response to intrathecal baclofen Khandelwal D, Sajeesh K, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Padma MV, Behari M. IAN Absrat book 2003 p. E.
  • Executive Functions memory and depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Singh S. Behari M Neurology India Abs Book 2001 258.
  • Myotonia congenital role of short and long excersise test in diagnosis of its subtypes. Kumar S, Krishnana PR Bhatia M, Singh S, Behari M Annals of India Academy of neurology 134(3), 2000,
  • Cerebral venous thrombosis – a retrospective study Sajeesh SR, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastave T, Behari M. Annals of Indian academy of Neurology 2001,Vol4 126 Abs.
  • Shoulder dislocation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy a rare case report. Khadelwal D, Thomas R, Goyal V, SinghS, Srivastava T, Behari M, Annals of Indian academy of Neurology 2001,Vol4 128 Abs.
  • Isolated partial third nerve palsy due to neurocysticercosis report of three cases with anatomical correlation. Thomas R, Srivastava T, Goyal V, SinghS, Gaikwad S, Behari M. Annals of Indian academy of Neurology 2001,Vol4 131Abs.
  • Myasthenic crisis – a two year study, Panda S, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava T. Behari M, Annals of Indian academy of Neurology 2001,Vol4 152Abs.
  • Tuberculoma of the spinal cord – A report of ten cases. Thomas R , Behari M, Gupta V, Mishra A K, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastav T. Neurology India Abs. Book2001. 326.
  • Clinicopathological correlation of the adult myopathies at the neuromuscular disorder clinic at AIIMS Singh S, Sarkar C, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Behari M. Indian Academy neurology (Abs)
  • Monomyelic amyotrphy a clinical and electrophysiological study. Khandelwal D, Bhatia M, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Hukla G, Behari M. DNA coference 2003 Abs.
  • Intravenous thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic stroke Padma MV, Behari M, TripathiM, Srivastava A, Singh S, Srivastava D Abs. Indian Academy of Neurology Abs Book.
  • Plasma exchange in myasthenia gravis patients – AIIMS experience. Trikha I, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Shukla G, Bhasin R, Behari M. IAN Abs book 2003.p 41.
  • Evaluation of 268 Patients of focal dystonia, Hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm injected with 903 injections of botulinum toxin in a period of last 12 years – A retrospective study at AIIMS.Goyal V, Behari M, Singh S, Srivastava T. IAN Abs Book 2003 p 51.
  • Threshold intensity and central motor conduction time in patiens with monomyelic amyotrophy A transcranial magnetic stimulation study Khandelwal D, Bhatia M, Behari M, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Srivastava T. IAN Abs Book.2003.
  • Evaluation of Prognostic factors in tubercular meningitis a prospective study Talukdar A, Padma MV, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava T. IAN Abs book 2003 P 81.
  • Does the effect of botulinum toxin improve after repeated injection of hemifacila spasms Behari M, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava T, NSI Abstract book A – 237 2003.
  • A clinico epidemiological comparison of young and late onset Parkinsons disease Sajeesh S, Singh S Goyal V, Trilochan S, Behari M. IAN Abs Book2002.
  • Therapeutic effects of Coenzyme Q in Parkinson’s disease Deepak Srivastava,Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Behari M IAN Abs Book.2003.
  • A clinical and videolaryngoscopic study in Parkinson’s disease patients – Behari M, Lazarus JP, Handa KK, Srivastava T, Singh S Movement disorders Abs vol 19 Supp,9,2004 136.
  • Voice Profile and acoustic signs in Indian Parkinson’s disease patients Behari M, Lazarus JP, Handa KK, Srivastava T, Singh S Movement disorders Abs vol 19 Supp,9,2004 136.
  • Clinical Spectrum and clinicopathological correlation of adult myopathies at a tertiary referral centre in India, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Behari M, Sarkar C. Neurosciences 2003 Supp6 p 173.
  • Proton MR Spectroscopy in untreated and treated Wilson’s disease. M Behari, AK Sahani, S Singh, V Goyal, R jayasundar, S Gaikwad. Mov Disorders.Vol 17 Suppl.5 2002 (Abs)
  • A clinical and videolaryngoscopic study in Parkinson’s disease patients. M Behari, J Lazarus, KK Handa, Srivastava T, Goyal V, S Singh. Mov Disorders Vol 19, Supp 9 2004.p s136
  • Voice profile and acoustic signs in Indian Parkinson’s disease patients M Behari, J Lazarus, K K handa, V Goyal, Singh S, Srivastav T. Mov Disorders Vol 19 Supp. 9 2004.p s 136.
  • Hemichorea – hemiballism associated with frontoparietal lobe bleed. Srivastava T, S Singh, V Goyal, Shukla G Behari M NSI Abstract book 2003.p 115.
  • Pachymeningitis presenting as mono ocular blindness – Goyal V, Gaikwad S, Ojha BK, Srivastava T, Behari M. Mid Neurocon 2003 Abs book .p H.
  • Spinal tuberculoma presenting as brown sequard syndrome TRikha I Goyal V, SinghS, Srivastava T, Gupta V, Behari M. Mid Neurocon.2003 P I.
  • Stimulus sensitive myoclonus in Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) – a case report Singh S, Goyal V, Singh S, Srivastava T, Behari M. Mid Neurocon.2003 P j.
  • Quantitative sensory testing in motor Neuron Disease Joshi D, Bhatia M, Srivastava T, Goyal V, Singh S, Padma MV, Behari M. Mid Neurocon. P N.
  • Pimozide in cervical dystonia – An Open trial. Behari M, Srivastava T, Singh S, Goyal V. Mid Neurocon. 2003 P 15.
  • Videolaryngostroboscopic evaluation of vocal cord functions in Parkinsons disease. Lazarus JP, Handa KK, Singh S, Goyal V, Srivastava T, Padma MV, Behari M. Mid Neurocon. 2003. P 19.
  • Dialy versus alternate day Plasma exchange in patients with Myasthenia gravis – a randomized study. Isha T, Singh S, Goyal V, Shukla G, Srivastava T, Bhasin R, Behari M Ann. Of Indian Acad Neurol 2004 (7) 455.
  • Pachymeningitis presenting as cranial polyneuropathy Rathore C, Shukla G Singh S, Goyal V Srivastava T, Behari M, Ann. Of Indian Acad Neurol 2004 (7) 461.
  • Srivastava T, Khadkawat R, Singh S Shukla G Goyal V, Behari M, Ann. Of Indian Acad Neurol 2004 (7) 463.
  • Behari M Misra BK, Singh D, Dehana N, Goyal V, Singh S, Srvastava T, Shukla G. Early cognitive abnormality in PD. 52 Annual conference of the NSI 2004, 54.
  • Bashir A, Goyal V, Behari M, Singh S, Shukla G, Srivastava T, Behari M, Apearence of tuberculoma during course of treatment for tubercular meningitis. NSI 2004, 62.

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