Dr. Prithika Chary - Best Neurologist in Chennai

Dr. Prithika Chary


M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M., Ph.D., M.N.A.M.S., M.Ch.


Neurology & Neuroscience



About the Doctor

Consultation Timing & Days: Monday to Friday 2-6 pm
Degree: MBBS, MD, DM, Ph.D., MNAMS, MCH
Designation: Senior Consultant Neurologist & Neurosurgeon& Chief Neurologist
Department: Department of Ortho Neurosciences
Brief Profile:
  • The first and only lady in India to be qualified as both Neuro physician and Neurosurgeon
  • Inactive neurological practice in private sector in Chennai since 1978, and as a physician from 1974 to 1978
  • Specialised in brain-related disorders like stroke, epilepsy, dementia, parkinsonism, developmental delay in children, speech disorders and aphasiology, cognitive and behavioural neurology
  • Pioneer in Epileptology in Chennai since 1985
  • Started comprehensive epilepsy services under the banner of EPICENTRE (Epilepsy Institute and Centre for Treatment, Research and Education) since 1994
  • Pioneered epilepsy surgery in the private sector in 1998 at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Wide experience in the practice of neurology and neurosurgery
  • Teaching experience - postgraduate, undergraduate, nursing and paramedical staff and public health awareness programs - since 1974
Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:
  • Specialised in brain-related disorders like stroke, epilepsy, dementia, parkinsonism, developmental delay in children, speech disorders and aphasiology, cognitive and behavioural neurology
  • Sub speciality - Epilepsy - special expertise in treating epilepsy medically and surgically, all kinds of fits, seizures and faints
  • Also special expertise in developmental delay in children
  • Professional Experience:
  • Currently Senior Consultant Neurologist and Neurosurgeon and Chief Neurologist at Kauvery Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Neurologist and Neurosurgeon Apollo Hospitals Chennai 1990 to 2012 March
  • Senior Consultant Neurologist, Apollo hospitals from 1983 to 1990
  • Additional Medical Co-ordinator and In Charge, Apollo Clinic, Kotturpuram from 2006-2012
  • Assistant Professor Neurology Govt General Hospital, Chennai from 1974 to 1982
  • Completed MBBS in 1971 - Acquired all postgraduate degrees at first attempt  MD 1974, DM 1978 Ph.D. 1981 MCH 1990
Specialty experience
  • Physician since 1971/1974
  • Neurologist since 1978
  • Epileptologist since 1994
  • Neurosurgeon since 1990
Kauvery experience: Senior Consultant, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Epileptologist since June 2012
Normal procedures
  • Specialised comprehensive management of patients with epilepsy including medical, dietary and surgical treatment
  • Special interest and expertise in brain Neurology-Stroke, Parkinsonism, Dementia, Developmental disorders, Brain tumors, Neurocognitive disorders, Neurorehabilitation
Special procedures: Epilepsy surgery-Over 100 patients since 1998
Strength: Concern, Care, Compassion, Expertise, Experience handling every kind of complex neurological disorder since 1974 to date
Field of interest: Epilepsy, Stroke, parkinsonism, Dementia, Cognitive Neurology, Neurorehabilitation
Rare surgeries Epilepsy surgeries since 1998 to date
Future vision: To have a comprehensive epilepsy centre at Kauvery. Have offered to give my personal project EPICENTRE ( Epilepsy Institute & Centre for Treatment, Training, Research & Education) which has been functioning since 1998.
Personal Interests:
  • Rehabilitation of neurological patients
  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Singing
  • Poetry
  • Movies
  • Yoga
Social activities
  • Active member in many women's groups
  • Intercultural women's association-IWA
  • FICCI Ladies Organisation-FLO
  • Duchess Club
  • All ladies League
Professional Membership:
Life member, Neurological Society of India, Indian Academy of Neurology, Indian Epilepsy Society, Indian Epilepsy Association, Diabetic association of India, Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India, Association of Physicians of India, Indian Medical Association 
Languages Known: 
  • English, Tamil - to speak, read and write 
  • Telugu, Hindi - to speak and understand
  • Basic French and German - to read and understand


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