McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Rajesh RamachandranNair

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology/Epilepsy) Pediatrics

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 73392
Fx: 905 521 7914

Research Theme

Key words

Pediatric epilepsy, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, antiseizure drugs, electroencephalography


Research Program Overview


Current Projects

  • Encephalopathy associated with ESES- Outcome

  • 2. SUDEP: Living with the knowledge

  • 3. Diet therapy for epilepsy: Outcome

Publications & Achievements

  • Falla A, RamachandranNair R.  Does photoparoxysmal response in children represent provoked seizure? Evidence from simultaneous motor task during EEG. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Oct 31.

  • Benifla M, Rutka JT, Otsubo H, Lamberti-Pasculli M, Elliott I, Sell E, Ramachandrannair R, Ochi A, Weiss SK, Snead OC 3rd, Donner EJ. Long-term seizure and social outcomes following temporal lobe surgery for intractable epilepsy during childhood.Epilepsy Res. 2008 Sep 9.

  • RamachandranNair R, Ochi A, Imai K, Benifla M, Akiyama T, Holowka S, Rutka JT,  Snead III OC, Otsubo H. Epileptic spasms in older pediatric patients: MEG and ictal high-frequency oscillations suggest focal-onset seizures in a subset of epileptic spasm. Epilepsy Res. 2008 Feb;78(2-3):216-24.

  • RamachandranNair R; Otsubo H; Shroff MM; Ochi A; Weiss SK; Rutka JT; Snead III OC. MEG predicts outcome following surgery for intractable epilepsy in children with normal or non-focal MRI findings. Epilepsia 2007; 48:149-57.

  • RamachandranNair R, Parameswaran M. Prevalence of pyridoxine dependent seizures in south Indian children with early onset intractable epilepsy: A hospital based prospective study. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2005; 9:409-13.

Secondary Contact

Trish VanSickle
Phone: 905-521-2100 x75631
Title: Administrative Assistant

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