Dr. Amit is an expert in the field of Neurology and Stroke and is currently one of the leading doctors of the Department of Neurology & Stroke at Sagar Hospitals, Jayanagar and Banashankari. He excels in the treatment of all types of neurological conditions, such as Headache, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, along with Multiple Scelorosis and other demyelinating disorders. He is also one of the pioneers in introducing Neurosonology to Karnataka as well as India as an integral part of stroke treatment. His main clinical and research interests include managing acute stroke and multi-modality rehabilitation following stroke.

He has trained extensively in the administration of Botox injections in various neurological conditions such as cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, chronic migraine and in post-stroke spasticity. He is also trained in the work-up for deep brain stimulation (DBS).

He has conducted live TCD (Transcranial Doppler) workshops, CMEs and other training programs at international and national forums and is a regular teaching faculty for Stroke, Neurology and Neurosonology at conferences across the country. Dr. Amit serves as the Hon. Secretary for the Bangalore Stroke Support Group, a non-profit, service oriented organisation consisting of Neurologists and Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists.


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Monday to Saturday
9.30am – 1.30pm

Dr. Amit Kulkarni

MBBS, MD, DM

Lead Consultant – Neurology & Stroke Specialist

have 7 years of experience


Executive Committee member
Society of Neurosonology, India

Hon Secretary
Bangalore Stroke Support Group

Member
Indian Stroke Association (ISA)

Member
Delhi Neurological Society

Member
Bangalore Neurological Society

Member
Indian Epilepsy Society/Indian Epilepsy Association

Member
Indian Academy of Neurology

Founder Member
Society Of NeuroSonology, India
since 2014

Resident In Internal Medicine
M S Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital
May 2005 to May 2008

Registrar In Medicine/ Neurology
BGS Global Hospital
June 2008 to Jan 2010

Senior Resident, Dept Of Neurology
G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi
Aug 2010 to July 2013

Consultant Neurologist
Apollo BGS hospitals
September 2013 to September 2014

Consultant Neurologist & Stroke Specialist
BGS Global hospital
Dec 2014 to April 2015

Clinical Fellow in Stroke and Neurosonology
NUH, Singapore
April 2015 to Nov 2015:

Consultant Neurologist and Stroke specialist
BGS Global hospital, Bangalore
Dec 2015 to Sept 2017

Lead Consultant Neurologist & Stroke Specialist
Sagar hospitals, Jayanagar and BSK
Sept 2017 till Date

Research Experience:

‘A Randomised Clinical Trial For Evaluating The Safety And Feasibility Of Intensive
Lowering Of BP In Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Treated With Intravenous Thrombolysis’.
I was a part of this study being conducted at NUH. 32 patients were recruited till Nov
2015.The study is ongoing. I was responsible for analysing serial CT perfusion data.

‘Evaluation of plaque characteristics, plaque inflammation and embolic potential with high
resolution cerebrovascular ultrasound, high resolution MRI and PET imaging in ischemic
stroke patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis.’ This is an ongoing study at NUH. I was
responsible for performing high resolution carotid Duplex, transcranial Doppler with emboli monitoring and vasomotor reactivity for the recruited patients.

DM Neurology dissertation on ‘Interictal memory dysfunction in patients with Epilepsy’

MD Medicine dissertation on "Study of PFT abnormalities in patients with RA at
M.S.Ramaiah hospitals."

Yeo LL, Tan BY, Yee W, Kulkarni A, Sharma VK. Reperfusion Therapies in
Acute Ischemic Stroke. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2015;10(1):45-54.

Kulkarni AA, Sharma VK. Role of Transcranial Doppler in Cerebrovascular disease.
Neurol India 2016; 64: 995-1001

Kulkarni A, Sharma VK., 2017 Wilson’s disease In: Quah SR and Cockerham WC
(eds) The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition, Vol 7, 424-
433. Oxford: Academic Press

Kulkarni AA, Bathala L, Sharma VK. Neurovascular Sonography in Acute
Cerebrovascular Ischemia. Journal of Cerebro Vascular Sciences. Sep 2015-Mar
2016. Vol 2.

Geeta A.Khwaja, Ashish Duggal, Amit Kulkarni, Neera Chaudhry, Meena Gupta,
Debashish Chowdhury, Vikram Bohra, Dhruv Zutshi. Hypereosinophilia- An
Unusual Cause Of Multiple Embolic Strokes And Multi-organ Dysfunction.
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013.vol 7(10) pg 2316-8

G A Khwaja, Ashish Duggal, Amit Kulkarni, Neera Chaudhry, Meena Gupta,
Debashish Chowdhury, Vikram Bohra. Recurrent Fugue States As The Sole
Manifestation Of Epileptic Seizures. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,
2013, vol 16 (4) pg 561-4

G A Khwaja.A Batla,M Gupta,D Chowdhury,M Hirve,A Kulkarni. Adult-Onset
Rasmussen’s Encephalitis. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine,vol
13,pg 257-260

G A Khwaja.A Batla,M Gupta,D Chowdhury,R Ranjan,A Kulkarni. Posterior
Circulation Stroke As The Initial Manifestation Of Cranio-Vertebral Junction
Anomaly with Atlanto-Axial Dislocation. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical
Medicine,vol 12,(1) pg 66-70

Achievements

Participations:

  • Participated in various Stroke awareness programs and community outreach clinics.
  • Participated in numerous health camps and community awareness programmes.
  • Conducted Stroke Walkathon for Stroke Awareness
  • Conducted health talks for PD patients at various forums

Certifications:
Have passed the step 1 of the ASEPA-ASNA EEG Certification program held by the Asian
Epilepsy certification body in Aug 2012 at New Delhi.

Stroke and Neurosonology, Movement disorders and DBS