Dr. Ann completed her MBBS, MRCPCH and subsequently went on to acquire training in Paediatrics and Tertiary Neonatology from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow (Yorkhill), and Tayside University Hospitals, Dundee, UK, with a rotation that included neonates, surgical neonates, paediatric cardiology and acute paediatrics.

She completed her Paediatric Neurology training at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. This included training as an Epilepsy Fellow at the Kings College Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London. During this time, she was involved with epilepsy research, epilepsy genetics, Vagal Nerve Stimulation services, ketogenic diet clinics and epilepsy surgeries.

Neuromuscular disorders became Dr. Ann’s first passion as she trained at the prestigious Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre. She went on to establish the Paediatric Neurology Department and Child Development Center at Rainbow Children’s Hospitals in Bangalore. She also started the first ever Paediatric Neuromuscular Service in the country at the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in conjunction with the Organization for Rare Diseases (ORDI), an NGO that caters to rare diseases in India. The Neuromuscular Service established at Sagar Hospitals and Baptist Hospital is now one of four national centers where the revolutionary medicine Nusinersen (SPINRAZA) has been initiated for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease which affects infants and causes early death. It is currently the only center in South India.


OPD TIMING

Monday to Saturday
9.00am – 1.30pm

Dr. Ann Agnes Mathew

MBBS, MRCPCH, Fellow in Paediatric Neurology, Fellow in Paediatric Epilepsy,Fellow in Paediatric Stroke, Fellow in Paediatric Neuromuscular Disorder

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

have 12 years of experience


Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Sagar Hospitals, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Bangalore
Sep’18 onwards

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Rainbow Children’s Hospitals, Bangalore
Dec’15 - Sep’18

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore
Apr.13 - Dec’ 15

Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology
Great Ormond Street, Hospital for Sick Children,
Sept 12 - Feb. 13

Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neuromuscular disease
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Aug. 11 - Aug 12

Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology (Neurovascular Fellow)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children,
March 11 – Aug. 11

Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Epilepsy
Evelina Children’s and Kings College Hospital
Sept. 10 – Feb. 11

Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology, and Trust Doctor with 1 year with the Dubowitz Neuromuscular centre.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children London
Sept. 09 – Sept. 10

Trust Doctor in Paediatric Neurology. Acute & General Paediatric Neurology
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Feb. 09 – Sept. 09

Locum Paediatric Registrar
Royal Blackburn Hospital East Lancashire, UK.
Nov. 08 – Dec. 08

Consultant Paediatrician
Baptist Hospital , Bangalore
Aug. 08 – Sept. 08

Registrar in Paediatrics & Neonatology
Medacs Healthcare, UK
Oct. 07 – April 08

Teaching Fellow in Paediatrics & Neonatology
Darlington Memorial Hospital, UK.
May 07 – Aug. 07

Senior House Officer in Paediatrics & Neonatology
Prince Charles Hospital Wales, UK.
May 06 – Nov. 06

SPECIALIST EXPERTISE IN PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY & NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS
(Experience in Paediatric Neurology from 3 rd of Feb’09 onwards)

PROCEDURAL SKILLS:

  • Needle muscle and skin biopsies, lumbar punctures.
  • I am currently honing my skills in neuroradiology and neurophysiology by attending reporting session on my weeks off and observing EEG and EMG and SFEMG reporting, both during weekly meetings for the past 4 years and for 3 months starting from Sep’12.
  •  Administering Greater Occipital nerve injections (GONI) for intractable headaches.
  •  Procedures such as venous cannulations, urinary catheterisation, neonatal endotracheal
    intubation etc, attained during general paediatric training.

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

  • NOV 2009: Observer in Neurophysiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for a few weeks during annual leave and for 3 months in 2012, planned from Sep 2012.
  • 21 ST JULY – 02 nd AUG. 08: Observer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical
    College, Vellore, India.
  • 24 th JUNE – 19 th JULY 03: Clinical attachment in Paediatrics, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK.
  • 06 th – 23 rd MAY 03: Clinical attachment in Paediatrics, Ealing Hospital, London.
  • 12 th AUG.–11 th OCT. 02: Clinical Observer in Human Genetics, St. John’s Medical College, India.

ACEDEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • From 2015 I have been helping the British Paediatric Neurology Association run the
    internationally accredited Paediatric Epilepsy Training programme. Currently I am the national coordinator for it. Over the last 3 years we have trained over 2000 paediatricians all over the country.
  • From 2014 onwards have been regularly involved in conducting paediatric and neonatal EEG
    workshops all over India.
  • March 2012: Neuromuscular session at the yearly Practical neurology course held at the
    Institute of Child health, London.
  • Preparing candidates for the clinical part of MRCPCH exams, particularly neurology &
    communication, from 2007 onwards.
  • Medical student teaching & assessment as teaching fellow at Darlington Memorial Hospital ‘07.
  • Initiated a rota for weekly resuscitation training of staff nurses & junior doctors as per current
    APLS guidelines at Prince Charles Hospital in 2006.
  • Case presentations and topic discussions at SHO and registrar teaching programs.
  • Helped organize the MRCPCH clinical examination in October 2004 and February 2006 at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, UK.

Awards:

  • Won the best poster prize for “Predictors of HUS in E coli 0157 infection” at the Welsh
    Paediatric Society autumn meet in Nov 2006. (Dr. Joishy, Dr. A. A. Mathew, Dr. Palakurthy, Dr.Rangarajan.)
  • Was awarded “The Catholic Medical Guild of St. Luke, Bombay Award” for securing the
    highest marks in final MBBS in St. John’s Medical College, India in 2001.
  • Obtained MERIT in Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Ophthalmology.
  • Obtained DISTINCTION in Pharmacology and Microbiology.
  • Secured the 19 th rank in Karnataka, India at the 2 nd year Pre University exams in 1995

Acheivements

Research and Audit:

  • Nov 2019: DMD and cardiomyopathy in press. This has been
    presented as a poster in the Neuromuscular genetics conference in
    Hyderabad.
  • Dec 2019: SMA case series in press.
  • Sep 2018: Lowe syndrome: Genetics helps in managing
    complications. JICNA and poster presentation with ICNC 2018.
  • Jan 2018 onwards: Single centre experience on incidence of
    Spinal Muscular atrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in
    press with JICNA
  • NOV 2013, Brain: Treatable childhood Neuronopathy caused by
    mutations in Riboflavin transporter RFVT2.
  • JULY 2012: Retrospective Audit on anaesthetic safety and
    diagnostic yield of needle muscle biopsy over a 4 year period in
    neuromuscular patients undergoing muscle biopsy under GA.
  • JULY 2012: Case series on partial merosin deficient congenital
    muscular dystrophy - awaiting publication.
  • JAN 2011: Variation in muscle MRI findings in a family with MYH7
    gene mutation presented at the BPNA conference.
  • FEB 2010: Prospective audit over 2 months on the utilisation of the
    General Neurology Clinic referral system at Great Ormond Street
    Hospital.
  • NOV 2006: Predictors for the development of HUS in E coli 0157
    infection (Dr.Joishy, Dr.Mathew, Dr.Palakurthi, Dr. Rangarajan) –
    Won the best poster prize at the Welsh Paediatric Society
    Autumn Meet was presented at the Paediatric Research Society
    meet on 21 st September 2006 at Staffordshire.
  • AUG 1999: Commonest clinical features in Down syndrome in
    different age groups in a South Indian population.

Other Presentations:

  • MARCH – AUG 2007:Sessions on seizures and other topics for medical
    students at Darlington Memorial Hospital, UK
  • MAY – NOV 2006: Case, topic and journal club presentations at
    Prince Charles Hospital, Wales.
  • SEPT 2005: Case presentation on idiopathic ketotic hypoglycaemia
    at the grand rounds in RHSC.
  • JULY 2005: Case presentation at neonatal grand rounds (Femoral
    Hypoplasia Unusual Facies Syndrome) at QMH, Yorkhill, Glasgow.
  • FEB – MAY 2005: Case presentations at neonatal surgical grand
    rounds at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. (4 cases
    on VACTERL anomaly, Myelomeningocoele, Gastroschisis &
    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.)
  • SEP 03 – JULY 04: Case presentations and topic discussions at the
    grand rounds. (Craniosynostosis, Thalassaemia, prolonged
    jaundice), Dept of Paediatrics, Tayside University Hospital, Dundee.
  • SEPT 2002: Genetics & Inborn Errors of Metabolism- Dept of
    Human Genetics, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore.

Courses/Conferences Attended:

  • OCT 2019, WMS, COPENHAGEN, we were the only team representing
    India at this International conference with over 930 delegates.
  • NOV 2018 ICNC, MUMBAI, I was faculty for the pre-course
    Neuromuscular workshop and attended the conference
  • MAY 2016 ICNC, International Child Neurology Conference at
    Amsterdam.
  • Yearly National Neuropedicon 2017 at Delhi.
  • 22 ND -25 TH JAN 2013, BRITISH PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL
    CONFERENCE, Manchester, UK.
  • 28 TH NOV, 2013, CLINICAL NEURO METABOLIC WORKSHOP, Institute of
    Child Health, London.
  • 4 th of OCT 2013, MOVEMENT DISORDER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
    MEETING, Long Yard, ICH, London.
  • 31 ST MAY 2012: MUSCLE INTEREST GROUP Meeting, Birmingham, UK.
  • 19 th - 20 th MARCH 2012: PAEDIATRIC EPILEPSY TRAINING (PET) 3,
    Edinburgh.
  • 26 th - 28 th JAN. 2012: BRITISH PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY CONFERENCE,
    ICH, London.
  • 24 th - 29 th OCT. 2011: GRIFFITHS COURSE, ARICD, London.
  • 3 rd - 5 th OCT. 2011: EMG course, ICH, London.
  • 6 th OCT. 2011: JITTER ANALYSIS IN CHILDREN, ICH, London.
  • 26 th - 28 th JAN. 2011: BRITISH PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY CONFERENCE,
    Edinburgh
  • .22 nd NOV. 2010: SEIZURES IN METABOLIC DISEASES- TRENT METABOLIC
    STUDY DAY, Sheffield.
  • NOV. 2010: GOOD CLINICAL PRACTISE AT KINGS COLLEGE LONDON.
  • OCT.2010: HUMAN TISSUE ACT TRAINING, Guys & St. Thomas Hospital,
    London.
  • SEPT. 2010: PAEDIATRIC EPILEPSY TRAINING (PET2) DAYS 3 & 4 ,
    Cambridge.
  • 30 TH MAY – 03 RD JUNE 2010: EPNS STUDY DAYS ON EPILEPSY AND MOTOR
    DISORDERS at Romania.
  • MAY 2010: NEUROMUSCULAR UPDATE for 4 days, Institute of
    Neurology, Queen Square.
  • 15 th – 19 th MARCH 2010: PRACTICAL NEUROLOGY STUDY DAYS, ICH,
    London for 5 days.
  • 29 th - 30 th OCT 2009: PAEDIATRIC EPILEPSY TRAINING COURSE, level 2
    (Day1 & 2), Manchester.
  • 29 TH – 03 RD OCT. 2009: EPNS CONFERENCE IN NEUROLOGY AND THE RARE
    DISORDERS SYMPOSIUM, Harrowgate.
  • 19 TH JUNE 2009: ADVANCES IN NEURODISABILITY STUDY DAY, Institute for
    Child Health, London.
  • 21 ST NOV 2008: PAEDIATRIC EPILEPSY TRAINING COURSE, level 1,
    Ellesmere Port.
  • JUNE 2006: MRCPCH CLINICAL ALL WALES COURSE, Bangor, UK.
  • 28 TH – 29 TH JAN 2006: COMMUNICATION, CONSULTATION & MANAGEMENT
    SKILLS FOR MRCPCH, Northwick Park Hospital.
  • 14 th JAN 2006: NEUROLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT
    COURSE, Ealing Hospital.
  • 28 th Apr. - 5 th MAY 2004: CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE COURSE,
    Tayside Centre for General Practice.
  • 18 th - 22 nd AUG. 2003: PASTEST for MRCPCH part I exams, London.
  • 24 th - 26 th AUG 2003: EAST MEETS WEST, Hull Royal Infirmary. A
    conference on child heath problems in countries all over the world.

Voluntary Work:

  • OCT 2013 onwards- Helped BOSCO mane and other children’s
    homes, which are part of the Dream India network co ordinated by
    the Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore.
  • APRIL 2012: Medical Officer and carer for a HCPT (Handicapped
    Children’s pilgrimage Trust) group for a week in Lourdes, France.
  • DEC 10 – JULY 12: Visited detainees and asylum seekers as part
    of the Jesuit refugee service in detention centres during weekends.
  • MARCH – MAY 03: Taught immigrants English at the non-profit
    centre run by the Religious of Mary Immaculate in London.
  • APRIL- MAY 02: Medical Officer at the FIDES Village Health Centre in
    Avalahalli, Bangalore for 2 months.
  • 1998 – 99: Participated in ‘Pulse Polio’ Immunization and ‘Mop-up’
    Immunization programme conducted by the Government of India.
  • 1996 & 1999: Participated in community teaching programs on
    subjects like AIDS, infant feeding, weaning, immunization, control of
    water and insect borne diseases and basic nutrition as a medical
    student.

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