Dr. Manjari Tripathi 
Professor Neurology,

Task force- Epilepsy Stigma and Pediatric epilepsy surgery subcomission & Faculty 1000

International league against epilepsy (ILAE)
Room No 705, Department of Neurology, 
Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS.
Phone No. 0091-11-26594494 / 26588248 FAX- 26588248/ 26588166  


OPD :  Wednesday/ Saturday, Room Nos. 5, Neuroscience Centre, Ground Floor

Only after prior appointment in Room Nos:26588500/26588700/26589900- ext 4656/26594656

2-4 pm 

Email manjari.tripathi1@gmail.com

             Caregiver weblinks for patients by Dr M Tripathi:  http://epilepsy.sangkrit.net

Dr Manjari completed her training in Neurology at NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 1996. She was awarded the  NIH- FELLOWSHIP in EPILEPSY at the prestigious University College of Los Angeles  – USA under the mentorship of Prof J Engel (Chairman, Seizure Disorder center, UCLA) from2005-06. She was awarded the Penry Minifellowship of The Wake Forest University in 2006, she is an Alumni of the San Servolo Summer School of Epilepsy, 2003. She did a rotation in Sleep medicine under the supervision of Prof Frica Yan Go (UCLA) April 2006 and was further awarded the American Academy of Sleep medicine (2008) International scholarship for sleep training at Northwestern University Chicago (USA) under the mentorship of Program Director Dr Phyllis Zee. She completed the NIH course on Principles and Practice of clinical research in fall of 2005. She observed functioning of Dementia clinic with Prof M Mesulam Northwestern University, Chicago, USA in 2002. She is a member of Professional societies like American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine Indian Epilepsy Society, 10/66 Dementia research group, National Epilepsy and disability workgroup. She is the secretary of the tropical neurology  subsection of the Indian Academy of Neurology, Executive member of the Indian Epilepsy Society. and Executive member of the Indian Society of Sleep Research, Alzheimer's society of India. She is a faculty of 1000 with the International league against epilepsy http://www.ilae-epilepsy.org/biosketch/index.cfm. She has numerous research publications in epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, headache etc. She has research projects in Epilepsy and guides residents in Neurology and PhD students with there thesis and research work. Her main areas of interest are Epilepsy especially Intractable epilepsies, Women with epilepsy and functional neuroimaging in Epilepsy. She is also interested in the use and programming of implantable devices in epilepsy, spasticity and pain. Her other areas of interest are Cognitive disorders specially Dementias; Childhood acquired aphasias, Sleep medicine and Multiple sclerosis and tropical neurology. She is an integral part of the comprehensive epilepsy care program and runs the intractable epilepsy clinic. She started two new procedures for epilepsy surgery in AIIMS - Hemispherotomy and Phase two evaluation with depth and grids which were hitherto not performed at AIIMS for benefit of patients with difficulty to treat epilepsy. She is the course director for the epilepsy school and EEG workshops. She has delivered guest lectures at various National and International epilepsy conferences.   She is reviewer of various National and International Journals and recipient of Numerous Young Investigator Awards and Scholarships of the AAN. She organizes Epilepsy awareness days on the occasion of National Epilepsy day on Nov 17th. She has written in Hindi and English patient care booklets for epilepsy and dementia. She is the core member of the formulation of epilepsy treatment guidelines in India the GEMIND. These are available on the following link.  http://www.ilae-epilepsy.org/visitors/initiatives/GEMINDbook.cfm. Through the GEMIND she is actively involved in teaching physicians and specialists about diagnosis and management of epilepsy. She has introduced dos and don’ts of epilepsy in the CBSE Health manual curriculum. She is also involved in training courses at AIIMS for dos and don’ts of epilepsy when seen by bystanders.

Important Publications 


1.  Behari M, Tripathi M, Verma A. Fungal infections of the nervous system. NEUROLOGY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE,  4TH EDITION, Bradley, Daroff, Fenichel, and Jankovic, Eds Vol 2 , 1545-1555.


2. Tripathi M. Jain S, Presurgical evaluation in Epilepsy surgery. Behaivioral aspects of  Epilepsy:Principals and practice. 1st edition, Schachter SC, Holmes GL, Nolst Trenité DK, 2007, 297-305.


3. Tripathi M, Sureshbabu Sachin, International neurology- A Clinical Approach-Edited by Robert P Lisak, Daniel D Truong,William M Caroll, Roongroj Bhidayasiri Wiley Blackwell, 2009, Chapter 85, Nematodes, 300-302.



Jayakar P, Gaillard WD, Tripathi M, Libenson MH, Mathern GW, Cross JH; The Task Force for Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery, Commission for Paediatrics, and the Diagnostic Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy. Diagnostic
test utilization in evaluation for resective epilepsy surgery in children.Epilepsia. 2014 Feb 11.

Sehgal R, Gulati S, Sapra S, Tripathi M, Kabra M, Pandey RM.
Neurodevelopmental and epilepsy outcome in children aged one to five years with infantile spasms-A North Indian cohort. Epilepsy Res. 2013 Dec 30.

Pandit AK, Ihtisham K, Garg A, Gulati S, Padma MV, Tripathi M. Autoimmune encephalitis: A potentially reversible cause of status epilepticus, epilepsy, and cognitive decline. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2013 Oct;16(4):577-84.

Chakrabarty B, Tripathi M, Gulati S, Yoganathan S, Pandit AK, Sinha A, Rathi BS. Pediatric Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis: Experience of a Tertiary Care Teaching Center From North India. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct 4.

Kumar A, Chandra PS, Sharma BS, Garg A, Rath GK, Bithal PK, Tripathi M. The role of neuronavigation-guided functional MRI and diffusion tensor tractography along with cortical stimulation in patients with eloquent cortex lesions. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 11.

Jain P, Sharma S, Tripathi M. Diagnosis and management of epileptic encephalopathies in children. Epilepsy Res Treat. 2013;

Sharma S, Tripathi M. Ketogenic diet in epileptic encephalopathies. Epilepsy Res Treat. 2013

Rai V, Jetli S, Rai N, Padma MV, Tripathi M. Continuous EEG predictors of outcome in patients with altered sensorium. Seizure. 2013 Oct;22(8):656-61.

Dalal K, Devarajan E, Pandey RM, Subbiah V, Tripathi M. Role of reflexology and antiepileptic drugs in managing intractable epilepsy--a randomized controlled
trial. Forsch Komplementmed. 2013;20(2):104-11.


           Balamurugan E, Aggarwal M, Lamba A, Dang N, Tripathi M. Perceived trigger factors of
           seizures in persons with epilepsy. Seizure. 2013

Munisamy M, Tripathi M, Behari M, Raghavan S, Jain DC, Ramanujam B, Arumugam  K, Rajakannan T, Mallayasamy SR, Subbiah V. The Effect of Uridine Diphosphate Glucuronosyltransferase (UGT)1A6 Genetic Polymorphism on Valproic Acid Pharmacokinetics in Indian Patients with Epilepsy: A Pharmacogenetic Approach.Mol Diagn Ther. 2013 Jun 8.

Dalal K, Devarajan E, Pandey RM, Subbiah V, Tripathi M. Role of reflexology and antiepileptic drugs in managing intractable epilepsy--a randomized controlled trial. Forsch Komplementmed. 2013;20(2):104-11.


Chandra SP, Bal CS, Jain S, Joshua SP, Gaikwad S, Garg A, Ansari A, Nehra A, Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Intraoperative Coregistration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Electrocorticographic Data for Neocortical Lesional Epilepsies May Improve the Localization of the Epileptogenic Focus: A Pilot Study. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb 21.


Haroon A, Tripathi M, Khanam R, Vohora D. Antiepileptic drugs prescription utilization behavior and direct costs of treatment in a national hospital of India. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Oct;15(4):289-93.


Uttam AK, Joshi R, Dwivedi R, Prasad K, Padma MV, Bhatia R, Singh MB, Tripathi M. Applicability of the new ILAE classification for epilepsies (2010) in persons  with epilepsy at a tertiary care center in India. Epilepsia. 2013 Apr;54(4):751-6.


Pahuja M, Kleekal T, Reeta KH, Tripathi M, Gupta YK. Interaction profile of Zizyphus jujuba with phenytoin, phenobarbitone, and carbamazepine in maximal electroshock-induced seizures in rats. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Nov;25(3):368-73.


Bergin P, Sadleir L, Legros B, Mogal Z, Tripathi M, Dang N, Beretta S, Zanchi C, Burneo J, Borkowski T, Cho YJ, Ossemann M, Striano P, Srivastava K, Tan HJ, Wanigasinghe J, D'Souza W; EpiNet study group. An international pilot study of an Internet-based platform to facilitate clinical research in epilepsy: the EpiNet project. Epilepsia. 2012 Oct;53(10):1829-35.


Bindra A, Chouhan RS, Prabhakar H, Dash HH, Chandra PS, Tripathi M. Comparison of the effects of different anesthetic techniques on electrocorticography in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery - a bispectral index guided study. Seizure. 2012 Sep;21(7):501-7.


Tiwari P, Dwivedi R, Mansoori N, Alam R, Chauhan UK, Tripathi M, Mukhopadhyay AK. Do gene polymorphism in IL-1β, TNF-α and IL-6 influence therapeutic response  in patients with drug refractory epilepsy? Epilepsy Res. 2012


Dagar A, Chandra PS, Chaudhary K, Avnish C, Bal CS, Gaikwad S, Garg A, Sarkar C, Srivastava A, Padma MV, Rekha D, Gulati S, Paul V, Prasad K, Singh MB, Tripathi M. Epilepsy surgery in a pediatric population: a retrospective study of 129 children from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country along with assessment of quality of life. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2011;47(3):186-93.


Chandra PS, Gulati S, Kalra V, Garg A, Mishra NK, Bal CS, Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Fourth ventricular hamartoma presenting with status epilepticus treated with emergency surgery in an infant. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2011;47(3):217-22.


Tripathi M, Padhy UP, Vibha D, Bhatia R, Padma Srivastava MV, Singh MB, Prasad K, Chandra SP. Predictors of refractory epilepsy in north India: a case-control study. Seizure. 2011 Dec;20(10):779-83.


Chandra PS, Tripathi M. Epilepsy surgery: recommendations for India. Ann

Indian Acad Neurol. 2010 Apr;13(2):87-93.


Thapa A, Chandra SP, Sinha S, Sreenivas V, Sharma BS, Tripathi M. Post-traumatic seizures-A prospective study from a tertiary level trauma centerin a developing country. Seizure. 2010 May;19(4):211-6.


Tripathi M, Garg A, Gaikwad S, Bal CS, Chitra S, Prasad K, Dash HH, Sharma BS, Chandra PS, Intra-operative electrocorticography in lesional Epilepsy. Epilepsy Res 2010
Tripathi M, Vibha D, Choudhary N, Prasad K, Srivastava MV, Bhatia R, Chandra SP, Management of refractory status epilectus at a tertiary care center in a developing country. Seizure . 2010.


 Chandra PS, Bal C, Garg A, Gaikwad S, Prasad K, Sharma BS, Sarkar C, Singh MB, Padma VM, Tripathi M. Surgery for medically intractable epilepsy due to postinfectious etiologies. Epilepsia. 2010.


Tripathi M, Singh MS, Padma MV, Gaikwad S, Bal CS, ET Tripathi M, Sarkar C, Gupta A, Shukla G, Singh VP, Jain S, Sharma BS, Chandra PS.Surgical outcome of cortical dysplasias presenting with chronic intractable epilepsy: a 10-year experience. Neurol India. 2008 ;56(2):138-43. 

Mukherjee S, Tripathi M, Chandra PS, Yadav R, Choudhary N, et al. Cardiovascular autonomic functions in well-controlled and intractable partial epilepsies. Epilepsy Res. 2009 ;85(2-3):261-9. 

Sachin S, Padma MV, Bhatia R, Prasad K,  Tripathi M. Psychosocial impact of epilepsy in women of childbearing age in India. Epileptic Disord. 2008 ;10(4):282-9. 

Chandra PS, Padma MV, Chandreshekar B, Sarkar C, Tripathi M. Hemispherotomy for intractable epilepsy. Neurol India. 2008 ;56(2):127-32. 

 Kalaria RN, Maestre GE, Arizaga R, Friedland RP, Galasko D, et al World Federation of Neurology Dementia Research Group. Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in developing countries: prevalence, management, and risk factors. Lancet Neurol. 2008 Sep;7(9):812-26.  Review. Erratum in: Lancet Neurol. 2008 Oct;7(10):867. 

Tripathi M, Jain S. Genetics in epilepsy: transcultural perspectives. Epilepsia. 2003;44 Suppl 1:12-6.


Kumar A, Tripathi M, Pandey RM, Ramakrishnan L, Srinivas M, Luthra K. Apolipoprotein E in temporal lobe epilepsy: a case- control study. Dis Markers. 2006;22(5-6):335-42.


Sanyal SK, Chandra PS, Gupta S, Tripathi M, Singh VP, Jain S, Padma MV, Mehta VS. Memory and intelligence outcome following surgery for intractable temporal lobe epilepsy: relationship to seizure outcome and evaluation using a customized neuropsychological battery. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 Mar;6(2):147-55.


Jain S, Bhatia M, Tripathi M, Srivastava A, Padma MV, Pandey RM. Seizures among families of Indian probands with different epileptic syndromes. Acta Neurol Scand. 2004 Jul;110(1):27-38.


Pradeep Kumar VG, Bhatia M, Tripathi M, Srivastava AK, Jain S.  Obstructive sleep apnoea: a case-control study. Neurol India. 2003 Dec;51(4):497-9.


Kumar VG, Bhatia M, Tripathi M, Srivastava AK, Jain S. Restless legs syndrome: diagnosis and treatment.J Assoc Physicians India. 2003 Aug;51:782-3.


 Krishnan PR, Tripathi M, Jain S. Seizure worsening with topiramate amongst Indians with refractory epilepsy. Eur J Neurol. 2003 Sep;10(5):515-9.


Jain S, Tripathi M, Srivastava AK, Narula A.  Phenotypic analysis of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in Indian families. Acta Neurol Scand. 2003 May;107(5) :356-62.