Dr Sheffali Gulati
Joined AIIMS in 1988 as MBBS student and currently working as Professor, joined as a faculty in July 2000.
font-size: medium; Over 17 years post MD teaching / work experience
DM Program:Part of the team that started first DM (Pediatric Neurology) course in South Asia
font-size: medium;">Comprehensive Pediatric Neurology care: 5 Specialty Clinics; structured, protocol based patient management and follow up and state of art investigations including Electrophysiology services
font-size: medium; Network coordinator, Site PI of a major multicentric National study: Neuro-developmental Disabilities among children in India: An INCLEN study funded by NIH, Autism speaks, National Trust; International collaborators). Developed & Validated culture sensitive Diagnostic Instruments for Autism, ADHD, Epilepsy; Cerebral Palsy. Also developed a Neurodevelopmental Screening tool to screen for 10 neurodevelopmental disorders in the community which has undergone validation across 5 sites in the country. The study has provided first ever prevalence data of neurodevelopmental disorders from India The tools thus developed have been incorporated in the National Program: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.
Site PI, CCT member: Model Injection Centres: A Program to improve injection practices in the country: An IndiaCLEN study; USAID
PI 2 RCTs Gabapentin & Valproate in Spinal Muscular atrophy
PIBlood heavy metals and quantitative EEG in children with Autism: A cross sectional study
font-size: medium; font-size: medium;">Other projects: Newborn screening; Neurocognitive follow up; Difficult to treat epilepsy, proteomics profiling in meningitis; heavy metals and autism; heavy metals and cerebral palsy; stem cells in DMD
Awards & Recognition: Sheila Wallace Award by International Child Neurology Association 2014; Fellow IAP, Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Academy of Pediatrics( Neurology Chapter), October 2014, Fellow, IMSA; Member ICMR Task Force: IEM and Non Polio AFP; National Advisory Board Member, Indian Rett Syndrome Foundation; Has served /serving as Editorial Board Member (5); Review Editor (1); Lead Guest editor (1) Reviewer for Journals: 26
Research Publications:210 publications in various International & National Journals; Assisting in editing book: 1;Chapters in book: 66 ; Abstracts 223 ; learning resource material 41
Membership to Professional Bodies: 18 including various International Societies
Other Academic achievements:
font-size: medium; Selected as a commentator for Evidence- Based Mental Health, an International digest which is published by the British Psychological Society, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the BMJ publishing group
Selected as Expert for the development of National Epilepsy Control program
Served as Expert for Neurology projects for Indian Council of Medical Research , National Trust, DST, DBT
Member of Committee to draft the 4th and 5th Edition of National Formulary of India.
Selected as faculty for the six monthly EEG workshops of Indian Epilepsy Society .
Selected as a faculty for the Epilepsy Teaching Program (ETP) of the Indian Epilepsy Society.It is an extension of the GEMIND and is aimed to provide scientifically correct information on epilepsy treatment to the practicing physicians and general practitioners.
Visiting Faculty for Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Neurology,Thiruvanthapuram,
font-size: medium;">Arya R, Gulati S,et al. Folic acid supplementation prevents phenytoin-induced gingival overgrowth in children. Neurology. 2011; selected for podcast interview ( Gulati S & Arya R) which took place on 14th march 2011 with Prof Nathan B. Fountain, University of Virginia; also evaluated as Exceptional by Faculty of 1000 and included in top 2% of published articles in Biology and Medicine
Areas of Interest:
font-size: medium;">Developmental disabilities including autism & cerebral palsy; Multidisciplinary rehabilitation & Public health dimension, neurometabolic disorders, neurogenetics, neurocysticercosis, febrile convulsions, epilepsy, status epilepticus, dietary therapies in intractable epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders ,electrophysiology and stem cells