Ravindra Arya, MD, DM

Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurology

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4222


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Medically refractory epilepsy in children; epilepsy surgery; EEG; ECoG; functional mapping


Ravindra Arya, MD, DM, is a pediatric epileptologist with special interest in medically refractory epilepsy of childhood onset, epilepsy surgery and functional mapping. Children with epilepsy require multi-disciplinary care under supervision of a trained specialist for optimizing their management and to attain best possible outcomes. 

Dr. Arya is also motivated towards bridging evidence gaps in patient care through clinical and translational research. He has diverse research interests in the field of childhood epilepsy. He has been principal investigator for two clinical trials:  “Intranasal versus intravenous lorazepam for control of acute seizures in children: A randomized, open-labeled non-inferiority trial (NCT 00735527)”, and “Effect of low-dose oral folic-acid supplementation on phenytoin induced gingival overgrowth: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial (NCT 00781196)”. The latter study provided class I evidence for efficacy of a vitamin (folic acid) to prevent a side effect of phenytoin, which is a widely used anti-seizure medication. He has also been principal investigator of an epidemiologic study looking at epilepsy in children with Down syndrome. This study was funded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of India.

Currently, he is principal investigator for a study aimed at developing and validating a novel methodology for language mapping in children undergoing invasive evaluation prior to epilepsy surgery, based on signal processing of corticograph data. He is also a co-investigator for other research projects including a retrospective study looking at comparative outcomes and their predictors in children undergoing vagus nerve stimulation and corpus callosotomy; a long term extension of the landmark Childhood Absence Epilepsy study; and a multicentric observational study on pediatric status epilepticus.

Education and Training

Medical School: NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2001.

Residency: Pediatrics, NSCB Medical College, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP, India, 2005.

Residency: Pediatric Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Epilepsy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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Impact of Initial Therapy and Response On Long Term Outcome in Children with Childhood Absence Epilepsy. Co-investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sept 2011 – Aug 2014.

Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group. Co-investigator. American Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Foundation of America Infrastructure Award. Jan 2013 – Dec 2013.