Ravindra Arya, MD, DM

Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Neurology

UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4222

Email ravindra.arya@cchmc.org

Clinical

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.

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.

Arya R, Greiner HM, Lewis A, Horn PS, Mangano FT, Gonsalves C, Holland KD. Predictors of Response to Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Childhood-onset Medically Refractory Epilepsy. J Child Neurol. In press.

Fernández IS, Abend NS, Agadi S, An S, Arya R, Carpenter JL, Chapman KE,  Gaillard WD, Glauser TA, Golstein DB, Goldstein JL, Goodkin HP, Hahn CD, Heinzen EL, Mikati MA, Peariso K, Pestian JP, Ream M, Riviello, Jr., JJ, Tasker RC, Williams K, Loddenkemper T, for pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Gaps and opportunities in refractory status epilepticus research in children: A multi-center approach by the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group (pSERG). Seizure. In press.

Arya R, Anand V, Chansoria M. Hashimoto Encephalopathy presenting as Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy syndrome. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2013 Jan;17(1):102-4.

Arya R, Shinnar S, Glauser TA. Corticosteroids for the treatment of Infantile Spasms: A Systematic Review. J Child Neurol. 2012 Oct;27(10):1284-8.

Arya R, Greiner HM, Lewis A, Mangano FT, Gonsalves C, Holland KD, Glauser TA. Vagus nerve stimulation for medically refractory absence epilepsy. Seizure. 2013 May;22(4):267-70.

Arya R, Mangano FT, Horn PS, Holland KD, Rose DF, Glauser TA. Adverse events related to extra-operative invasive EEG monitoring with subdural grid electrodes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Epilepsia. 2013 May;54(5):828-39.

Arya R, Glauser TA. Pharmacotherapy of Focal Epilepsy in Children: A Systematic Review of Approved Agents. CNS Drugs. 2013 Apr;27(4):273-86.

Arya R, Gulati S, Kabra M, Sahu JK, Kalra V. Folic acid supplementation prevents Phenytoin Induced Gingival Overgrowth in Children. Neurology. 2011 Apr 12;76(15):1338-43.

Arya R, Gulati S, Kabra M, Sahu JK, Kalra V. Intranasal versus Intravenous Lorazepam for control of acute seizures in children: A Randomized Open labeled study. Epilepsia. 2011 Apr;52(4):788-93.
Arya R, Kabra M, Gulati S. Epilepsy in children with Down syndrome. Epileptic Disord. 2011 Mar;13(1):1-7.