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Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Board Certified

About Me


Dr. Ravindra Arya is a pediatric epilepsy specialist, with a specific interest in drug-resistant and other difficult to manage epilepsies. His clinic offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, approach to the evaluation and management of children with epilepsy. This includes consultations with other specialists (clinical psychologist, neuro-pharmacist, dietician, and social worker) during the clinic visit, and developing an optimal diagnostic and treatment plan including medications, dietary therapies, and consideration for epilepsy surgery, as appropriate for the individual patient with an objective to attain the best possible outcome.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Arya is motivated towards bridging evidence gaps in patient care through his clinical and translational research interests. He is leading a study to develop and validate novel neurophysiological methods for language mapping in children undergoing evaluation with intracranial electrodes for epilepsy surgery. This work has the potential to extend the understanding of human brain language networks, and to improve the safety and access of epilepsy surgery in children. He is also involved in the analyses of epilepsy surgery outcomes to inform and improve patient care, use of telehealth platform to democratize epilepsy-related expertise, and a multi-center study on status epilepticus. In the past, he has been the principal investigator for two randomized clinical trials (NCT 00735527, and NCT 00781196), and an epidemiologic study of epilepsy in children with Down syndrome.

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Clinical Interests

Epilepsy in children; drug-resistant epilepsy; epilepsy surgery; EEG/ECoG/stereo-EEG

Research Interests

Human brain mapping; intracranial EEG (ECoG/stereo-EEG); epilepsy outcomes; status epilepticus

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neurology, Epilepsy

My Locations

My Education

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

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

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

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

Certification: American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competence in EEG/Epilepsy, 2015.

My Publications

Refractory and Super-refractory Status Epilepticus. Samanta, D; Garrity, L; Arya, R. Indian Pediatrics. 2020; 57:239-253.

Electrical stimulation mapping of language with stereo-EEG. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Dudley, J; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Scholle, C; Horn, PS; Vannest, J; Byars, AW; Leach, JL; et al. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2019; 99:106395-106395.

A model for visual naming based on spatiotemporal dynamics of ECoG high-gamma modulation. Arya, R; Babajani-Feremi, A; Byars, AW; Vannest, J; Greiner, HM; Wheless, JW; Mangano, FT; Holland, KD. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2019; 99:106455-106455.

Electroencephalographic Reporting for Refractory Status Epilepticus. Sansevere, AJ; Arya, R; Sanchez Fernandez, I; Gaillard, WD; Tasker, RC; Lai, Y; Anderson, AE; Tchapyjnikov, D; Chapman, KE; Brenton, JN; et al. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2019; 36:365-370.

Similarity of spatiotemporal dynamics of language-related ECoG high-gamma modulation in Japanese and English speakers. Arya, R. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2019; 130:1403-1404.

Long-term seizure outcomes after pediatric temporal lobectomy: does brain MRI lesion matter?. Arya, R; Mangano, FT; Horn, PS; Kaul, SK; Kaul, SK; Roth, C; Leach, JL; Turner, M; Holland, KD; Greiner, HM. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2019; 24:200-9.

The onset of pediatric refractory status epilepticus is not distributed uniformly during the day. Sanchez Fernandez, I; Gainza-Lein, M; Abend, NS; Amengual-Gual, M; Anderson, A; Arya, R; Brenton, JN; Carpenter, JL; Chapman, KE; Clark, J; et al. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2019; 70:90-96.

Dietary, immunological, surgical, and other emerging treatments for pediatric refractory status epilepticus. Arya, R; Rotenberg, A. Seizure-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2019; 68:89-96.

Neuropsychological outcomes after resection of cortical sites with visual naming associated electrocorticographic high-gamma modulation. Arya, R; Roth, C; Leach, JL; Middeler, D; Wilson, JA; Vannest, J; Rozhkov, L; Greiner, HM; Buroker, J; Scholle, C; et al. Epilepsy Research. 2019; 151:17-23.

Development of information sharing in language neocortex in childhood-onset drug-resistant epilepsy. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Wilson, JA; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Buroker, J; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Fujiwara, H; Greiner, HM; et al. Epilepsia. 2019; 60:393-405.