Ravindra Arya, MD, DM

Pediatric Epileptologist, Division of Neurology

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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


Epilepsy surgery outcomes; EEG/ECoG; functional brain mapping; status epilepticus

Dr. Ravindra Arya is a pediatric epileptologist involved in the care of children with epilepsy, particularly drug-resistant epilepsy, both in his clinic and in the epilepsy monitoring unit. His clinic offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, approach to the evaluation and management of children with epilepsy. This includes consultations with other specialists (genetic counselor, neuro-pharmacist, dietitian, and social worker) during the clinic visit, complete range of epilepsy diagnostics, and emphasis on optimal 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 diverse clinical and translational research interests. He is leading a study aimed to develop a novel neurophysiological method for language mapping in children undergoing invasive evaluation with subdural electrodes prior to epilepsy surgery. This work has potential to improve and extend our understanding about human brain language networks, as well as improving the safety and accessibility of the functional mapping procedure for children. He is also involved in the analyses of epilepsy surgery outcomes to inform and improve patient care, and multi-center studies on status epilepticus and childhood absence epilepsy. 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.

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.

View PubMed Publications

Arya R, Kothari H, Zhang Z, Han B, Horn PS, Glauser TA. Efficacy of Non-Venous Medications for Acute Convulsive Seizures: A Network Meta-Analysis. Neurology. 2015.

Arya R, Wilson JA, Vannest J, Byars AW, Greiner HM, Buroker J, Fujiwara H, Mangano FT, Holland KD, Horn PS, Crone NE, Rose DF. Electrocorticographic Language Mapping in Children by High-Gamma Synchronization during Spontaneous Conversation: Comparison with Conventional Electrical Cortical Stimulation. Epilepsy Res. 2015 Feb;110:78-87.

Arya R, Tenney JR, Horn PS, Greiner HM, Holland KD, Leach J, Gelfand M, Rozhkov L, Fujiwara H, Rose DF, Franz DN, Mangano FT. Long-term outcomes of resective epilepsy surgery after invasive pre-surgical evaluation in children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and bilateral multiple lesions. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Oct 31:1-8.

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

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. 2013 Dec 5.

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;2(4):267-70.

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, 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 label study. Epilesia. 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.