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The mission of the Department of Neurology at the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences is three-fold:

  1. Provide exceptional education to our students, residents, fellows, and the wider community of medical professionals.
  2. Improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders through compassionate, high quality medical care and patient education.
  3. Advance the knowledge of neurological disease by actively developing innovative treatments through basic science and clinical research.

This Department provides a high level of expertise for a variety of neurology conditions affecting children, adults and elderly citizens.

Our EEG laboratory and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (Video-EEG) is the most advanced in the country. Our EMG laboratory is one of a handful in the country.

We have achieved a national and international reputation for our excellent and innovative teaching of students, residents, and fellows. Our faculties speak nationally and internationally on topics such as Stroke, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Dementia, and Demyelinating disorders.

The Department has a very active clinical research program with ongoing clinical trials in Stroke, Epilepsy and Neuropathy.

  1. Dr. Lekhjung Thapa
    • Associate Professor
    • MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
    • Consultant Neurologist
    • Chief of the Department
  2. Dr. Suman Bhattarai
    • MD (Neurology)
  3. Dr. Anzil Mani Singh Maharjan
    • MD (Neurology)
  1. Inpatient Beds:
    • General ward (Buffer): 15
    • DNG Ward (Unit 1): 15
    • ICU: 10 (combined with Neurosurgery)
    • Joanne ward: 10
    • Total: 40
  2. Emergency services:
    • Beds: 5
    • OPD: a. Sunday to Friday (9 am -5pm)
  3. Electrophysiology:
    • Routine EEG
    • NCS
    • NCS
    • F-Wave study
    • RNS
    • H-Reflex
    • SSEP
    • BAER
    • VEP
    • EMG
  4. Video-EEG monitoring
  5. Radiology:
    • 1.5 T MRI machine (Angiography/MRS/Diffusion-perfusion study)
    • 16-slices CT-Scan (Perfusion/Angiography)
    • Cath-Lab (Conventional 6-vessel angiography)
    • Ultrasound (General, Vascular, transcranial doppler)
    • Digital X-Ray
  6. Laboratory:
    • Advanced automatic analyzer for Hematology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Serology, Pathology and various immunological tests
  7. Speech Therapy unit
  8. Physiotherapy unit
  • IV thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke
  • IVIg for peripheral neuropathies, Myasthenia gravis and Autoimmune encephalitis and epilepsy
  • Botox therapy for various movement disorders
  • VEEG for Epilepsy classifications
  • Muscle biopsy for various neuromuscular diseases
  • Interferon therapy for Multiple sclerosis
  • OPD: 17,128
  • Inpatient: 720
  • EEG: 1019
  • NCV/EMG: 924
  • Stroke Thrombolysis: 32
  • Botox injection: >50
  1. OPD:
    • Headache
    • Epilepsy
    • Low back pain
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Fibromyalgia
  2. In-patient:
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy
    • Meningitis (pyogenic and tubercular)
    • Peripheral neuropathy (GBS)
    • Headache
  3. Emergency:
    • Stroke
    • Meningitis
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • GBS
  • Neuroacanthocytosis
  • Neurolathyrism
  • Hymenoptera envenomation with GBS
  • Progressive myoclonic epilepsy
  • Myasthenic crisis
  1. Vitamin D in acute ischemic stroke
  2. Normality NCS data of Nepalese population
  3. Profile of patients living with epilepsy presenting for electroencephalography
  4. Moya-Moya disease: a case report
  5. Takayasu arteritis: a case report
  6. Clinical profile of AIDP patients: A retrospective analysis
  7. Outcome of patients Thrombolysed with tenecteplase in acute ischemic stroke
  8. Predictors of outcome of hemorrhagic stroke
  9. Profile of patients presenting with Parkinson’s disease
  10. A randomized controlled trial of Albendazole therapy in solitary neurocysticercosis
  11. FLAIR hyperintense vessels in acute ischemic stroke
  12. CVST at NINAS: A retrospective analysis of 19 cases
  13. Hymenoptera envenomation presenting with AIDP
  14. AIDP with pyramidal signs: a rare presentation
  1. Effects of marriage on Epilepsy in South Asia: A multi-center, multicultural survey [Supported by WFNS]
  2. Stroke care application for public awareness, project with team of University of California, San Francisco, USA (Jan 2017): Health4heworld

Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery is well known to be the pioneer department in the country led by Prof. UP Devkota and supported by Dr. DN Gongal for last 10 years. The department has 100 beds and a well-equipped OT and ICU set-up. The department is famous for its excellent neurosurgical care across the country. Advanced gadgets in surgical techniques are continually added to facilitate the neurosurgical outcome. To name few, the department provides neuronavigation services, stereotactic technology, endoscopic neurosurgery, transcranial Doppler, ICP monitoring etc. The institute is also known for its academic excellence in neurosurgery. It started MCh course under Kathmandu University (KU) in the year 2065 BS. FRCS-Neurosurgery candidates are also being trained here regularly. Currently there are 4 MCh residents and 3 FRCS residents.

Department of Radiology:

The department is supported by Dr. Prity Agrawal, Dr. Kajan Ranabhat and Dr. Pratik Shrestha who are experienced consultants in the department, providing regular services. Services like DSA, MRI (1.5T), CT scan, USG, Doppler, ECHO, X-Ray are routinely done. MD-Radiology residents and radiographer trainee are being posted to the department form other institutes (BPKIHS, Dharan & Nobel Medical College) regularly.

Department of Physiotherapy:

Services are provided on in-patient and out-patient basis with recent equipment and a well-set physiotherapy unit. For clinical experience, 2nd and 3rd year BPT students are regularly posted from KU.

Department of Pathology:

This well-established department is led by Dr. Rajesh Panth and is supported by Dr. Bharat Mani Pokhrel and others. Hematology, Parasitology, Biochemistry, Serology, Histopathology, Microbiology, and immunological tests are routinely conducted.

Other supportive faculties who are regularly on-call

  • Psychiatrist
  • ENT surgeon
  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Cardiologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Dermatologist