Indian Experience

Dr Murugan graduated from Government Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu in 1992. He pursued his postgraduate training in Pediatrics MGM Medical College at Indore, Madhya Pradesh and he was awarded M.D Pediatrics in 1996. He developed a keen interest in Pediatric Neurology during his postgraduate training. So, he went to UK for further training.

UK experience

He has received five years of higher specialist training in Pediatric Neurology at Bristol Children’s Hospital and Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK. He was awarded CCT (Certificate of Completion of specialist Training) in Paediatric Neurology by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. Dr Murugan is eligible for the Specialist register of General Medical Council UK as an accredited Pediatric Neurologist. Prior to his return to India he was working as a Consultant Pediatric Neurologist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London which is a world-renowned centre of excellence. He had extensive training and experience in all childhood and adolescence neurological conditions. He has presented scientific papers in many international scientific conferences including American Epilepsy Society, European Paediatric Neurology Society and British Paediatric Neurology Association.

Current Position

He has joined Fortis Malar Group of Hospitals at Chennai in 2010 as Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and practice child neurology only in the city of Chennai. He prides himself in offering excellence in the treatment of childhood epilepsy, headaches, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and lots of other neurological conditions.

Dr Murugan’s Qualifications
Consultant, Child Neurologist CCT in Paediatric Neurology (UK) 2009 MRCPCH (UK) - 2000
MD Pediatrics - 1996 MBBS - 1992

International Scientific Publications / Presentations
Paper presented at 62nd American Epilepsy Society Annual Conference, Seattle, USA, December 2008 – “ Prevalence and predictors of seizures in arterial ischemic stroke in children”.
Paper presented at 62nd American Epilepsy Society Annual Conference, Seattle, USA, December 2008 – “Epidemiology and semiology of seizures in sickle cell anemia and association with cerebrovascular disease and stroke”.
V Murugan , Lachlan K, Whitney A. Inherited leukoencephalopathy due to COL4A1 mutation presenting with two different phenotypes in the same family. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2009; Vol 13, S91.
A Lording, Murugan V, Whitney A. Anti-NMDA-receptor Encephalitis presenting as a florid movement disorder in a child. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2009; Vol 13.
P. Haywood, V. Shrubb and V. Murugan. Dysautonomia presenting as non epileptic seizures in Rett Syndrome. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2009; Vol 13. Vol 13. S32
V. Murugan, V Ganesan et al. Stroke syndromes in children with cardiac diseases. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2009; Vol 13, S90—S91
Dass S, Murugan V, Whitney A. A de nova mutation on the CACNA1A gene in sporadic hemiplegic migraine and delayed cere bral oedema. Developmental medicine & Child neurology 2009 ; Vol 51
Murugan V, Kennedy CR et al. Successful use of high dose oral clonidine for Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability with Dystonia in Traumatic Brain Injury. Developmental medicine & Child neurology 2008; Vol 50

Professional Memberships
American Epilepsy Society
European Paediatric Neurology Society
British Paediatric Neurology Association
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
General Medical Council UK
Indian Medical Association
Indian Academy of Pediatrics