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Dr. Ponnu S. Pillai

Dr. Ponnu S. Pillai

Consultant Neurologist

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Dr. Ponnu S. Pillai

Consultant Neurologist

MBBS, DCH, DNB Paediatrics, MRCPCH (UK), DM Neurology, DrNB Neurology, Fellow of European Board of Neurology (FEBN), MRCP Neurology SCE (UK)

Dr. Ponnu, a highly skilled and distinguished Consultant Neurologist, bringing a wealth of expertise and a decade of clinical experience to the forefront of neurological care. Holding multiple Doctorates in Neurology, Dr. Ponnu is a pioneer in the field, specializing in both Adult and Paediatric Neurology.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Dr. Ponnu excels in emergency procedures, precise diagnosis, and comprehensive management of a spectrum of neurological conditions.Proficient in conducting diagnostic tests such as EEGs, EMGs, NCSs, and MRIs, Dr. Ponnu ensures accurate and timely assessments.

A leader in epilepsy care, Dr. Ponnu is skillful at diagnosing and managing various epilepsy syndromes. Additionally, expertise extends to the diagnosis and management of degenerative diseases, including Dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Ponnu is not only renowned for adult neurology but is also a specialist in developmental
assessments for both normal and high-risk babies. Trained in emergency procedures and the management of acute neurological conditions, Dr. Ponnu brings a holistic approach to patient care.

With a focus on Interventional Neurology, Dr. Ponnu is skilled in IV Thrombolysis, demonstrating a commitment to staying at the forefront of innovative treatments. Clinical skills include IV Cannulation, Endotracheal Intubation, Umbilical Vessel Catheterization, PIC Line Insertion, and Lumbar Puncture.

Dr. Ponnu stands out as an expert in New-born Resuscitation, ensuring the best possible outcomes for the youngest patients. Specialized training in electrophysiological procedures, such as EEG interpretation, Nerve Conduction Studies, VEP, EMG, and RNS, further solidify Dr. Ponnu's reputation as a leader in the field.

Possessing a deep understanding of neuroimaging modalities, Dr. Ponnu is proficient at diagnosing
and managing immune-mediated diseases such as MS and NMOSD. With strong communication skills, both verbal and written, Dr. Ponnu is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive neurological care, ensuring the well-being of every patient.

Research Publications

  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in males – Clinico-etiological profile
  • Stroke in Young
  • Diabetic Neuropathy- Clinical and electrophysiological correlation
  • Syncope masquerading Narcolepsy – An unusual presentation (IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences)


  • Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), UK
  • European Board of Neurology
  • Kerala State Medical Council (KSMC), India
  • National Board of Examinations (NBE), India
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), UK
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