Epilepsy Specialist Joins UT Erlanger Neurology Group

Monday, April 21, 2014
Pictured:  Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna
Pictured: Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna

Erlanger Health System welcomes the addition of Nikesh Ardeshna, MD, neurologist and epileptologist, to the UT Erlanger Neurology Group.

Dr. Ardeshna, a fellowship-trained epileptologist and seizure specialist, serves as Medical Director of Epilepsy Services for the Erlanger Health System. In addition to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy, the focus of his practice is the interpretation of electroencephalograms (EEGs) including long-term continuous video-EEG monitoring and critical care EEG monitoring.

Dr. Ardeshna's special interests include epilepsy in seniors, advocating for the needs of epilepsy patients at various levels of government, teaching both patients and EEG technicians, and increasing awareness of epilepsy.

Most recently he served as director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a Level Four epilepsy center

Dr. Ardeshna earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and his medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius in the Caribbean.  He completed his neurology residency program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship with a concentration in epilepsy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Ardeshna is board-certified in neurology and is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Academy of Neurology. He also serves on the national professional advisory board for the National Epilepsy Foundation.

He joins the current medical staff of the UT Erlanger Neurology Group: Caryl A. Dellinger, MD; Thomas G. Devlin, MD, PhD; Nataria Pitiyanuvath, MD; Biggya Sapkota, MD; and Abdelazim Sirelkhatim, MD.

Dr. Ardeshna is accepting new patients at the offices of UT Erlanger Neurology, 979 E. Third St., Suite C-830, in the Erlanger Medical Mall. To schedule an appointment, call 423-778-9001.

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