Dr. Neelu Desai

Dr. Neelu Desai
Pediatric Neurologist, Thane


  • 2 Hospitals
  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Jupiter Hospital
  • Also attached with eminent hospitals of Mumbai as Paediatric Neurologist 
  • More than eight years of experience in Paediatric Neurology, Electrophysiology and Neuro-development
  • Regularly reporting electrophysiological studies, including EEGs and Electromyography/Nerve Conduction studies
  • Expertise in Demyelinating diseases, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy
  • Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai. Bhatia hospital & Shushrusha Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
  • Lecturer in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology B.J. Wadia Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Lecturer in Pediatrics BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai


  • Pediatric Neurology

  • Neurology

  • Pediatrics


  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (NCV,EMG)
  • Demyelinating Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Nerve Conduction
  • Evoked Potentials


  • MBBS from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical college, Mumbai, India in 1997
  • DCH from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India in 2000
  • MD (Ped) from BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India in 2001
  • DNB (Ped) from BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India in 2002
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology -Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, from 2008 to 2009
  • She was initially awarded the Bill Marshall Fellowship,which is  given to only one doctor from South Asia every year
  • She was selected as a Clinical Fellow in Neurology and worked like a specialist registrar rotating into acute neurology, Electrophysiology, Complex Epilepsy Unit, Neurometabolic unit and Neurodisability services including outpatient clinics

Practice Information

Jupiter Hospital, Thane

Jupiter Hospital, Thane

Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Maharashtra - 400601

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400078

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Distinctions in Medicine, Gynecology-Obstetrics, Pharmacology and Microbiology during MBBS
  • Charles Morehead award for highest marks in practical medicine in IIIrd  year MBBS in Mumbai University
  • Dr. J.K. Mehta award for highest marks in practical medicine in IIIrd year MBBS in Mumbai University
  • B M Bhargava prize for winning competitive exam in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Tara Mudgal Award for securing top rank in IIIrd M.B.B.S in LTM Medical College, Mumbai
  • First prize in award winning paper on ‘Pulmonary Function Test: A tool for monitoring respiratory status in chronic persistent asthma’ at Embicon 2000
  • Awarded the travel bursary for platform presentation at 6th Asian Oceanian epilepsy congress, Kuala Lumpur, 2006
  • Awarded the BILL MARSHALL FELLOWSHIP, ICH, 2008 (1 from south Asia every year) to gain experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
  • Unusual Presentations of Posterior Fossa Tumors in children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2010
  • Early onset symptomatic focal epilepsy – a dilemma in the timing of surgery Epileptic Disorders 2008
  • Role of short duration outpatient Video EEG monitoring in children. Neurology Asia, 2007
  • Early onset seizures the result of probable focal brain lesion – The disappearing lesion! Childs Nerv Syst
  • A re-evaluation of the clinical and  pathological features of malformations of cortical development associated with epilepsy in children. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
  • Case report, “Annuloaortic ectasia: Identical lesions in two siblings” Indian Pediatrics, April 2002
  • Adverse reactions of vaccines. Childhood Immunization, 2002
  • Necrotizing fasciitis: A case report. Pediatriconcall.com, July 2006
  • Tracheal agenesis: case report. Pulmonology update, 2006
  • Congenital anomalies: A prospective study. Bombay Hospital Journal, July 2006
  • Indian Epilepsy Association
  • Indian academy of Pediatrics
  • Indian Medical Association