Dr. Rajesh Shankar Iyer Neurologist in Coimbatore

Dr. Rajesh Shankar Iyer

Neurologist, Coimbatore

MD, DNB (Gen.Med), DM, DNB (Neuro), MNAMS

  • 19 Years Experience
  • 2 Hospitals


Dr. Rajesh Shankar Iyer is a Leading Neurologist and Epileptologist at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) and PSG Hospitals in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has special expertise in the fields of Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine.

He did his MBBS from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and did his MD in General Medicine from Madurai Medical College in Madurai and then Dr. Iyer went to do DNB in General Medicine. 

Later he finished his DM in Neurology from Institute of Neurology in Madras Medical College, Chennai & DNB in Neurology from Delhi. He also did Fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum.

He got an award for Best Paper on Epilepsy at the Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology at Cochin in 2009. He is also the recipient of Best Poster award at the 12th European Congress on Epileptology, Prague, Czech Republic in September 2016


  • Neurology


  • Pediatric Epileptologist
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Sleep Medicine


MBBS, T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha, India

MD (General Medicine), Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India

DNB (General Medicine), National Board of Examinations, Delhi, India

DM (Neurology), Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

DNB (Neurology), National Board of Examinations, Delhi, India

Fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum, India

Practice Information

Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH), Coimbatore

Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH), Coimbatore

99, Avanashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641014

PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore

PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore

Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641004

Achievements & Contributions

  • Best paper on Epilepsy Award at the Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2009 at Cochin
  • Somnambulism due to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy – A case report. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2004, Vol.7: 437 – 438
  • Early Dropped Head Syndrome in a Case with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology2005, Vol.8:53 – 54
  • Employment outcome and satisfaction after anterior temporal lobectomy for refractory epilepsy: a developing country'sperspective. Epilepsy & Behavior 16 (2009) 495–500
  • A locus for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy maps to 2q33–q36. Hum Genet. 2010 Aug;128(2):123-30
  • Reversal sign on CT in a child with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Neurology 2011;76;e27
  • The 'heart appearance' sign in MRI in bilateral medial medullary infarction. Postgrad Med J 2011 87: 156-157Insights from a rare clinical presentation of herpes simplex encephalitis: Adding to the catatonic dilemma? Neurologist.2011 Mar;17(2):114-6
  • Oxcarbazepine induced worsening of seizures in Jeavons syndrome: Lessons learnt from an interesting presentation.Neurol India. 2011;59(1):70-2
  • Hemispheric Intracranial lipoma with seizure -Look Under The Carpet. Neurol India. 2011;59(1):128-30
  • A six-year-old girl with progressive ataxia. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences- Images in Neuroscience: Accepted forpublication
  • Extra occipital photoparoxysmal response in a case of focal encephalitis. Epileptic Disord. 2011 13: 103-106Structural correlates of Fixation-off Sensitivity: Evidences from a case of symptomatic occipital epilepsy with bilateraloccipital gliosis. Epilepsy Res. 2011;94(1-2):121-5
  • Life Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Life Member, Indian Academy of Neurology
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association