Dr. D Kalpana

Speciality : Neurology

Designation : Consultant Pediatric Neurologist

Date and time : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs & Sat : 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Academic Qualifications

MD (Ped.) DM (Neuro) DNB ( Neuro)

Areas of expertise

  • Paediatric epilepsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurometabolic disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, autism
  • Demyelinating diseases

Previous Experience

1.18 years of experience as teaching faculty in the department of Paediatrics and
Paediatric Neurology, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram,

2.14 years of experience exclusively in Paediatric Neurology in managing children with neurologic diseases. Was working as Additional Professor of Paediatric Neurology, in Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

3.Hon. Neurology Consultant, Child Development Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Professional Membership

Life member of IMA, IAP, IAN.
State coordinator of IAP Pediatric Quiz for the last 5 yrs.
Secretary, Trivandrum Neuroclub 2018-19

Special interest

Passion for teaching and training in Neurology
Paediatric Palliative care

Awards and honours

  • Reviewer in Indian Pediatrics, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, International Journal of Epilepsy
  • Contributed to chapters in IAP textbook of Paediatrics
  • Faculty and examiner for Developmental Paediatrics, Child Development Centre
  • Faculty for Pediatric epilepsy training Programme conducted by British Pediatric Neurology Association
  • Presented papers in National and International Paediatric Neurology conferences
  • University rank holder in Community Medicine and Ophthalmology
  • National Talent Search Scholarship Awardee

Procedures Performed

Needle EMG
Botox injection for cerebral palsy


1.Vitamin D Deficiency in Ambulant Children on Carbamazepine or Sodium Valproate Monotherapy
Sreedharan M, Devadathan K, Mohammed Kunju PA, Sasidharan B, Pillai JP, Vasumathy Amma MA, Muthubeevi S.
Indian Pediatr. 2018 Apr 15;55(4):307-310.

2.Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood in an Infant with Symptoms Resembling Glucose Transporter 1 Deficiency
Sreedharan M, Devadathan K, Chalipat S, Mohammed KP
Journal of Pediatric Neurology. 2017 Aug;15(04):180-2.

3.Loss of function mutations in VARS encoding cytoplasmic valyl-tRNA synthetase cause microcephaly, seizures, and progressive cerebral atrophy
Stephen J, Nampoothiri S, Banerjee A, Tolman NJ, Penninger JM, Elling U, Agu CA, Burke JD, Devadathan K, Kannan R, Huang Y, Steinbach PJ, Martinis SA, Gahl WA, Malicdan MCV. Hum Genet. 2018 Apr;137(4):293-303.

4.Neurometabolic disorder with microcephaly, dystonia, and central cyanosis masquerading as cerebral palsy
Devadathan K, Sreedharan M, Sarasam S, Colah RB, Kunju PA.
J Child Neurol. 2014 Nov;29(11):NP139-42.

5.Rabies encephalomyelitis vs. ADEM: Usefulness of MR imaging in differential diagnosis
Santhoshkumar A, Kalpana D, Sowrabha R.
J Pediatr Neurosci. 2012 May;7(2):133-5. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.102578.

6.A mild variant of pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1 in a 12-year-old Indian boy
Kalpana D, Parvathy L, Ahamed SM, Iype M, Kunju MP.
Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Apr;40(4):302-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.11.009

7.Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following leptospirosis
Chandra SR, Kalpana D, Anilkumar TV, Kabeer KA, Chithra P, Bhaskaran R.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2004 Apr;52:327-9.

8.Congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy
Chandra SR, Kalpana D, Radhakrishnan VV, Kannan SR.
Indian Pediatr. 2003 Nov;40(11):1084-7

9.Amantadine for the Treatment of Refractory Absence Seizures in Children
Mini Sreedharan, Kalpana Devadathan, Habib K. Pathan, Shiji Chalipat, Kunju P. A. Mohammed
J Pediatr Neurosci 2018 (accepted for publication)

Research Projects

1.Effect of antiepileptic drugs on lipid profile and liver function tests
2.A descriptive study of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in children
3.Acute encephalitic syndrome in children