Epileptologist Harshad Ladha, M.D., Joins UAMS Department of Neurology

By Linda Satter

Ladha comes to UAMS from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a clinical neurophysiology fellow and then an epilepsy fellow. Earlier, Ladha was a resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, first in internal medicine and then in neurology, after earning his medical degree from the Dr. V.M. Government Medical College in Solapur, India. He also has a master’s of public health degree with a focus in epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

“Already, he is earning outstanding reviews from patients and his fellow faculty members,” said Lee Archer, M.D., chair of the UAMS Department of Neurology.

Ladha’s expertise and clinical interests include comprehensive management of all types of epilepsy in adults, pre-surgical evaluation and invasive EEG monitoring for patients with medically refractory epilepsy, managing neuromodulation devices (VNS/RNS/DBS) and video EEG monitoring.

“His addition puts us at four fellowship-trained epileptologists,” Archer said. “With the four of them and our epilepsy-trained neurosurgeon, we have one of the top epilepsy centers in our region.”

Ladha is seeing patients at the UAMS Health Epilepsy and Neurology Clinic on the sixth floor of Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.

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