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Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FRCP

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Area of Specialty: Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine.

Professional Appointments: Co-Director of Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine) at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.

Academic Appointments: Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, New Jersey.

Graduate Education: Fellow in Neurophysiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1966-1968; Senior Resident and Resident Coordinator in Neurology, VA Hospital, Hines, IL, 1966-1967; Registrar in Medicine at Royal Alexandra Hospital, N. Wales, United Kingdom, 1964-1966; Registrar in Neurosurgery at Crumpsall Hospital, Manchester, England, 1964; Registrar in Medicine at Burton Road Hospital, Dudley, England, 1963-1964; Senior Registrar in Medicine at Plymouth General Hospital, Plymouth, England, 1962-1963; Registrar in Medicine and Neurology at Staffordshire General Infirmary, Stafford, England, 1961-1962; Senior House Physician in Neurology and Medicine at City General Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1960; Senior House Physician in Neurology at Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, England, 1959-1960; Senior House Physician in General Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychiatric Clinics at Western Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, England, 1958-1959; House Physician in Medicine at Memorial Hospital, Darlington, England, 1958; Senior House Officer in Medicine at Medical College Hospital, Calcutta, India, 1957-1958; House Officer in Medicine at Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, 1956, 1957.

Medical School: University of the State of New York, MD, 1999; University of Calcutta, India, MBBS (MD), 1956.

Specialty Board Certification: Board certified in Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Added qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology; Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Sleep Medicine.

Research Interests: Blink reflex excitability in Restless legs Syndrome and narcolepsy-cataplexy; Neurophysiologic investigation of myoclonus and tremor; Startle reflex study in normals and RLS patients; PLMS actigraphic study correlating with overnight PSG study; Abnormal motor activities during REM sleep; Transient phenomena at sleep onset: A clinical and PSG study; Cyclic alternating pattern in the PSG, sleep apnea and CPAP titration; Actigraphic study in insomnia.

Professional Memberships: American Academy of Neurology (Fellow); American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Fellow); American College of Physicians (Fellow); Neurological Society of India; American Neurological Association; Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; The Movement Disorder Society; American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology; American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Royal College of Physicians, UK (Fellow).

Honors and Awards: Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1994-present; listed in Best Doctors in Northeast and Metropolitan New York Area, 1996-present; Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians; Neurology Delegate Leader, People to People International ñ Citizen Ambassador Program: Russia and Hungary, 1997; President, World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), 2003-2005; Chair, Sleep Science Award Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology, 2001-Present.

Representative Publications:

Siddiqui F, Walters AS, Chokroverty S. Catathrenia: a rare parasomnia which may mimic central sleep apnea on polysomnogram. Sleep Med. 2008 May;9(4):460-1. Epub 2007 Dec 20.

 

Gharagozlou P, Seyffert M, Santos R, Chokroverty S. Rhythmic movement disorder associated with respiratory arousals and improved by CPAP titration in a patient with restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Sleep Med. 2009 Apr;10(4):501-3. Epub 2009 Apr 11.

Chokroverty S. The year 2009 is a major milestone in the growth and evolution of the journal Sleep Medicine. Sleep Med. 2009 Jan;10(1):1-3.

Completed Publications in Scientific Journals Chokroverty S. Editorial. Sleep Med 2008; 9:107.

Lakshminarayanan, S., Chokroverty, S., Eshkar, N., and Grewal, R. The spinal cord in lightning injury: A report of two cases. J Neurol Sci 2008; Epub ahead of print, Oct 23, 2008.