Rajesh Ramachandran Nair
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr Rajesh RamachandranNair is pediatric epileptologist & neurologist at the McMaster Children's Hospital since 2006. He was the founding medical director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program. His clinical care focus is medically refractory epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet and DEE/EE with Sleep Activation of Spike & Wave (SASW). Dr RamachandranNair is a program director for the International Child Neurology Teaching Network (ICNTN) by the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA), and the Canadian Epilepsy Teaching Network (CETN) by the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE). He is a a member of the Adapt and Implementation Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Standards and Best Practice Council. He was a member of the department tenure & promotion committee, and the coordinator of the Pediatric Neurology Rounds. He is the Project ECHO (Epilepsy across the life span) Co- Hub lead for the McMaster Children's Hospital.
Dr RamachandranNair is a researcher in ketogenic diet, DEE/EE with Sleep Activation of Spike & Wave (SASW) and SUDEP Communication, and is funded by the Ontario Brain Institute. Dr RamachandranNair has been an invited speaker in national and international neurology and epilepsy conferences and has organized several scientific sessions at these conferences.
His accomplishments include:

1. Starting the comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy program at the McMaster Children's Hospital https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/mcmaster-childrens-hospital/areas-of-care/neurology/epilepsy-clinic/
2. Faculty Teaching award in Pediatric Neurology
4. McMaster Pediatric Neurology Residency Program Committee member (past)
5. Member of the Management committee, EpLink https://eplink.ca/
6. Established an EEG technologist training program at McMaster Children's Hospital.
7. McMaster Core Pediatric Residency Program Committee member (past)
8. McMaster Children's Hospital Mortality Review Committee member (past)
9. Board member of the Canadian Association of Child Neurology (past)
10. Member of the Ontario Epilepsy Implementation Task Force (past)
11. Member of the Ontario Provincial Epilepsy Expert Panel (past)
12. Co-Chair of the committee that drafted the Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children
13. Member, SUDEP Task Force of the American Epilepsy Society (past)
14. Chair of the publication committee, CLAE (past)
15. Board member, Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists (past)
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