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Dr. V. Preethish Kumar

Dr. V. Preethish Kumar
Dr. V. Preethish Kumar

Associate Consultant Neurology & Neuromuscular diseases

Profile of Dr. V. Preethish Kumar

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Dr. V. Preethish Kumar completed his undergraduate degree M.B.B.S from the prestigious Stanley Medical College in the year 2012. After this, he obtained Membership from the most renowned Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) in Internal medicine. He then completed PhD in Clinical Neurosciences at the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS- Institute of National Importance). This was a 5 year unique programme and first of its kind course in the country which was fully funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Talent Search Scheme MD-PhD fellowship. He developed immense interest in Clinical and teaching Neurology, especially in the field of Neuromuscular disorders and was trained in the same for 5 years. He also obtained a Diploma from Summer school of Myology at INSTITUT DE MYOLOGIE HOPITAL- SALPETRIERE, Paris France. He has collaborated with many international universities like Newcastle university (UK) and Mayo Clinic (USA), published around 36 national and international articles in high impact journals and also contributed to several book chapters. He also has attended prestigious conferences, workshops and gave presentations worldwide.

MBBS., MRCP in Internal Medicine (UK)., PhD (Clinical Neurosciences- NIMHANS)

Diplomate of Summer school of Myology. France

  • Young researcher award from “Japanese Foundation of Neuroscience and Mental Health” (2015)
  • Travel award from Asia Oceania Association of Neurology at 15th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Neurology (AOCN 2016), Kuala Lumpur.
  • Award presentation for a paper at AOCCN conference held at Bangalore, India,2017.
  • International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship during ICCN 2018 in Washington DC, USA.
  • Winner of the ICNMD-2018 Resident Poster Presenters at 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases in Vienna, Austria.
  • Travel Award from 17th Asian and Oceanian Myology Centre (AOMC) summit 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Preethish has published more than 36 articles currently. 6 articles are already under peer review. All the published articles are indexed peer reviewed journals

Salient publications:

Preethish-Kumar V, Nalini A, Singh RJ, Saini J, Prasad C, Polavarapu K, Thennarasu K. Distal bimelic amyotrophy (DBMA): Phenotypically distinct but identical on cervical spine MR imaging with brachial monomelic amyotrophy/Hirayama disease. Amyotroph Later Scler Frontotemporal Degener 05/2015; DOI: 10.3109/21678421.2015.1039546

Preethish-Kumar V, Polavarapu K, Singh RJ, Vengalil S, Prasad C, Verma A, Nalini A. Proximal and proximo-distal bimelic amyotrophy: Evidence of cervical flexion induced myelopathy. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2016 Apr 6:1-9.

Preethish-Kumar V, Pogoryelova O, Polavarapu K, Gayathri N, Seena V, Hudson J, Nishino I, Prasad C, Lochmüller H, Nalini A. Beevor's sign: a potential clinical marker for GNE myopathy. Eur J Neurol Aug 2016

Preethish-Kumar V, Vengalil S, Tiwari S, Polavarapu K, Netravathi M, Ramalingaiah AH, Nalini A. Ventral longitudinal intraspinal fluid collection: Rare presentation as brachial amyotrophy and intracranial hypotension. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Apr 12:1-6. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1314901

 Preethish-Kumar V, Nozaki H, Tiwari S, Vengalil S, Bhat M, Prasad C, Onodera O, Uemura M, Doniparthi S, Saini J, Nashi S, Polavarapu K, Nalini A. CARASIL families from India with three novel null mutations in the HTRA1 gene. Neurology 2017 Dec 5;89(23):2392-2394. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004710.

Oury J, Liu Y, Töpf A, Todorovic S, Hoedt E, Preethish-Kumar V, Neubert T, Lin W, Lochmüller H, Burden SJ. MACF1 Links Rapsyn to Microtubule- and Actin-binding Proteins to Maintain Neuromuscular Synapses. J Cell Biol. 2019 Mar 6. pii: jcb.201810023. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201810023.

Shen XM, Brengman JM, Shen S, Durmus H, Preethish-Kumar V, Yuceyar N, Vengalil S, Nalini A, Deymeer F, Sine SM, Engel AG. Mutations causing congenital myasthenia reveal principal coupling pathway in the acetylcholine receptor ε-subunit. JCI Insight. 2018 Jan 25;3(2). pii: 97826. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.97826.

Owen D, Töpf A, Preethish-Kumar V, Lorenzoni PJ, Vroling B, Scola RH, Dias-Tosta E, Geraldo A, Polavarapu K, Nashi S, Cox D, Evangelista T, Dawson J, Thompson R, Senderek J, Laurie S, Beltran S, Gut M, Gut I, Nalini A, Lochmüller H. Recessive variants of MuSK are associated with late onset CMS and predominant limb girdle weakness. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Apr 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38707

 Preethish-Kumar V, Polavarapu K Nashi S, Bhattacharya K, Saini J, Vengalil S, Pruthi N, Bhat DI, Nalini A. Hirayama disease / Cervical flexion induced myelopathy progressing to spastic paraparesis: A report on three cases with literature review. Neurol India 2018 Jul-Aug; 66(4):1094-1099. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.236966

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Specialised in Genetic and Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders

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