Medical School
Bangalore Medical College (1999)
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2004), Pediatrics
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (2007), Pediatric Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2008), Neurophysiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Genetic Epilepsy Syndromes
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Research Interest

    • Treatment of refractory epilepsy


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Fosphenytoin-induced dyskinesias in an infant with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
    Thodeson DM, Reiber DC, Dolce AM, Sirsi D Neurology 2016 Apr 86 16 1561-2
    Type II Cortical Dysplasia in Dominant Frontal Lobe Presenting as Gelastic Epilepsy.
    Dubey D, Thodeson D, Dowling M, Sirsi D, Arnold S, Said R Pediatr. Neurol. 2015 Jul 53 1 97-8
    The safety and tolerability of newer antiepileptic drugs in children and adolescents.
    Kayani S, Sirsi D J Cent Nerv Syst Dis 2012 4 51-63
    Is intranasal midazolam better than rectal diazepam for home management of acute seizures?
    Sirsi D Arch. Neurol. 2011 Jan 68 1 120-1
    Successful management of refractory neonatal seizures with midazolam.
    Sirsi D, Nangia S, LaMothe J, Kosofsky BE, Solomon GE J. Child Neurol. 2008 Jun 23 6 706-9
    Apneic seizures: a sign of temporal lobe hemorrhage in full-term neonates.
    Sirsi D, Nadiminti L, Packard MA, Engel M, Solomon GE Pediatr. Neurol. 2007 Nov 37 5 366-70
    The safety of levetiracetam.
    Sirsi D, Safdieh JE Expert Opin Drug Saf 2007 May 6 3 241-50

    Honors & Awards

    • Top Scholar Award
      Epilepsy Foundation (2007)
    • Intern of the Year Award
      Pediatrics, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (2003)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Neurology (2011)
    • American Epilepsy Society (2008)