Deepak Lachhwani, MD

216.636.5860

Deepak Lachhwani, MD

Appointed: 2002

Deepak Lachhwani, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code S51

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
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Deepak Lachhwani, MD
Department: Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code S51

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.6813
Deepak Lachhwani, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code S51

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.8124
WorkFax:216.445.6813
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Deepak K. Lachhwani, MBBS, MD, is Staff Pediatric Epileptologist at the Epilepsy Center within the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Lachhwani is a member of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Editor of AES News, and a committee member for the International League Against Epilepsy. He is very active in the American Academy of Neurology and serves on the editorial board of CNP News. He is also a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Society of Neuroimaging and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. 

Dr. Lachhwani’s particular interests lie in treating children with medically refractory epilepsy, functional neuroimaging, pediatric epilepsy surgery and ICU monitoring of neonates and children. His research interests revolve around these fields, with specific reference to clinical outcomes after epilepsy surgery in children with tuberous sclerosis, Stroke, Rasmussen’s encephalitis and medically refractory status epilepticus. He expands the sphere of medical care at Cleveland Clinic provided to children with seizures by directing the activities of the Pediatric Epilepsy Support Group, which offers a unique platform for educating and supporting families of these children.

Dr. Lachhwani gained an MD from the Gandhi Medical College at Bhopal, India, in 1991 and completed his Pediatric residency and Neurology residency training at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. He then completed his subspecialty training in Pediatric Epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic and accepted his current professional staff position.

Dr. Lachhwani is an avid writer for several peer-reviewed publications, has published several book chapters, and has presented numerous posters at national and international meetings. He has co-edited the fourth edition of the textbook, “The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice.” He was awarded the Junior Resident Travel Award from the Department of Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in 1994, was a high honors student at the Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India (1983-1991), and earned a Distinguished Services Award for patient care during the Union Carbide methyl-isocyanate (MIC) gas tragedy at Bhopal (December 1984). 

Education & Fellowships

Other - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy (Clinical Scholar)
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy (Clinical Fellow)
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Residency - Mayo Clinic
Neurology
Rochester, MN USA
2000
Internship - Mayo Clinic
Pediatrics
Rochester, MN USA
1995
Residency - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Pediatrics
Bhopal, MP India
1991
Internship - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Compulsory Rotating
Bhopal, MP India
1988
Medical School - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal University Faculty of Medicine
Bhopal, MP India
1987
Undergraduate - Central Board of Secondary Education
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Puram, New Delhi India
1981

Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

children with complex epilepsies, children with epilepsy and Sturge Weber Syndrome, children with first seizure, clinical drug trials, clinical neurophysiology, diagnostic video EEG for pediatric seizure disorders, EEG, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, interpretation of continuous EEG monitoring in the critical care setting, invasive EEG monitoring for pre-surgical evaluations, Pediatric Epilepsy, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, Rasmussen's encephalitis and medically refractory status epilepticus., Seizure disorder treatment and surgery in brain malformations, seizure manifestations, Sturge Weber syndrome, surgical treatment of refractory epilepsy and functional imaging, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, vagus nerve stimulation, Video EEG, clinical outcomes after epilepsy surgery in children with tuberous sclerosis

Awards & Honors

Distinguished Services Award for patient care during the Union Carbide MIC gas tragedy at Bhopal, India, December 1984 ---

Additional Training

  • 200-Hour Nuclear Physician Licensing Course: Associates in Medical Physics, LLC, September 13-20, 2002; October 18-27, 2002; March 13-14, 2003
  • Training and experience in Nuclear Neurology of more than 500 hours between April 2002 and March 2003, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundations
  • Leading in Health Care (2008-2009)

Innovations & Patents

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Memberships

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • International League Against Epilepsy
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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