Attending Physician, Division of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine
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Dr. Vijay Vishwanath is an attending child neurologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He is board certified in child neurology as well as epilepsy. He has a clinical and academic interest in neurocutaneous disorders including neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis. He has experience caring for children with tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome and was the director of the Albany Medical Center Tic Disorder Clinic before he moved to CHLA. He also treats a wide range of pediatric epilepsy patients ranging from those with febrile seizures to intractable epilepsy syndromes and has experience working with newer anti-seizure medications as well as vagal nerve stimulators. 

Clinical Interests

Neurocutaneous disorders, Tics/ Tourette syndrome, Epilepsy.


Medical School: 

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Graduate School: 

PhD in Neuroscience, University of Utah


University of Tennessee College of Medicine


University of Tennessee College of Medicine


New York University (NYU) School of Medicine



Epilepsy, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)

Professional Memberships: 

Child Neurology Society (CNS)
American Epilepsy Society (AES)
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Dentinger Award 2019 for resident education


Smith T, Pugh J and Vishwanath V. Hemi-dystonia in a neonate. Pediatric Neurology.

Grzybowski B and Vishwanath VA. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Diagnostic Conundrum. Journal of Pediatric Neuroscience 2017; 12:1; 68-73.

Chikkabyrappa S, Tretter J, Vishwanath V and Bhatla P. Chorea: unique presentation of left atrial myxoma in a pediatric patient. World Journal for pediatric and congenital heart surgery, Epub 1-3, 2017. doi: 10.1177/2150135117690109.

Vishwanath VA. Fatty Acid Beta-Oxidation Disorders: a brief review. Annals of Neurosciences 2016 Vol 23.1; 51-55. 

Wong E, Vishwanath VA and Kister I. Rituximab in neuromyelitis optica: A review of literature. World J Neurol 2015 March 28; 5(1): 39-46. 

Vishwanath V, Wong E, Crystal SC, Robbins MS, Filopoulos M, Lipton RB, Yazici Y and Kister I. Headache in Behçet’s Syndrome: review of literature and NYU Behçet’s Syndrome Center experience. Current Pain and Headache Reports 2014 Sep; 18(9):445. 

Vishwanath VA and Miller LM. What is the right dose of lacosamide in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy? Epilepsy & Behavior 23(2012), 396–397.

Vishwanath VA and McIntosh JM. Synthesis of fluorescent analogs of α-conotoxin MII. Bioconjugate chemistry. 2006 Nov; 17(6): 1612-1617.

Research Interests: 

Clinical trials in Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis, Tic disorders/Tourette syndrome, Epilepsy and Headache

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