Shailesh Asaikar, M.D.
A board-certified pediatric neurologist, Dr. Asaikar is highly skilled in behavioral/developmental disorders and general pediatric neurology. Dr. Asaikar earned his medical degree at the University of Bombay, India. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital, an affiliate of New York Medical College in the Bronx, New York. He completed his fellowship in neurology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was then appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Health Science Center of the State University of New York, Brooklyn. During that time, he served as Attending Physician at the King’s County Hospital, as well as Consultant Neurologist at Long Island College Hospital and the Lamm Developmental Institute, both in Brooklyn. In 1989, looking to move to California, he took a position with a neurology practice in Sacramento, where Dr. Chretien was practicing. In 1990, Dr. Asaikar and Dr. Chretien established their own practice: Child and Adolescent Neurology Consultants.
Dr. Asaikar’s special interests include epilepsy and cerebral palsy as well as the overlaps between neurology, behavior and development in children and young adults. In 2008, he was named “Best Doctor” by the readers of the Sacramento News & Review.
Dr. Asaikar is fascinated and awed by the complex workings of the brain and it's limitless capabilities, a fascination that prompted him to study neurology. It is in his words a 'miraculous and unforgiving organ'. He believes that this century will herald great scientific advances which will significantly further our understanding of this magnificent organ.
Dr. Asaikar periodically attends grand rounds at UCD where he teaches residents.
In his free time, Dr. Asaikar enjoys golf and caring for his collection of koi.
- Diplomate, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 1989
- Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;
Certification in Clinical Electrophysiology, 1997-2007. Recertification pending.
- Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 1989-1996
- M.D., Bombay University, India, 1983
- M.B.B.S., Bombay University, India, 1975
Recent Talks for Professional Audiences
Headaches in Children
Epilepsy in the Multiply-Handicapped
Autism: Separating Myth from Fact
Intravenous Drug Therapy for Epilepsy and Seizure
Central Nervous System Lupus
ADHD Efficacy, Response, Dosing, Safety, and Tolerability of Medication
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Neurological Disease in Infants with AIDS
M. Suri, S. Asiakar, A. Gupta, J. Goldfarb, A. Kaul, R. Kairam
Pediatric Research, 1985, 395A
Retinoblastoma – An Immuno-Histochemical Study
C. Manville, S. Asaikar, M. Wick et al.
Lab Investigation, 1988, Volume 582, 60A
Status Epilepticus: Clinical Experience with Continuous Cerebral Monitoring
I. Altafullah, S. Asaikar, F. Torres
Acta Neurological Scandanavia 1991:84:374 381
Aplasia Cutis Congential and Arteriovenous Fistula Case Report and Review
R. Singman, S. Asaikar, G. Hotson, N.S. Prose
Archives of Neurology, November 1990, Volume 47
Ongoing trials in Migrane, Epilepsy and Tourette's Syndrome
Professional Conferences Attended
Carrell-Krasoen Neuromuscular Symposium – Annually
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Neurosurgery Conference – Annually
Muscle Disease at the L'Institut de Myologie
11th World Muscle Society Satellite Teaching Course
A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
41st Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting
American Epilepsy Society Meeting
North Pacific Child Neurology Colloquium
5th International Epilepsy Colloquium
Second International Epilepsy Colloquium in Lyon, France
Nelson Butters' West Coast Neuropsychology Conference
Johns Hopkins University Medical School Conference on
"Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities"
Assessment and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
Salk/Nature Ipsen Symposium on Biological Complexity
Shaken Baby Syndrome Conference
American Epilepsy Society Conference
Barrows Pediatric Neuroscience Institute Symposium
The American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
The Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium at Barrows Neurological Institute