A board-certified pediatric neurologist, Dr. Asaikar is highly skilled in behavioral/developmental disorders and general pediatric neurology.
Dr. Asaikar’s special interests include epilepsy cerebral palsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, 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 attends weekly grand rounds at UCD.
In his free time, Dr. Asaikar enjoys golf and caring for his collection of koi.
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 1991, looking to move to California, he took a position with a neurology practice in Sacramento, where Dr. Chretien was practicing. In 1993, Dr. Asaikar and Dr. Chretien established their own practice: Child and Adolescent Neurology Consultants.
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
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