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Shailesh Asaikar, M.D.

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.

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Research

Ongoing trials in Migrane, Epilepsy and Tourette’s Syndrome

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Dr. Chretien is on extended medical leave and does not plan to return to practice. He has practiced with Dr. Asaikar for many years, and his presence in our office will be greatly missed.