India’s First International Cerebral Palsy Confrence


Dr. Meenal Garg

MD (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy, Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Jaipur

Dr. Meenal Garg is a well-known Pediatric Neurologist practising in Jaipur. After completing her MBBS and MD, Dr. Meenal Garg has done post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy from the prestigious B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai. She has previously worked at many reputed pediatric and multi-speciality hospitals in Jaipur and currently practices at Center for Child Neurology and Epilepsy (CCNE) and Surya Hospital in Jaipur.

Dr. Meenal is trained to diagnose and treat patients with neurological and developmental problems such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay,  epilepsy/seizures, Autism, ADHD, headaches and migraine, neuromuscular disorders, paediatric stroke, neuro-infections, neonatal neurological diseases, neuroregression, neurodegenerative conditions, intellectual diasbility, learning disorders, neurogenetic diseases, neurometabolic conditions etc. She is trained in clinical electrophysiology and management of complex pediatric neurological disorders.

She has keen interest in research and has authored more than 25 publications in international and national journals. She has presented various papers at national and international conferences, including International Child Neurology Conference and award-winning paper presentation at AIIMS, New Delhi. She has also contributed book chapters and acts as a reviewer for many journals. She has participated as invited speaker at many conferences and academic programs and has great interest in organizing academic meetings. She also contributes her services to Pediatric Neurology Camps organized by charitable organisations to benefit the under-privileged rural patients in interior areas.


Educational Qualifications:

  • Awarded National Talent Search Scholarship Award in 2002, at Secondary School Level.
  • Higher Secondary School (2002-2004): RBDAV Public School, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (June 2004- Dec 2008):
    • Medical School: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • University: Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
  • Rotatory Internship (Jan 2009 to Dec 2009):
    • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • D. in Pediatrics (May 2011- June 2014)
  • Medical School: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • University: Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology (Nov 2014- July 2016)

  • Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
    1. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Work Experience

Medical Officer (July 2014-October 2014)

  1. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Consultant in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology (August 2016-February 2017)

Eternal Hospital and Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Consultant Pediatric Neurologist (August 2016- Feb 2019)

Indowestern Brain and Spine Hospital, Jaipur

Consultant Pediatric Neurologist (September 2017- Feb 2019)

Neoclinic Hospital, Jaipur

Visiting Consultant Pediatric Neurologist (October 2017- Feb 2019

Babylon Children Hospital, Jaipur

Associate Consultant in Pediatric Neurology (March 2018-Feb 2019)

Manipal Hospital, Jaipur

Visiting Consultant Pediatric Neurologist (October 2018- Feb 2019)

Surya Hospitals, Jaipur

Consultant Pediatric Neurologist (March 2019-till date)

Surya Hospitals, Jaipur

Experience in Pediatric Neurology

Worked in Pediatric Neurology Clinics during post-graduation and gained a basic understanding of pediatric neurology. Developed an interest in pediatric neurology to consider specialization after post-graduation.

Worked s Research officer in the Pediatric Neurosciences Department at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai. Participated in basic research in the department as well as furthered my interest in pediatric neurology.

Joined as Fellow in Pediatric Neurosciences Department at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai for two years. During this time

o Attended Outpatient department thrice a week with clinics in Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy with around 180-200 patients per week

o Separate Clinics for discussing difficult cases in Neurology; as well as combined clinics with Neurosurgery and discussion of resistant epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery patients

o In patient management in pediatric neurology including neonatal cases and Intensive Care Unit patient

o  Training in Electrophysiology including EEG, EMG/NCV and VEP

o Attended Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and speech and audiology clinics o Attended Ketogenic diet program clinics for Resistant Epilepsy

o Attended Cerebral palsy Interdisciplinary meetings with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, visual rehabilitation therapists, orthopaedic surgeons, orthotists etc for comprehensive management of cerebral palsy patients

o  Interdisciplinary meetings:

  • Neuroradiology Meetings
  • Epilepsy Surgery meetings attended by Neurologists and neurosurgeons from the city
  • Rural Camps:
  • Attended Pediatric Neurology Camps organised by Department of Pediatric Neurosciences in Collaboration with Charitable organisations to benefit the rural patients in interior areas
  • Attended numerous Training programmes in Pediatric neurology, Pediatric epilepsy and neurophysiology

Since last 4 years, I have been working as a Consultant in Pediatric Neurology at various hospitals in Jaipur. Presently working at Surya Hospitals, Jaipur- a tertiary care multidisciplinary pediatric Hospital.


List of Publications:

  1. Treatment of cyanotic breath-holding spells with oral theophylline in a 10-year-old boy. Journal of Child Neurology. 2015 Jun
  2. Neurognathostomiasis in a young child in India: Case report. Parasitology International. October 2015
  3. Atypical Presentation of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease 1A with Cranial Nerve involvement: A Case Report. Neuromuscular Disorders. Nov 2015
  4. Two Unusual cases of PLA2G6 Associated Neurodegeneration from India. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2016.
  5. Infantile Refsum Disease: a case report. Journal of Pediatric Neurology. Jun 2016.
  6. Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis Without Skin Changes: Diagnostic Delay and Confirmation by Genetic Analysis. Indian Pediatrics. Oct 2016.
  7. Management of Neonatal Emergencies: Current Evidence: Is Surfactant Useful in Treatment of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome? Indian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Pediatrics. 2013
  8. Uncommon Disorders Masquerading as Acute Flaccid Paralysis in Children. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2017 Apr.
  9. Starry-Sky Appearance in Neurotuberculosis. Pediatric Neurology. 2016 Nov.
  10. respiratory involvement in Guillain–Barre syndrome: The uncharted road to recovery. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 2017 Jul.
  11. Herpes simplex encephalitis with thalamic, brainstem and cerebellar involvement. The Neuroradiology Journal. 2017 Jan.
  12. Diabetes Mellitus as the Presenting Feature of Friedreich Ataxia. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 2017.
  13. Giant Axonal Neuropathy: Clinical, Genetic and Radiological features. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2018.
  14. Association of typhoid fever with anti-NMDAR encephalitis in a young child. Journalof neuroimmunology. 2019 March.
  1. Hashimoto Encephalopathy in Children. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. July 2019
  2. Follow-up assessment of pulmonary functions in mechanically ventilated children after discharge from pediatric intensive care unit: A developing country perspective. The Indian Journal of Child Health. Dec 2017
  3. severe Factor X Deficiency Presenting as Febrile Seizure in an Infant. Journl of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology. 2019
  4. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis during relapse of herpes simplex encephalitis in a young boy: A brief review of literature. Neurology India. March 2017
  5. Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: An Indian Perspective. Accepted for publication in Neurology India.
  6. Non-classical Lipoid Adrenal Hyperplasia Presenting as Hypoglycemic Seizures. Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism: JPEM. August 2020.
  7. CK syndrome: a rare cause of developmental delay in a young boy. Clinical Dysmorphology. June 2021
  1. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE): Experience from a Tertiary care Pediatric Center”. Accepted for publication in Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice