Neha Prakash, M.B.B.S.Assistant Professor of Neurology
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Dr. Prakash is a highly accomplished physician with a unique background, shaping her into a compassionate and dedicated healthcare professional. She embarked on her medical journey at the GSVM Medical College in India, where she enthusiastically pursued her passion for medicine. She completed a Neurology Residency at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO followed by a Movement Disorders fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She then joined UConn Health as faculty.
Dr. Prakash developed and directs a unique interdisciplinary Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus clinic. With her expertise in neuromodulation and advanced therapies for movement disorders, she also directs the Movement disorders advanced therapeutics clinic at UConn Health. Her commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration allows her to provide comprehensive and personalized care to each patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Beyond her medical achievements, Dr. Prakash is recognised for her exceptional humanistic qualities and patient advocacy. She places great emphasis on building strong relationships with her patients, understanding their unique needs, and empowering them to participate in their healthcare decisions actively.
Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Prakash is actively engaged in research and committed to making clnical trials available to our patient population. She is a member of many prestigious study groups within her field. Dr. Prakash actively contributes to the education and mentorship of future physicians in neurology, movement disorders, patient safety, and quality improvement.
|M.B.B.S.||G.S.V.M. Medical College||Medicine|
|Internship||Saint Louis University School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Residency||Saint Louis University School of Medicine||Neurology (Chief 2016-2017)|
|Fellowship||Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine||Movement Disorders|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Outstanding Young Physician Award||Connecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (CAPI)|
|Best Resident Day's Presentation||Department of Neurology, Saint Louis University|
|Scholarship for Global Neurology Elective: Program for Away Rotation (PAR)||Saint Louis University|
Dr. Prakash is a highly skilled and compassionate neurologist specializing in movement disorders, with a particular clinical interest in Parkinson's disease, advanced therapies for movement disorders, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, gait disorders, dystonia, ataxia, and complex extrapyramidal disorders.
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Parkinson Study Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|Huntington Study Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|International Telemedicine Study Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Study Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|Neuromodulation of Gait Study Group||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2020|
|International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2016|
|American Academy of Neurology||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2013|
Clinical Trial Highlights - an update on previously reviewed trials.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2021 Dec;
Clinical Trial Highlights - Kinase Inhibitors.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2021 Jan;11(2):377-390
Phase 3 in Focus - Ampreloxetine, Theravance Biopharma.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2021 Jan;11(2):391-393
Clinical Trial Highlights - Parkinson's Disease Cognition.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2020 Oct;
Global Survey on Telemedicine Utilization for Movement Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Movement Disorders 2020 Aug;35(10):1701-1711
Clinical Trial Highlights - Infusion Therapies.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2019 Dec;
A Novel SGCE Nonsense Variant Associated With Marked Intrafamilial Variability in a Turkish Family With Myoclonus-Dystonia.
Movement disorders clinical practice 2019 Jul;6(6):479-482
Feasibility and safety of lumbar puncture in the Parkinson's disease research participants: Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI).
Parkinsonism & related disorders 2019 May;62201-209
The Case of a 91-year-old Man with Involuntary Unilateral Movements ( http://interactn.org/2019/05/01/case-14-the-case-of-a-91-year-old-man-with-involuntary-unilateral-movements/)
InterACTN: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 2019 May;
CLINICAL TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS - DYSKINESIA.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2019 Jan;9(3):449-465
CLINICAL TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS: 1. GENE THERAPY FOR PARKINSON'S, 2. PHASE 3 STUDY IN FOCUS - INTEC PHARMA'S ACCORDION PILL, 3. CLINICAL TRIALS RESOURCES.
Journal of Parkinson's disease 2019 Jan;9(2):251-264
The Case of a 19-year-old Man with Episodic Involuntary Movements.
InterACTN: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2018 Dec;
The Case of a 33-year-old Woman with 15 years of Progressive Gait Imbalance. ( http://interactn.org/2018/11/01/the-case-of-a-33-year-old-woman-with-15-years-of-progressive-gait-imbalence/ )
InterACTN: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 2018 Nov;
Chemical Leukoderma: A Rare Adverse Effect of the Rotigotine Patch.
Movement disorders clinical practice 2017 Jul;4(5):781-783
Neurocysticercosis Association with Cognitive and Aberrant Behavioural Symptoms: A Case Report and Review.
Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science 2011 Nov;229-233
Chapter 12: Drug Dietary Interactions: Over-The-Counter-Medications, Herbs, and Dietary Supplements.
Clinical Psychopharmacology for Neurologists: A Practical Guide. 2018 Jan;
Telemedicine Aids in Initial Deep Brain Stimulation Programming for Dystonia.
Movement disorders clinical practice 2020 Nov;7(8):1002-1003
Does Parkinson’s disease affect my bladder?. (Patient education publication for the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center's 2018 Spring Newsletter, Northwestern University, Chicago)
Infusion Therapies for Parkinson's Disease.
Current neurology and neuroscience reports 2020 Aug;20(9):44
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Neuropathic Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease. (Divya R. Ganugapati, Darce Costello, Neha Prakash, Matthew Imperioli, Fernanda Wajnsztajn)||Poster||American Academic of Neurology 2023 Annual Meeting||2023||Boston, MA|
|Hydrocephalus Associated With Chiari-I Malformation Presenting with Parkinsonism And Dystonia. (Ankush Maheshwary, MBBS, Leo Wolansky, MD, Bernardo Rodrigues, MD, PhD, Ketan Bulsara, MD, MBA, David Karimeddini, MD, Beth Springate, PhD, Neha Prakash, MBBS)||Poster||XXVIII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders||2023||Chicago, IL|
|A Novel THAP1 Variant Presenting With Early Onset Generalized Dystonia. (Audrey Marie Dellert, Bernardo Rodrigues, Neha Prakash)||Poster||XXVIII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders||2023||Chicago, IL|
|Autoantibodies Associated with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2 (Katrina Badiola-Lim, MD; Newlyn Joseph; Neha Prakash, MD)||Poster||4th Pan American Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Congress||2022||Miami, FL|
|The Spectrum of Movement Disorders Associated With NUS1 Pathogenic Variants (NE. Mencacci, N. Prakash, E. Gerard, L. Kinsley, et al.)||Poster||MDS 4th Pan American Section Congress.||2022||Miami, FL|
|The Spectrum of Movement Disorders Associated With NUS1 Pathogenic Variants (NE. Mencacci, N. Prakash, E. Gerard, L. Kinsley, et al.)||Poster||International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders||2022||Madrid, Spain|
|Disease knowledge in males and females with Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders (C. Selvadurai, E. Cournean, D. Costello, N. Prakash, B. Rodrigues)||Poster||International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders||2022||Madrid, Spain|
|Advance Care Planning and Parkinson's disease: patient knowledge assessment. (B. Rodrigues, E. Cournean, N. Prakash, D. Costello, K. Badiola, C. Selvadurai)||Poster||International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders||2022||Madrid, Spain|
|Botulinum neurotoxin simulation workshop: Impact on resident satisfaction and knowledge (C. Selvadurai, E. Cournean, N. Prakash, B. Rodrigues)||Poster||International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders||2022||Madrid, Spain|
|Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Myth or Reality?||Talk||UConn Health and Hartford Healthcare Neurology Grand Rounds||2021||Hartford, CT|
|Novel Mutation of NUS1 Gene Presenting With Developmental And Epileptic Encephalopathy and Movement Disorders. (Neha Prakash, MD, Niccolò E. Mencacci, MD, PhD, Cindy Zadikoff, MD, Lisa M Kinsley, CGC, Tanya Simuni, MD, Steven Lubbe, PhD, Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD.)||Poster||International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders||2019||Nice, France|
|Novel Mutation of NUS1 Gene Presenting With Developmental And Epileptic Encephalopathy and Movement Disorders. (Neha Prakash, MD, Cindy Zadikoff, MD, Lisa M Kinsley, CGC, Steven Lubbe, PhD, Niccolo E. Mencacci, MD, PhD, Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD.)||Poster||American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.||2019||Philadelphia, PA|
|Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation For Holmes Tremor. (Erik Krause MD, Neha Prakash MD, Richard Bucholz MD, Pratap Chand MD. )||Poster||American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.||2018||Los Angeles, CA|
|A Rare Association of Vertebrobasilar Territory Arterial Fenestration with Aneurysm And Arteriovenous Malformation. (Asma Malik MD, Neha Prakash MD, Eli Feen MD, Aaron Bress MD. )||Poster||American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.||2017||Boston, MA.|
|Novel treatment of lower extremity myorhythmia in multiple sclerosis with Levetiracetam. (Momina Soudagar Turkey MD, Neha Prakash MD, Florian Thomas MD, Pratap Chand, MD.)||Poster||1st Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress.||2017||Miami, FL.|
|Neurointensivist Prognostication Aids Decision Making in Anoxic Brain Injury Patients. (Neha Prakash, Joanna Isabella Ramiro, Eliahu Feen, Abhay Kumar.)||Poster||American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.||2016||Vancouver, Canada|
|Scientific Platform Session: Neurointensivist Prognostication Aids Decision Making in Anoxic Brain Injury Patients. Presented data on original study.||Panel Discussion||American Academy of Neurology, Annual Meeting||2016||Vancouver, Canada|