Dr. Sheetal S

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Dr. Sheetal S

Consultant Neurologist

Meet Dr. Sheetal S, a highly accomplished Consultant Neurologist with a rich background in academic excellence and clinical expertise. With a commitment to patient care and a passion for research, Dr. Sheetal has made significant contributions to the field of Neurology. Dr. Sheetal S stands as a beacon in the field of Neurology, combining academic brilliance with compassionate patient care. Her extensive research contributions reflect her commitment to advancing medical science, making her an invaluable asset to the healthcare community.

Education and Training
  • DM Neurology from Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla
  • MD General Medicine from Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu
  • DCH (Pediatrics) from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • MBBS from Government TD Medical College, Alappuzha
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Pushpagiri Medical College (3 years)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Pushpagiri Medical College (2 years)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Research
  • Academics and Teaching
  • Patient-Centric Care

Academic achievements and awards

  1. 3rd rank, Kerala University of Health Sciences for DM Neurology, 2017
  2. Distinction, 4th rank in University of Kerala for Final MBBS
  3. 1st prize – Psychiatry Quiz (State) during the internship
  4. 2nd prize – Psychiatry Gold medal exam (State) during internship
  5. 2nd prize – National Pediatric Nephrology Prize exam (IAP)
  6. Gold medal: Essay competition, Indian Society of Nephrology (Southern Chapter) 2013 – ‘Hypokalemia: Approach and Management’
  7. Best paper award, Oral presentation: National APICON 2014, Ludhiana – ‘A study on the cardiac manifestations of Dengue’
  8. 1st prize, Poster presentation: API, Kerala 2012, Thrissur – ‘It’s basically an acid’– Gastrothoracic fistula as a complication of formic acid poisoning


  • Life member of IMA (Indian Medical Association)
  • Life member of Kerala Association of Neurology
  1. Mathew R, Sheetal S, Sauda P, Lekha C, Byju P. Utility of IQCODE (Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly) in Diagnosing Dementia in Malayalam Speaking Population. Neurol India 2022;70:1947-52
  2. Sheetal S, Kumar SA, Thomas R. Wernekink commissure syndrome: clinico-radiological criteria. NJNS. 2020;17(2):83-87. 
  3. Sheetal S, Sasidharan, A, & Thomas, R. (2021). Truncal pulsion in acute ischemic stroke – Clinico-anatomical correlation. Nepal Journal of Neuroscience, 18(1), 22-27. 
  4. Sheetal S, Jacob E. A Study on the Cardiac Manifestations of Dengue. J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 May;64(5):30-34. 
  5. Sheetal S, Thomas R, Pseudothalamic pattern of sensory loss in lateral medullary syndrome- A clinicoanatomic correlation. IP Indian J Neurosci 2020;6(4):272-275. 
  6. Kannan A, Narayanan KS, Sasikumar S, Philipose J, Surendran SA. Coagulopathy in dengue fever patients. Int J Res Med Sci 2014;2:1070-2.
  7. Sheetal S., Mathew R. (2022) Dementia Among Elderly. In: Rajan S.I. (eds) Handbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-1914-4_112-1
  8. Sheetal S, Byju P, Manoj P. Ischemic monomelic neuropathy. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 2017;63(1):42-43
  9. Sheetal S, Dhanya RS, Kumar SA. Isolated lateral rectus myositis – A case series. APIK J Int Med. 2022
  10. Sheetal S, Mathew R. Geschwind Syndrome in Frontotemporal Dementia. Neurol India 2023;71:1020-1.
  11. Sheetal, S; Mathew, Robert,. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in Dementia – Are We Sufficiently Stimulated?. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:, June 12, 2023
  12. Sheetal S, Mathew R, P B. Alexia without Agraphia-report of Five Cases and Review of Literature. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019;67(7):78‐80. 
  13. Sajan S, Mohan M, Thomas R, Baby FM. A case of “main en succulente” in high cervical myelopathy. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2016;19(4):535-536. 
  14. Sheetal SK, Mathew R, Peethambaran B. Hashimoto’s encephalopathy as a treatable cause of corticobasal disease. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2016;19(2):285-286. 
  15. Sheetal S, Byju P. Wernekink commissure syndrome. Neurol India. 2016 Sep-Oct;64(5):1055-7. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.190299. 
  16. Sheetal S, Madhusudanan M, Thomas R, Byju P. Claude syndrome: A report of two cases and review of literature. N Niger J Clin Res 2018;7:29-31
  17. Sheetal S, Kumar S A, Byju P. SACS mutation-positive autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of charlevoix saguenay (ARSACS) from Kerala. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2020;23:374-6
  18. Sheetal S, Thomas R, Kumar A S, Tomy L G. Plus-minus lid syndrome with ataxia and severe apathy—A rare manifestation of midbrain infarct. J Postgrad Med 2020;66:162-4
  19. Sheetal S, Byju P. Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: Clinical and neuroimaging findings. Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:161-2.
  20. Sheetal S, Thomas R. Heart sign in Neurology – A Radiological sign. NJNS. 2020;17(2):120-122. 
  21. Sheetal S, Amith Kumar S. Acute, localized paroxysmal pain: An uncommon ictal manifestation. J Pediatr Neurosci 2020;15:311-3. 
  22. Sheetal S, Kumar S A, Thomas R. Isolated truncal contrapulsion as a rare presentation of acute thalamic infarct. J Postgrad Med 2020;66:212-4. 
  23. Sheetal S, Thomas AG. The sunburst sign. Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:316-7
  24. Sheetal S,ThomasR, SasidharanA,Vijayalekshmi S.Plexiform neurofibroma: An uncommon cause of back pain. Indian J Pain 2021;35:87-8.
  25. Sheetal S, Byju P. Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. N Niger J Clin Res 2020;9:91-3. 
  26. Sheetal S, Kumar SA. Diabetic gustatory sweating. Curr Med Issues 2021;19:119-21. 0.4103/cmi.cmi_141_20
  27. Mohan M, Thomas R, Sasikumar S. Elevation of the Lower Eyelid: A Sign to Differentiate Pretarsal Blepharospasm from Apraxia of Eyelid Opening. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2021;8(5):782-784. 
  28. Abhilash K, Manoj P, Sheetal S. A Tale of Deviation. J Assoc Physicians India.2014 Sep;62(9):840-1. PubMed PMID: 26259324
  29. Raj S, Sajan S. Isolated Bilateral Brachial Plexopathy in Type 2 Daibetes Mellitus. Academic Medical Journal of India. 2014 Jun 28;2(2);73
  30. Raj S, S Sheetal. Cartap hydrochloride poisoning: a case report. Int J Res Med Sci  2014;2:360-1.
  31. Sheetal.S. Neuromuscular disorders with cardiac involvement- The link. KJC, Vol 4, Issue 1, September 2020. 
  32. Thomas R, Sheetal S, Vijayalekshmi S, Madhusudanan M. Listeria rhombencephalitis: Tale of a survivor. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:464-5 
  33. Sheetal S, Kalliath A, Sasidharan A, Vijayalekshmi S. The utility of “heart sign” on neuroimaging in acute-onset quadriparesis: A series of three cases. Apollo Med 2021;18:212-4  
  34. Mathew R, Archana NU, Sheetal S. Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Presenting as Psychosis. Neurol India 2021;69:1356-8.
  35. Sheetal S, Sasikumar AK, Tomy LG. Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix Saguenay (ARSACS) in three brothers of a family from Kerala. Ann Mov Disord 2021;4:149-52 
  36. Sheetal S, Thomas R, Ahmad SZ. Left atrial myxoma presenting with recurrent, bilateral thalamic infarction in a child. J Pediatr Neurosci [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2022 Jun 24]. 
  37. Sheetal S, Kumar SA. Choroid plexus xanthogranuloma: Radiological features. Arch Med Health Sci. 2021;9:359-60
  38. Sheetal S, Thomas R. The hot cross bun sign: A case series. Nepalese Journal of Radiology. 2021;11(17):19-23
  39. Sasikumar AK, Sasikumar S. Bruns–Garland syndrome precipitated by anti-tuberculous therapy in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. NJNS. 2022;19(1):66-7.
  40. Sheetal S, Vijayalekshmi S , Sasidharan A,Jisa Joy N. Plexiform neurofibromas of bilateral brachial and lumbosacral plexuses. Apollo Med 2022 (pre print)  
  41. Sasikumar S, Jaisukhalal J. Sensory ataxic neuropathy with dysarthria and ophthalmoparesis (SANDO) syndrome associated with two heterozygous POLG mutations. Nep J Neurosci [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 9 [cited 2023 Oct. 23];19(3):56-7.
  42. Sheetal S, Gladson N, John R, Kurup YP. West syndrome in an infant with complete corpus callosal agenesis. Arch Med Health Sci. 2023
  43. Gladson N, Sasikumar S, Koshy JT. Burst suppression pattern on EEG in West syndrome in an infant with heterozygous variant in the CACNA1A gene. Ann Med Sci Res 2023;2:183-6
  44. Sheetal S, George PS, Varghese TJ, Fernandez VJ. Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state as a stroke mimic. Curr Med Issues 2023;2`1:174-6.
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