Dr. Sheetal. S

 Consultant neurologist


Monday to Saturday 


  • MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DCH (Pediatrics), DM (Neurology)


  • 2017- 2020: Assistant Professor and Consultant Neurologist, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla

  • 2021-2022: Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla

  • Post DM Neurology experience: 5 years



3rd rank, Kerala university of health sciences for DM Neurology, 2017

 Distinction, 4th rank in University of Kerala for Final MBBS



Original articles

1. Sheetal S, Kumar SA, Thomas R. Wernekink commissure syndrome: clinico-radiological criteria. NJNS. 2020;17(2):83-87.
2. Sheetal S, Sasidharan, A, & Thomas, R. (2021). Truncal pulsion in acute ischemic stroke – Clinico-anatomical correlation. Nepal Journal of Neuroscience, 18(1), 22-27.
3. Sheetal S, Jacob E. A Study on the Cardiac Manifestations of Dengue. J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 May;64(5):30-34. PubMed PMID: 27735146. 
4. 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
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. 10.18231/j.ijn.2020.053

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.

Chapter in book

7. Sheetal S., Mathew R. (2022) Dementia Among Elderly. In: Rajan S.I. (eds) Handbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy. Springer, Singapore.

Case series

8. Sheetal S, Byju P, Manoj P. Ischemic monomelic neuropathy. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. 2017;63(1):42-43. doi:10.4103/0022-3859.194221. PubMed PMID: 27853044.

Case reports

9. 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. PubMed PMID: 31559778

10. 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. doi:10.4103/0972-2327.192387. PubMed PMID: 27994375

11.  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. doi:10.4103/0972-2327.176859. PubMed PMID: 27293355

12.  Sheetal S, Byju P. Wernekink commissure syndrome. Neurol India. 2016 Sep-Oct;64(5):1055-7. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.190299. PubMed PMID: 27625260.
13. 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
14.  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
15. 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
16. Sheetal S, Byju P. Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: Clinical and neuroimaging findings. Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:161-2.
17.  Sajan S, Thomas R. Heart sign in Neurology - A Radiological sign. NJNS. 2020;17(2):120-122.
18. Sheetal S, Amith Kumar S. Acute, localized paroxysmal pain: An uncommon ictal manifestation. J Pediatr Neurosci 2020;15:311-3. 
19. 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. 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_706_19
20.  Sheetal S, Thomas AG. The sunburst sign. Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:316-7
21.  Sheetal S,ThomasR, SasidharanA,Vijayalekshmi S.Plexiform neurofibroma: An uncommon cause of back pain. Indian J Pain 2021;35:87-8.
22.   Sheetal S, Byju P. Cervical spondylotic amyotrophy mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. N Niger J Clin Res 2020;9:91-3. 
23.  Sheetal S, Kumar SA. Diabetic gustatory sweating. Curr Med Issues 2021;19:119-21.
24.    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. 
25.   Abhilash K, Manoj P, Sheetal S. A Tale of Deviation. J Assoc Physicians India.2014 Sep;62(9):840-1. PubMed PMID: 26259324

26. Raj S, Sajan S. Isolated Bilateral Brachial Plexopathy in Type 2 Daibetes Mellitus. Academic Medical Journal of India. 2014 Jun 28;2(2);73

27.  Raj S, S Sheetal. Cartap hydrochloride poisoning: a case report. Int J Res Med Sci  2014;2:360-1.

28.  Sheetal.S. Neuromuscular disorders with cardiac involvement- The link. KJC, Vol 4, Issue 1, September 2020.

29.  Thomas R, Sheetal S, Vijayalekshmi S, Madhusudanan M. Listeria rhombencephalitis: Tale of a survivor. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:464-5 PubMed PMID: 34447030

30. 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  
31.  Mathew R, Archana NU, Sheetal S. Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Presenting as Psychosis. Neurol India 2021;69:1356-8.
32. 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 
33.   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]. 
34.  Sheetal S, Kumar SA. Choroid plexus xanthogranuloma: Radiological features. Arch Med Health Sci. 2021;9:359-60
35. Sheetal S, Thomas R. The hot cross bun sign: A case series. Nepalese Journal of Radiology. 2021;11(17):19-23
36. 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.
37.Sheetal S, Vijayalekshmi S, Sasidharan A, Merin Joy N J. Plexiform neurofibromas of bilateral brachial and lumbosacral plexuses. Apollo Med 2022;19, Suppl S1:11-3
38. Sheetal S, Remadevi S A, Mathew AS, George AM. Ischemic monomelic neuropathy. Curr Med Issues 2022;20:257-8
39.   Sasikumar, S., & Jaisukhalal, J. (2022). Sensory ataxic neuropathy with dysarthria and ophthalmoparesis (SANDO) syndrome associated with two heterozygous POLG mutations. Nepal Journal of Neuroscience, 19(3), 56–57.

Accepted, ahead of publication

40.  Truncal pulsion in Claude syndrome- A Case report- Neurology India

41.  A study on midbrain infarcts – Neurology India

42. Klippel Feil syndrome- New Nigerian journal of clinical research

43. Isolated lateral rectus myositis-APIK journal of internal medicine