Ram Narayan, MD, is a neurologist in the Multiple Sclerosis Program and an assistant professor of neurology in the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified in the evaluation and management of rare neuroimmune disorders (CRND).
Dr. Narayan’s expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, neurosarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, and other immune-mediated and infectious disorders of the nervous system. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Transverse Myelitis Association.
Dr. Narayan earned his medical degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also completed a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric neuroimmunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has additional training in vestibular neurology from Johns Hopkins and in neuroinflammatory disorders from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Narayan’s research interests include developing clinical trials for autoimmune encephalitis, studying the effects of immunomodulatory medications in carcinogenesis, and studying spinal cord imaging in neuroimmunological disorders.
To request an appointment with Dr. Narayan, please call (602) 406-6262.
- Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Adult and Pediatric Neuroimmunology, 2016-2018
- Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Neuroimmunology, 2016-2018
- Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Neuroinflammatory Disorders, 2016-2018
- Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Vestibular Neurology, 2017
- Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Neurology, 2012-2016
- MBBS, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, 2010
- American Academy of Neurology
- Medical Council of India
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2017
- Fred Baskin Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Neuroscience, Teaching, and Research; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2016
- Resident Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2016
- TEVA Neuroscience Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 2013
- Gold Medal in Pharmacology at Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 2011
- Shanti Panicker Memorial Gold Medal in Obstetrics-Gynecology Examination, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, 2010
- Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, and Anatomy Examinations, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, 2007-2009
- Mahdavi ZK, Narayan R, Mainali S, Greenberg BM, Aiyagari V, McDonagh DL. A callosal catastrophe: Toxic leukoencephalopathy associated with thermogenic weight Loss supplement use. Neurocrit Care. 2017. (Epub ahead of print)
- Kildebeck EJ, Narayan R, Nath A, Weiner H, Beh S, Calabresi PA, Steinman L, Major EO, Frohman TC, Frohman EM. The emergence of neuroepidemiology, neurovirology and neuroimmunology: the legacies of John F. Kurtzke and Richard ‘Dick’ T. Johnson. J Neurol. 2017;264(4):817-828.
- Beh SC, Kildebeck E, Narayan R, Desena A, Schell D, Rowe ES, Rowe V, Burns D, Whitworth L, Frohman TC, Greenberg B, Frohman EM. High-dose methotrexate with leucovorin rescue: For monumentally severe CNS inflammatory syndromes. J Neurol Sci. 2017;372:187-195.
- Gordon Perue GL, Narayan R, Zangiabadi AH, Romano JG, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Koch S. Prevalence of vertebral artery origin stenosis in a multirace-ethnic posterior circulation stroke cohort: Miami Stroke Registry (MIAMISR). Int J Stroke. 2015;10(2):185-187.
- Dubey D, Narayan RN, Motiwala A, Gupta P. Teaching NeuroImages: spherules in spine: vertebral coccidioidomycosis. Neurology. 2014;83(16):e158.