Top 10 Best Neurologists in Maharashtra

A lot of people complain of headaches, dizziness and numbness. These are among the many common ailments which we come across in our daily life but often overlook it. These might seem trivial but could have severe consequences in the future. It is highly advisable to visit a neurologist in such cases. A neurologist is a specialist who treats diseases related to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Here are some of the best Neurologist in Maharashtra. They are extremely knowledgeable and have years of experience in this field. They are known to provide the best treatment for all neurological disorders.

Dr. Rajan M Shah

Dr. Rajan M Shah is a leading neurologist and neurosurgeon based in Mumbai. He is considered as one of the best in the country and has a vast experience of 36 years in this field. He has completed his MBBS from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1981, MS – General Surgery from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai in 1984 and MCh – Neuro Surgery from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai in 1986. His areas of specialization are Brain tumour surgery, cerebral vascular surgery, Endoscopic skull based surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia Procedures etc. He is currently the Director and Head of the department of neurosurgery in one of the top most neurosciences centre in India, Nanavati Hospital and consults from MON – FRI between 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and on SAT from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. His consultation fee is INR 1,500.

Address: Swami Vivekanand Rd, LIC Colony, Suresh Colony, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056, India

Phone No: 9820056540/ (022)26267719

Dr. Ashutosh Shetty

Dr. Ashutosh Shetty is a renowned neurologist based in Mumbai and has been practising since 2006. Dr. Shetty graduated from MGM Medical College (Navi Mumbai) in 1998. Subsequently, he commenced training in MD (General Medicine) and DM (Neurology) and finalized it from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & KLES Hospital (Belgaum) and Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital (Mumbai) respectively. Dr. Shetty gained a background in medical education while imparting training to under graduate and post-graduate aspirants during MD and DM residency period. He strives to provide leading care for a wide range of services and the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, brain such as Acute Stroke Management, Movement Disorders, Headache, Comprehensive Epilepsy etc. He keeps himself updated with the emerging trends in the medical field through the medium of workshops and CME programs. He has an active involvement in clinical research, presentations and publications. Dr. Shetty practices at many centers across Mumbai, Criticare Hospital (Juhu), B.S.E.S Hospital (Andheri), Paramount Hospital (Andheri), Bhartiya Arogyanidhi Hospital (Juhu), Sanjeevani Hospital (Andheri), Asian Heart Institute (BKC), Seven Hills Hospital (Andheri) and Nanavati Hospital (Vile Parle). You can visit him at his private clinic Neuron Clinic from MON, WED, FRI between 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on TUE, THU from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and on SAT between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Address: #C-1, Ratandeep Cosmopolitan Chambers, S V Road, Andheri West, Next to Shoppers Stop, Mumbai – 400058, Maharashtra

Phone No: (022) 33956950

Dr. Ramesh Patankar

Dr. Ramesh Patankar is an eminent neurologist practicing in Mumbai, and has a rich experience of over 2 decades in this field. His educational qualifications are MBBS, MD – General Medicine and DM – Neurology. Dr Patankar is very knowledgeable and provides cutting-edge diagnosis using the latest neuroimaging techniques for the treatment neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy, diagnosis and treatment of paralytic disorders, sleep disorders, management of multiple sclerosis, and headaches, etc. You can visit him at one of the leading hospitals in Maharashtra, S L Raheja Fortis Hospital on WED from 7PM- 8PM and on SAT from 10:30AM- 11:30AM. His consultation fee is INR 1300.

Address: Police Colony, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India

Phone: +91 22 6652 9999

Dr. Nilesh M. Bhandari

Dr. Nilesh M. Bhandari is a reputed neurologist, who has been practicing in Pune for the last 13 years. He has obtained MBBS from Rural Medical College, Loni in 2003, MD – Internal Medicine from Medical Trust Hospital, Kerala in 2007 and DNB – General Medicine from National Board of Examinations Ministry of Health Government of India in 2007. He has also been awarded with Young Scholar Award Neurology in 2010 and has presented Multiple Research Papers in National Conferences in 2013. He has undergone specialized training in management of stroke, infections of the nervous system, epilepsy, vertigo, headache & pain, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, sleep disorders, muscle and nerve diseases, brain tumours and vascular diseases of the brain, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disease, chronic pain disorders, movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease. He consults at various reputed hospitals across Pune, such as Sancheti Hospital, Jehangir Hospital etc. You can visit him at his private clinic from MON – FRI between 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The consultation fee is INR 700

Address: Dandekar Pool Signal, 104: Vrundavan Apartment, Next to Hotel Golden Wheels, Indian Oil Petrol Pump Lane, Sinhagad Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India

Phone: +91 97645 55565

Dr. Suresh Sankhla

Dr. Suresh Sankhla has gained the reputation of being of the most popular neurologist in Mumbai. Dr. Sankhla is trained in Neurosurgery in Mumbai at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals and Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. He has also trained overseas, serving as Registrar in the Department of Neurosurgery, Richmond Institute of Neurosciences at Beaumont Hospital in the Republic of Ireland (1991-92), and as Senior Registrar in the Department of Neurosurgery at Royal Preston Hospital, UK, from January 1993 to April 1995. He then completed Fellowships in Skull Base Surgery and Neuro-Oncological Surgery in the USA from 1995 to 1997. His areas of interests are Endoscopic and Endoscope-assisted Brain Surgery, Skull Base Surgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is also credited with 84 publications to his name, has contributed 18 chapters to various books and authored a book. He is an active member of several associations connected with neurosurgery, having held executive posts in several of them, including as President of the Skull Base Surgery Society of India and the Bombay Neurosciences Association, among others. He was the Founder Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences in 2006 and held the post of Executive Editor of the journal until 2012. He visits many renowned hospitals in Mumbai such as Nanavati hospital, Global Hospital etc. You can consult him at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai from Mon to Thurs between 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

Address: Swami Vivekananda Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai – 400056, Maharashtra

Phone No: +(022) 26267500

Dr. Basant Kumar Misra

This list cannot be completed without mentioning the outstanding contributions of Dr. Basant Kumar Misra in the field of Neurology. Dr Misra is a highly accomplished and the best neurologist in India. Dr. B. K. Misra has many ‘firsts’ credited to him. He was the first in India to perform Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform Computer Guided Aneurysm surgery. He has obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from V.S.S. Medical College, Sambalpur University, Orissa, India in 1975, Master of Surgery (MS), General Surgery from Safdarjang Hospital, Delhi University New Delhi in 1980, Master of Chirurgie (MCh) Neurosurgery from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1983 and Diplomate National Board of Examinations (NBE), Neurosurgery from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India in 1984. During his illustrated educational path, he has been the recipient of the Pfizer Post Graduate Medical Award and the Commonwealth Medical Scholar, Edinburgh University, UK. He has been facilitated with numerous awards for his achievements in this field. With 136 publications, Dr. Misra is a member of numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Clinical Neurosciences (Australia), Neurology India, and Neurosurgery (USA). He is President Elect of the world Federation of Skull Base Societies and a Founder Member of the World Academy of Neurosurgeons. You can consult him at Hinduja Hospital from MON, WED – THU between 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, TUE from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, FRI between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and on SAT from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. His consultation fee is INR 1,100

Address: Veer Sawarkar Marg, Asavari, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India

Phone: +91 22 2445 1515

Dr. Vrajesh Udani

Dr. Vrajesh Udani is a top neurologist in India and mainly specializes as a Paediatric Neurologist. He has been associated with this field for the last 27 years. His educational qualifications include MBBS, M.D (Pediatrics). He has also obtained Diplomate of American Board of Neurology with Special competence in Child Neurology and Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He has received various awards to his credit. He is the patron and advisor to Maharashtra Dyslexia Associations, Bombay India and is a life member of the IAP. He has done 3 years of Pediatric Neurology fellowship, 1year Neurophysiology fellowship, 1year of PL-3 Paediatric Residency at the State University of New York, Health Science centre at the Brooklyn and King’s County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. He has also done a 1-year Epilepsy Surgery fellowship at the Epilepsy / Neuroscience Center, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami. He is also Asst. Professor Paediatrics & Neurology in the Grant Medical College & JJ hospital and a consultant at the Awadia Hospital. He specializes in treating children with intractable epilepsy, Neuro-metabolic disorders, autism and other neurological problems. He also heads the Child Development Centre. You can consult him at Hinduja Hospital on FRI between 11:00 AM – 5:45 PM. The consultation fee of this neurologist is INR 2,500.

Address: P. D Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India

Phone: +91 22 3981 8181

Dr. Atul Goel

Dr. Atul Goel is a prominent and well-established neurosurgeon having an illustrious career of over three decades. His remarkable career achievements and contributions have made his name synonymous with the top Neurosurgeons in the country. He is a MBBS graduate from Government Medical College (Nagpur) and had topped his MCh (Neurosurgery) examinations from Mumbai University. He holds the distinction of largest number of operated cases (published) of suprasellar meningiomas in the world within a specific period of years. One of his notable professional achievements includes participation in the surgery of the largest and heaviest cranial tumour ever removed so far. Dr. Atul Goel is also known for his innovative techniques that have been accepted globally and are gradually replacing a few traditional methods of surgery. He was awarded The Best Doctor award by the Indian Medical Association, Mumbai branch in 2006 for his outstanding achievements in neurology. Dr. Goel has also earned international recognition for Honorary visiting consultant for life with Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan. Dr. Goel currently holds the esteemed position of Professor and Head associated with the Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai. Apart from this, Dr. Goel is attached to TATA Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute and is Hon. Consultant Neurosurgeon, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. You can consult him at KEM hospital from MON-SAT.

Address: Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 400012, Maharashtra

Phone No: (022) 24107000

Dr. Charulata Sankhla

Dr. Charulata Sankhla is a respected neurologist in Maharashtra, having over two decades of experience in this profession. Her qualifications include MBBS, MD- General Medicine and DNB- Neurology. She has also obtained fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in 1996 and fellowship in Electrophysiology from The Indian College of Cardiology. Her main areas of interest include Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Specialist. She is also attached to numerous medical institutes and held various positions from time to time. She was the Joint secretary of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography in 1996. She is also among the Founding Member of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Society, Mumbai. She currently practices as a neurologist at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai and can be consulted on Wed from 11AM-1PM. Her consultation fee is INR 1700.

Address: P. D Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India

Phone: +91 22 3981 8181

Dr Sangeeta Ravat

Dr Sangeeta Ravat is one of the top Neurologists and Epileptologists in India, recognized for her expertise in epilepsy management and surgery. She has been practicing since 1993 and is very experienced in this field. Her qualifications include MBBS, MD (Medicine) and DM (Neurology). She was trained in Royal Children Hospital in Melbourne for medical management of epilepsy and pre-surgical evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery. She has been performing 400 to 500 long term video EEGs and 300 to 400 short term video EEGs per year on five VEEG machines. Dr. Ravat has written various book chapters and has published several articles in national and international journals. She has won best paper award in 2010 for her article in JAPI. She is often invited as a speaker in many national and international conferences to discuss her views on epilepsy. Dr Ravat holds the crucial position of Vice president in Mumbai Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Association. She is part of an Executive Committee of IEA and Indian Epilepsy Society. She is a member of Board of Superspecialty subjects in Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and has been a part of task force for International League against Epilepsy ILAE. Dr. Ravat actively participates in organising conferences and workshops. You can consult her at Global Hospital on MON, WED, FRI and SAT.

Address: Dr. E Borges Road, Hospital Avenue, Mumbai – 400012, Maharashtra

Phone: (022) 67670101 / 08879688660



Many people have pain in their lower back or neck. While this kind of pain can often be managed by a primary care physician, sometimes a neurologist should be involved in this, especially if this pain is associated with other neurological problems like weakness, numbness, or problems with bladder or bowel control. Visiting the above-mentioned neurologists would help you tackle these problems.

Written By Namrata Kala