Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, MD (Dr. Panda) is a Child Neurologist and Assistant Professor with specialized interest and training in neuromuscular disorders in children. He is the Director of the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program and Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center at ACH. He brings in training and expertise to perform electromyography and nerve conduction studies in children. Dr. Panda also has a particular interest in evaluating and treating children with headache disorders. He is the Medical Director of the Headache Clinic at ACH.

Dr. Veerapandiyan earned his medical degree from the K.A.P. Vishwanatham Government Medical College in India. He completed a residency in Child Neurology at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey and a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He also has post-doctoral research experience in Child Neurology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Veerapandiyan has a passion for clinical research and education. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work at national meetings. He is actively involved in industry-sponsored clinical trials focusing on neuromuscular disorders and headaches in children.

Dr. Veerapandiyan is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Veerapandiyan’s clinical research focuses on neuromuscular disorders in children such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, other muscular dystrophies (FSHD, LGMD), spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, congenital myasthenic syndromes, and myasthenia gravis. Other areas of research interest include pediatric headaches, migraines, and autoimmune encephalopathy, such as pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS).

Dr. Veerapandiyan has been involved in several industry-sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated projects in these areas. Dr. Veerapandiyan also has interests in research focusing on resident and medical student education and implementation science.

Medical Degree

  • K.A.P Vishwanathan Government Medical College - 2007


  • Rutgers University- New Jersey Medical School - 2017
  • Rutgers University- New Jersey Medical School - 2014


  • University of Rochester - Strong Memorial Hospital - 2018

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