Nilika Singhal, MD

Epilepsy specialist
Neurologist

Dr. Nilika Shah Singhal is a neurologist and specialist in epilepsy who finds satisfaction in all aspects of her work, caring for patients, teaching and pursuing research. Her studies have centered on understanding the epidemiology of a variety of diseases in pediatric neurology.

Singhal earned her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, serving as chief resident in the final year, and then completed a child neurology fellowship at UCSF. She next completed a one-year fellowship in pediatric epilepsy at UCSF and joined the staff in 2013.

During her free time, Singhal enjoys hiking in the Bay Area, practicing yoga and traveling.

Clinics

Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

McGovern Medical School 2007

Residencies

UCSF, Pediatrics 2012

Fellowships

UCSF, Child Neurology 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Leonard MK, Desai M, Hungate D, Cai R, Singhal NS, Knowlton RC, Chang EF. Direct cortical stimulation of inferior frontal cortex disrupts both speech and music production in highly trained musicians. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2018 May 22; 1-9.
  2. Singhal NS, Numis AL, Lee MB, Chang EF, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI, Rao VR. Responsive neurostimulation for treatment of pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2018; 10:21-24.
  3. Smith L, Singhal N, El Achkar CM, Truglio G, Rosen Sheidley B, Sullivan J, Poduri A. PCDH19-related epilepsy is associated with a broad neurodevelopmental spectrum. Epilepsia. 2018 Mar; 59(3):679-689.
  4. Muhlhofer W, Paul B, Lin G, Singhal N. Clinical Reasoning: Seizures from the neglected lobe. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):e97-e100.
  5. Devinsky O, Marsh E, Friedman D, Thiele E, Laux L, Sullivan J, Miller I, Flamini R, Wilfong A, Filloux F, Wong M, Tilton N, Bruno P, Bluvstein J, Hedlund J, Kamens R, Maclean J, Nangia S, Singhal NS, Wilson CA, Patel A, Cilio MR. Cannabidiol in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy: an open-label interventional trial. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Mar; 15(3):270-8.
  6. Singhal NS, Sullivan JE. Continuous Spike-Wave during Slow Wave Sleep and Related Conditions. ISRN Neurol. 2014; 2014:619079.
  7. Wu YW, Hess CP, Singhal NS, Groden C, Toro C. Idiopathic basal ganglia calcifications: an atypical presentation of PKAN. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Nov; 49(5):351-4.
  8. Singhal NS, Hills NK, Sidney S, Fullerton HJ. Role of trauma and infection in childhood hemorrhagic stroke due to vascular lesions. Neurology. 2013 Aug 06; 81(6):581-4.

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