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Dr. Robert Mathew is a Professor of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist in Kerala. He has worked as a faculty member in government medical colleges since 2001. He was designated as Professor and Head of Department of Neurology in Government Medical College, Alleppey, since September 2011. After taking leave from government service, he moved to the Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, from Feb 2013 until Feb 2015, as Professor and HOD Neurology. Presently he is continuing as Professor of Neurology at the same institution.

Dr. Robert Mathew can be consulted at Anugraham Neurocare in Trivandrum. He is well qualified, with an MD and DNB in General Medicine and a superspeciality DM degree in Neurology. In 2010 Dr. Mathew completed a three-month fellowship in dementia at Neurosciences Research Australia (NeuRA), under Prof. John R Hodges, a Professor of Cognitive Neurology from Cambridge. During this time he got trained in clinical evaluation of dementia patients; administration and interpretation of neuropsychological tests; and, interpretation of neuroimaging and other investigations in cognitively impaired patients.

Dr. Robert Mathew has to his credit 16 co-authored research papers published in indexed medical journals. He has also published four books on neurologic illness for the lay public in Malayalam, and has participated in around 25 television programmes. He has been invited as a guest speaker for national and international conferences... [+]

    Publications
  • Late post partum eclampsia without prodroma. R Mathew, RS Raj, P Sudha. Neurol India. 2003 Dec; 51(4):539-40.

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  • Adaptation of the ACE for a Malayalam speaking population in southern India. Adaptation of the ACE (and the MMSE) for an Indian population. PS Mathuranath, John R Hodges, Robert Mathew, P Joseph Cherian, Annamma George, Thomas H Bak. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2004 Dec; 19(12):1188-94.

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  • Instrumental activities of daily living scale for dementia screening in the elderly. Mathuranath PS, DM, George A, Cherian PJ, Mathew R, Alexander A, Gopinath N, Sarma PS. International Psychogeriatrics. 2005 Sep; 17(3):461-74.

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  • Neuropsychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus - a study from south India. Robert Mathew, Sunitha Raj, Thulaseedharan NK. Neurol India. 2006 Jan- Mar; 54(1):75-7.

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  • Acute axonal polyneuropathy in an unventilated patient with sepsis. R Mathew, A Rajalakshmi, D Grillet, Veena S, Krishnan S. Journal of Association of Physicians India. 2006; 54:235-7.

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  • Profiles of language impairment in progressive nonfluent aphasia. PS Mathuranath, A George, R Mathew, PJ Cherian. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2006; 9:25-31.

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  • Tau and Tauopathies. Robert Mathew, PS Mathuranath. Neurology India. 2007; 55:1; 18-23.

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  • Conservative management of subdural hematoma in ITP. Sunitha Raj, Robert Mathew, Mathew Thomas. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2007; 10:184-6.

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  • Mini mental state examination and the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination: Effect of education and norms for a multicultural population. Mathuranath PS, Cherian JP, Mathew R, George A, Alexander A, Sarma SP. Neurology India. 2007; 55(2):106-10.

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  • Issues in evaluation of cognition in the elderly in developing countries. Robert Mathew, Mathuranath PS. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2008; 11 (2); 82-88.

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  • Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender. Mathuranath PS, Cherian PJ, Mathew R, Kumar S, George A, Alexander A, Ranjith N, Sarma PS. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Mar; 25(3):290-7.

  • Preliminary report of directly observed treatment, short course in tuberculous meningitis. Iype T, Chacko S, Raghavan S, Mathew R, Mohan M. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2010 Jan; 13(1):57-60.

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  • Complications in acute stroke in India (CAST-I): A multi-centred study. Jeyaraj D Pandian, Arshpreet Kaur, Rashmi Jyotsna, Sylaja PN, Vijaya PV, Padma MV, Venkateswaralu K, Sukumaran S, Robert Mathew, Yashpal Singh, and Kurupath Radhakrishnan. J Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. In press.

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  • Premorbid nutrition and short term outcome of stroke: a multi-centre study from India. Pandian JD, Jyotsna R, Singh R, Sylaja PN, Vijaya P, Padma MV, Venkateswaralu K, Sukumaran S, Radhakrishnan K, Sarma PS, Mathew R, Singh Y. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 22.

  • Screening for cognitive dysfunction in Corticobasal Syndrome: Utility of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination. Mathew R, Bak TH, Hodges JR. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011 Apr; 8; 31(4):254-258.

  • Diagnostic criteria for corticobasal syndrome: a comparative study. Mathew R, Bak TH, Hodges JR. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Oct; 21.

  • Book Chapter: Concept of Epilepsy in Vedic Neurology. Rani Nayar, L Mahadevan, Robert Mathew. In: Reviews in Neurology, Indian Academy of Neurology, 2002.

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  • Book Chapter: Tau and Tauopathies. Mathew R, Srinivas G, Mathuranath PS; JP Blass (Ed.). Neurochemical Mechanisms in Disease, Advances in Neurobiology: Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Published by Springer-Verlag New York Inc: 2011.

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    Media
  • Appeared on over 25 TV programmes.
    Training
  • MBBS: Trivandrum Medical College, Trivandrum. 1985-90.

  • CRRI: Trivandrum Medical College, Trivandrum. 1991-92.

  • MD (General Medicine): Medical College, Trivandrum. 1993-96.

  • DNB (General Medicine): National Board of Examinations.

  • DM (Neurology): Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. 1998-2000.

    Fellowships
  • Fellowship in Dementia. Neurosciences Research (NeURA) (formerly Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute), Sydney. Under Professor John R Hodges, Professor of Cognitive Neurology from Cambridge. Worked as visiting research officer under him in his group on Frontal Temporal Research (FRONTIER –http://www.ftdrg.org/). Scope: Clinical evaluation of dementia patients; training in administration and interpretation of neuropsychological tests; interpretation of neuroimaging and other investigations in cognitively impaired patients. Mar-Jul 2010.

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