Dr. Vivek Mundada
Designation: Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Specialty: Paediatric Neurology
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi
- Pediatric epilepsy
- Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and Autism)
- Pediatric stroke
- Childhood headaches
- Cerebral palsy and movement disorders
- Neonatal neurology
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Complex neuro-disabilities and congenital neurological disorders
- Areas of special interest: Childhood headaches and Movement disorders
Dr. Vivek Mundada is a British Board-certified consultant pediatric neurologist who has a subspecialty interest in pediatric neuro-disability. He has been trained and has worked in reputed hospitals like Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in the UK. He has also been associated as a Consultant Pediatric Neurologist with Royal London Hospital, London. With his expertise, he had established the Acquired Brain Injury Unit at this hospital.
One of his notable achievements is that his work was recognized by the House of Lords, where he was honored and was invited to give a talk on his experience.
After he moved to UAE in 2018, due to his initiative, two of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy children received gene therapy for the first time in the UAE in November 2020. Till date, many infants with this condition from countries like Iran, Nepal and Ethiopia have received successful gene therapy under his care.
He also serves as a Faculty for the British Paediatric Neurology Association run international courses- Paediatric Epilepsy Training (iPET) and Childhood Headache Training (CHaT).
Dr. Mundada is a member of the following associations:
- The Emirati League against Epilepsy (ELAE)
- British Paediatric Neurology Association
- European Paediatric Neurology Society
- International Movement Disorder Society
- The International Child Neurology Association
- British Academy of Childhood Disability
- American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
- International Headache Society
- Association of Child Neurology, India
Research & Publications
In the areas of his interest, he has conducted and led various research projects, which have been presented on various international platforms and published in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently involved in few multicentre projects in the UK and India. Some of his publications are:
- ‘How did Children with Complex Care Needs Affect during the Lockdown Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?’: J Pediatr Neurol Neurosci 5(1):84-85
- ‘Knowledge and attitude of healthcare staff towards epilepsy: Experience from one centre in the United Arab Emirates’: Accepted for publication in Journal of International Child Neurology Association. Dec 2020
- ‘Seizures: not always epileptic!’: The Aster Medical Journal. March 2020
- “But he is Seizure Free Now!”: EC Paediatrics 8.11 (2019): 15-16.
- ‘Heterozygous truncation mutations of the SMC1A gene cause severe early-onset epilepsy with cluster seizures in females: detailed phenotyping of 10 new cases’: Epilepsia. 2018; 58(4):565-575.
- ‘Different stroke(s)’: Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2016 Jun;101(3):145
- ‘Self Assessment’: Paediatrics and Child Health, 2015; 25(5): 245–248
- ‘Bilateral adrenal abscesses in a neonate caused by Prevotella bivia: a case report’: Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2012; 7(3): 119–122
- ‘Effective communication skills and professionalism for better dentist-patient relationship’: Indian Journal of Dentistry. 2012; 3(3): 182-183
- ‘Congenital myotonic dystrophy: smooth muscle involvement of the urinary tract in a 2-year-old child’: J Pediatr Neurol 2011; 9(4): 493-495.
- ‘Evolution of BCG scar and its relation to the atopic diseases/asthma and the nutritional status of the child’: Arch. Dis. Child. 2009; 94: 247-248
- ‘Self Assessment’- Paediatrics and Child Health, 2009; 19(7): 338-343
- ‘Lumbar gibbus – Early presentation of Dysostosis Multiplex’: Arch Dis Child 2009; 94: 930-93
- Currently, he is principal investigator for Medcare Women and Children Hospital, Dubai site for the international, multi-centric study on ‘Biomarkers for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’
- He was the PI for the Royal London Hospital site for the multicentre project- ‘Network Dysfunction following traumatic brain injury’ (IRAS ID 197764)
- He has led the research on ‘Quality of life of children with intractable epilepsy and intellectual disability in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. (IRAS ID 148355)
- He has done research on ‘The perception of the impact of childhood disability by parents and by healthcare professionals’ along with the Norfolk Register of Disabled Children and Young People, Norwich, UK
- ‘Natural history of BCG scar and association with atopy: a review and exploratory study’ which was conducted in a rural part of western India in 2006.
- ‘Self-reported changes in the attitude, behaviour and clinical skills after attending paediatric simulation training in a district general hospital’ which was conducted by in Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK
Number of Years of Experience: 20 years