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Phone: 832-822-1750 (Neurology) | 832-822-0959 (Epilepsy Center)


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030

Akshat Katyayan, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Harvard University (Boston Children’s Hospital) Fellowship Clinical Neurophysiology 2018
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Fellowship Epilepsy 2017
Medical College of Wisconsin Residency Child Neurology 2014
Crozer Chester Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2011
Maulana Azad Medical College MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2007


Epilepsy, especially in children, remains a challenging condition for the patient, family and physician. However, this is an exciting time in pediatric epilepsy, with many new treatments developed in the last decade, both medical and non-medical/ surgical and many more on the horizon. My philosophy is to provide compassionate care and to work together with the patient and the family to find the best treatment plan. 

Clinical Interests:

Ketogenic diet
Epileptic spasms 

Research Interests:

Ketogenic diet
Epileptic spasms 

Selected Publications

Whelan HT, Verma S, Guo Y, Thabet F, Katyayan A, Parachuri V, Ashwal S. Evaluation of a child with acute ataxia: A systematic review. Pediatric Neurology 2013 Jul; 49(1):15-24.

Katyayan A, Parachuri V, Inglese C: ‘Newer antiepileptic drugs’ in Neurological problems in the adolescent population. Adolescent Medicine State Art Review. 2013 Apr; 24(1):1-28.

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