SCTIMST gets first woman Director

Updated - July 16, 2015 05:46 am IST

Published - July 16, 2015 12:00 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

Asha Kishore is one of the first neurologists to specialise in movement disorders.

Asha Kishore is one of the first neurologists to specialise in movement disorders.

Asha Kishore, Professor of Neurology, has been appointed Director of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST).

Dr. Kishore is the first woman to head the SCTIMST. She assumed office on Wednesday.

The SCTIMST is getting a full-time Director after a gap of two years, following the exit of the former Director K. Radhakrishnan.

Dr. Kishore is one of the first neurologists from India to specialise in the sub-speciality of Movement Disorders from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with additional specialisation in neuro stimulation treatment for movement disorders from Emory University, U.S., and Grenoble University, France.

The first Comprehensive Care Centre for Movement Disorders in India was set up at the SCTIMST by Dr. Kishore and her team, which offers advance treatment facilities for patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, from across the country.

She has several national and international research collaborations, as well as innumerable scientific papers to her credit. Dr. Kishore is a member of the scientific committee of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, an invited member of the international consortium of researchers in the Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease (GEOPD) and a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

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