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Jagannadha Avasarala, MD, Neurology, Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

JagannadhaRAvasaralaMDPhD

Neurology Lexington, KY

Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis

Professor of Neurology Director of multiple sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Section Chair, American Academy of Neurology, MS Section (2020-2022) Kentucky neuroscience Institute Albert Chandler Medical Center University of Kentucky Medical Center,, Lexington, KY 40536

Overview of Dr. Avasarala

Dr. Jagannadha Avasarala is Professor of Neurology and Director of MS and Neuroimmunology at U of KY Med Ctr, Lexington, KY.

Clinical Expertise

  • Multiple sclerosis, Clinical research, Practice guidelines, Cerebrovascular disease, Neuroimmunology (Multiple sclerosis)

Education & Training

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital2000 - 2003
  • Westchester Medical Center
    Westchester Medical CenterResidency, Neurology, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of MedicineResidency, Neurology, 1995 - 1996
  • Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryFellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1993 - 1994
  • Nagoya U School of Medicine
    Nagoya U School of MedicinePhD, None, 1987 - 1992
  • Nagoya University School of Medicine
    Nagoya University School of MedicinePhD, 1987 - 1992
  • Kakatiya Medical College NTR
    Kakatiya Medical College NTRClass of 1980
  • Osmania Medical College
    Osmania Medical CollegeMD, Undergraduate Education, 1975 - 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2018 - 2023
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2014 - 2017
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2014 - 2023
  • MO State Medical License
    MO State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • KS State Medical License
    KS State Medical License 2005 - 2016
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1996 - 1997
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Pfizer/Serono Independent Investigator Award 2006-2007
  • Doris & Harry Wexler Award for MS 2001
  • Dorris & Harry Wexler Award for MS 2001
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Clinically Isolated Syndrome - Rethinking the diagnosis  
    Jagannadha Avasarala, Journal of the Neurological Sciences
  • Clinically Isolated Syndrome - Rethinking the diagnosis  
    Jagannadha Avasarala, Journal of the Neurological Sciences
  • Differential microarray gene analyses of brain lesions in African-American and Caucasians with multiple sclerosis – correlation with microRNA profiling arrays  
    Avasarala JR, Chittur S, Internet J of Neurology, 1/1/2009
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Abstracts/Posters

  • A blood test to diagnose multiple sclerosis using MALDI-TOF/MS and serum proteomic pattern analysis: discovery of 3 biomarkers
    Avasarala JR, 56th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, San Francisco, CA, 4/1/2004
  • Recombinant Erythropoietin Downregulates Specific TNF-Mediated Gene Ontology Pathways in Primary Cultures of Human MVECs: Implications for Multiple Sclerosis
    Avasarala JR, 56th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, San Francisco, CA, 4/1/2004
  • Comparative assessment of Yale Single Question and Beck Depression Inventory Scale in screening for depression in multiple sclerosis
    Avasarala JR et al, Proceedings of the VIII Annual ACTRIMS meeting, Baltimore, 10/19/2003
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Japanese

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem Blue Access PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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