Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma
 

Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma

Specialist Neurologist & Head of Department

Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma is a Specialist Neurologist & Head of Department with over 30 years’ experience. Trained and certified in Neuro-Electrophysiology from Nicolet Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He has published several research papers in the most widely read and peer-reviewed world class Neurology journals on the esoteric topics, like “Effects of Protein-energy Malnutrition on the Nervous System”, ”Shy-Drager Syndrome”, as well as on areas of common interest like Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease. His work on the deleterious effects of malnutrition on nervous system was awarded a PhD in neurosciences by Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research’s original publication stemming out of this research is regarded as the most widely cited research work and remains at the top of Google search even 29 years after it's appearance in the official journal of the World Federation of Neurology,"Journal of Neurosciences". He has also co-authored “Text Book of Neurological Disorders in Internal Medicine”, published by Springer-Verlag, New York. Dr. Sharma has delivered over a hundred original papers as well as CME lectures on a wide array of topics in various international conferences and national forums. He was awarded the E. Merck Gold Medal for the best original research paper on “Shy-Drager Syndrome” at World Congress of Neurology held in Montreal, Canada.

Qualifications

MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology), PhD (Neuroscience), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; FRSM -Neurology Division (UK); Diploma Neuro-electrophysiology (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

 

Languages Spoken

English, Punjabi, Hindi, Telugu

 

Professional Experience: -

  • Master’s degree in Internal Medicine, Post-Doctoral degree DM (Neurology)
  • PhD (Neuroscience) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
  • Appointed to the highly coveted post of Assistant Professor and Consultant Critical Care and Emergency at the universally renowned PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
  • Diploma in Neuro-electrophysiology from University Of Winsconsin, Madison, USA. 
  • In 1997, Dr. Arun Sharma was invited by the then health minister of UAE and member of the Sharjah ruling family Sheikh Faisal bin Khalid al Qassimi to establish and head the department of Neurology at Al Zahra Medical center Dubai and AL Zahra Hospital, Sharjah.
  • Served as the Founder & head of Neurology and Clinical Director at Medeor Hospital, Dubai
  • Medical Director and Head of Neurology at Emirates Hospital Clinic, Conrad Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

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Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Headaches of various types including Migraine, Cluster headache, Tension type headache, Occipital neuralgia
  • Facial pains, e.g. Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chronic pain disorders, like Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis and Optic neuritis
  • Neck and Back pain, and other spinal cord disorders
  • Walking and balance disorders
  • Neurological disorders related to systemic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis
  • Fainting spells, dizziness, and vertigo
  • Weakness and numbness in any part of body
  • Tremor, ticks, dystonia, and other movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Forgetfulness, memory impairment and dementias like Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Clinical depression, general anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Muscle diseases like various Myopathies and Polymyositis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuropathy of myriad types
  • Disorders of speech acquisition and impairment of acquired speech
  • Catastrophic neurological emergencies: Stroke, Brain Haemorrhage, Sustained seizures, meningitis, encephalitis, and coma
  • Brain tumours like Pituitary adenoma
  • Therapy for Chronic Intractable Migraine, Writer’s cramp, Hemifacial spasm, Blepharospasm, Oromandibular Dystonia, spasmodic torticollis