Mathura Ravishankar is a PGY-4 resident and one of the recruitment chief residents for the 2022-2023 year. She is passionate about general neurology, medical education, epilepsy, and global neurology. She loves spending time with her coresidents both inside and outside of work. When she is not at work, she loves spending time outdoors or at home with a paintbrush. She will be heading to Brigham and Women's Hospital for a fellowship in epilepsy in 2023.
Education & Training
- MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
- M. Sc., Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford
- B. A. Sc., Cognitive Science, McGill University
Honors & Awards
- Junior Resident Professionalism Award, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, 2020
- The American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, 2019
Selected Recent Publications
Ravishankar M, Berkowitz AL. Beyond electives: Rethinking training in global neurology. J Neurol Sci. 2021 Nov 15;430:120025. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2021.120025. Epub 2021 Oct 2. PMID: 34673278.
Ravishankar M, Heyman R, Urban A. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome With Spinal Cord Involvement 2 Months After a Burn Injury. Neurology. 2022 May 6:10.1212/WNL.0000000000200731. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200731. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35523587.
Ravishankar M, Dallah I, Mathews M, Bositis CM, Mwenechanya M, Kalungwana-Mambwe L, Bearden D, Navis A, Elafros MA, Gelbard H, Theodore WH, Koralnik IJ, Okulicz JF, Johnson BA, Belessiotis C, Ciccone O, Thornton N, Tsuboyama M, Siddiqi OK, Potchen MJ, Sikazwe I, Birbeck GL. Clinical characteristics and outcomes after new-onset seizure among Zambian children with HIV during the antiretroviral therapy era. Epilepsia Open. 2022 Jun;7(2):315-324. doi: 10.1002/epi4.12595. Epub 2022 Apr 1. PMID: 35305291; PMCID: PMC9159241.
Ravishankar M, Morris A, Burgess A, Khatib D, Stanley JA, Diwadkar VA. Cortical-hippocampal functional connectivity during covert consolidation sub-serves associative learning: Evidence for an active "rest" state. Brain Cogn. 2019 Apr;131:45-55. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2017.10.003. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29054542; PMCID: PMC5927855.
Morris A, Ravishankar M, Pivetta L, Chowdury A, Falco D, Damoiseaux JS, Rosenberg DR, Bressler SL, Diwadkar VA. Response Hand and Motor Set Differentially Modulate the Connectivity of Brain Pathways During Simple Uni-manual Motor Behavior. Brain Topogr. 2018 Nov;31(6):985-1000. doi: 10.1007/s10548-018-0664-5. Epub 2018 Jul 21. PMID: 30032347; PMCID: PMC6289310.