Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Epilepsy Division, Department of Neurology
  • Associate Director, Epilepsy Fellowship
  • Associate Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Dr. Rajasekaran’s clinical interest focus is on intractable epilepsy patients and their treatment modalities that include medical management, surgery, and VNS/RNS. Her research interest is focused on intractable epilepsy, personalized medicine, seizure comorbidities and nonepileptic spells. She has a special interest in teaching and mentoring the budding epileptologist such as clinical fellows, residents and medical students. 

Education & Training

  • Fellow,Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, Clinical Neurophysiology 
  • Fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Electroencephalography / Epilepsy
  • Resident, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia,Neurology
  • MD, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, Medicine

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Clinical: Intractable epilepsy, Semiology, Electroencephalography, Prolonged monitoring, Surgical patients
  • Research: Intractable epilepsy, SUDEP, Personalized medicine
  • Education: Residency exam RITE committee, American epilepsy society CME committee,
  • Fellowship lectures, interview committee, ABPN self-study committee, Program evaluation committee, GME education, mentorship.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Clinical Neurophysiology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Epilepsy Society (AES)
  • American Academy Residency Examination Advisory Council (RITE) member

Honors & Awards

  • Best poster presentation and GME week winner, West Virginia University

Selected Recent Publications 

Paolini SL, Pilato M, Rajasekaran V, Waters JFR, Bagic A, Urban A.  Outcomes in three cases after brivaracetam treatment during pregnancy.  Acta Neurol Scand. 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31943124.

Burkholder DB, Britton JW, Rajasekaran V, Fabris RR, Cherian PJ, Kelly-Williams KM, So EL, Nickels KC, Wong-Kisiel LC, Lagerlund TD, Cascino GD, Worrell GA, Wirrell EC.  Routine vs extended outpatient EEG for the detection of interictal epileptiform discharges.  Neurology. 2016 PMID: 26984946.

Syed TU, LaFrance WC Jr, Kahriman ES, Hasan SN, Rajasekaran V, Gulati D, Borad S, Shahid A, Fernandez-Baca G, Garcia N, Pawlowski M, Loddenkemper T, Amina S, Koubeissi MZ.  Can semiology predict psychogenic nonepileptic seizures? A prospective study.  Ann Neurol. 2011 PMID:21437930.

Mayada H. Issa, Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran.  Cardiac CT for non-cardiac chest pain.  Post-graduate Medical Journal in 2010. 

Younadam S, Rajasekaran V, Issa M.  Transient ST Elevations and Conduction Delay after Traumatic Fracture of the Sternum.  Consultant Live Journal June 3, 2011.