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Siddharama Pawate, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Pawate2016Dr. Pawate graduated from Karnatak Medical College, Hubli, India. He completed his internship at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY in 2000 and his Neurology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC in 2006, where he was the chief resident in 2005-2006. Dr. Pawate came to Vanderbilt Medical Center in July, 2006, as a clinical fellow in neuroimmunology and joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center July, 2009, as assistant professor in the Department of Neurology.



My major research focus has been high-field and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging to explore the pathology of multiple sclerosis, and to develop biomarkers for clinical progression and recovery in MS.

My other major focus is the systematic study of rare neuroimmunological diseases, to improve their diagnosis and management. I have accumulated one of the largest collections in North America of less common immune-mediated neurological disorders. I have published case series, providing new insights, of neurosarcoidosis, longitudinal myelitis, Hashimoto encephalopathy, Susacs syndrome, and hereditary leukodystrophy with axonal spheroids.


1. Pawate S and Sriram S "Isolated Longitudinal Myelitis: a report of 6 cases" Spinal cord 47 (3), 257-261
2. Pawates S, Agarwal A, Moses H and Sriram S "The spectrum of Susac syndrome" Neurol Sci 30(1) 59
3. Pawate S, Moses H and Sriram S "Presentations and Outcomes of Neurosarcoidosis" QJM 2009 Jul;102(7):449-60
4. Kleinfeld, K, Mobley, B, Hedera, P, Sriram, S, Wegner, A and Pawate, S Adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with neuroaxonal spheroids and pigmented glia: report of five cases and a new mutation . J Neurol 2013 Feb;260(2):558-71
5. Olmez I, Moses H, Sriram S, Kirshner H, Lagrange AH and Pawate S Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Hashimotos encephalopathy. J Neurological Aug 15;331(1-2):67-71
6. Carlson ML, White JR Jr, Espahbodi M, Haynes DS, Driscoll CL, Aksamit AJ, Pawate S, Lane JI, Link MJ. (2014) Cranial Base Manifestations of Neurosarcoidosis: A Review of 305 Patients Otol Neurootol 2015 Jan;36(1):156-66.


1.Pubmed: http://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov/pubmed/?term=pawate+s

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Siddharama Pawate, M.B.B.S.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neuroimmunology Division
3810 Bedford Avenue
Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37215

Phone: 615-936-0060