Keerthana Akkineni, MBBS

Clinical Director
Neurology Consult Service
Assistant Program Director for Quality Improvement
Neurology Residency Program
Assistant Professor
Neurology, Consulting Division, Epilepsy Division

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Dr. Keerthana Akkineni is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and specialized in Hospital Neurology, Epilepsy, Intraoperative Neurological Monitoring and Tele-neurology. She is a board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist.

She completed her Neurology Residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX and went on to do a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA,  which serves as a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

She serves as the clinical director for the inpatient neurology consult service. In addition to her administrative and leadership roles, she founded the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee for the Department of Neurology which is focused on improving the quality, safety, and value of healthcare delivery within the department.  She is also very engaged in resident education and was awarded “The Resident’s Teaching Award” by the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr Akkineni was drawn to Vanderbilt by the complex pathology and collaborative environment among the faculty and residents. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her Maltese poodle (Axon), trying new food and traveling the world with her husband.