About Uma Menon

Uma Menon, MD is a board-certified neurologist and an assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Originally from India, Dr. Menon completed her primary medical education at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India. She then moved to Jamaica, West Indies where she did her residency in internal medicine. During her time in Jamaica, she also worked at Sickle Cell Unit of the Tropical Metabolism and Research Unit of the University of the West Indies, as well as, started a HIV clinic in the largest public hospital in the country. 

She moved to the United States in 2005 and did her residency in Neurology at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center, followed by fellowship training in Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  After her fellowship, Dr. Menon moved to New Orleans and worked at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she was Neurology Residency Program director. During her time in New Orleans she also worked at the LSU Health Sciences Center, as well as, Ochsner Health Foundation taking care of patients with epilepsy.

In addition, Dr. Menon holds a diploma in Health System Management from the London School of Tropical Medicine. Dr. Menon is a graduate of the Palatucci patient advocacy program of the American Academy of Neurology and is actively involved in advocating for both patients and physicians.

Dr. Menon is a member of multiple medical societies, including American Epilepsy Society, American Neurological Association, American Medical Association, and board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana. She is also a committee member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS).

In 2012, Dr. Menon spoke at the Brain Fair of AAN and has presented at national meetings and has been published in several publications.

Dr. Menon’s primary interest is adult epilepsy. Her aim is to provide comprehensive epilepsy care and she has experience in managing various complicated issues in epilepsy.  Her other interests include neuroethics, healthcare management, health literacy, medical education and training.


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