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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555


Neurology department of Amala Institute of Medical Sciences started in 1997 and now it provides evidence-based tertiary level management facilities for all neurological diseases.

General OP Days :

Moinday to Saturday - 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Speciality OP Days:

  • Epilepsy Clinic : Tuesday 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
  • Movement Disorder Clinic : Wednesday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Stroke Clinic : Thursday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM.
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic : Friday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Paediatric Neurology Clinic : Saturday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Headache Clinic ; Every 1st Monday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Neuro Muscular Clinic : Every 2nd Monday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Memory Clinic : Every 4th Monday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Botox Clinic : Every 4th Wednesday 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Speciality Clinics:

  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Stroke Clinic
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Paediatric Neurology Clinic
  • Headache Clinic
  • Neuro Muscular Clinic
  • Memory Clinic
  • Botox Clinic


  • Well equipped ICU with trained nursing staff
  • Stroke Unit
  • Neurophysiology lab with facilities for
    » EEG
    » Video EEG
    » Nerve conduction studies
    » Electromyography
    » Evoked potential studies - VEP, BAER, SSEP
  • Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Post stroke rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation facilities for neuromuscular disorders

Supporting Facilities

  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Department of Radiology with facilities for:
    » 64 slice CT scan
    » 1.5 MRI scan
    » Angiography
  • Department of Nuclear Medicine with:
    » SPECT scan
    » PET scan

Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Thomas JohnProf. & HODMD 1993, DM 199624 years06-05-1964Profile
Dr. Joe JacobAssociate ProfessorMD 1998, DM 200513 years06-04-1970Profile
Dr. Mary Anne PoovathingalAssistant ProfessorMD 2012, DM 2019 7 years25-01-1986Profile
Dr. Amrutha EJunior ResidentMBBS...-Profile
Dr. Allen Sibil Junior ResidentMBBS...-Profile


  • Jacob Joe. Levosulpiride-Induced Neurological Adverse Effects: A Prospective Study from a Tertiary Care Center. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2020 Mar-Apr; 23(2): 174–176.
  • Poovathingal MA, Chacko F. A Peculiar Case of Spontaneous Bilateral Subdural Haemorrhage. Kerala Medical Journal. 2017;27;10(1):49–51.
  • Poovathingal MA , Gilvaz P C , Chacko F, Varghese P. Role of electrodiagnostic studies, Inflammatory Markers and Rating scales in Prognostication of Bell’s Palsy. NP1/3 Abstracts Annals of IAN. Vol 21 (6) 2017 :71-186
  • Poovathingal MA, George G, Panicker G, Abhilash S. A clinical Pandora: Unusual manifestations of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2015;2:106-8.
  • Poovathingal MA, S K Nagiri, K Nagaraja. The emerging trends of falciparum malaria: a study from a tertiary centre in an endemic area of India. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2014; 4(Suppl 1): S81-S86.
  • Poovathingal MA, R Bhat, and Ramamoorthi R A. Domperidone induced galactorrhea: An unusual presentation of a common drug. Indian J Pharmacol. 2013;45(3):307–308.
  • Joe Jacob Alappat, Soroush Zaghi, Moises C. Lima, Felipe Fregni. Motor cortex stimulation for chronic pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Neurology. 2009;72(6):577.
  • S Nair, J Jacob, S Aaron, M Thomas, M.Joseph, M Alexander. Pulmonary distress following attempted suicidal hanging : Indian J Med Sci. 2009;63:53-57.
  • Joe Jacob Alappat. Ethnic variation in the incidence of ALS: a systematic review. Neurology. 2007;69(7):711.
  • J. Jacob, M. Alexander, S. Aaron, S. Pulimood, N. Walter, C. Gnanamuthu. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in Hansen's disease. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2006;9:166-8.
  • Kumar S, Vijayan J, Jacob J, Aaron S, Joseph M, Alexander M, Gnanamuthu C. Cervical spine injuries in 64 attempted suicidal hangings in India. Trop Doct. 2005;35(4):198-200.
  • Aaron S, Kumar S, Vijayan J, Jacob J, Alexander M, Gnanamuthu C. Clinical and laboratory features and response to treatment in patients presenting with vitamin B12 deficiency-related neurological syndromes. Neurol India. 2005;53(1):55-8.
  • Kumar S, Jacob J. Variability in the extent of sensory deficit after sural nerve biopsy. Neurol India. 2004;52(4):436-8.
  • D. Karnik, N. Thomas, J. Jacob, A. Oommen. Hyperammonemia with Citrullinemia. Indian Pediatr.2004;41:842-844.
  • V Markandeyulu, T P Joseph,Thilak Solomon, Joe Jacob, Sudhir Kumar, C Gnanamuthu. Stiff-man syndrome in childhood. J R Soc Med.2001;94(6):296–297.
  • Dr. Thomas John

    MBBS, Kerala University
    MD (Pediatrics), Gujarat University
    DM (Neurology), SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

    Previous posts held

    Senior Resident, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram - 1994
    Consultant Neurologist, Amala Hospital, Thrissur - 1997
    Assistant Professor, AIMS, Thrissur - 2003
    Assistant Professor (Neurology), AIMS, Thrissur - 2006
    Associate Professor (Neurology), AIMS, Thrissur - 2008
    Professor (Neurology), AIMS, Thrissur - 2012


    Life member, Indian Academy of Neurology
    Life member, In Indian Epilepsy Society
    Life member, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
    Life member, Indian Medical Association

    Dr. Joe Jacob

    Previous Posts Held

    Senior Lecturer in Neurology Government Medical College Thrissur.
    Lecturer in Neurology Christian Medical College Vellore.2005-2006
    Neurologist, Al Sabah - Ibn Sina Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait 2007 to 2012
    Post Graduate Teacher and Associate Professor Neurology Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur.

    Present Post Occupying

    Associate Professor, Post Graduate Teacher and consultant Neurologist, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur 680555

    Teaching Experience

    Membership in Professional bodies:

    Life Member, Indian Academy of Neurology
    Life Member, Indian Medical Association.
    Life Member, Movement Disorder Society of India.
    Past member, Kuwait Medical Association.

    Dr. Mary Anne Poovathingal


    DM-Neurology, JMMC, Thrissur(2016-2019)
    MD General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (2009-2012).
    MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (2003-2008).

    Present Post :

    Assistant Professor and consultant, Dept.of Neurology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur 680555

    Teaching Experience

    Previous Posts Held

    Senior Resident, Dept. of Neurology, JMMC&RI Thrissur: 2016-2019.
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, AIMS, Thrissur: 2012-2016.
    Senior Resident, Dept. of General Medicine, Manipal : May-Oct.2012.
    Junior Resident, Dept. of General Medicine, Manipal : 2009-2012.

    Membership in Professional bodies:

    Life Member, Indian Academy of Neurology
    Life Member, Indian Medical Association.
    Life Member, Indian Epilepsy Society.
    Life Member, Kerala Association of Neurologist.
    Life Member, Kairali Neurosciences Society.