Sathian to serve as next chair of neurology

Dr. Krishnankutty (Krish) Sathian, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology for Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Sathian, who is currently professor of neurology, rehabilitation medicine and psychology at Emory University, will begin in his new role on July 1.

Sathian has worked to improve the lives of patients suffering from dementia and other neurological disorders. A neurologist and neuroscientist with clinical and research interests in cognitive neurorehabilitation, he has also studied multisensory perception, visual rehabilitation and interfaces between perception and language.

He trained at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, graduating as the class valedictorian. He obtained his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Sathian moved to the United States for postdoctoral training at Washington University in Missouri, then completed a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago. In 1994, he joined the faculty at Emory University.

Sathian’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1995, and he has also received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and private foundations.

A fellow of the American Neurological Association, he serves on a number of editorial boards, including that of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Sathian replaces Dr. David Good, the longtime chair of neurology, who chose to step down from that position last fall but continues to serve as a staff physician and professor of neurology.

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Last Updated April 13, 2017