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Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Atul Maheshwari, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Clinical Service Area


Medical School

M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.


Neurology, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals, Boston, Mass.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Clinical Neurophysiology / Epilepsy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Mentor: Jeffrey L. Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinic Location

Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, Texas 77030

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to study the basic mechanisms of seizure generation by investigating the role of genetics in epilepsy and anti-epileptic drug treatments. Specifically, I have been working with the Stargazer mouse model of epilepsy to understand how its mutation ultimately leads to frequent seizures. Ultimately, I plan to apply the knowledge gained in the laboratory to identify how best to approach the treatment of patients with epilepsy.

Contact Information

Atul Maheshwari, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-0980
Fax: 713-798-0984

Journal Publications

  • Chen DK, Maheshwari A, Franks R, Trolley GC, Robinson JS, Hrachovy RA. Brief group psychoeducation for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A neurologist-initiated program in an epilepsy center. Epilepsia. 2014;55(1):156-66. [View journal article]
  • Hannawi Y, Satpute SS, Maheshwari A. Mystery case: eyelid myoclonia with absences in an adult patient. Neurology. 2014;82(8):e63-4. [View journal article]
  • Maheshwari A, Noebels JL. Monogenic models of absence epilepsy: windows into the complex balance between inhibition and excitation in thalamocortical microcircuits. Prog Brain Res. 2014;213:223-52. [View journal article]
  • Olivetti PR, Maheshwari A, Noebels JL. Neonatal estradiol stimulation prevents epilepsy in Arx model of X-linked infantile spasms syndrome. Sci Transl Med. 2014;6(220):220ra12. [View journal article]
  • Maheshwari A, Nahm WK, Noebels JL. Paradoxical proepileptic response to NMDA receptor blockade linked to cortical interneuron defect in stargazer mice. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013;7:156. [View journal article]
  • Wray SH, Martinez-Hernandez E, Dalmau J, Maheshwari A, Chen A, King S, et al. Paraneoplastic upbeat nystagmus. Neurology. 2011;77(7):691-3. [View journal article]
  • Wuthrich C, Dang X, Westmoreland S, McKay J, Maheshwari A, Anderson MP, et al. Fulminant JC virus encephalopathy with productive infection of cortical pyramidal neurons. Ann Neurol. 2009;65(6):742-8. [View journal article]
  • Swint-Kruse L, Zhan H, Fairbanks BM, Maheshwari A, Matthews KS. Perturbation from a distance: mutations that alter LacI function through long-range effects. Biochemistry. 2003;42(47):14004-16. [View journal article]

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Hwang DY, Maheshwari A, Rinne M, Greer DM. Neurology. In: Sabatine MS, editor. Pocket medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of internal medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Meyer JF, Maheshwari A, Noebels J, Smirnakis S. In vivo 2-photon confocal microscopy of cortical absence epilepsy. Abstract No 1.102, 2013, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting,
  • Maheshwari A, Trolley G, Franks R, Chen DK. An abbreviated support group therapy for psychogenic nonepileptic events: A neurologist-initated program in an epilepsy center. Abstract No 1.294, 2012, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting,
  • Maheshwari A, Reed JG, Noebels JL. Dendritic AMPA receptor deficit on cortical interneurons in the stargazer mouse model of absence epilepsy. Abstract No 1.013, 2011, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting,
  • Maheshwari A, Cash SS. A burst suppression pattern at termination of secondarily generalized seizures. Epilepsia. 2009;50(Suppl 11):25.

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