Dr. Nitin Kumar Sethi

Educational Background
  • Schooling – Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi
  • M.B, B.S -- Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi (1993-1998)
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Post Graduate Education
  • DNB (Diplomate of National Board in Internal Medicine)—Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi (1999-2001)- (2002-2003)
  • MD (INTERNAL MEDICINE) ---Prince George Hospital Centre, Maryland, USA (2001-2002)
  • Resident Neurology , Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY U.S.A.(2003-2006)
Current Employment Status
  • Fellow in Neurophysiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center- New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York.NY (07/2006-06/2008) Trained in 1)reading routine EEG's
  • evoked potentials ( Visual evoked potentials, Brain stem auditory evoked potentials, Somatosensory evoked potentials)  
  • video-EEG's ( continuous EEG monitoring for characterization and for the purpose of epilepsy surgery)
  • EEG and epilepsy surgery ( intracranial monitoring and electrocorticography)
  • programming of vagal nerve stimulators (VNS)
  • routine EMG’s for neuromuscular diseases
  • Sleep Medicine : Polysomnography including sleep scoring for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Positions held
  • Chief Resident Neurology- St Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, 153 West, 11th Street, New York, NY 10011 (07/2005- 06/2006)
Licensure, Board Certification, Malpractice
  • New York State License
  •  Malpractice insurance- None
Professional Memberships
  •  Member American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Honors and Awards
  • Recipient of American Academy of Neurology 2006 Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship.
  • Recipient of American Epilepsy Society (AES) Epifellow’s Scholarship 2006.
  • Recipient of American Epilepsy Society (AES) TopScholar Fellowship Award 2007.
Research (Thesis):
  • Dissertation (during residency in Internal Medicine) on Sleep Apnea Syndrome- a clinicopolysomnographic co-relate.
Bibliography
  • Jain V. Sethi NK. Duggal L. Agarwal PK. Sachar VP. Pictorial CME. Disseminated Cysticercosis. JAPI 2000; 48:1090
  • Sethi PK. Kakar A. Sethi NK. Burning feet syndrome as the presentation of spinal arterio-venous malformation. JAPI 2001; 49:586
  • Sethi NK. Sachdeva MK. Kakar A. Gupta A. Massive fat and muscle necrosis following self-injection of isopropoxyphenyl N-methyl carbamate (propoxur). Int J Med Toxicol 2001; 4(2): 14
  • Sethi NK. Sethi SK. Vibrio cholerae diarrhoea in a three-day-old breast-fed neonate. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. August 2001; 68:791
  • Sethi NK. Sethi PK. Brain death and decision dilemmas. Neurosciences Today.Jan-Mar2003; 7:27-28
  • Sethi NK. Agarwal PK. Duggal L. Sachar VP. Mycobacterium chelonae infection following laproscopic inguinal herniorraphy. JAPI 2003; 51:81-2
  • Reddi R. Sethi NK. Anand I. Sethi PK. Acute intermittent Porphyria: Management Aspects. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine, Vol.3.No.3, July-September2002; pp252-257
  • Reddi R. Sethi NK. Anand I. Sethi PK. Top of the basilar syndrome due to “BATS”. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine, Vol.3.No.3, July-September2002; pp295-296.
  • Reddi R. Sethi NK. Anand I. Sethi PK. Case report: A middle-aged man with seizures and an asymptomatic abnormality on Chest X- ray. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital News-letter2001; 5:4:4-5
  • Sethi NK. Reddi R. Anand I. Sethi PK. Pictorial CME-Pituitary Macroadenoma. JAPI2002; 50:294
  • Sethi NK. Reddi R. Anand I. Sethi PK. Gulliane Barre syndrome following vaccination with hepatitis B vaccine. JAPI2002; 52:989
  • Reddi R. Sethi NK. Anand I. Sethi PK. Cinico –Pathological Conference: An elderly lady with frozen shoulder, sciatica and peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine 2002; 3:4:339-47
  • Sethi PK. Anand I. Ranjan R. Sethi NK. Cerebrovascular Accidents: antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants. Neurosciences Today. 2003; 7:22-26
  • Sethi NK. Sethi PK. Pictorial CME. Hallervorden Spatz Disease--Eye-of –the-Tiger sign. JAPI.Vol51.May2003.
  • Reddi R. Sethi NK. Anand I. Sethi PK. Pictorial CME. Multiple Intracranial Granulomas. JAPI2003; 51:591
  • Sethi NK. Sethi PK. Anand I. Acute Arsenic poisoning mimicking Guillain Barre Syndrome. Int J Med Toxicol 2003; 6(2): 11.
  • Sethi NK. Sethi PK. Brainstem death –Implications in India. JAPI.Vol51.Sep2003.
  • Torgovnick J. Sethi N. Wyss J. Spinal epidural abscess: clinical presentation, management and outcome. Surg Neurol. 2005 Sep; 64(3): 279
  • Sethi NK, Favate A, Karter D. Mollaret’s meningitis in association with Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. ISSN: 1528-8366
  • Sethi, NK, Choi C, Douyon P, Staicu C,Torgovnick J, Zablow B, Hirshfeld A, Robilotti E. Images in clinical medicine: Moyamoya. The Internet Journal of Radiology.2005.Volume 4 Number 1.
  • Nitin Sethi, Josh Torgovnick, Carolyn Martin & Edward Arsura: Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) Manifesting With Mononeuritis Multiplex Due To the Use of a Botanical Solution: A Case Report: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2005; Volume 5, Number 1.
  • N.K. Sethi, E. Robilotti & Y. Sadan: Neurological Manifestations Of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency: The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness. 2005; Volume 2, Number 1.
  • Sethi PK, Khandelwal D, Sethi N. Cadmium exposure: Health Hazards of silver cottage industry in developing countries. Journal of Medical Toxicology, Volume 2, Number 1.March 2006.
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Omeis I, Wright S, van Swam S, Robilotti E. Images in clinical Medicine: Snake in the Brain. Eur Neurol 2006; 55:172-173
  • Sethi Nitin, Mullin Paul, Torgovnick Josh, Capasso Giuseppe. Nitrous Oxide “Whippit” abuse presenting with cobalamin responsive psychosis. Journal of Medical Toxicology. Volume 2, Number 2.June 2006.
  • N.K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, C. Macaluso, E. Arsura, S. vanSwam, S. Wright & A. Cocina: Images In Neurology: Cortical Laminar Necrosis Following Anoxic Encephalopathy: The Internet Journal of Radiology. 2006; Volume 4, Number 2.
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, I. Omeis, S. Wright, S. vanSwam & E. Robilotti: Images In Clinical Medicine: Snake In The Brain: The Internet Journal of Radiology. 2006; Volume 4, Number 2.
  • N.K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, A. Mohan, A. Hirschfeld, B. Zablow & I. Omeis: Images in Clinical Medicine: Hyperdense MCA Sign: The Internet Journal of Radiology. 2006; Volume 4, Number 2.
  • Sethi PK, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J. Mobile phone artifact. Clin Neurophysiol. 2006 Aug;117(8):1876-8. Epub 2006 Jun 22.
  • Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Karter D, Arsura E. Remission of AIDS-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with combined cidofovir and radiotherapy: a case report. AIDS. 2006 Jul 13;20(11):1569-1570
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, I. Omeis, S. Wright, S. vanSwam & E. Robilotti: Images in Clinical Medicine: Snake in the brain: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2006; Volume 5, Number 2.
  • Prahlad K. Sethi, Reena Thukral, Nitin K. Sethi & Josh Torgovnick: Is There A Role Of Steroids In IVIG Failed Cases Of Guillain Barre Syndrome?: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2006; Volume 5, Number 2.
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, V. Novak, A. Cocina, S. D. Law & E. Robilotti: Vertebral Artery Dissection Due To The Use Of A Hand Held Electric Massager: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2006; Volume 5, Number 2.
  • Sethi N, Sethi P. Palm pilot dementia. Eur J Neurol. 2006 Sep;13(9):e1.
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Macaluso C, Arsura E. Cortical laminar necrosis following anoxic encephalopathy. Neurol India. 2006 Sep;54(3):327.
  • Sethi, P.K. ; Thukral, R. ; Sethi, N.K. ; Torgovnick, J. Images in Clinical Medicine: Miliary Tuberculosis of the Brain. Eur Neurol 2006;56:175 (DOI:10.1159/000096183).38) Sethi PK, Khandelwal D, Thukral R, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J. Neuroimage: Monomelic amyotrophy. Eur Neurol 2006 Oct 26;56(4):261.
  • Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Arsura E. Colchicine and HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors induced myopathy—A case report. Neurotoxicology 2006 Dec;27(6):1126-7.
  • Sethi NK, Burke L, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Transcortical sensory aphasia due to a left frontal subcortical infarct. Eur Neurol 2006 Nov 14;57(1):52-53
  • Sethi NK, Sethi PK, Torgovnick J. Chest percussion artifact. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007 Feb;118(2):475-6.
  • N.K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, E. Arsura, E. Robilotti, S. vanSwam: Neurological Manifestations In A Patient With SLE Complicated By TTP: A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Rheumatology. 2006. Volume 2 Number 2.
  • P. K. Sethi, A. Batra, N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick & E. Tortolani: Compressive Cervical Myelopathy Due To Sirsasana, A Yoga Posture: A Case Report: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 6, Number 1.
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, E. Arsura, E. Robilotti & S. vanSwam: Neurological manifestations in a patient with SLE complicated by TTP: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 6, Number 1.
  • Sethi NK, Labar D, Torgovnick J. Myoclonic epilepsy masquerading as a tic disorder. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Mar 30; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E, Johnston A, Buescher E. Facial diplegia with hyperreflexia-a mild Guillain Barre Syndrome variant, to treat or not to treat? J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj. 2007 Apr 10;2(1):9
  • Sethi PK, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J. Red forehead dot syndrome and migraine. J Headache Pain. 2007 Apr;8(2):135-6. Epub 2007 May 11.
  • Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Arsura E. Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome presenting three weeks after carotid endarterectomy. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 22(1): 116-118.
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick , P. K. Sethi: Motorized bed artifact in the Intensive Care Unit: The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring. 2007; Volume 4, Number 2.
  • N. K. Sethi, P. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick: Periodic Sharp Wave Complexes in Patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring. 2007. Volume 4 Number 2.
  • N. K. Sethi, B. Kosofsky, J. Torgovnick, G. Solomon, E. Arsura & P. K. Sethi: Images in Neurology: Hypsarrhythmia: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 7, Number 1.
  • N. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick, M. Ebben, E. Arsura , P. K. Sethi: Nocturnal Panic Attacks Mistaken For Frontal Lobe Epilepsy: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 7, Number 1.
  • N. K. Sethi, P. K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick & E. Arsura: Telephone artifact in EEG recordings: The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring. 2007; Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Comparison of Levetiracetam and controlled-release carbamazepine in newly diagnosed epilepsy. Neurology. 2007 Aug 28;69(9):937.
  • N.K. Sethi, P. K. Sethi , J. Torgovnick: Images in Neurology: Periodic Sharp Wave Complexes in patient with Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 7, Number 2.
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Sethi PK. Cryptococcal meningitis after Imuran (azathioprine) therapy for autoimmune hepatitis.Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Oct;19(10):913-914.
  • Torgovnick J, Onouha A, Arsura E, Sethi NK, Sethi PK. Neuroimage: Racemose neurocysticercosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Sep 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Torgovnick J, Onouha A, Arsura E, Sethi NK, Sethi PK. Neuroimage: Racemose neurocysticercosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Sep 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Refractory status epilepticus in children-when do we stop treatment? Eur Neurol. 2007 Oct 11;59(1-2):94-95.
  • Sethi PK, Khandelwal D, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Disseminated nocardiosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Oct 4; [Epub ahead of print].
  • Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Refractory status epilepticus in children-when do we stop treatment? Eur Neurol. 2007 Oct 11;59(1-2):94-95.
  • Sethi PK, Khandelwal D, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Disseminated nocardiosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Oct 4; [Epub ahead of print].
  • PK Sethi, Anand, Ranjan, NK Sethi & Torgovnick: Stroke: The Neglected Epidemic, an Indian perspective: The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007; Volume 8, Number 1.
  • N.K. Sethi, N. Schaul, D. Kolesnik, D. Labar, P.K. Sethi: Laptop artifact during electroencephalography. The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring. 2007. Volume 5 Number 2.
  • N.K. Sethi, P.K. Sethi, J. Torgovnick & E. Arsura: Physiological and non-physiological EEG artifacts: The Internet Journal of Neuromonitoring. 2007; Volume 5, Number 2.
  • Sethi PK, Sethi NK, Torgovnick J, Arsura E. Cysticercosis of the temporalis muscle: an unusual cause of temporal headaches. A case report. J Headache Pain. 2007 Oct;8(5):315-6. Epub 2007 Oct 23.
Accepted for Publications ( Book Chapters): 
  • Harden C, Sethi NK. Pregnancy and epilepsy
  • Harden C, Sethi NK. Special issues in older women with epilepsy.
References/ Letters of recommendations:
  • 1) Michael Garofalo Jr, MD Chairman Department of Neurology Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Centers New York, NY 10011
  • Sudhanshu Chokroverty, MD Program Director Department of Neurology Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Centers New York, NY10011
  • Paul Mullin, MD Program Director Department of Neurology Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Centers New York, NY 10011
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  • Douglas Labar, MD Director Comprehensive Epilepsy Center NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center 525 East, 68th Street New York, NY 10021 Email: drlabar@med.cornell.edu
  • Josh Torgovnick, MD Consultant Neurologist Department of Neurology Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Centers New York, NY 10011 Email: drjosh49@msn.com
  • Cynthia Harden, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Comprehensive Epilepsy Center NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center 525 East, 68th Street New York, NY 10021 Email: clharden@med.cornell.edu