Dr. Kurupath Radhakrishnan completed his MBBS in 1971 from Calicut Medical College, Kerala. He completed MD (Internal Medicine) and DM (Neurology) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1979. He was the first one to be awarded MNAMS (Neurology) by the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India in 1980. He started his professional career in PGIMER, Chandigarh. He underwent advanced training in neuroepdemiology, EEG and epilepsy at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. He returned back to India in 1994 as Professor and Head of Department of Neurology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. He was appointed as the Director of SCTIMST in 2009. During his long career in SCTIMST, Trivandrum, he was instrumental in developing subspecialty centers in neurology, the most well-known of which is the R. Madhavan Nayar Center for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care. After retirement from SCTIMST in July 2013, he joined Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal for two years, where he established a comprehensive epilepsy program. He joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on February 1, 2016 as Professor of Neurology and Head of the Amrita Advanced Centre for Epilepsy Care.
Dr. Radhakrishnan is a life member of the Neurological Society of India, Indian Academy of Neurology and Indian Epilepsy Association. He is a past president of the Indian Academy of Neurology. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences India (FAMS), American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and American Neurological Association (FANA). He was awarded the prestigious Mayo Clinical Award in 1994, and the ‘Outstanding Achievement Epilepsy Award’ at the Asian Ocean Epilepsy Congress (AOEC), March 2012. With over 250 scientific publications, several book chapters, 5846 citations, h-index of 39 and i10-index of 118 (Google Scholar dated May 30, 2016), Dr. Radhakrishnan is one of the most widely cited Indian neurologists in the world. He has served in the editorial board of Epilepsia, Neurology India and Indian Academy of Neurology. He regularly reviews manuscripts submitted to Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, and Epilepsy and Behavior. Because of his extensive experience and outstanding contributions to the development of epileptology, Dr. Radhakrishnan is considered to be the most reputed epileptologist of our country.