Vinay Puri, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology

Division Chief, Child Neurology
Neurologist-In-Chief, Norton Children’s Hospital

Room 113A, Bldg. A, HSC (502) 852-7981

Dr. Vinay Puri is a professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Louisville. After completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, he trained in Neurology/Child Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Puri is Board Certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. He has been on the faculty at the University of Louisville since 1997.

Currently, he is the Division Chief for Child Neurology and the Neurologist in Chief at Norton Children’s Hospital. Dr. Puri is a funded researcher and is the Principal Investigator for multiple clinical trials. He also has publications in journals such as Neurology, Journal of Child Neurology, Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association and Clinical Infectious Disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, Professors of Child Neurology, Kentucky Medical Society, Commonwealth Neurological Society and the Society of Child Neurology. He is well recognized for his commitment to education and the community.

Dr. Puri’s interests include epilepsy, migraines, stroke, and caring for children with complex neurological disorders.

Specializes in

Neurodevelopment, Stroke, Spasticity, Dysautonomia, Complex Cases in Neurology


Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, Degree: M.B.B.S. July’83-Feb’88, Graduated magna cum laude


Neurology Residency: (PGY1-2) Pediatrics, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, July’91-June’92
Fellowship: (PGY-3) Neurology, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, July’92-June’93 (PGY-4-5) Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, July’93-June’95

Board Certifications

Neurology with Specialization in Pediatric Neurology: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. January 1997. Certificate No. 1029
Neurodevelopmental disabilities. Nov 2007.

Selected Publications

J Child Neurol. 2011 Oct;26(10):1271-83. Epub 2011 Jun 14.
Long-Term Open-Label Study of Adjunctive Topiramate in Infants with Refractory Partial-onset Seizures.
Puri V, Ness S, Sattaluri SJ, Wang S, Todd M, Yuen E, Eerdekens M, Nye JS, Manitpisitkul P, Shalayda K, Ford L.
Source: Kentucky Neuroscience Research, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

J Child Neurol. 2009 May;24(5):584-90. Review
Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: Three Case Reports & A Literature Review
Gadient P, Bolton J, Puri V.

Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 37:e91-94
West Nile Encephalitis in a Child Masquerading as Herpes Encephalitis
Gurpreet Vidwan BA, Kristina Bryant MD, Vinay Puri MD, Gerard P Rabalais MD

Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, Dec 2003, 101:549-552
Case Report & Review of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome (POTS)
Becky Carouthers MD; Lori Schmidt MD; Vinay Puri MD

Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, Nov 2003, 101:498-504
Pediatric Migraines: A Case Report
Cynthia Greenlee MD; Vinay Puri MD

Book/Chapter Authorship

Pediatric Epilepsy: A Century of Discovery ( In Publication)

Positions Held

University of Louisville, Director of Child Neurology, Sept 2004-Present
Norton Children’s Hospital, Neurologist In Chief: 1997-Present
University of Louisville, Professor in Neurology and Pediatrics 2009-Present, Associate Professor in Neurology and Pediatrics, 2004-2009, Assistant Professor in Neurology and Pediatrics 1999-2004
Louisville Neurology Associates, P.S.C., Aug 95-Aug 04