Sarada Sakamuri, MD
Neuromuscular neurologist, General neurologist, Neurophysiologist
Dr. Sakamuri studied psychology at Rutgers University and she graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. She obtained her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she lead multiple community service and medical education activities and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. She moved to the Bay Area to pursue neurology residency at Stanford and later served as chief resident. She then completed two years of fellowship in EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine and research training at Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center.
She serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery along with neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas J. Wilson. She performs advanced evaluations of peripheral nerve conditions by integrating nerve and muscle ultrasound and neurophysiologic testing (EMG/NCS) at the bedside. She has advanced training and particular interest in ultrasound, and sits on the Neuromuscular Ultrasound Committee of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).
She is board-certified in Neurology and Neuromuscular disorders by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). She is certified in EMG/NCS by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).
Dr. Sakamuri's other passion is medical education. She is the Associate Director of the Stanford Neuromuscular Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG Fellowships. She supervises a weekly neurology resident continuity clinic and enjoys leading teaching sessions for neurology and physiatrist residents and medical students. She has also served as a clinical instructor at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Poland, and as a teaching fellow at Stanford School of Medicine.
- Board Certified, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2015)
- Board Certified, Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2014)
- Board Certified, Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2012)
- Research Fellowship, Respiratory dysfunction in ALS, California Pacific Medical Center, Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center (2014)
- Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
- Fellowship, EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
- Residency, Neurology, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2012)
- Internship, Internal Medicine, New Jersey Medical School (2009)
- Medical Education, New Jersey Medical School (2008)
Honors & Awards
- American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize, American Academy of Neurology (2008)
- American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology (2012)
- Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2008)
- Member, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society (2008)
- Member, Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
- Neurology Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Neurology (2010)
- Neurology Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Neurology (2012)
- Nomination for Golden Apple Teaching Award, New Jersey Medical School (2009)
- Associate Director, Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
- Associate Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Disorders & General Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Disorders & General Neurology, University Healthcare Alliance, a physician network serving patients around the Bay Area (2014 - Present)
- Co-Director, Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Stanford University Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology (2017 - Present)
Perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy (POION).
Bennett, H. L., Origlieri, C., & Sakamuri, S. (2005). Perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy (POION). Spine, 30(23), 2706-?
Phrenic nerve conduction studies as a biomarker of respiratory insufficiency in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Jenkins, J. A. L., Sakamuri, S., Katz, J. S., Forshew, D. A., Guion, L., Moore, D., & Miller, R. G. (2016). Phrenic nerve conduction studies as a biomarker of respiratory insufficiency in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS AND FRONTOTEMPORAL DEGENERATION, 17(3-4), 213–220.
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