Sarada Sakamuri, MD

Sarada Sakamuri, MD

Neuromuscular neurologist, General neurologist, Neurophysiologist

Bio:   Dr. Sarada Sakamuri specializes in neuromuscular medicine. Her interests are in peripheral nerve injury, neuromuscular ultrasound, EMG/NCS, neurogenetic disorders, clinical research, and medical education.

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.
4.8 out of 5
166 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neuromuscular Program

Facial Nerve Center

Professional Education

  • 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)

Administrative Appointments

  • 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)
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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Excellent doctor...

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr Sakamuri is the best!!! She actually listens and is genuinely concerned. She is very thorough, thoughtful, and attentive. You couldn't ask for a better doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Sakamuri was excellent. She provided excellent care with compassion and spent a lot of time with me to allay my concerns -

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I was pleased that Dr. Sakamuri spent so much time asking questions about my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Sakamuri and her attending fellow is a very, caring and kind person, who was extremely attentive, - and helped in providing information and to listen to our concern and explain the situation. And to follow up on this matter, they did a very thorough examination.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

dr Sakamuri is the epitome of the perfect physician. I continue us to leave her appointments feeling as though I have had the best care possible. Stanford is a many hour drive for me, but for Dr Sakamuri, the drive is worth it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sakamuri is very thorough and answers questions in detail. A very caring care provider.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Great experience. Intelligent, down to earth doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Sakamuri is excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Best doctor I've seen, calls me to follow-up personally.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Excellent doctor! She was amazingly thorough fr exam, and for subsequent report

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

My doctor is really good and treats me very well and explain things well.

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4.8 out of 5
166 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Excellent doctor...

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr Sakamuri is the best!!! She actually listens and is genuinely concerned. She is very thorough, thoughtful, and attentive. You couldn't ask for a better doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Sakamuri was excellent. She provided excellent care with compassion and spent a lot of time with me to allay my concerns -

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I was pleased that Dr. Sakamuri spent so much time asking questions about my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Sakamuri and her attending fellow is a very, caring and kind person, who was extremely attentive, - and helped in providing information and to listen to our concern and explain the situation. And to follow up on this matter, they did a very thorough examination.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

dr Sakamuri is the epitome of the perfect physician. I continue us to leave her appointments feeling as though I have had the best care possible. Stanford is a many hour drive for me, but for Dr Sakamuri, the drive is worth it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sakamuri is very thorough and answers questions in detail. A very caring care provider.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Great experience. Intelligent, down to earth doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Sakamuri is excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Best doctor I've seen, calls me to follow-up personally.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Excellent doctor! She was amazingly thorough fr exam, and for subsequent report

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

My doctor is really good and treats me very well and explain things well.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Sakamuri was wonderful. She is extremely bright, professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

My provider was very thorough and explained everything well. She was professional and very concerned for my health and I felt genuinely cared for.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very friendly and efficient everywhere. I am very pleasantly surprised.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Sakamuri was very thorough, professional, and spent time discussing the health issues of my fatherly more than adequately. She is a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Sakamuri is very caring, competent and knowledgable. She thoroughly explained everything and seemed to truly care about helping me. I highly recommend her!!!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Sakamuri is an outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr Sakamuri was excellent! Her manner and responses to questions and comments were clear and positive. She knew how to phrase responses in a way that was honest and also non-threatening. I felt cared for and in good hands. I want to commend Stanford for having this 2-stage process also, to give patients some immediate feedback and determine whether more specialized care is needed. Without step 1 I would have been waiting for nearly 9 months without feedback. Mahalo!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I had nothing but great experiences

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent visit one of the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Care provider was very reassuring and lowered my concerns about my condition. Very good experience. I would recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

She is so communicative in her explanations. She is kind and a great listener.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. McGranahan was great as always! We wish her well in her new area now that she has graduated! She will be missed.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Sakamuri was excellent... patient, knowledgable, and friendly. I would highly recommend this doctor!!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Awesome.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Sakamuri was excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Sarada showed compassion for my history & medical concerns & was very helpful in guiding my medical decisions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Sakamuri did an excellent clinical assessment. Very thorough and listened carefully to my explanation of symptoms.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Excellent care - we worked together - Dr.'s good seem to be understand what was causing the problem I was having.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Sakemuri is absolutely top notch

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

primary concern focused on patient and patient care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Third of three appointments with one of three Doctors. Very impressed with continuity of information flow. A real team effort.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Just excellent. I have a touch case and the dr. & her team tried and are trying to find answers. She was very compassionate.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Compassionate & caring. Takes adequate time to explain and listen to questions.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My questions we're answered immediately. I was able to ask questions and approach doctor very comfortably. She seemed very knowledgeable and gave me good direction for meds.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

She's very personable & easy to talk to & seemingly very knowledgeable & inspired confidence.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

She was very mechanical and unconcerned about my issues. She was just finishing up the prepared agenda. Poor bedside manners.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My care provider was excellent. My only concern is that the care team is not sure who is in charge of my care at this point.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I am so grateful I was given Dr. Sakamuri as my neurologist. She is the most caring, concerned and knowledgeable M.D. She has seen me through some very tough times. I will be always grateful for the care and the time she gave me. She is warm and friendly and always attuned to my needs.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very patient & thorough. Excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very personable and knowledgeable. Very very nice. She took the time to explain to ... I had used wrong. I appreciate that. There is a difference now I understand.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sakamuri is a rock star! She's the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Sakamuri is a very kind and caring provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

MD was well prepared and reviewed the materials prior to exam.... We could talk at an higher level, and I did not have to go through 6 months of lab tests and exams....prior to us talking. Saved a great deal of time.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Sakamuri is an EXCEPTIONAL MD - caring, understanding, practical information with common sense, patience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I wish all physicians had the empathy Dr. Sakamuri has. Warm & caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Sakamuri has been absolutely fantastic in every aspect--when seeing her, writing her on My Health,answering questions, explaining test results. She has been super.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

The doctor is very sweet and caring.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sakamuri was very thorough and honest in her explanations and conclusions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Sakamura was lovely and kind. Extended herself to ease my fears and concerns.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Though all marks are "very good" it is because Dr. Sakamuri is very good!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very thoughtful & well-spoken; put me at ease.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good.