Dr. Raval was born and brought up in India. He finished my high school from state of Gujarat in India.
Dr. Raval pursued medical school at SSR Medical College with Univ. of Mauritius (Mauritius is a small but beautiful island in Indian Ocean). During his medical school training and subsequent internships, he was fascinated by complex nature of brain physiology and pathology. He moved to US in 2012 to pursue his residency in Neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ). He followed that up with 2 separate fellowships, the first one in Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG) at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY and 2nd one in Epilepsy at Univ. of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. At both of his fellowships, he enhanced his electroencephalogram (EEG) skills including intracranial EEG. Dr. Raval was able to learn skills to take care of complex epilepsy patients and provide them advanced care including assessing them for epilepsy surgery.
After completing his training, he moved down to Oklahoma where he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Dept. of Neurology at Univ of Oklahoma Health Science Center. In his current position, he seeks to pursue his passion of providing the best possible care to patients with complex epilepsy in state of Oklahoma as well as involved in training the next generation of Neurologists.
Dr. Ravel’s current interests include antiepileptic drugs, epilepsy comorbidities, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and neurostimulation devices.
He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife (who is also a Neurologist and Neuroimmunologist with focus on Multiple Sclerosis) and 2 kids (5 year old girl and 10 month old son).
Seizures and Epilepsy: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Providers
- Describe basics of seizures and epilepsy including different types, symptoms, understand underlying etiologies and common alternative diagnoses that mimic seizures.
- Describe different treatment options, including medications and neurostimulation devices depending on the seizure type.
- Describe role of tertiary level epilepsy center in management of complicated epilepsy patients.