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Dr. Kris obtained his primary medical degree (MBBS) in 2001 from Bangalore University in Southern India.
He moved to England and subsequently completed his internship in Internal Medicine in East Kent, England and obtained his Diploma as a Member of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom in 2005 (RACP London, RACPS, Glasgow). He trained at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in East Kent where he completed his Basic Physician Training and subsequently trained in Intensive Care at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
He moved to New Zealand in 2006 and started his Neurology training in Dunedin. He pursued further training in Adult Neurology at Christchurch, New Zealand and completed 18-months as a Douglas Neurological Foundation Stroke Research Fellow at Auckland City Hospital under the supervision of Prof. Alan Barber. He moved to Newcastle in 2012 to complete another Fellowship in Vascular (Stroke) Neurology and has been practising as a Private Neurologist in Belmont since 2014.
He was formerly a Research Fellow (2012 - 2017) and a Staff Specialist Neurologist (2017-18) at John Hunter Hospital. He has visiting and admitting rights at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital and Newcastle Private Hospital. He gave up his position as a Staff Specialist in Neurology at John Hunter Hospital in 2018 to cater to the growing demands of private practice and to achieve a sensible work-life balance.
He specializes as a Vascular (Stroke) Neurologist but enjoys all aspects of adult neurology.
As a person who has suffered from migraines all his life, he has a particular interest in treating headache disorders. He offers injectable therapies for chronic migraines, dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and excessive arm pit sweating.
Referrals for mini-stroke (TIA)/Stroke are usually expedited given the seriousness of the nature of this condition and considering the benefits of early intervention. He also has a special interest in peri-operative management of patients at a higher-risk of stroke-related complications.
A full complement of neurophysiology services including nerve conduction studies (NCS), needle electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials (sensory, visual and brainstem auditory evoked potentials), electroencephalography (EEG) and vestibular function testing (hearing & balance tests) will be provided beginning in late Jan 2022.
1. Perfusion computed tomography to assist decision making for stroke thrombolysis.
Andrew Bivard, Christopher Levi, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Patrick McElduff, Ferdi Miteff, Neil J Spratt, Grant Bateman, Geoffrey Donnan, Stephen Davis, Mark Parsons. Brain 2015; Mar; DOI:10.1093/brain/awv071
2. Spectroscopy of reperfused tissue after stroke reveals heightened metabolism in patients with good clinical outcomes.
Bivard A, Krishnamurthy V, Stanwell P, Yassi N, Spratt NJ, Nilsson M, Levi CR, Davis S, Parsons. MW. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 Dec; 34(12):1944-50. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2014.166. Epub 2014
3. Relationships between age, other predictive variables, and the 90-day functional outcome after intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.
Gunathilake R, Krishnamurthy V, Oldmeadow C, Kerr E, Padmakumar C, Attia J, Parsons M, Levi C. Int J Stroke. 2014 Oct; 9(7):E36-7. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12347.
4. Defining acute ischemic stroke tissue pathophysiology with whole brain CT perfusion.
Bivard A, Levi C, Krishnamurthy V, Hislop-Jambrich J, Salazar P, Jackson B, Davis S, Parsons M J Neuroradiol. 2014 Dec; 41(5):307-15. doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2013.11.006. Epub 2014 Jan 13.
5. Arterial Spin Labeling Versus Bolus-Tracking Perfusion in Hyperacute Stroke.
Bivard A1, Krishnamurthy V, Stanwell P, Levi C, Spratt NJ, Davis S, Parsons M.
Stroke. 2014 Jan; 45(1):127-33. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.003218. Epub 2013 Dec 3.
6. Cannabis, Ischemic Stroke, and Transient Ischemic Attack: A Case-Control Study.
Barber PA, Pridmore HM, Krishnamurthy V, Roberts S, Spriggs DA, Carter KN, Anderson NE. Stroke. 2013
Aug; 44(8):2327-9. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001562. Epub 2013 May 21.
7. A template-based procedure for determining white matter integrity in the internal capsule early after stroke.
Petoe MA, Byblow WD, de Vries EJ, Krishnamurthy V, Zhong CS, Barber PA, Stinear CM.
Neuroimage Clin. 2013 Dec 26; 4:695-700. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.12.006. eCollection 2014.
8. MIDAS (Modafinil in Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial.
Bivard A, Lillicrap T, Krishnamurthy V, Holliday E, Attia J, Pagram H, Nilsson M, Parsons M, Levi CR.
Stroke. 2017 May;48(5):1293-1298. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.016293. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
9. The establishment of a telestroke service using multimodal CT imaging decision assistance: “Turning on the fog lights”.
Demeestere J, Sewell C, Rudd J, Ang T, Jordan L, Wills J, Garcia-Esperon C, Miteff F, Krishnamurthy V, Spratt N, Lin L, Bivard A, Parsons M, Levi C. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Mar;37:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.10.018. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
10. Modafinil In Debilitating fatigue After Stroke (MIDAS): study protocol for a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.
Lillicrap T, Krishnamurthy V, Attia J, Nilsson M, Levi CR, Parsons MW, Bivard A.
Trials. 2016 Aug 17;17(1):410. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1537-4.
11. Too good to treat? ischemic stroke patients with small computed tomography perfusion lesions may not benefit from thrombolysis.
Bivard A, Lou M, Levi CR, Krishnamurthy V, Cheng X, Aviv RI, McElduff P, Lin L, Kleinig T, O’Brien B, Butcher K, Jingfen Z, Jannes J, Dong Q, Parsons MW.
Ann Neurol. 2016 Aug;80(2):286-93. doi: 10.1002/ana.24714. Epub 2016 Jul 26.
12. Whole-Brain CT Perfusion to Quantify Acute Ischemic Penumbra and Core.
Lin L, Bivard A, Krishnamurthy V, Levi CR, Parsons MW.
Radiology. 2016 Jun;279(3):876-87. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2015150319. Epub 2016 Jan 18.
13. A comprehensive analysis of metabolic changes in the salvaged penumbra.
Bivard A, Yassi N, Krishnamurthy V, Lin L, Levi C, Spratt NJ, Mittef F, Davis S, Parsons M.
Neuroradiology. 2016 Apr;58(4):409-15. doi: 10.1007/s00234-015-1638-x. Epub 2016 Jan 6.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
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