Rup K. Sainju, M.B.B.S.

Portrait
Specialty: Epilepsy and EEG
Medical Director: EEG Lab
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Office
S213A GH
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Education

MBBS, Medicine, Nepal Medical College Kathmandu University, Nepal
Internship, Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Resident, Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina
Fellow, Clinical Neurophysiology: EEG/Epilepsy, Harvard Neurology Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellow, Epilepsy, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Yale University School of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Federal DEA - Federal DEA
Board Certified - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Massachusetts Medical License - Board of Registration in Medicine - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
ACLS - ACLS
BLS - BLS
Medical License - Nepal Medical Council

Publications

Sainju, R. K., Dragon, D. N., Winnike, H. B., Nashelsky, M. B., Granner, M. A., Gehlbach, B. K. & Richerson, G. B. (2019). Ventilatory response to CO2 in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia, 60(3), 508-517. PMID: 30756391.

Vilella, L., Lacuey, N., Hampson, J. P., Rani MRS,, Sainju, R. K., Friedman, D., Nei, M., Strohl, K., Scott, C., Gehlbach, B. K., Zonjy, B., Hupp, N. J., Zaremba, A., Shafiabadi, N., Zhao, X., Reick-Mitrisin, V., Schuele, S., Ogren, J., Harper, R. M., Diehl, B., Bateman, L., Devinsky, O., Richerson, G. B., Ryvlin, P. & Lhatoo, S. D. (2018). Postconvulsive central apnea as a biomarker for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Neurology. PMID: 30568003.

Capizzano, A. A., Kawasaki, H., Sainju, R. K., Kirby, P., Kim, J. & Moritani, T. (2018). Amygdala enlargement in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: an alternative imaging presentation of limbic epilepsy. Neuroradiology. PMID: 30353210.

Capizzano, A., Kawasaki, H., Sainju, R., Kirby, P., Kim, J. & Moritani, T. (2018). Amygdala Enlargement in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: An Alternative Imaging Presentation of Limbic Epilepsy.

Sainju, R., Tucker, M., Wiersema, T., Ghearing, G., Yeh, M. & Yamada, T. (2018). Continuous bedside EEG monitoring program in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, “3rd International Clinical Neurophysiology conference of Iowa proceeding,.

Gehlbach, B. K., Sainju, R. K., Tadlock, D. K., Dragon, D. N., Granner, M. A. & Richerson, G. B. (2018). Tolerability of a comprehensive cardiorespiratory monitoring protocol in an epilepsy monitoring unit. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 85, 173-176. PMID: 29981497.

Murugesan, A., Rani MRS,, Hampson, J., Zonjy, B., Lacuey, N., Faingold, C. L., Friedman, D., Devinsky, O., Sainju, R. K., Schuele, S., Diehl, B., Nei, M., Harper, R. M., Bateman, L. M., Richerson, G. & Lhatoo, S. D. (2018). Serum serotonin levels in patients with epileptic seizures. Epilepsia, 59(6), e91-e97. PMID: 29771456.

Lacuey, N., Zonjy, B., Hampson, J. P., Rani MRS,, Zaremba, A., Sainju, R. K., Gehlbach, B. K., Schuele, S., Friedman, D., Devinsky, O., Nei, M., Harper, R. M., Allen, L., Diehl, B., Millichap, J. J., Bateman, L., Granner, M. A., Dragon, D. N., Richerson, G. B. & Lhatoo, S. D. (2018). The incidence and significance of periictal apnea in epileptic seizures. Epilepsia, 59(3), 573-582. PMID: 29336036.

Lacuey, N., Hampson, J., Zonjy, B., Sainju, R., Gehlbach, B., Granner, M., Dragon, D., Richerson, G., Schuele, S., Friedman, D., Nei, M., Harper, R., Diehl, B., Millichap, J., Bateman, L. & Lhatoo, S. (2018). The incidence and significance of peri-ictal apnea in epileptic seizures.

Murugesan, A., Rani, S., Hampson, J., Zonjy, B., Lacuey, N., Faingold, C., Friedman, D., Devinsky, O., Sainju, R., Schuele, S., Diehl, B., Nei, M., Harper, R., Bateman, L., Richerson, G. & Lhatoo, S. (2018). Serum Serotonin Levels in Patients with Epileptic Seizures, Epilepsia.

Gehlbach, B., Sainju, R., Tadlock, D., Dragon, D., Granner, M. & Richerson, G. (2018). Tolerability of a comprehensive cardiorespiratory monitoring protocol in an epilepsy monitoring unit.

Martins, R., Lacuey, N., Vilella, L., Hampson, J. P., Rani, M., Hampson, J. S., Strohl, K., Sainju, R. K., Friedman, D., Nei, M., Scott, C., Gehlbach, B. K., Hupp, N. J., Schuele, S., Orgen, J., Harper, R. M., Allen, L., Diehl, B., Bateman, L. M., Devinsky, O., Richerson, G. B. & Lhatoo, S. (2018). The influence of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and benzodiazepines (BZDs) on peri-ictal central apnea.

Sainju, R., Dragon, D., Winnike, H., Granner, M., Gehlbach, B. & Richerson, G. (2018). Interictal hypercapnic ventilatory response correlates with severity of peri-ictal hypoventilation.

Sainju, R. K., Dragon, D. N., Winnike, H. B., Granner, M. A., Gehlbach, B. K. & Richerson, G. B. (2018). Interictal hypercapnic ventilatory response correlates with severity of peri-ictal hypoventilation.

Sainju, R. K., Manganas, L. N., Gilmore, E. J., Petroff, O. A., Rampal, N., Hirsch, L. J. & Gaspard, N. (2015). Clinical Correlates and Prognostic Significance of Lateralized Periodic Discharges in Patients Without Acute or Progressive Brain Injury: A Case-Control Study. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society, 32(6), 495-500. PMID: 26200591.

Sainju, R. K., Moeller, J. J. & Hirsch, L. J. (2015). Teaching neuroImages: a broadly distributed ictal rhythm easily missed on bipolar montage: "now you see it…". Neurology, 84(15), e115-6. PMID: 25870457.

Bonilha, L., Helpern, J. A., Sainju, R., Nesland, T., Edwards, J. C., Glazier, S. S. & Tabesh, A. (2013). Presurgical connectome and postsurgical seizure control in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology, 81(19), 1704–1710. PMID: 24107863.

Sequeira, K. M., Tabesh, A., Sainju, R. K., DeSantis, S. M., Naselaris, T., Joseph, J. E., Ahlman, M. A., Spicer, K. M., Glazier, S. S., Edwards, J. C. & Bonilha, L. (2013). Perfusion network shift during seizures in medial temporal lobe epilepsy. PloS one, 8(1), e53204. PMID: 23341932.

Sainju, R. K., Wolf, B. J., Bonilha, L. & Martz, G. (2012). Relationship of number of seizures recorded on video-EEG to surgical outcome in refractory medial temporal lobe epilepsy. Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria, 70(9), 694-9. PMID: 22990726.

Khanal, S., Sainju, R. K., Adhikari, P. & Thapa, R. (2007). Eliciting knee jerk--a new method of reinforcement. Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ, 9(4), 278-80. PMID: 18298021.

Pant, B., Shrestha, P., Dhakal, S. & Sainju, R. K. (2007). Current status of epilepsy surgery in Nepal. Neurology Asia, 12(2), 29-33.