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  • Hearing and Balance Center
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Yale Neurology
    Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • Yale Physician's Building
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519

Dhasakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD

Neurology, Stroke
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
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Referral required
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Biography

Dhsakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD, is a neurologist at Yale Medicine with a specialty in balance disorders and stroke.

Dr. Navaratnam pays close attention to each patient he meets. “There’s a lot you can tell just by the way someone walks,” he says. “It gives you a ton of information, just watching and seeing them come towards you, whether they’re holding onto a significant other for support, if they’re favoring one leg or another, or if they’re picking up their feet higher than normal.”

Once the patient has arrived in his office, Dr. Navaratnam uses that information in combination with the patient’s medical data to start a discussion about the patient’s medical history and his or her goals for the visit.

His hope is that his patients feel cared for. “Fundamentally, I want them to feel that when they come here, they’ve found somebody who wants to do what’s best for them,” he says.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Navaratnam works closely with the Yale Medicine Stroke Center to run clinical trials on the diagnosis and treatment of stroke using a new methodology called single-cell RNA sequencing. He also conducts research to better understand the cause of migraines.

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience
  • Course Director Combined Neuroscience Course, CTW, Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology
  • Attending Physician, Hearing and Balance Disorders Clinic, Surgery
  • Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Neurology Service, Neurology
  • Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Stroke Service, Neurology

Education & Training

  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • PhD
    Oxford University (1991)
  • MD
    University of Colombo (1986)

Additional Information

Biography

Dhsakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD, is a neurologist at Yale Medicine with a specialty in balance disorders and stroke.

Dr. Navaratnam pays close attention to each patient he meets. “There’s a lot you can tell just by the way someone walks,” he says. “It gives you a ton of information, just watching and seeing them come towards you, whether they’re holding onto a significant other for support, if they’re favoring one leg or another, or if they’re picking up their feet higher than normal.”

Once the patient has arrived in his office, Dr. Navaratnam uses that information in combination with the patient’s medical data to start a discussion about the patient’s medical history and his or her goals for the visit.

His hope is that his patients feel cared for. “Fundamentally, I want them to feel that when they come here, they’ve found somebody who wants to do what’s best for them,” he says.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Navaratnam works closely with the Yale Medicine Stroke Center to run clinical trials on the diagnosis and treatment of stroke using a new methodology called single-cell RNA sequencing. He also conducts research to better understand the cause of migraines.

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience
  • Course Director Combined Neuroscience Course, CTW, Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology
  • Attending Physician, Hearing and Balance Disorders Clinic, Surgery
  • Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Neurology Service, Neurology
  • Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital Stroke Service, Neurology

Education & Training

  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • PhD
    Oxford University (1991)
  • MD
    University of Colombo (1986)

Additional Information

  • Hearing and Balance Center
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Yale Neurology
    Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • Yale Physician's Building
    Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519