Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD

Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD

313 832 9620

313-577-4641 (fax)

Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD

Narrative Bio

Lalitha Sivaswamy, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine since 2005. She served as Program Director for the Pediatric Neurology Residency from 2005 - 2017. Her research and clinical interests include Pediatric Headache, Imaging and Autism.

Office Address

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 48201

Awards & Honors

  • 2010-2011 Listed in Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Michigan

Other Information

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1997

Subspecialty certification in Headache Medicine 2010


Madras Medical College, India, 1989

Position Title

Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology

Division Chief - Pediatric Neurology Program


Madras Medical College, India, 1989


Children's Hospital of Michigan (Child Neurology), Detroit, MI, 2002-2005



Prior Appointments

Attending Physician, Henry Ford Health Center, Hamtramck, MI, 1997-2002


Pediatric Headache, Imaging and Autism.


Sivaswamy L, Karia S, Extrapontine Myelinolysis in a 4 year old with diabetic ketoacidosis European Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2007; 11(6):389-93.

Sivaswamy L, Van Stavern G. Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in a Child. Pediatr Neurol 2007; 37(5);371-2

Sundaram S, Sivaswamy L, Makki M, Behen M, Chugani H. Absence of arcuate fasciculus in children with global developmental delay of unknown etiology: a diffusion tensor imaging study. J Pediatr 2008; 152:250-255.

Sivaswamy L, Rajamani K, Juhasz C, Maqbool M, Makki M, Chugani H. The corticospinal tract in Sturge-Weber syndrome: a diffusion tensor tractography study. Brain Dev 2008; 30:447-53.

Ui J, Sivaswamy L. Hemiplegia in an 11-year-old. Clin Pediatr 2008; 47(2);199-202.

Sivaswamy L, Acsadi G, Jiang H, Treatment of Seizures in Childhood. Therapy 2009; 6(1): 41-50.

Sivaswamy L, Leung A. Loss of Vision in a Child With Sturge Weber Syndrome. Consultant for Pediatricians 2009; Vol 8. No 2:55-56.

Popovic B, Sivaswamy L, Bhattacharya A. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy (AJHP)Lisdexamfetamine: A Prodrug for Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity. Am J Health System Pharm 2009 66(22):2005-12.

Sivaswamy L, Kumar A, Rajan D, Muzik O, Behen M, Chugani HT, Chugani D. A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of the Cerebellar Pathways in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J of Child Neurol 2010(10):1223-31.

Kumar A, Sundaram SK, Sivaswamy L, Behen ME, Makki MI, Ager J, Janisse J, Chugan HT, Chugani SC. Alterations in Frontal Lobe Tracts and Corpus Callosum in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cerebral Cortex 2010 20(9):2103-13.


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