Dr. Sudarshini Ramanathan BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimmunology
Neurology Staff Specialist,
Concord Hospital, Sydney
Translational Neuroimmunology Group
NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow (EL2)
Research Academic
Director (Clinical Sciences)
Faculty of Medicine and Health,
University of Sydney
Westmead (NSW), Australia

Associate Professor Sudarshini Ramanathan is an adult neurologist and clinician-scientist, with subspecialty expertise in autoimmune neurological disorders. A/Professor Ramanathan is a staff specialist neurologist at Concord Hospital in Sydney, where she diagnoses and treats patients with suspected autoimmune neurological conditions. After subspecialising in neurology and being awarded her FRACP, she completed her PhD in neuroimmunology at the University of Sydney, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford. A/Professor Ramanathan has received 14 continuous years of NHMRC fellowship funding, and is currently an NHMRC Investigator Fellow. She heads the Translational Neuroimmunology Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, and leads a fundamental science and clinical research program. Her research program has resulted in 70 publications focused on understanding underlying disease pathogenesis to guide therapeutic approaches, and improving the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune neurological disorders including demyelination and encephalitis. She is the lead investigator of the Australasian MOGAD Study Group, and colead investigator of the International LGI1-antibody Encephalitis Consortium. Her work has facilitated the adoption of laboratory biomarkers into routine clinical use for diagnosis, and the development of diagnostic criteria and therapeutic recommendations for antibody-mediated neurological disorders in order to reverse disability and improve outcomes.