Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
To see if Ashok Joshua Dayananthan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
I strive to improve my patients' overall quality of life through compassionate care and collaboration with patients and their families/caregivers.
Dr. Dayananthan is a general neurologist and movement disorders, specialist. He is Movement Disorders Fellowship trained, with skills including diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson's disease, tremors, Huntington's disease, and dystonia, among others. His procedural skills including deep brain stimulation programming for movement disorders and botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, tremor, and chronic migraine headache. In addition to movement disorders, he has special clinical interest and expertise in headache management.
Dr. Dayananthan's research interests include clinical trials for Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. His academic interests include resident and medical student teaching.
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006
M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo OH 2011
Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo OH 2011-2012
Neurology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2015
Neurology-Movement Disorders, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2015-2016
Excellence in Teaching Award - UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Neurology Residency Program 2016, 2017