Ashok Joshua Dayananthan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Ashok Joshua Dayananthan, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

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Movement Disorders



Locations and Contact

Midtown Neurology Clinic

3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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1620 East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA 95661

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to improve my patients' overall quality of life through compassionate care and collaboration with patients and their families/caregivers.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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. 



Undergraduate School

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006

Medical School

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