Ashok Dayananthan, M.D.

Ashok Joshua Dayananthan, M.D.



Movement Disorders


  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville

1620 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 200
Roseville, CA 95661
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Clinic Phone: 916-783-7109
Physician Referrals: 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. 



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo OH 2011

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006

Internship: 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

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015

California Medical License,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Movement Disorders Society

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award - UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Neurology Residency Program 2016, 2017