Thirumalaivasan Dhasakeerthi posing outside on a large rockI’m Vasan. I was born and raised in Salem, a small town in South India where I spent my childhood and teenage years before moving to a metropolitan city to pursue my medical career where my life took a U-turn from there. Since I grew up in a place filled with farm lands and livestock, I’m interested in all outdoor activities. I love to hike and sometimes to take a small detour with my bike. I’m looking forward to the fun that “The Natural State” has to offer me.

My passion towards neurology is growing strong since the second year of my medical school. After all these years of hard work, here I am in UAMS to start my Neurology training. I’m so excited and thrilled to start the next phase of my life in Little Rock which I can call ‘Home’ for another four years.

Thirumalaivasan Dhasakeerthi posing with female in a forested areaMedical school: Stanley Medical College, India.

Languages spoken: English and Tamil

Fellowships interest: Vascular neurology and Neurocritical care.

Medical School: Stanley Medical College,  India, 9/2017

Hometown: Salem, Tamilnadu, India

Work experience: Vascular Ultrasound Technologist in Memphis, Tennessee specializing in neurology services. Worked as in internist in Emgergency Medicine in India. He completed multiple US observerships and clinical electives. Has also participated in two research initiatives in India.

Volunteer activities:  Flood relief and nature conservation programs

Hobbies include: playing volleyball,  listening to music, hiking and traveling