Howard University Neurology

Annapurni Jayam Trouth


Annapurni Jayam Trouth M.D.

2041 Georgia Avenue # 5B 01
Howard University Hospital
Washington DC -20060
Fax: 202-865-4395


Current Position:
Board Certification:

Medical School: 


Neurology / Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Neurology / Pediatric Epilepsy /ADHD
American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Psychiatry &
Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology
Seth GordhandasSunderdas Medical College, Parel Bombay, India

Pediatric Neurology: Bellevue Hospital Center & New York University Medical
Center, New York.




    Appointed as Consultant to the Neurological Devices Panel, other panels of the Medical Advisory Committee, and to the Center for Devices & Radiological Health, NIH, from 12/01/07 – 11/30/2011


    Appointed Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) – April 2005


    The A.B. Baker Award for excellence in Teaching in Neurology, National Award awarded by the Academy of Neurology, A.B. Baker Foundation, April 26, 2004.


    The Kaiser Permanente Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching:  Awarded by the College of Medicine in November 2003. 


    Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society: 2002 Faculty Inductee, Inducted by Local Gamma Chapter.  May 8, 2002.


    Howard University College of Medicine, Neuroscience Course:  Outstanding Teacher Award: 25 years of Service Award, February 2001.


    Howard University College of Medicine student council 2001 Award:  Presented at the Student Council Banquet by the Freshman Student Class, April 2001


    Aventis 2000 Visiting Professor Award: Presented by the Academy of Neurology.  Education & Research Foundation, April 2001, for Visiting Professor Lectures at Morehouse School of Medicine, September 2000. Sponsored by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, for the advancement of minority neuroscientists.


    Dr. ManeckBhagat Oration 2000 Award:  Presented by the Department of Pediatrics, K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay, India.  Invited Speaker and Visiting Professor, November 2000.


    Outstanding Teacher Award, 1998. Presented by the Senior Pediatric Resident Class, 1998.


    Woman of the Year Award, 1993. Presented by Women in Medicine for outstanding service and commitment to Howard University College of Medicine, April 13, 1993.


    Outstanding Teacher Award. Certificate Presented by the Freshman student class, Student Banquet, April 1991.


    Faculty Honoree 1982.  Certificate of Appreciation, Class of 1982.


    Junior Clinical Shirwalkar Gold Medal in Medicine, K.E.M.Hospital, Bombay India, April 1961.



    OzraDehkordi, Jed E Rose, Kannan V Balan, Richard M Millis, Babur Bhatti and AnnapurniJayam-Trouth: Co-expression of nAChRs and molecules of the bitter taste transduction pathway by epithelial cells of intrapulmonary airways.  Life Sciences, Article in Press, January 2010


    Che M. Harris, M.D. MiceanJohnikin, M.D. Hope Rhodes, M.D.  Theresa Fuller, M.D. Sohail R. Rana, M.D.  HasanNabhani, M.D. 1, DularaHussain, M.D. 1,    Mohan Kurukumbi, M.D. ,AnnapurniJayam-Trouth,M.D., FAAN, FAAP, Jhansi Gajjala, M.D, FariaFarhat, M.D.,VinodMody, M.D. Lemierre’s Syndrome Resulting from Streptococcal Induced Otitis Media &Mastoiditis: A Case ReportAccepted for publication, Journal of Medical Case Reports,3:6658, 2009.


    Dehkordi O, Rose JE, Balan KV, KcP, Millis RM, Jayam-Trouth A:  Neuroanatomical relationships of substance P-immunoreactive intrapulmonary C-fibers and nicotinic cholinergic receptors.  J Neurosci Res. 87 (7), 1670-1678, 2009.


    Mohankumar Kurukumbi, Roger L Weir, JanakiKalyanam, MansoorNasim and AnnapurniJayam-Trouth.
    Rare association of thymoma, myasthenia gravis and sarcoidosis: A case report Journal of Medical Case Reports 2: 245-247, 2008.


    Dehkordi O, Millis RM, Dennis GC, Jazini E, Williams C, Hussain D, Jayam-Trouth A Expression of alpha-7 and alpha-4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by GABAergic neurons of rostral ventral medulla and caudal pons.  Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Surgery, Department of Neurology,Howard University Hospital; College of Medicine: Brain Research , 1185,95-102,  2007.


    Hans-ChristophDiener, Ralph Sacco, Salim Yusuf for the Steering Committee &PRoFESS study group:  Rationale, Design and Baseline Data of a Randomizes, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial Comparing Two Anti-thrombotic Regimens (a Fixed-Dose Combination of Extended-Release Dipyridamole plus ASA with Clopidogrel) and Telmisartan versus Placebo in Patients with Strokes: The Prevention Regimen for Effectively Avoiding Second Strokes Trial (PRoFESS)Cerebrovasc Dis 23: 368-380, 2007


    PrabhaKc, AbereKaribi-Ikiriko, Cheryl F. Rust, AnnapurniJayam-Trouth, MusaHaxhiu:  Phenotypic traits of the hypothalamic PVN cells innervating airway-related vagal preganglionic neurons.  RespirPhysiolNeurobiol 154(3):319-330, December 2006


    Nahavandi M, Tavakkoli F, Wyche MQ, Trouth AJ,Tavakoli N, Perlin E:  Effect of cerebral oxygenation, flow velocity in a patient with sickle cell anemia and Moyamoya disease: a case report.  Hematology 11(5): 381-383, October 2006


    Tiong The, RatnavalliKolla, Fitzroy Dawkins, &AnnapurniJayamTrouth:  Pure Red Cell Aplasia after 13 years of Sodium Valproate, and Bone Marrow Suppression after 17 Years of Carbamazepine.   PLoS Medicine/ 1: 125-127, November 2004.


    Ahsan J, Jayam T, Adams A, Weir R &Mehndiratta Y:  Neurological Complications of AIDS in African Americans.   Journal of the National Medical Association – Accepted for publication, 2003.


    Gorelick P, Richardson D, Kelly M, Ruland S, Hung E, Harris Y, Kittner S, Luergans S for the African American Anti-platelet Stroke Prevention Study AAASPS Investigators:  Aspirin &Ticlopidine for Prevention of Recurrent Stroke in African Americans.  JAMA 289: 2947 – 2957, 2003. (Participating Site).


    Suaro RO, Trouth AJ, Collins M:  Benign Subarachnoid Space Enlargement of Infancy,  JNatl Med Assoc. 93(2):70-73, February 2001


    King DF, Trouth AJ& Adams AO:  Factors Preventing African-Americans from Seeking Early Interventions in the Treatment of Ischemic Strokes. Journal of the National Medical Association, 93(2): 43-46, 2001.


    R. Cohn, A.J.Trouth, C.Rahming&S.Reynolds:  Paroxysmal Bi-parietal Activity Induced by Full Stroboscopic Photic Stimulation During Sleep. Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol., 41, 131-136, 2001.


    JayamTrouth. Neurological Complications in the Child due to Maternal Cocaine Abuse: In "Brain Function, Behavior, Drugs and Disease: Neurosciences in the Carribbean" Ed.  Samuel R. Wray, Medical and Scientific Development Trust (MST) and Caribbean Brain Research Organization, 42 - 46, 2000.


    Sentrayan K, Barnes RD, Odocha OH, Trouth AJ, and Trouth CO.  Temperature dependent coagulation depth in neurological tissues during 2.1 um Ho: YAG laser irradiation.  Proceedings of the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific meeting, Feb. 2000. 


    Sentrayan K, Trouth AJ and Trouth CO.  Thermal or non-thermal lasers for Neurosurgical applications. Society for Neuroscience, 24, 647-8, 1998.


    Trouth, C.O., Millis, R.M., Trouth, A.J., Archer, P.W., Campbell, R., and Hackley, B.E. Jr. Chapter on “Overview: Neurotoxic agents at the ventral brainstem,” Pgs. 709 - 722, In: Trouth CO, Millis RM, Kiwull-Schone HF, Schlafke ME, eds. Ventral Brainstem Mechanisms and Cardiorespiratory  ControlFunctions, New York, Marcel Dekker, 1995.


    Sentrayan, K., Thorpe, Jr. A., Michael, A., Trouth, A.J., Thorpe, A., Trouth, C.O.- Thermal modeling of soft tissue ablation, International Conference on Lasers '94, Society for Optical and Quantum Electronics, Pages. 474 -493, In: Corcoran VJ and Goldman TA, eds. Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers, McLean, VA, STS Press, 1995.


    Sentrayan, K., Michael, A., Thorpe, Jr. A., Trouth, A.J., Thorpe, A., Trouth, C.O.: Non-thermal photochemical laser ablation. Abstract and Poster presentation, 63rd. Annual Scientific Meeting of  the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Abstract p85, 1995.


    Sentrayan, K., Thorpe, Jr., A., Trouth, A.J., and Trouth, C.O.: Effects of exposure to high altitude on periodic breathing in humans, FASEB, 21: 471, 1995.


    Sentrayan, K., Thorpe Jr. A., Trouth C.O., Trouth, A.J. and Rapisardi, S.: Mathematical modeling of the effect of high altitude on periodic breathing during sleep and awake conditions: A comparative study, Soc. Neurosci. 21: 1886, 1995.


    Trouth, A.J.: Neurological complications in the child due to maternal cocaine abuse, Abstract and presentation, Prevalence and patterns of substance abusers: Neurobehavioral and social dimensions, Proceedings of the International Symposium, Jamaica PegasusHotel, Nov. 9, 1994.


    Beeram M., Abedin M,  Scorye A,  JayamTrouth A, Young M & Reid Y:  "Occurrence of Craniosynostosis in neonates exposed to Cocaine and Tobacco in Utero",  Journal of the National Medical Association,  85, 865 - 868,  1993.


    Olopoenia L, Jayam-Trouth A, Barnes S, Young M, and Varshney N:  “Clinical Apnea as an Early Manifestation of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in an Infant with Perinatal HIV-1 Infection”,  Journal of the National Medical Association  84, 79-80, 1992.


    Sekhsaria S, Rahbar F, Fomufod A, Mason R,  Kosoko O &Trouth J:  "An unusual case of Congenital  Cytomegalovirus Infection with Glaucoma and Communicating Hydrocephalus", Clinical Pediatrics, 31, 505 - 507,  1992.


    OgubuikeEmejuru&JayamTrouth A:  "Salmonella Meningitis in Infancy",  Journal of the National Medical Association, 80  (7) 824 - 825,  1988.


    Dahl- Regis MM &Jayam-Trouth A:  "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis", Journal of the National Medical Association, 78 (11) 115 - 117, 1986.


    Rana SR, Goldson A, Ashayeri E, Mosee C, Jayam-Trouth A, &Haddy TB: Intraoperative Radiotherapy in a Child with GlioblastomaMultiforme. Presentation & Abstract, Proceedings of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Meeting, Section on Oncology-Hematology, October, 1982.


    Lloyd Charles M Jr. &JayamTrouth A:  "Brachial Plexus Neuropathy,  Three Cases in Children", Am. J Dis  Child. 134, 299 - 300, 1980.


    Jayam AV: " Neuropsychological Complications in Drug Abuse" Pgs. 355 - 371, In: Pradhan S.N. Ed. Clinical and Basic Aspects of Drug Abuse, The C.V. Mosby Company, 1977.


    Trouth CO, Gupta KC, Patrickson J, Jayam A: Comparative Course of the Hypoglossal Nerve through the Brain Stem in Rat, Cat, Monkey and Man, Fed. Proc. 35 (3), 1976.


    Jayam AV, Cann JW: Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome - Is it inherited?  American Journal of Human Genetics, 27: p51A, October, 1975.

    Jayam AV, Hass WK,  Carr RE & Kumar AJ:  "Saturday Night Retinopathy",  Journal of the Neurological Sciences,  22, p318, 1974.

    Desai AD, Deshpande DH, Banerji AP, Jayam AV&Raju TNK:  "Sex linked Muscular dystrophies:  Severe and Benign variety", Neurology India, 20, 163 - 189, December 1972.


    Jayam AV, Raju TKN, Pandya SS, Desai AD:  "Motor Nerve Conduction in Duchenne Type of Muscula  Dystrophy , Neurology India, 18,  8 - 12.  March 1970.


    Desai AD, Jayam AV, Banerji AP, Kohiyar FN &Ardhapurkar I:  "Study of the Central Nervous System in Duchenne type of Muscular Dystrophy", Neurology India, 17, 184 - 190, 1969.


    Banerji AP, Jayam AV& Desai AD:  "Creatine Phosphokinase Activity of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Muscular Dystrophy and other Neurological Disorders", Neurology India, 17, 123 - 126, 1969.


    Jayam AV, Banerji AP, Lilitha VS & Desai AD:  "A Case of Muscular Dystrophy with probable lipoma of the Corpus Callosum",  Neurology India, 17,  85 - 88,  1969.


    Subbarao RV, Jayam AV&Sukumaran PK: "Sickle Cell Thalassemia: A case with Minimal Manifestations in an Adult Female",  Journal of the Postgraduate Medicine,  14,  89 - 94, 1968.


    Seizures – Recognition and Management; Stroke – Diagnosis & Prevention: Coordinated 2 workstations manned by residents, for Brain Awareness Week, March 2010, AFIP, Washington DC
    Stroke Recognition & Prevention:  NBC4 Health Fair, January 16, 2010


    Ask the doctor:  HUH Booth, NBC4 Health Fair, January 16, 2010


    Epilepsy Facts: Smoking & Epilepsy:  Talked at Crystal City Marriott for Fashion Show to benefit Metropolitan Washington Epilepsy Foundation, November 2009


    Understanding Epilepsy: WHUR radio interview on the “Daily Drum “ with host – Harold Fisher, WHUR radio station, 7:10-7:30 pm, March 17, 2009


    Seizures – Recognition and Management; Stroke – Diagnosis & Prevention: Coordinated 2 workstations for Brain Awareness Week, March 17, 2009, AFIP, Washington DC


    Featured Speaker: Epilepsy Foundation of America, Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter Leaders Networking  Breakfast  Fundraising Meeting:  Bank of America 10th Floor Penthouse Veranda, Washington DC, October 29, 2008


    Understanding Brain Development in Children :Guest speaker on News & Notes with Kenya Young ( 1:20 pm), NPR (National Public Radio Station - WAMU), June 26, 2008


    Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Workshop:  Luncheon Speaker, Secondary Prevention of Stroke, Blackburn Center, Howard University, March 3, 2008


    Stroke Prevention, Ambassasor Program:     Blackburn Center, Howard University, January 26, 2008


    Stroke Prevention.  WHUR radio interview during the ‘INSIGHT’ segment conducted by Mr. Herman Washington, WHUR radio station, January 24, 2008


    101 Things You Did Not Know About Epilepsy.  Metropolitan Washington Epilepsy Conference, Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center, November 8, 2007


    Autism Spectrum Disorders.  A Seminar on Mental Issues, organized by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIA), Metro Washington DC Chapter, Woodlands Restaurant, October 27, 2007


    Epilepsy Recognition and Management Community Forum for Education and Development of Community Epilepsy Parent Advocates.  The District of Columbia “Awareness & Access to Care for Children & Youth with Epilepsy Initiative.” THEARC, Washington DC, July 14, 2007


    Epilepsy Recognition and Management Community Forum for Education and Development of Community Epilepsy Parent Advocates.  The District of Columbia “Awareness & Access to Care for Children & Youth with Epilepsy Initiative.”  August 19, & September 16, 2006


    Multiple Sclerosis:  The Washington Times. Shelley Widhalm, Features writer (202-636-3155), January 12, 2006


    Stem Cells may Reverse Spinal Cord Injury:  Consultant for article by Gimari Ladd, The Hilltop, September 28, 2005.


    Volunteer of the Year, Recognition Award for Community Service: Epilepsy Foundation of America,  Board of Directors Meeting, Sheraton Columbia Hotel, Columbia, May 19,2004


    Migraine:  Live international call-in talk show, conducted by ChinneduOffor, Voice of America, Housecall program, Washington D.C., September 9, 2003.


    Amnesia:  Live international talk show, conducted by Mr. Jumaane Ponder, International Broadcasting Bureau, Washington D.C., July 17, 2003


    Stroke Recognition & Prevention:  Sandy Spring Community Center, Sandy Spring, Md., April 19, 2002.


    Brain Awareness Week Participant and Speaker: Seizures and Strokes, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), March 2001.


    Health Fair Participant & Speaker:  Nutrition, Exercise and Stroke Prevention:  First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, May19, 2001


    Health Fair Participant and Speaker:  Stroke Prevention.  First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, May 27, 2000


    WHMM TV (currently WHUT-TV): Understanding Multiple Sclerosis.  Aired in January 2000.


    WHMM TV Channel 32 (currently WHUT-TV):  Strokes in African Americans.  Aired in Spring 2000.


    ALPHA PHI ALPHA Chapter Meeting:  Modifiable Stroke Risk factors in African Americans.  Eastern
    Region Community Center, November 20, 1999.


    JET Magazine: Interviewed for Sleep Disorders. March 2, 1998 issue.


    Cable Channel 16: Interviewed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. March, 1998.


    Health Fair Participant: First AME Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Neurological and Pediatric Problems. May 1999.


    Health Fair Participant: First AME Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Neurological and Pediatric Problems. May 1998.


    Health Fair Participant: First AME Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Neurological and Pediatric Problems. May 31, 1997.


    Health Fair Participant: First AME Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Neurological and Pediatric Problems. May 1996.


    WOL Radio Station, AM 1450: "Seizure Disorders in Children"  July 15, 1994.


    WDVM T.V. Channel 9, Morning Break Show: "Cerebral Palsy" Discussant. October 24, 1983


    UDC Radio Station AM 90: "Neurological, behavioral and Learning Problems in Children" July 29, 1982.