Sudha Tallavajhula, MD

Sudha Tallavajhula, MD

Sleep Medicine
Sudha Tallavajhula, MD

Sudha Tallavajhula, MD

Sleep Medicine

Personal Statement

Sudha S. Tallavajhula, M.D., is a member of the faculty in the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. She is the Medical Director of the Neurological Sleep Medicine Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Dr. Tallavajhula attended medical school at Chengalpattu Medical College in India and completed her Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Neurology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She also underwent Fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology followed by Sleep Medicine at the UTHealth. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Tallavajhula's research interests are in epilepsy, sleep disorders, complementary and alternative methods for treatment of insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing and bidirectional relationship of sleep and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Tallavajhula specializes in early screening, diagnosis and management of sleep apnea in acute ischemic stroke patients to facilitate recovery from stroke. She also specializes in the incorporation of sleep medicine methodology in the development of innovative tools that enhance the recovery of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, post-traumatic headache and other neurological conditions. Her specialization in sleep disorders includes:
•Sleep-disordered breathing
•Hypersomnia
•Insomnia
•Sleep disorders in women
•Epilepsy
•Hypoventilation and other disorders of breathing in patients with neurological disabilities

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Home Depot SmartCare (Imagine Health)
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - OA
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • Bravo
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - HMO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - HealthEOS
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network - NTW
  • Unicare - POS
  • Unicare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

Chengalpattu Medical College (2002)

Residency

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas (2009)

Fellowship

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas (2012)

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Research Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Complimentary and alternative methods for treatment of insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing
  • Bidirectional relationship of sleep and traumatic brain injury

Available Appointments

Sudha Tallavajhula, MD

1333 Moursund St Fl 1 Houston, TX 77030 (713) 797-7742

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