Dr. Venkatachalam Veerappan, M.D. MRCP

Dr. Venkat Veerappan is a very experienced and accomplished neurologist in the Las Vegas area. He is the recipient of the Stroke Champion Award in 2007 from the American Stroke Association. He also received the Outstanding Faculty Award 2007-2008 & 2008-2009 from Medical Residents of Touro University.
In addition to providing quality neurological care for his patients, he holds the following positions:

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Touro University
  • Stroke Director & Chairman of Neurology, Summerlin Hospital
  • Stroke Director & Chairman of Neurology, Southern Hills Hospital
  • President, HealthSouth Desert Canyon
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Member of the American Headache Society
  • Member of the American Medical Association

Judith Larkin, APN

Judith Larkin has been in the nursing field for more than 35 years and has focused on the neurology specialization for past 10 years. She has supported in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of patient with neurologic conditions of patients of all ages.

Judith Larkin completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS and Master’s in Nursing from Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lawrence, KS University of Kansas. She earned her Post Master’s Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pittsburg State University.

Quincy, Manager Technician of Operations

Quincy has been part of Desert Neurology for over 7 years as a Manager Technician of Operations. He performs NCS/EMG & EEG testing. Went to Santa Monica College — AA 1993
California State Dominguez Hills — 1997
Has a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science. Been a R, NCS, T for 18 years.

Ms. Anuradha (Anu) Thirumalai, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPHQ,

Nurse Practitioner has been part of the Desert Neurology Team since 2017. She has worked with the Clark County Detention Center for about 2 years before joining Desert Neurology in 2017. She has strong passion for health care quality. As a certified professional in health care quality, she strives to provide the best possible care for her patients using a multidisciplinary approach.

Ms. Thirumalai

Ms. Thirumalai — a native of Chennai, India – had: Made Las Vegas her home since 2006 when she started her career as a medical-surgical nurse at Valley Hospital. Her experience in healthcare spans med-surg, intermediate care, intensive care, & health care quality. She is also a well-known educator with the Valley Health System as well as some of the local nursing schools. . She obtained her Masters’ degree in nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010, and FNP certificate from Kaplan University in 2014. She is currently in the process of getting her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Alabama.

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