Dr. Nalini ChandraVice President Medico-Legal Affairs
Nalini Chandra, MD is a physician with Board Certification in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and is the Vice President of Medico-Legal Affairs at Acquest Law, Inc. Dr. Chandra is currently an active shareholding partner of the Sutter Medical Group. She has special interests in Neuro-Developmental disorders, such as Autism, Neuromuscular disorders and Traumatic brain injury/Sports Concussion.
Dr. Chandra has been particularly interested in the development of novel clinical programs as a physician. She has been involved in the Sutter STAND clinic, the first clinic of its kind geared towards assisting in the transition from childhood to adulthood for patients with Autism. She has taken an intensive postgraduate course in Neuromuscular Disorders and the performance of Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies with the goal of developing this area of need in Pediatric Neurology. She also co-directed the first Sports Concussion Clinic at Sutter when it was in its infancy stages and since then, assisting student athletes in healing from brain injuries has become a passion of hers. These clinical interests and experiences have primed her for the legal realm of medicine as she has appeared as an expert for depositions, performed medical chart review and has begun the groundwork for developing legislation to help concussed high school student athletes.
Dr. Chandra completed her undergraduate coursework at UC Davis where she earned a distinction of Honors and was on the Deans List in the one of the most rigorous programs on the campus-Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB). Her minor was in Psychology. She then travelled to the east coast to the State University of New York, Brooklyn Health Science Center for medical school. She completed her General Pediatrics residency training at the UCLA Children's Hospital and then did another stint in New York for her specialized fellowship training in Pediatric Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Children's Hospital at Montefiore. From there she returned to the town in which she grew up, Sacramento, and joined the Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group to continue her work for children with neurological disorders. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Association of California Neurologists and the Child Neurology Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Chandra enjoys reading, spending time in the outdoors, going camping and hiking, listening to eclectic music, playing Tabla (classical Indian drums) and the guitar, spending time with her family and playing with her two dogs, Bella (Yorkshire Terrier) and Sammy (Terrier/Chihuahua rescue pup).