Sonam Bhalla, MD

English, Hindi, Marathi

Primary Specialty


Leadership Titles

Co-Director, Neonatal Neurology Program


Board Certification
Am Bd Psych & Neuro (Special Qualifications Child Neurology), Am Bd Psych & Neuro (Sub: Epilepsy)
Medical School:
Mahatma Gandhi Missions
University of Louisville
University of Louisville
New York Presbyterian Hospital


Pubmed Profile



Sonam Bhalla, MD, serves as Co-Director of the Neonatal Neurology Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Bhalla has always been fascinated with the nervous system and thoroughly enjoyed studying it in medical school in Mumbai, India. She pursed an international elective at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, N.Y., to learn more about the advances in pediatric neurology, which inspired her to undertake further training in the U.S. She completed her residency in child neurology at University of Louisville, where she served as chief resident and received the Chairmen’s Achievement Award. Following residency, she pursued additional training at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Given her interest in pediatric epilepsy, she pursued a fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she received specialized training in the management of benign and drug-resistant childhood epilepsies.

Focus of Practice

  • Neonatal neurology
  • New onset seizures
  • Drug-resistant epilepsy

Areas of Interest

  • Neonatal and early life epileptic encephalopathy
  • Genetic epilepsies
  • Epilepsy surgery, including use of neuromodulation like VNS, DBS, RNS
  • Drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Neonatal neurology, including the management of neonatal stroke, IVH, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, meningitis or neonatal seizures


Childrens Physician Group - Neurology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE 4th Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Childrens Physician Group - Neurology

Egleston hospital, 1405 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322 Get Directions 404-785-6000

Childrens Physician Group - Neurology

Scottish Rite hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions

Research & Publications

Dr. Bhalla is interested in clinical research pertinent to epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders and autoimmune neurology. She is also interested in quality Improvement.