Ashok Dayananthan, M.D.

Ashok Joshua Dayananthan, M.D.



Movement Disorders


  • Assistant Clinical Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to improve my patients' overall quality of life through compassionate care and collaboration with patients and their families/caregivers.

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders Fellowship trained, with skills including diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson's disease, tremors, Huntington's disease, and dystonia, among others. Procedural skills including deep brain stimulation programming for movement disorders and botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, tremor, and chronic migraine headache.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dayananthan's research interests include Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. Academic interests include resident and medical student teaching. 




M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo OH 2011

B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2006


Neurology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2015


Neurology-Movement Disorders, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2015-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Movement Disorders Society