Dr. T.V. Seshan was undoubtedly one of the pioneers of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM). Having first been requested by fellow physicians to monitor complex surgical procedures to ensure better patient outcomes nearly four decades ago, Dr. Seshan quickly discovered the life-changing — and life-saving — role that IONM plays in successful surgeries. But, Dr. Seshan was not content to limit the impact of his skill and the burgeoning field of IONM to his own professional prowess.
He had a vision to infuse the field with advancement and highly skilled and dedicated clinicians so that every patient has the greatest opportunity for a healthy life. Investing his own time, resources and entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Seshan planted the seeds of that vision when he founded Neuro Alert in 2007 with the mission to speak for patients when they cannot speak for themselves, ensuring their safety during surgery.
Within a few short years, the company enjoyed healthy organic growth based on its reputation for quality and integrity. In 2012, Dr. Seshan asked his son, Karthik — an accomplished entrepreneur with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management — to join the Neuro Alert team in a support capacity.
Karthik quickly propelled himself within the Company by immersing himself in the business. He brought a fresh perspective for growing Neuro Alert, supported significantly by his new management team, to serve more patients at the next level.
With Dr. Seshan’s untimely passing in 2016, Karthik became CEO of Neuro Alert with a drive to ensure that his father’s uncompromising values and forward-thinking vision for exceptional patient care would endure and grow.
In memory of Dr. Seshan, the Seshan family founded GeNEUROsity, The Seshan Family Foundation. The organization is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the personal passions and talents of motivated individuals in order to transform the world. For more information on The Seshan Family Foundation collaborations and projects, please visit https://seshanfoundation.org.
Karthik’s plan for growth and investment focuses on strategic partnerships, cutting-edge business practices, new technology and premium patient care. Using a team approach that combines the camaraderie of a family with the professionalism expected of a business serving patients and communities, Neuro Alert’s client base and revenue has nearly tripled during his tenure.
In the summer of 2017, Karthik’s drive to create opportunities for others to meaningfully contribute to patient care propelled the launch of the Center for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN) — New York’s only private state-licensed school for electroneurodiagnostic education and training. The birth of CEN fulfills one of Dr. Seshan’s passions: to educate and empower the next generation of electroneurodiagnostic clinicians.
Now, in its second decade of serving clinicians and patients, Neuro Alert blends its values of collaboration, innovation and a learning-based leadership model to create the greatest opportunities for success so that together, we build a healthier world.