Narayana Krishna Yelleswarapu

D.O., Ph.D.




Norwood, MA

Why did you choose to become a part of MSU Neurology?

MSU Neurology genuinely cares and supports the academic and clinical growth of their residents.  Starting with the PD, chair and administration staff, the program also fosters community and teamwork.  During my audition, these became evident and the one thing that stood out above everything else to ne was how happy the residents were.  

If you were not a doctor, what would you have chosen as a career?

Chef.  I love making Thai, Indian and Italian cuisine.  

Extracurricular Interests and Activities:  

Backpacking, camping, board games, watching NFL, playing tennis.  


Selected Publications: 
Yelleswarapu N, Tay JK, Fryer WM, Shah MA, Garcia AN, Cheng JP, Kline AE, (2012) Elucidating the role of 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptors on 8-OH-DPAT-induced behavioral recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury. Neuroscience Letters 515: 153-156. PMID: 22465320.
Monoca CM, Mattiola VV, Folweiler KA, Tay JK, Yelleswarapu NK, Curatolo LM, Matter AM, Cheng JP, Kline AE, (2013) Environmental enrichment promotes robust functional and histological benefits in female rats after controlled cortical impact injury. Exp Neurology 247:410-418. PMID: 23333563.
Bondi CO, Yelleswarapu NK, Day-Cooney J, Memarzadeh K, Folweiler KA, Bou-Abboud CE, Leary JB, Cheng JP, Tehranian-DePasquale R, Kline AE, (2018) Systemic administration of donepezil attenuates the efficacy of environmental enrichment on neurobehavior after experimental traumatic brain injury. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 36: 45-47. PMID: 29439368.
Yelleswarapu NK, Masino M, Henderson S, Fernandes R, Swain G, Galligan JJ, Xu H, (2022) 5xFAD mice do not have myenteric amyloidosis, dysregulation of neuromuscular transmission or gastrointestinal dysmotility. Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Samat SH, Yelleswarapu NK, Zakharov K (2022). Sternomanubrial reduction with plating for fully displaced sternal fracture: A case series and systemic review. Authorea.
Education and Professional Positions: 
D.O, Ph.D Program, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, May 2023
Resident Location
Current Resident Location: 
Residency Curriculum
Residency Curriculum: 
Postdoctoral Training
Postdoctoral Training: 
Venture Fellow Internship through Spartan Innovations
Research Interests
Research Interests: 

Movement Disorders, Research.


Contact Info.

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Clinic Phone: 517-353-8122

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