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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Sonalee Kulkarni, MD

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Sonalee Kulkarni, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
General Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuromuscular Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy

Years of Experience





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About Sonalee Kulkarni, MD

Dr. Kulkarni is board certified in neurology with a special interest in the management, diagnosis and treatment of general neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-muscular medicine.

In addition to her Inova Neurology practice, Dr. Kulkarni serves as an assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus.

Dr. Kulkarni enjoys establishing relationships with her patients and their families to develop unique care plans that will result in a balanced, healthy lifestyle for each individual she treats.

A native of Mumbai, India, Dr. Kulkarni currently resides in Arlington, VA, with her husband and their two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys music, painting and baking.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • ABPN Board Certification in Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Certificate of Recognition, Excellence in Teaching, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Blog Posts

What to Know About Inflammation of Optic Nerve Fibers in the Brain and Eye: Optic Neuritis. June 2021.


Medical Education

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College 1991


North Shore University Hospital
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000


The University of Chicago
Training Specialty: Neurology
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2003


University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Training Specialty: Neuro-Ophthalmology
7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004
University of Michigan Health System
Training Specialty: Clinical Neurophysiology
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

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