Mission Statement

  • To be a leader in neurological patient care and education in the state and region.
  • To provide outstanding, timely medical care in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • To provide cutting edge therapies.
  • To improve knowledge by educating patients, families, and communities so attitudes about neurological conditions and behavior towards our children are changed in a manner conducive to their growth and development.
  • To ensure an environment of tranquility which relieves anxiety for every child who steps through our doors.
  • To forge a bond with each family of trust, free of any judgment.
  • To work with the community in outreach to improve the quality of life of our patients and their families.


Ashutosh Raina M.D.

Pediatric Neurologist


  • Clinical Neurophysiology Children’s Hospital of Michigan

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Brookdale Hospital

    Brooklyn, New York

  • Pune University/NDMVP Samaj Medical School

    Nashik, India

Dr. Raina is a board certified Pediatric Neurologist with fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology. His interests are common epilepsy syndromes and refractory epilepsy. In addition to epilepsy, Dr. Raina specializes in headaches, concussion, autism, and developmental disorders. He's working on developing a concussion unit in this area , in collaboration with local schools and colleges.

When asked why he chose a career in pediatric medicine, he says, "The idea of caring for a sick child, and being able to improve that child's life, is very gratifying. Being a parent has given me a perspective like no other. The first step in making a difference is a successful relationship with patients and their families. You want a doctor who's on your side, no matter what the circumstance."

Dr. Raina's practice philosophy is "seeing each case through the eyes of my patient. You are treating a person, not just special features of a disease process..." "Dr. Raina offers, with his love and experience, a comforting hand and an unassuming ear that exemplifies the doctor patient relationship."

We invite you to meet him in person to discuss your child's specific needs.

Brenda Baranda

Medical Assistant

Brenda Baranda was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Sacramento years ago with her husband and daughter. She is eager to work with our caring team. She has a love for people and feels " privileged to help and support and care for them in times of stress. " Being a parent has helped her understand what parents of patients are going through.

She promises a medical practice "that will take care of patients like a family." She is looking forward to meeting, helping, and watching patients thrive under the care of Dr. Raina and team CEPN.

Sangeeta Tilak

Office Administrator

Sangeeta Tilak moved to Sacramento from the Fiji Islands about 20 years ago. She loves this community. She has worked in many aspects of medicine for the last 15 years, and has special expertise In medical billing. She's compassionate about providing excellent care, and building relationships with patients and their families.

She is looking forward to building a family at CEPN with you!