Completed his MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College in 1990 and completed his MD General Medicine from MGM Medical College Indore in1993. Completing DM Neurology from Institute of Neurology at Madras Medical College in 1996, he went to England to sharpen his knowledge in Neurology. After passing MRCP examination he completed training in Oxford under internationally renowned professors at Radcliffe Infirmary. He was appointed as a consultant at Walton centre for Neurology in Liverpool which is a premier neurosciences institute in North of England. He was a consultant there for 6 years. He was also nominated for fellowship by Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh (FRCP) for his outstanding achievements.
Apart from General neurology Dr Arul Selvan is interested in neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, and nerve conduction and EMG studies. He plans to establish epilepsy surgeries for intractable epilepsies, movement disorder surgeries with deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and dystonia and high quality Neurophysiology Lab . He was a leading member of team for epilepsy and movement disorder surgeries at Walton centre for Neurology. These innovative treatments are not yet well established in Tamil Nadu particularly in Coimbatore. He presented numerous papers and posters in various national and international meetings. He has written articles in peer reviewed international journals including “Neurology” and “Journal of Bone and Joint surgery” (British). He is a respected and highly regarded teacher and taught several undergraduate medical students and post graduates from various specialities. He was also supervisor for PhD and M Phil students at University of Liverpool where he served as Honorary Lecturer in Neurology.
He is member of Association of British Neurology (ABN), Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and British society of Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN). He also conducted several courses, workshops and invited lectures nationally and internationally.