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Claire Henchcliffe

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
Chair, Department of Neurology

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Lisa Flanagan, PhD Lisa Flanagan, PhD
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Neural Stem Cells
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Jack J. Lin, MD

Jack J. Lin, MD
Executive Vice Chair

Epilepsy
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Gaby Thuy Thai, MD

Gaby Thuy Thai, MD
Vice Chair, Ambulatory Neurology

General Clinical Neurology
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La Spada, MD Albert La Spada, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Development

Vice Chair, Faculty Development 
Mark Mapstone, MD, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology Mark Mapstone, PhD
Vice Chair, Research

Neuropsychology
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Wengui Yu

Wengui Yu, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Hospital Affairs

Neurocritical Care and Stroke
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Dr. Hermelinda Abcede is a UC Irvine Health neurologist who specializes in stroke.

Hermelinda G. Abcede, MD
Vascular Neurology, Stroke
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Dr. Yama Akbari, neurocritical care specialist

Yama Akbari, MD, PhD
Neurological Critical Care
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Bruce Albala, PhD, professor of neurology and associate dean

Bruce Albala, PhD
Associate Dean

Innovation & Clinical Trials
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Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani is a UCI School of Medicine neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease.

Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani, MD
Movement Disorders

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Daniela Bota, MD, PhD

Daniela Bota, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Clinical Research

Neuro-Oncology
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Yoon Jae Choi, MD
Neuro-Oncology

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Maria M. Corrada-Bravo, ScD

Maria M. Corrada-Bravo, ScD
Aging and Dementia

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Carl W. Cotman, PhD

Carl W. Cotman, PhD
Alzheimer's Disease

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Cyrus Dastur, MD

Cyrus Dastur, MD
Neurological Critical Care

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Michael Demetriou, MD, PhD

Michael Demetriou, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis

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An Do, MD
Neural Repair
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Mark Fisher, MD

Mark Fisher, MD
Stroke
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Alejandra Garland Becerra, MD
Movement Disorders

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Dr. Namita Goyal, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine Namita Goyal, MD
Neuromuscular Disorders
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Dr. Leonid Groysman, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Leonid Groysman, MD
Neurological Critical Care

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Dr. Ali Habib, neurologist, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology Ali Habib, MD
Neuromuscular Disorders

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Brian Hitt, MD, PhD
Memory Disorders

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claudia Kawas

Claudia H. Kawas, MD
Aging and Dementia

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Dr. Xiao-tang Kong, UC Irvine Health neurologist Xiao-Tang Kong, MD, PhD
Neuro-Oncology
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Dr. Manisha Kak, neurologist, UCI School of Medicine's Department of Neurology

Manisha Korb, MD
Neuromuscular Disorders

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Dr. Xiaoying Lu, neurologist, UC Irvine School of Medicine's Department of Neurology

Xiaoying Lu, MD
Epilepsy

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Shadi Milani-Nejad, DO, UCI School of Medicine neurologist Dr. Shadi Milani-Nejad is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular disorders.

Shadi Milani-Nejad, DO
General Neurology
Neuromuscular Disorders

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Lilit Mnatsakanyan, MD

Lilit Mnatsakanyan, MD
Neurophysiology

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Anna E. Morenkova, MD, PhD, is a UCI School of Medicine neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease

Anna E. Morenkova, MD, PhD
Movement Disorders
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Tahseen Mozaffar, MD, interim chair, Department of Neurology
Tahseen Mozaffar, MD
Neuromuscular Disease

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Jeffrey A. Mullen, MD, is a UCI School of Medicine neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular disorders. Jeffrey Mullen, MD
General Neurology
Neuromuscular Disorders
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Nicolas M. Phielipp, MD Nicolas M. Phielipp, MD
Movement Disorders

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UC Irvine Health neurologist Dr. Seyed Ahmed Sajjadi

Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD
Memory Disorders

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Dr. Mona Sazgar, neurologist, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology Mona Sazgar, MD
Epilepsy
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Indranil Sen-Gupta, MD Indranil Sen-Gupta, MD
Epilepsy
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Seyed Mohammad H. Shafie, MD Seyed Mohammed H. Shafie, MD, PhD
Stroke, Vascular Neurology
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Neurologist Dr. Jay Shah, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Jay Shah, MD
Stroke

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Arnold Starr

Arnold Starr, MD
Behavioral Neurology

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Dr. Sara Stern-Nezer, Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine Sara Stern-Nezer, MD
Neurological Critical Care

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David Swope, MD David Swope, MD
Movement Disorders

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Scott Turner, MD

Scott Turner, MD
Neuro-Oncology
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Michael Sy Michael Y. Sy, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis

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John H. Weiss, MD, PhD

John H. Weiss, MD, PhD
Neurodegeneration
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Secondary appointees

Community faculty

Volunteer faculty

VA faculty

Neuropsychologists

  • Katherine Denny, PhD
  • Hayley Kristinsson, PsyD
  • Timothy O'Brien, PhD

Clinical instructor

  • Sahar Osman, MD
  • Daniel Ro, MD