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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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Wengui Yu

Wengui Yu, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Hospital Affairs
Neurocritical Care and Stroke
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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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Full-time faculty

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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Patrick Chen, MD
Neurocritical Care
Neurology
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Yoon Jae Choi, MD

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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Hitt, Brian 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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Lilit Mnatsakanyan, MD

Lilit Mnatsakanyan, MD
Neurophysiology

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Anna E. Morenkova, MD, PhD, associate dean, UCI School of Medicine

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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Masaki Nagamine, MD, UCI School of Medicine neurologist Dr. Masaki Nagamine, a board-certified UCI Health vascular neurologist
Masaki Nagamine, 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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Changrui Xiao, MD

Changrui Xiao, MD
Clinical Genetics and Genomics
Neurology
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Secondary appointees

Community faculty

Volunteer faculty

VA faculty

Neuropsychologists

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

Clinical instructor

  • Conrad Manning, DO
  • Daniel Ro, MD