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Adult Neurology Faculty

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Mark Morrow, MD
Chairman of Neurology
Program Director
Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Morrow is a native of Massachusetts and graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed neurology residency at UCLA Medical Center and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at University of Toronto. He is interested in disorders of vision and eye movement, dizziness and multiple sclerosis. In addition to his roles as chair and residency program director, he operates laboratories for visual, vestibular and autonomic function at Harbor-UCLA. His primary research interest is in optical coherence tomography and its applications in optic nerve disease, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and intracranial hypertension.

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Bijal Mehta, MD
Assistant Program Director
Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Mehta completed his MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Faculty of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency from SUNY Buffalo along with fellowships in Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuroimaging.  In the area of stroke and cerebrovascular disease he currently studying how vasogenic edema develops post-stroke using neuroimaging as a guide for initiation of potential treatment and prognosis post-stroke.  In the area of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, his research interests involve Vitamin A and Vitamin D and its effect on MS disease progression, remyelination, and epigenetic changes in MS patients using clinic and neuroimaging techniques.

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Natalie Diaz, MD
Medical Student Rotation Coordinator
Associate Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Diaz received her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She completed neurology residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Movement Disorders at UCLA Medical Center. She is director of the Movement Disorder clinic at Harbor UCLA. She has specialized training in deep brain stimulation evaluation and programming as well as the therapeutic administration of non-cosmetic botulinum toxin injections for focal dystonias, hemifacial spasm and post-stroke upper limb spasticity. Her research focus is in clinical trials and collaborative clinical projects in the areas of Parkinsonian disorders and neurodegenerative dementias.


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David Naylor, MD, PhD
Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Naylor received his MD-PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then returned home to Los Angeles where he completed his internship and neurology residency at UCLA Medical Center, with subsequent fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology at Harbor-UCLA.  His research employs basic, translational and clinical neurophysiological techniques with computational modeling in order to characterize inhibitory and excitatory synaptic alterations and circuit dysfunction with epilepsy, status epilepticus, and hypoxia-ischemia.


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Aaron McMurtray, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. McMurtray is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Tennessee. He completed neurology residency here at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and behavioral neurology fellowship at UCLA/West LA VA. His clinical research interests focus on the effect of demographic factors on cognitive and behavioral manifestations of progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Margaret Adler, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Adler is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.  She completed neurology residency at UCLA Medical Center and neuromuscular fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She is director of the EMG lab at Harbor and assists in running the Neurophysiology fellowship.  She has a special interest in disorders including affecting the peripheral nervous system including myopathies, Myasthenia Gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Pediatric Neurology Faculty

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Kenneth Huff, MD
Chief of Pediatric Neurology
Program Director of Pediatric Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, UCLA

Dr. Kenneth Huff is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he also did his pediatric residency.  He then completed residency in neurology at Children’s Hospital in Boston and he completely fellowships in neurological chemistry and neurological pathology. His research interests include gliosis neurobiology, nervous system growth factor mechanism and processing, seizure disorders and epidemiology of acute flaccid paralysis.

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Agnes Chen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, UCLA

Dr. Agnes Chen is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she was a transcranial doppler technician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her pediatric residency and adult and child neurology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. During residency, she began doing research in neurogenetics, specifically lysosomal storage disorders. She is the principal investigator of a clinical trial of intrathecal enzyme replacement in attenuated mucopolysaccharidosis type I. She joined the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Harbor-UCLA in 2007.

Emeritus Faculty

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Mark A. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Program Director & Chair of Neurology Emeritus
Specialty: Cerebrovascular Diseases


 

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Hugh B. McIntyre, MD, PhD
Program Director & Chair of Neurology Emeritus
Specialty: Neurophysiology 

Assistant Clinical Professors of Neurology

Arthur An, MD
Eileen Bardolph, MD
Chris DiStacio, MD
Fred Freedman, MD
Andrea Goldberg, MD
Marika Issakhanian, MD
Laura Jong, MD
Paul Kazimiroff, MD
Amir Khoiny, MD
David Kudrow, MD
Cyrus K. Mody, MD, MSPH
Omid Omidvar, MD
Nirav Patel, MD
Nima Ramazan-Arab, MD
Daniel Ree, MD
Malcolm Shaner, MD
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