Our Doctors

Andrew Michael Blumenfeld, M.D. Bilal Choudry, M.D Thomas Chippendale, M.D Emeritus
Zachary Cohen, M.D. Michael Delaney, M.D. Laura Desadier, D.O.
Benjamin Frishberg, M.D. Reshma Gokaldas, M.D., M.H.P. Gary Gualberto, M.D.
Lori Haase-Alasantro, Ph.D. Jihad Jaffer, M.D. Allison Kaup, PhD
Abigail Lawler, MD Collin Liu, MD Michael Lobatz, M.D.
Kinjal Madhav, M.D. Sandip Madhav, M.D. Amy Nielsen, D.O.
Irene Oh, M.D. Remia Paduga, M.D. Tara Quesnell, D.O.
Jay Rosen, Ph.D. Jay Rosenberg, M.D Mark Sadoff, M.D.
Gregory Sahagian, M.D. Jack Schim, M.D. Anchi Wang, M.D.
Chunyang Tracy Wang, M.D., M.S. Andrew Bierman, N.P. Leslie Bishop, N.P.
Peter Heinen, P.A. Kathleen Hermanson, P.A. Stephanie Huang, P.A.
Andrew Inocelda, P.A. Jessica Savic, P.A.

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Andrew Michael Blumenfeld, M.D.

Dr. Blumenfeld is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Blumenfeld is director of the Headache Center of Southern California. As director, he has encouraged the development of a center addressing the multi-faceted needs of headache sufferers. These needs include acute care, educational programs and other specialty services. This comprehensive approach treats the whole person in an individualized manner.

Dr. Blumenfeld grew up in South Africa and graduated from St. Andrews College, South Africa, with a first class pass and distinction in mathematics. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Medical School. In 1986, he moved to the United States and completed a neurology residency and fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

He worked as a neurologist at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego from 1990-2004. He was nominated Chief of Neurology Service at Kaiser from 1999-2004. His Kaiser Neurology unit was elected as a Neurotoxin Center of Excellence.

Dr. Blumenfeld is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a member and fellow of the American Headache Society. He is the past chair for the Interventional Procedures for Headache section for the American Headache Society. He has published widely and has over 50 peer reviewed publications relating to his active research in headache.

Dr. Blumenfeld has been the national lead investigator for many research studies showing that Botulinum toxin type A, sold under the brand name Botox®, is an effective preventative therapy for headache in chronic migraine sufferers. He has treated more patients with Botox therapy than any other provider in the world and has trained over 3000 physicians on this nationally and internationally.

In addition, Dr. Blumenfeld serves on the advisory board for Allergan, and has been a national speaker and consultant for Allergan as well as other well-known medical corporations: Alder, Amgen, Teva, Avanir, Pernix, Supernus and Depomed. I believe in an individualized, patient centered approach that empowers patients to take control of their own health care. This requires that patients are fully informed about alternative therapies, and that physicians and patients make joint decisions about treatment, based on lifestyles and other medical factors. In this capacity, he regularly addresses national pharmaceutical meetings, medical conferences, continuing education seminars, and community events.

Board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is also certified in headache medicine. Dr. Blumenfeld currently holds active privileges at Scripps Hospitals (Encinitas).

An avid bicyclist, he participated in the Race Across America in 2003 and 2004. He was part of the corporate team that won this event in 2004.

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Bilal Choudry, M.D.

Dr. Bilal Choudry is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Choudry grew up in California. He is a board certified member of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate training at UC Davis. This was followed by medical school at the Medical University of Lublin. He then completed his Neurology residency at University of Kentucky where he also served as Chief resident. Subsequently, he did an epilepsy fellowship at Harvard University- Brigham and Women's Hospital. During this fellowship, he was able to participate in advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment and work up of epileptics under the tutelage of world renowned epileptologists. He also was active in giving presentations in Epilepsy surgical conferences, as well as giving weekly lectures to Harvard medical students introducing them to EEGs and training Harvard residents in interpreting and reporting routine, intracranial and continuous video EEGs.

After his fellowship, he practiced in a hospital employed model in suburbs of both the New Orleans and Louisville areas. This experience allowed him to stratify both knowledge and expertise in treating general neurology patients as well as continuing to use the skills he attained during his epilepsy fellowship by doing prolonged and routine EEG monitoring. He also was able to continue other skills by doing EMG/NCVs, sleep studies and Botox therapy. He was also able to continue to utilize his skills in the outpatient and inpatient settings including treatment and work-up of stroke.

He is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Dr. Choudry works diligently to be an advocate for his patients. He believes in taking a thorough history, which not only allows him to make a more accurate diagnosis but often can be a cost saving measure for the patient. Dr. Choudry enjoys and holds interests in field hockey, tennis, baseball, travel, exotic cuisine and Sufi meditation.

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Thomas Chippendale, M.D. Emeritus

Thomas Chippendale 1/14/1949 ~ 4/2/2014

Dr. Thomas Chippendale started practicing with The Neurology Center in 1985, and has touched many lives as a physician, healer and friend.

He had an extensive research background, having received a PhD in Neuroscience from Princeton University before entering medical training, and was board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

His special interests were multiple sclerosis, stroke, and clinical research. For over 20 years he was the research director for The Neurology Center and Director of the MS Center of Southern California. He also worked in multiple capacities with Scripps Health. Dr. Chippendale was Chief of Staff at Scripps Encinitas, Chair of the Scripps Neuroscience Steering Committee, Chair of the Scripps Stroke Task Force, Stroke Director at Scripps Encinitas, and served as Physician Advisor to Utilization Review on the Encinitas campus.

Dr. Chippendale focused on how stress affects the body, especially in relationship to chronic disease. This interest led to the implementation of a program called Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction that he co-lead with his wife, Julie. www.MBSRencinitas.com.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the many patients whose lives were greatly improved by his contributions to their care. All of us at The Neurology Center are deeply saddened by his passing.

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Zachary Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Cohen is double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Cohen is from Chicago, Illinois where he went to medical school at Rosalind Franklin University. After medical school he completed an Internal Medicine internship at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. He left Ohio to complete his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After completing his residency, he elected to undergo further training. He completed a Chronic Pain Fellowship at the University of California San Diego, which was recently rated the best chronic pain fellowship in America by the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Cohen understands that pain can be a very emotional, frustrating experience and can hinder people from enjoying life to its maximal potential. Because of this, he often employs a team approach to helping patients overcome their pain issues. He works alongside surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, primary care providers, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and psychologists.
Dr. Cohen considers himself part of the new age of interventional pain medicine. He understands many patients do not want to be on medications, especially opioids and finds ways to reduce their pain while helping them reduce the use of these medications. He is one of few physicians in the San Diego area that offer minimally invasive procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis that often do not require general anesthesia. He has been a guest lecturer discussing alternatives to spine surgery and is a published author in the field of pain medicine. 
Dr. Cohen has a special interest in treating patients with lower back and neck pain, especially patients that continue to have pain after surgery. His practice is not limited to the spine and he treats many other conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, facial pain, shoulder, hip and knee pain as well as cancer pain. 
When not helping patients find pain relief, Dr. Cohen enjoys activities such as surfing, fishing, reading, hiking and tending to his garden.

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Michael Delaney, M.D.

Dr. Delaney is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Delaney joined the Neurology Center in 2018. He is a board certified member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's University with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Delaney completed his M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1994. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Neurology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He continued his training at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center with a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Dr. Delaney served in the United States Navy in an Active Duty setting for over 20 years as a clinician and a Neurologist. His experiences include tours aboard Navy shipboard Hospital platforms as well as assignments to forward-deployed hospital platforms in Iraq with the US Marine Corps. He served as the Chairman of Neurology, as the Medical Director of the Stroke Program and as the Director of the Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He enjoys general neurology but has a special interest in neuromuscular conditions and has extensive experience in conducting nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) testing. He also has worked extensively on patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury and headache disorders.

Dr. Delaney believes that the best quality health care is achieved through a strong doctor-patient relationship, actively listening to his patient's concerns and meticulously delivering the best available compassionate care for patients and their families.

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Laura Desadier, D.O.

Bio coming soon...

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Benjamin Frishberg, M.D.

Dr. Frishberg is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Frishberg is a highly experienced Neurologist who specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Multiple Sclerosis. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, he was Board Certified in Neurology in 1986. He has been practicing at The Neurology center of Southern California for the past 20 years.

Dr. Frishberg is an active Clinical Researcher and heads the Clinical Research Center of Southern California where he works on studies of Headache, MS, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Myasthenia Gravis. He is also an active teacher and Clinical Professor of Neuroscience at UCSD (Voluntary) and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuro-Ophthalmology at Touro University Medical School in Las Vegas. He has authored many papers in the area of headache medicine, and lectures nationally about MS.

Dr. Frishberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He is a founding member of the Association of California Neurologists and a member of the American Headache Society, San Diego County Medical Society, AMA and several other professional organizations. He has been honored as a Best Doctor in San Diego, Top Doctors in the US, and other awards.

Dr. Frishberg has a unique style as he is remarkably punctual and efficient and quite frank with patients. He enjoys the intellectual challenges of medicine and eschews inappropriate testing and overmedicating. He makes an instant impression with his bowties and Hawaiian shirts on Fridays! 

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Reshma Gokaldas, M.D. M.P.H.


Dr. Gokaldas is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Gokaldas completed her residency training at New York Medical College, where she served as chief resident and received the leadership award from the American Academy of Neurology. She went on to complete a fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Gokaldas also earned a Masters in Public Health and has an interest in the primary prevention of stroke. She has published papers on a myriad of topics including carotid stenosis, neuroimaging, transcranial Doppler and EEG patterns in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, the accuracy of pre-hospital providers diagnosis of stroke and its impact. Additionally, she has served as a stroke educator for emergency medical service personnel, neurology residents and medical students. Dr. Gokaldas is well versed in treating the wide variety of neurologic illness but specializes in treating cerebrovascular disease.

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Gary Gualberto, M.D.

Dr. Gualberto is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is dual board certified in Neurology and Epilepsy. He did undergrad at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed his internship at West Virginia University Hospital and fulfilled his residency training in neurology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed a clinical neurophysiology fellowship focusing on epilepsy also at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

After fellowship he moved back to where he was born and raised, St. Louis, Missouri and practiced seeing general neurology and stroke. In addition, he had a special interest in treating patients with intractable epilepsy. He also ran a dedicated multidisciplinary sports concussion clinic with Cardinal Glennon Children’s hospital which was St. Louis University School of Medicine’s primary pediatric teaching hospital. He was the primary sports concussion physician for elite soccer clubs around St. Louis area. Since moving to San Diego, he primarily works as a Neurohospitalist at Scripps Memorial Hospital at Encinitas where he treats neurologic emergencies and serves as co-stroke director.

He has been published and has presented numerous papers. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society.

In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, tennis, skateboarding, attempting to surf, listening to music and watching all sports.

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Lori Alasantro, Ph.D.

Dr. Alasantro is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000

Dr. Alasantro is a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist (PSY25817) and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

Dr. Alasantro completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with neuropsychology specialization from the APA-accredited doctoral training at the San Diego State University/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

During her pre-doctoral training, she received a full array of didactics in neuroanatomy and neuropsychology. In addition, she completed 6 years of specialized clinical training in clinical neuropsychology, providing brief and comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to a variety of medical, psychiatric and neurologic populations. During her pre-doctoral internship at the UCSD/VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), she received specialized training in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Alasantro is also a neuroscientist. She has 17 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters. She has presented research at several national and international conferences. In 2012, she was awarded a competitive NIMH-funded T32 Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience Fellowship at UCSD. As part of her fellowship, she examined the neural mechanisms underlying stress-resilience and optimal performance in elite performers, and their modification through mindfulness training. She has worked closely with a number of different elite performers including Special Operations Forces, elite adventure racers, Olympic Swimmers, Olympic Cyclists, and RedBull Athletes.

Following her 2.5-year fellowship, she worked as a staff psychologist at the VASDHS in a residential treatment facility for homeless Veterans with histories of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI.   As part of her clinical responsibilities, she provided evidenced-based psychotherapy for PTSD, neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation, and supervised doctoral and post-doctoral level students.

Dr. Alasantro joined the Neurology Center of Southern California in January 2016.  She provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment for adults with dementia, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and stroke, as well as other medical and psychiatric conditions.  In addition, she provides pre-surgical evaluations for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, and behavioral interventions for cognitive deficits and psychological disorders. She is passionate about providing best practices for cognitive and psychological disorders to help improve day-to-day functioning and quality of life.

When not working, she enjoys times with family, running, surfing, reading and traveling.

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Jihad Jaffer, M.D.

Dr. Jaffer comes to the Neurology Center after heading up the first Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Under his direction, the IRU was recognized as a UDS top performing rehabilitation unit.

Dr. Jaffer considers himself a true physiatrist. He was so drawn to physiatry’s ideal of maximizing a person’s function that he chose to pursue additional training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after completing his Internal Medicine residency. Dr. Jaffer remains committed to rehabilitating his patients to their fullest potential and enjoys teaching his patients about their bodies so that they take can control of their own healing and wellness. Dr. Jaffer has special clinical interests in the treatment of amputees, ultrasound-guided injections, and non-medication alternatives to pain management.

Dr. Jaffer completed his PM&R training at Case Western in Cleveland where he also stayed on for several years as an attending and assistant professor. During that time, he was awarded the PM&R Faculty Teaching Award.

As a graduate of UCSD, Dr. Jaffer is delighted to be returning to San Diego and looks forward to settling in the area with his wife and three children. In his spare time, Dr. Jaffer enjoys hockey, cooking, and all things tech.

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Allison Kaup, Ph.D.

Dr. Kaup is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Kaup is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Neurology Center of Southern California (CA License #PSY26484). She joined the practice in 2019. Dr. Kaup provides neuropsychological evaluation services for patients with a broad range of cognitive, neurological, and psychiatric conditions, with particular interest in working with patients with age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

Dr. Kaup obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Iowa (2002-2006). She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in neuropsychology from the San Diego State University / University of California San Diego (UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (2006-2012). She completed the UCSD/San Diego VA Psychology Internship Training Program (2011-2012) and 2.5 years of postdoctoral training with the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Fellowship in Dementia at the San Francisco VA Health Care System / University of California San Francisco (UCSF; 2012-2015).

Dr. Kaup’s predoctoral clinical training included rotations at the San Diego VA and UCSD focused on neuropsychology, psychological assessment and psychotherapy. As a clinical psychology intern at UCSD Medical Center (Neuropsychological Assessment department and Senior Behavioral Health), she received further training in general neuropsychology and geriatric neuropsychology. During her postdoctoral fellowship at San Francisco VA/UCSF, she received advanced training in clinical research on cognitive aging and dementia and advanced clinical training in neuropsychology. Throughout her training, Dr. Kaup engaged in research projects related to aging, such as cognitive and neuroimaging studies of healthy aging and longitudinal studies to identify dementia risk factors and factors associated with cognitive resilience in aging.

Before joining the Neurology Center of Southern California, Dr. Kaup was a Clinical Research Psychologist and Staff Clinical Neuropsychologist at San Francisco VA Health Care System (2015-2019), and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Weill Institute for Neurosciences (2015-2019). Her research included studies related to traumatic brain injury in older Veterans. In her clinical work at San Francisco VA, she provided neuropsychological evaluation services for Veterans, including younger through older adult patients, and she provided clinical supervision for neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows and clinical psychology interns in APA-accredited training programs.

Dr. Kaup has published 24 peer-reviewed research articles on topics including cognitive and brain aging, traumatic brain injury, and mental health conditions in older adulthood. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTARRT).

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Abigail Lawler, M.D.

Dr. Lawler is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Lawler is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society.

Dr. Lawler is originally from Ohio where she completed undergrad at Ohio University and also studied abroad through Duke University in Costa Rica where she completed a Spanish immersion program. She came back to Ohio for medical school at University of Toledo and then went on to complete her residency training in neurology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., where she served as chief resident. Dr. Lawler stayed at Georgetown University to complete a fellowship in Movement and Memory Disorders at the highly acclaimed Translational Neurotherapeutics Program where she was extensively involved in clinical research, including the pivotal ongoing study using Nilotinib for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, helped start the first ever Parkinsonism and Dementia clinic, and participated in baseline cognitive and neurologic assessments of retired NFL players for the NFL Players association.

Dr. Lawler has published a variety of papers and posters on topics involving the use of Nilotinib in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Disease. Dr. Lawler is experienced in treating many different neurologic conditions but specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Movement Disorders, offering a wide variety of treatment options beyond traditional medical management for Parkinson ’s Disease including programming and management of Deep Brain Stimulation and the Duopa LCIG infusion pump. Dr. Lawler also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of Autonomic conditions, muscle dystonia and spasticity using Botulinum toxin injections, as well as all of the various types of dementia. Dr. Lawler is very passionate about the care and treatment of patients with memory disorders and plans to start a new program and center of excellence with the goal of not only improving patient care and treatment options but starting a nationwide campaign of awareness.

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Collin Liu, M.D.

Dr. Liu is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Collin Liu is a behavioral neurologist and a molecular neuroimaging (PET and SPECT) expert, board-certified in both neurology and nuclear medicine. He is a native Southern Californian, and has enjoyed living in New York, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis during medical school and residency. He returned to Southern California in 2010 to raise a family and to serve fellow Californians.

Dr. Liu graduated from UC Berkeley with bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Philosophy. After medical school in New York (NYMC), he had dual residency training in Neurology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Nuclear Medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University in St. Louis. After residency, he completed a behavioral neurology/neuroimaging fellowship at UCLA/VA.

Dr. Liu held faculty position as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Radiology at USC, where he taught medical students and residents, and developed novel imaging methods to help understand the connection between brain vessel health and memory loss. He was also Co-Director of the Memory Assessment Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, where he pioneered cognitive assessment by telemedicine. He published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and supported multiple clinical trials during this time.

Dr. Liu joined the Neurology Center of Southern California to serve the greater San Diego area. His practice focuses on cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. His expertise in PET and SPECT neuroimaging helps provide accurate diagnosis for potential participation in clinical trials. He is also experienced in treating headache and stroke, with special interest in managing the behavioral aspects of these disorders. He is developing a blog as a resource for his patients.

When not working, Dr. Liu enjoys spending time with his family on the many beautiful beaches along the San Diego coast.

Dr. Liu is also fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Michael Lobatz, M.D.

Dr. Lobatz is accepting patients by referral only.

As the medical director of the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and senior partner in The Neurology Center, Dr. Michael A. Lobatz was a James Scholar and graduate of the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Lobatz completed his internship and neurology residency at the University of California, San Diego where he also served as chief resident during his senior year. He remains active in academics and serves on the clinical core faculty at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic Internal Medicine residency programs.

Dr. Lobatz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, vice president of medical affairs, and a past Chief-of-Staff of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas with specialized interests as a neurologist in treatment and rehabilitation of brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. As such, Dr. Lobatz provides direction and oversight of the entire rehabilitation program including the Cognitive Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the first such program accredited by CARF in the San Diego, Imperial and Riverside county areas.

Dr. Lobatz has participated in numerous clinical research trials during his career including acute stroke intervention, epilepsy, brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and many others. He also serves as a member of various boards and foundations including the Scientific and Medical advisory board of the Alzheimer Association, and is a member of the board of directors of the Head North Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

With almost 30 years of experience he has encountered numerous different clinical problems and has helped to impart that knowledge and experience lecturing and teaching to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in both the art and science of neurology and rehabilitation.

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Kinjal Madhav, M.D.

Dr. Madhav is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Madhav is board certified in Sleep Medicine and serves as director of The Sleep Center of Southern California. She graduated from University of California Los Angeles, with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. She earned her M.D. degree from Ross University. Dr. Madhav completed her residency at University of Alabama Birmingham, Selma in Family Medicine where she served as assistant chief resident. After residency, Dr. Madhav completed her Sleep Medicine fellowship at University of California San Francisco, Fresno. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration with a focus in medical management. She was practicing at Kaiser Permanente prior to joining The Neurology Center in 2019.

Dr. Madhav is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has experience in diagnosing, treating and managing various sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, REM behavior disorder, insomnia and parasomnias.

She values the physician-patient relationship and is an advocate for empowering patients with tools and knowledge for shared decision making of their health.

In her free time, Dr. Madhav enjoys traveling, baking, dance, fantasy football and spending time with her husband, daughter and pup.

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Sandip Madhav, M.D.

Dr. Sandip Madhav is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Madhav is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine. Dr. Madhav received his doctorate in medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in 2010 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Madhav completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of South Florida, where he served as a Chief Resident. He remained on board to complete an ACGME accredited lnterventional Pain Medicine fellowship in 2015. Dr Madhav then went on to practice at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fresno CA, and served as the Director of the Chronic Pain Division at their Spine and Pain Center for 3 years.

Dr Madhav is an expert in providing interventional treatments for cancer, neurological and musculoskeletal pain, using fluoroscopically/ultrasound guided nerve and ganglion blocks, radiofrequency ablation, vertebral augmentation for spinal compression fractures, surgical implantation of intrathecal medication delivery systems and spinal stimulation devices. He continues to pursue additional training and education in the latest spine and pain management technology, and aims to provide the most innovative practices for his patients.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, running, playing golf, fantasy football and spending time with his family and friends.

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Amy Nielsen, D.O.

Dr. Nielsen is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Nielsen is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to practicing in San Diego, Dr. Nielsen completed her medical internship and residency training in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She continued at the Mayo Clinic with a fellowship in neurophysiology.

Dr. Nielsen received her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated with honors in the top 5 percent of her class. She also graduated with high honors from UC Santa Barbara while earning her bachelor of arts in physiology.

As a general neurologist, Dr. Nielsen treats a variety of neurological conditions, including epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and nerve and spinal cord issues. She has a special interest in helping patients with migraines and stroke. As a board-certified neurophysiologist, she performs nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) testing to help diagnose disorders of muscles and peripheral nerves.

Dr. Nielsen believes that every patient relationship is a partnership developed by trust and communication. By encouraging her patients to play an active role in their health, she helps ensure each patient is involved in the decision-making process.

A native of southern California, Dr. Nielsen enjoys hiking, snowboarding and spending time with her husband and two kids.

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Irene Oh, M.D.

Dr. Oh is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Oh joined the Neurology Center in 2009. She grew up and trained in Texas. She received her undergraduate degree at Rice University and medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She completed her residency in Neurology and fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Oh has a special interest in Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. She is experienced in the management of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. She also is experienced in using botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and spasticity and in managing intrathecal baclofen pumps for spasticity.

Dr. Oh has privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center at Oceanside. She works at our Carlsbad and Escondido offices. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.

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Remia Paduga, M.D.

Dr. Paduga grew up in Manila, Philippines. She was a consistent honor student from grade school to college. She was an ICU nurse before becoming a doctor. She graduated Valedictorian with a special award for Academic Excellence in college. She moved to the United States after she finished her medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 2003.

Dr. Paduga did her internal medicine residency in Albert Einstein Medical Center followed by neurology residency and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology in the University of Kansas Medical Center where she served as chief resident in 2010. She co-authored the AAN (American Academy of Neurology) Evidence based Guideline Update on the Treatment of Bells Palsy published in the journal "Neurology" in 2012.

Dr. Paduga is board certified in Neurology and in her subspecialty in Neurophysiology from the ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). She is a partner of the North County Neurology Associate. She is currently the stroke director and the neuroscience medical director at Palomar Medical Center.  Her practice is hospital based.

Dr. Paduga loves to travel, eat, walk on the beach with her two dogs and play tennis for fun.

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Tara Quesnell, D.O.

Dr. Quesnell is accepting new patients.  Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Quesnell grew up in Northern California. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Microbiology at UC Santa Barbara. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where she received her medical degree. She completed her Neurology residency training at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS along with a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. She then served as a clinical assistant professor in Neurology at the University of Kansas prior to joining the Neurology Center in 2016. She enjoys general neurology but has a special interest in neuromuscular conditions. She is board certified in both Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.

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Jay Rosen, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosen is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Rosen is a staff neuropsychologist with The Neurology Center of Southern California and an assistant clinical professor with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Rosen graduated with a B.A. from Indiana University in 2000 and completed a Ph.D. at DePaul University in 2010.

At the pre-doctoral level, Dr. Rosen completed several years of clinical training in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation psychology with the University of Illinois - Chicago's Center for Cognitive Medicine and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Rosen also received specialty training in outpatient neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychiatric rehabilitation, and psychological trauma while completing a pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship with UCSD and Veteran Administration San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Rosen's experience in neuropsychology and rehabilitation conforms to models for neuropsychologists and rehabilitation psychologists established by national level boards and he is presently pursuing board certification.

Prior to joining The Neurology Center of Southern California, Dr. Rosen was employed as a staff psychologist with the VASDHS providing assessment and treatment services for Veterans of all eras living with a variety of neurological, physical, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rosen also published and presented in the areas of neuropsychological assessment, rehabilitation services, and disability policy.

Dr. Rosen joined The Neurology Center of Southern California in March of 2015. Dr. Rosen has broad clinical interests in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. He conducts evaluations for Dementia, Cerebrovascular disorders, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, brain tumors, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, Dr. Rosen provides pre-surgical evaluations for epilepsy, deep brain stimulators interventions, and spinal cord stimulator implantation for pain management. Dr. Rosen also provides criminal and civil forensic evaluations and independent medical evaluations (IME). In addition, Dr. Rosen can also provide general psychological testing to clarify psychiatric diagnoses, guide treatment, and assist with the acquisition of vocational and academic accommodations. Dr. Rosen is capable of providing assessments for monolingual Spanish speakers. Dr. Rosen also supports the stage III clinical trials administered via The Research Center. Finally, Dr. Rosen enjoys conducting behavioral interventions addressing common rehabilitation needs including pain, neurocognitive deficits, sleep disorders, and mood/behavioral problems.

He is a member of American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

When not working, Dr. Rosen enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, biking, sweating in hot yoga, and managing his fantasy football team.

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Jay Rosenberg, M.D.

Dr. Rosenberg is no longer accepting new patients.

I have practiced neurology 29 years at Kaiser Permanente and 9 years with the Neurology Center. Over this period of time, my medical experience has been extensive and I consider it a privilege and honor to be a physician. I have faced head on the medical revolution as it pertains to the doctor patient relationship and economic reimbursement. Being the first chief of neurology and a founding member of the Kaiser Permanente group in San Diego, the bureaucracy of System Medicine at times was very challenging but I never lost sight of the fact that my patients were my patients. I continuously advocated for my patients even it if meant that I had to place individual patient needs ahead of the systems concern.

At the very beginning of my career, "Neurology" was just emerging from a "diagnose and adios" mentality and transitioning to an aggressive treatment approach. Throughout my career I have considered symptom management as one of the foundations of aggressive therapy. Now that we have an extensive armamentarium of many potential successful disease interventions, we can approach neurological issues with the confidence to achieve true "disease management" (treatment interventions and symptom management with emphasis on improving and maintaining quality of life).

My background is unique in that I grew up in a family where my father was a psychoanalyst and my brother was an autistic savant with seizures. I suffered with an orthopedic problem that warranted some 40 operative procedures before the age of 21. I married a wonderful woman and with her raised two children. This was despite her long-term struggle with multiple sclerosis and her ultimate demise in 2004 to the ravages of metastatic Breast Cancer. This background combined with my wife and I interacting with many different physicians cemented in my mind the need to be a competent, compulsive, compassionate and above all empathetic physician!

I was involved with the Academy of Neurology for the last 25 years and as such developed and chaired the Guidelines Committee. We were responsible for creating the standards of care for such varying condition as coma and vegetative state, brain injury (concussion and sports injury), seizure management, and the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

My practice at the Neurology Center is predominantly focused on Multiple Sclerosis as I am one of the staff physicians with the Southern California Multiple Sclerosis Center. I am rendering numerous second opinions for difficult diagnostic dilemmas, diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, and the diagnosis and management of the chronic conditions of brain injury and brain tumor. I am a staff physician at the Scripps Encinitas Hospital providing consultative services to the hospital staff along with the primary care for patients of the Scripps Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. There we care for a variety of neurological problems including stroke, spinal cord and brain injury.

I consider it a privilege and an honor to be a part of the most advanced, competent, exciting and compassionate Neurological Group in Southern California.

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Mark Sadoff, M.D.

Dr. Sadoff is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

A practicing neurologist with The Neurology Center since 1987, Dr. Sadoff was board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1985, having graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, earning a B.A. degree in Zoology and a M.A. degree in Biology, before attending the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. Completing his medical internship and neurology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles and Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center, he first started the private practice of neurology in Long Beach California, where he also taught medical and neurology residents as an attending physician and UCLA Clinical Assistant Professor at the UCLA affiliated neurology clinics in the Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center in Los Angeles and St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach.

In San Diego, Dr. Sadoff has been affiliated with the University of California, San Diego as a clinical instructor in neurology at the San Diego V.A. Medical Center. He has been co-investigator in a variety of clinical research trials for conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and Parkinson's disease. He served as chairman of the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery and on a variety of committees at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California.

Since 2005, Dr. Sadoff has been the Medical Director of the Tri-City Medical Center inpatient acute rehabilitation unit, where each patient is treated as a unique individual in order to maximize their potential for recovery from a variety of neurologic, medical and post- surgical conditions. Dr. Sadoff believes that a strong doctor-patient partnership is based on mutual respect, education, and above all, listening carefully to the concerns of the patient, all vital steps in formulating the best plan of treatment

Dr. Sadoff is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the San Diego County Medical Society.

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Gregory Sahagian, M.D.

Dr. Sahagian is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Sahagian is a board certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Sahagian graduated from Columbia University with a B.S in Chemical Engineering. He completed his M.D. at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York with special distinction for research in Cardiovascular Medicine. After a medical internship at the Winthrop University Hospital SUNY School of Medicine, he completed his neurology residency in 1999 at UCSD where he was given the honor of Chief Resident. He completed his neuromuscular fellowship at UCSD, with sub specialty training in neuromuscular diseases, electromyography and botulinum toxin use. He has continued at UCSD as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

Dr. Sahagian specializes in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, Neuropathy, Myopathy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome He is an expert in performing Electromyography/Nerve Conduction (EMG) studies and performing skin biopsies to help diagnose disorders such as Small Fiber Neuropathy. His Neuro-diagnostic team also performs tests such as EEGs (electroencephalograms), SSEPs (Somatosensory Evoked Potentials) and VNG (Videonystagmography) all in the relaxed comfort of an office setting. He has been active with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and attends the MDA neuropathology case conference at Rady Children's Hospital regularly.

Dr. Sahagian is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Association of California Neurologists, the California Medical Association, the San Diego Neurologic Society, the American Medical Association, and the San Diego County Medical Society. He acted as Program Chairman of the San Diego Neurologic Society and has represented the Association of California Neurologists as a delegate to the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He remains active in the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine as the California State Liaison.

He is the CEO/CFO of The Neurology Center of Southern California and works with a team of neurologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders such as: Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, seizure disorders, dementia, head injury and spinal disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, tremors, dizziness, movement disorders, sleep apnea, insomnia, migraine headaches and Torticollis.

Dr. Sahagian has participated as an investigator for numerous clinical research studies. He believes in offering our community a setting for scientifically valid clinical research in an environment that promotes the highest standards of medical inquiry. We are committed to an ethical environment that fosters clear communication and reflects a respect for patients, clients and staff.

Dr. Sahagian has integrated his years of expertise with the personal touch he gives each patient. He understands that just as every patient is an individual, their treatment plans should be as well. It is this type of treatment that has earned him the San Diego Top Doctor award, Best Doctor award and The Patients' Choice Award.

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Jack Schim, M.D.

Dr. Schim is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Schim grew up in Miami, Florida, and attended the University of Miami, with majors in psychology and philosophy. He then earned a MFA in Ceramics and Photography. He earned his medical degree from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical School. He served as a medical intern at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and completed his neurology residency at UCSD. Dr. Schim is Medical Director of the Stroke Program at Tri-City Medical Center. He is President and Board Member of the Headache Consortium of the Pacific, Board Member and past President, American Heart Association San Diego, a Past President of the California Neurologic Society, and an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Stroke Association, and American Headache Society.

Dr. Schim is Board certified in Neurology, is a fellow of the American Headache Society, and has certification in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. He has published articles in Experimental Neurology, Current Medical Research and Opinion, Pain Practice, Headache, and Neurology.

He has been using Botox therapeutically since 1989 for numerous therapeutic purposes including migraine, movement disorders, spasticity, hyperhidrosis, and numerous pain conditions, and has been clinically active in headache care since 1992. He has been a clinical investigator in multiple clinical trials including pain, movement disorders, chronic headache, stroke and spasticity, amongst others. He has been a speaker and consultant for Allergan, Alder, Amgen, Avanir, Boehringer- Ingelheim, Colucid, Depo-Med, Electrocore, Eli-Lilly, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Supernus, Pernix. Upshire-Smith and Zogenix.

He is Senior Partner in The Neurology Center, in Carlsbad California, and is co-director of the Headache Center of California. He is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Neuroscience Department at University of California San Diego. He enjoys travel, and is an avid photographer and surfer.

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Anchi Wang, M.D.

Dr. Wang is accepting new patients. Please call 760-631-3000.

Dr. Wang received her medical degree from Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas de Centro América, Universidad Autónoma de Centro América in San José, Costa Rica. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a fellowship in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Wang is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wang has participated in numerous research studies involving the investigation of new treatments for migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, pain management, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and stroke.

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Chunyang Tracy Wang, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Wang is accepting new patients.  Please call 760-631-3000.

Prior to joining the group, Dr. Wang was an attending physician at Cooper University Hospital and assistant professor of Cooper Medical School, Rowan University, NJ.

Shortly after graduating with high honors from Harbin Medical University, China, Dr. Wang went on to pursue master's degree in Pharmacology at University of Missouri, Kansas City. Subsequently, she was conducting extensive research at Marion Merrel Dow Laboratory of Viral Pathogenesis, University of Kansas Medical Center and the Department of Tumor Virology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Dr. Wang completed her Internship and Neurology Residency training at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia where she was Chief Resident. She continued with fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia and Epilepsy Fellowship at University of California at San Diego.

Board certified in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and American Board of Eletrodiagnositic Medicine, Dr. Wang was the recipient of many academic honors and awards. She has presented at national conferences and has been a contributor to medical publications.

Dr. Wang has a special interest in EEG, EMG, evoked potentials and treating a variety of epilepsy patients, including pre-surgical evaluation, intracranial epilepsy monitoring, inpatient long term EEG monitoring, status epilepticus and refractory epilepsy. She also enjoys caring for a diverse group of patients. She speaks Mandarin. 

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Andrew Bierman, N.P.

Andrew Bierman grew up in both Southern California and Wisconsin. Growing up in two very diverse regions of the United States has taught him to never take Southern California’s climate for granted. His first degree and career were in criminal justice / law enforcement, where he worked in a variety of law enforcement roles. Realizing that healthcare was his true calling, Andrew attended Azusa Pacific University where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Andrew worked as floor nurse and charge nurse in a telemetry department for over three years. He earned his Master’s of Science in Nursing degree with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Azusa Pacific University in May of 2019. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and holds his Nurse Practitioner License through the state of California Board of Registered Nursing. He has been with The Neurology Center since July of 2019.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, backpacking, fly-fishing, and snowboarding in his free-time.

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Leslie Bishop, N.P.

Leslie Bishop was born in Washington but has lived locally in North San Diego County since she was a child. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2008 and had worked at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Palomar Medical Center, Escondido as a Registered Nurse for more than 10 years. She cared primarily for trauma and neurological patients through the span of her nursing career.

Leslie has a passion for patient care and decided to further her education in nursing in 2014. She earned a Master’s in Science of Nursing Degree with a focus as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2018 from Walden University and became board certified in September 2018 through the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. She joined the Neurology Center of Southern California in December 2018. Leslie holds her Nurse Practitioner’s License through the Board of Registered Nursing in the state of California.

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Peter Heinen, P.A.

Peter Heinen has been practicing medicine in San Diego County since 1977. He has been with the Neurology Center since 2007, where he has been seeing following patients in the office clinical setting as well as the NeuroRehab unit at Scripps Hospital-Encinitas.

He received his certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has passed the recertification process every six years.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Medical Education: He received his Physician Assistant degree from Baylor College of Medicine after graduating from San Diego State University in 1975.

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Kathleen Hermanson, P.A-C

Katie Hermanson was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Duke University. After graduation, she worked as a clinical research assistant within the department of Urology at Duke University Medical Center where she worked closely with patients enrolled in various prostate cancer research studies. Wanting to play a more integral role in patient care, she entered the Duke University Physician Assistant Program where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Honor Society. Katie worked as a physician assistant in pain management prior to joining The Neurology Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the California Academy of Physician Assistants, and the San Diego Society of Physician Assistants.

Katie enjoys running, hiking, and taking advantage of the beautiful Southern California weather. She also enjoys watching sports, and she is an avid Duke Basketball fan.

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Stephanie Huang, P.A.

Stephanie Huang was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. As an undergraduate, she returned home during the summers to work in the local hospital's laboratory. After graduating, she worked as a certified nurse assistant during the day and volunteered in the Emergency Department at night.

Coming from a family of generational doctors, and being exposed first hand to patient care, she decided to further her education as a Physician Assistant so that she can serve both doctors and patients. She graduated from the Masters of Physician Assistant Practice Program at University of Southern California in 2010. During her elective clinical rotation, she spent four months working in a complex headache and general neurology clinic in Fullerton, California. She also had extensive training and experience in headache management, vestibular disorders, balance and gait disorders and spine disorders.

"As an Advanced Practitioner, I am able to spend more time with the patient and free up the doctor's time to focus on more complex cases. I have the luxury of spending more time with the patients; getting to know them, educating them and especially listening to them. If you listen, most of the time the patients give you the answers."

Stephanie is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the California Board of Medicine.

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Andrew Inocelda, P.A-C

Andrew Inocelda functions as both our Practice Administrator and as a Physician Assistant. His primary focus is on administration.
He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Linfield College in Oregon. He is a 2007 graduate of the Masters Physician Assistant Program at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
He joined the group in March of 2013 bringing six years of experience in Neurology. He sees patients with a variety of Neurological conditions to include migraine, dizziness, balance disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, myasthenia gravis, seizures, neuropathy, and radiculopathies. He has a particular interest in dizziness and has performed many lectures for patients and fellow healthcare providers on this topic.
He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the California Board of Medicine.

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Jessica Savic, P.A.

Jessica Savic is a recent transplant to Southern California from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Following her initial studies, Jessica spent a decade working in both the finance and energy sectors as a business analyst. Interested in a making a career move that would enable her to have a more significant impact on the immediate community, Jessica returned to the University of Oklahoma to attend their Physician Associate program, from which she graduated with distinction. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the California Board of Medicine.

When not working, Jessica enjoys exploring the local area with her family and taking advantage of the amazing weather for outdoor activities and beach time. She loves traveling and exploring other cultures and does her best to keep up with the OKC Thunder basketball team.

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