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​Jonathan D. Santoro, MD

Medical Director, Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating Disorders Program

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Neuroimmunology, Neurology

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 W. Sunset Blvd., MS #82 Health Sciences Campus, 

Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Telephone: 323-361-2471

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Megan Lanille, MD

Neurology/ Child Neurology

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Primary: (323) 361-2471

Secondary: ( 626) 795-7177

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Yasir N. Jassam, MD

Neurology, Neuroimmunology

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Primary Address: 

520 Superior Ave, Suite 205

Newport Beach, CA 92354

Telephone for Appointment: (949) 764-1850

or: 

16405 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 220

Irvine, CA 92618

Tel: 949-336-8633

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Nancy A. Baker, MD

Neurology

Loma Linda University Medical Clinics

11370 Anderson St., Suite B100

Loma Linda, CA 92354

Telephone for Appointment: (909) 558-2880

or: (909) 55804907

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Gregory Aaen, MD

Co-Director, Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis Clinic

Neuroimmunology, Neurology

Loma Linda University Health/Autoimmune Encephalitis Clinic
250 E. Caroline St.
Suite J
San Bernardino, California, 92408

909-835-1810 /909-651-1906

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Wendy Mitchell, MD

Child Neurology

4650 Sunset Blvd. #82,

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 361-2471

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Kevin R. Patel, MD

Neurology/ Neuromuscular Medicine

Specialties:  Neuromyelitis optica and other neuroimmunological disorders with research interests in advanced imaging

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Westwood Neurology
300 Medical Plaza
Suite B200
Los Angeles, California 90095

Primary: (310) 794-1195

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Patrick Whelan, MD, PhD

​Pediatric Rheumatology 

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Primary Location
Santa Monica Pediatric Specialty Care
1260 15th Street
Suite 1024
Santa MonicaCalifornia 90404
Telephone: 424-259-8570

200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, California, 90095

Telephone: 310-206-1826

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Megan Lanille, MD

Neurology/ Child Neurology

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Primary: (323) 361-2471

Secondary: ( 626) 795-7177

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Jonathan Kuo, MD

Neurology

kuo574@usc.edu

1520 San Pablo St Ste 3000

Los Angeles, CA 90033

(916) 703-2273

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Richard A. Lewis, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Sixth floor, A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

(310) 423-7900

Dept of Neurology Cedars-Sinai Telephone:  310-423-6472 

Main Telephone: 1-800-cedars-1

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Elaine Su, MD

Neuroimmunology, Neurology

Primary:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Woodland Hills Medical Center

5601 De Soto Ave,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(833) 574-2273

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Ning Zhong, MD

Neurology

Primary:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

2025 Morse Ave # 2G
Sacramento,CA 95825
Secondary:

300 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-0001

(916) 973-5175

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Amy J Gleichman, PhD.

Dept of Neurology, Postdoctoral fellow at UCLA

University of California,

David Gefen School of Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

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Suresh Govindram Gurbani, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Primary:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

3460 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim ,CA 92806

(888) 988-2800

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William Gallentine, DO

Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy

Primary:

Stanford Medicine
730 Welch Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, California, 94304

(650) 723-0993

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Keith Van Haren, MD

Pediatric Neurology

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

730 Welch Rd Ste 206

Palo Alto, CA 94304

(650) 723-0993

Secondary: (415) 353-2069

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Christine Hessler, M.D.

Neurology

Mountain View Center
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

(650) 934-7300

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Amy Lee, MD

Neurology

701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

(650) 934-7300

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Anastasie Dunn-Pirio, MD

Neurology

UC San Diego Health, Medical Offices North

200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: (619) 543-6222

UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo

16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA 92127
Tel: (800) 926-8273
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David Coughlin, MD

Neurologist, Assistant Professor of Neurosciences

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UC San Diego Health

4510 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: (858) 657-7000
UC San Diego Health Medical Offices North
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: (619) 543-6222

(858) 657-7000

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Jerry Jeh Shih, MD

Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

j8shih@ucsd.edu

University of California San Diego

9300 Campus Point Drive #7740
La Jolla CA 92037

858-657-6080

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Jody Corey-Bloom, MD, PhD

Neuroimmunology, Neurology

jcoreybl@ucsd.edu
Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine

9500 Gilman Drive (MC0948)
La Jolla, CA 92093-0948

​8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Ste C129

La Jolla, CA 92037

858-249-0574

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Anastasie M. Dunn-Pirio, MD

Neurology

Primary:
Hillcrest – Medical Offices North

UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest

Medical Offices North

200 West Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA  92103

(800) 926-8273

(619) 543-3500

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Revere (Rip) Kinkel, MD

Neurology

Primary:
Hillcrest – Medical Offices North

UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest

Medical Offices North

200 West Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA  92103

Secondary:

La Jolla – 4510 Executive Drive

UC San Diego Health – La Jolla

4510 Executive Drive

San Diego, CA  92121

(800) 926-8273

(619) 543-3500

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Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

Behavioral (cognitive) Neurologist, Co-directs UCSF MAC Autoimmune Encephalopathy Clinic

Primary:

UCSF Autoimmune Encephalitis clinic
675 Nelson Rising Lane Suite 190
San Francisco CA 94158 

Secondary:

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158

Primary: (415) 353-2057

Secondary: 415-467-2900

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Jeffrey Gelfand, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Primary:

UCSF Autoimmune Encephalitis clinic

UCSF School of Medicine

675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158

Secondary:

Multiple Sclerosis Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158

Primary: (415) 502-7215

Secondary: (415) 353-2069

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Prashanth Ramachandran, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Neurology
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Primary:

UCSF Autoimmune Encephalitis clinic

UCSF School of Medicine

675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158

Primary: (415) 353-8365

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Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MAS

Professor, Neurology UCSF Weill Institue for Neuroscience

 Neurology

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675 Nelson Rising Lane

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2120

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Kendra Peterson, MD

Neurological diseases, Treatment of brain tumors and Palliative care

Ray Dolby Brain Health Center
At CPMC’s Davies Campus
45 Castro Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 600-5555

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Alice R. Edwards, DO, MAc

Assistant Professor, Neurology 

Pediatric Neurologist/Neuroimmunology

UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2069

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UCSF Division of Child Neurology

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Dane Gehringer, MD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics

Pediatric Neurologist/

Neuroimmunology

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UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

747 52nd Street Floor 1

Oakland, CA 94609

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 510-428-3800 ext 8921

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UCSF Division of Child Neurology

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Yumi Mitsuya, MD

Assistant Professor,

Pediatric Physical Medicine and

Rehabilitation Specialist

UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

747 52nd Street

Oakland, CA 94609

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 510-428-3655

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UCSF Division of Child Neurology

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James Naprawa, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

747 52nd St, Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 428-3240

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Alice R. Edwards, DO, MAc

Assistant Professor, Neurology 

Pediatric Neurologist/Neuroimmunology

UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2069

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UCSF Division of Child Neurology

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Nancy Showen, MD

Professor Pediatric School of Medicine

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UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2069

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Sara Kuo (Sepehrdad), MD

Pediatrician (team member working with neurologists)

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UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2069

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Alex Fay, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Neurology

Pediatric Neurologist 

Pediatric Neuromuscular Specialist

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UCSF  Benioff Children’s Hospital

San Francisco, CA 94158

Telephone: 415-353-2069

Department of Neurology
1825 4th Street, 5th Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94143

Telephone: 415-353-7596

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Michael Wilson, MD

Neurologic complications and Viral causes of Encephalitis

Michael.Wilson@ucsf.edu

Multiple Sclerosis Center

1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 353-2069

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Michelle L. Apperson, MD, Ph.D.

Neurology / Autoimmune Diseases

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St, Suite 3700
Sacramento, CA 95817

(916) 734-3588

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Carol A Glaser, DVM, MPVM, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Encephalitis and CNS Infections

Primary:

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland Medical Center &
University of California, San Francisco, CA
3600 Broadway, 4th floor
Oakland, CA 94611

Secondary:

500 Parnassus Ave # 0136,

San Francisco, CA 94143-2203

Primary:
(510) 752-7811

Secondary:

(415) 476-0301

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Mariel M. Velez, M.D., Ph.D.

 Neurology, Epilepsy

1100 Van Ness Avenue Floor 6

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 600-7800

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