Loma Linda University Dept. of Neurology
Internship: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital
Certificate: American Board of Psy & Neuro-Neurology
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Philosophy of Care:
My Philosophy: No seizures, no side effects... I strive to not only work with my patients to stop seizures but also to minimize the side effects of anti-epileptic medications and lessen the impact of seizures on quality of life. To stop seizures I work with a wide variety of antiepileptic medications, including participating in multicenter trials of investigational medications. When medications are ineffective or when the diagnosis of epilepsy is in doubt, Video-EEG monitoring is a very helpful tool in confirming the diagnosis of epilepsy and evaluating for other types of treatment, including epilepsy surgery and vagus nerve stimulation.
Surgical management of epilepsy, applications of neuroimaging techniques in epilepsy, clinical trials of new antiepileptic agents. My Research: Expanding our understanding of epilepsy. I am currently working with colleagues in the Department of Neuroradiology here at Loma Linda University to better understand how epilepsy affects the structure and function of the brain. We are also a center for several multicenter epilepsy treatment trials to find new treatments for epilepsy. My Training and Experience... I graduated from Loma Linda University in 2002 and completed my Neurology Residency at Loma Linda University in 2006. From 2006-2008, I was a fellow in clinical neurophysiology and epileptology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. While a fellow, I was the recipient of the Research Training and Fellowship for Clinicians from the Epilepsy Foundation.