Behnam Badie, MD, City of Hope

Dr. Behnam Badie is a neurosurgeon in Duarte and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 3 doctors at City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital and one of 12 at Huntington Memorial Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Farsi.

Thomas C. Chen, MD, Keck Medicine of USC

Dr. Thomas Chen is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Garfield Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Chen is one of two doctors at Garfield Medical Center and one of four at Good Samaritan Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin).

Timothy Clughesy, MD, UCLA Health

Timothy Cloughesy, also known as “Tim, M.D.,” serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board in Oncology - Gioblastoma at Vascular Biogenics Ltd. Dr. Cloughesy works at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology. His clinical interests include the treatment of brain tumors and Neuro-Oncology in general.

Moise Danielpour, MD, Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Moise Danielpour, MD, specializes in treating pediatric brain tumors, as well as a multitude of other nervous system disorders, including congenital malformations, epilepsy, craniofacial disorders and hydrocephalus. Dr. Danielpour is one of the few pediatric neurosurgeons in the world who has experience with in utero surgical treatment for birth defects, such as myelomeningocele. He is also an expert in the use of minimally invasive surgical technology in the care of children with central nervous system disease. On the national level, he is known as a neurosurgeon with a passion for the care of children. He looks for ways to improve care for children around the world, and as such has worked with children’s charities on an international level.

Igor Fineman, MD, Raymond Neurosurgery & Spine

Dr. Igor Fineman is a neurosurgeon in Pasadena and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 12 doctors at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and one of 12 at Huntington Memorial Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Russian.

Steven L. Giannotta, MD, Keck Medicine of USC

Steven L. Giannotta, MD is the Chair of Neurological Surgery at Keck’s Department of Neurosurgery at USC, a department he joined in 1980. His research interests have always been related to cerebral blood flow and cerebral protection from ischemia. Based on some preliminary studies done in primates early in his career it was discovered that cerebral blood flow could be augmented by various manipulations of the cardiovascular system. This resulted in the adaptation of such techniques in the clinical realm especially as an effective means of counteracting the ischemic effects of cerebral vasospasm.

Mikayel Grigoryan, MD, Adventist Health Glendale

Dr. Grigoryan is a Board-Certified vascular and interventional neurologist. He completed his Neurology residency training at University of Iowa, a Vascular Neurology fellowship at Stanford University, and an Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship at University of Minnesota. Dr. Grigoryan specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and endovascular cervico-cerebral interventions. Dr Grigoryan is the Medical Director of Neurointerventional Program at Adventist Health Glendale Comprehensive Stroke Center and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications. As a Neurologist and a Neurointerventionalist, he has been instrumental in life-saving procedures and advanced endovascular treatment by removing clots from the brain, repairing ruptured aneurysms, and managing the most complex stroke and neurological cases.

Mark D. Kreiger, MD, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Mark D. Krieger, MD joined the Children’s Neurosurgery Center in 2002. He served as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Pediatric Fellow at Hospital de la Timone in Marseille, France and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters, in addition to giving over 100 talks at national meetings. He is active in the Congress of Neurological Surgerons, American Association of Neurosurgeons and the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He cares for children with all surgical diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and specializes in tumors of the central nervous system. Currently, Dr. Krieger serves as the Chief of Medical Staff.

Todd Lanman, MD, Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery

World-renowned Beverly Hills spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, believes that without a healthy spine, there is no healthy life. As he decrees, movement is life. Following his own experiences undergoing a number of spinal surgeries, Dr. Lanman combined this firsthand knowledge of this with his fundamental understanding of spinal health to devote his career to helping others to live pain-free lives and restore their mobility. As a specialist in the advancement of spinal health and spine surgery for more than 30 years, his attention to guaranteeing his patients the utmost in compassionate and skilled care under his watchful eye and steady hand has earned him top honors. He has also remained an assistant clinical professor at UCLA for the past 20 years.

Linda M. Liau, MD, UCLA Health System

Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She also directs the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, one of the world’s leading centers for brain tumor research, diagnosis and treatment. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology and a member of several prestigious organizations including the nominating committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

John S. Yu, MD, Cedars-Sinai

John S. Yu, MD, is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain and spine. He is an expert in the use of radiation therapy and radiosurgery to stop the progression of tumors, and he leads research in immunotherapy, gene therapy, and bone marrow-derived neural stem cells as new approaches to treating tumors. Dr. Yu’s research experience dates back to the early 1980s when he was in the Honors research program at Stanford and a student of French literature and biology at the Universite de Paris and Institut Pasteur, where he conducted research in the Department of Immunology. For the past decade has been awarded National Institutes of Health grants for his work to find new ways to undermine gliomas and glioblastoma multiforme.

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