The Most Experienced Neurosurgery Team in Southern California
When you come to the UCLA Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders and Pain Program for treatment, we deliver more than surgical services. Our multidisciplinary approach means we are dedicated to helping patients through every stage of their treatment: from pre-operative counseling to help you choose the best surgical option to long-term medical management to make sure you continue to enjoy optimal results. We regularly see patients with movement disorders, chronic pain conditions and psychiatric disorders. Our neurosurgeons work closely with a world-renown team of neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, anesthesiologists, and pain management specialists to ensure personalized, compassionate care for every patient.
Our expert neurosurgery team is specialized in:
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD Associate Professor
Dr. Nader Pouratian specializes in surgeries to restore and preserve brain function, including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders (and other emerging indications) and surgeries that require brain mapping. In addition, he treats peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries and tumors. His research focuses on developing novel interventions and technologies for neurological restoration. More >
Ausaf Bari, MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Dr. Ausaf Bari specializes in the neurosurgical repair and restoration of brain and nerve function. He has extensive clinical and research experience in the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of both movement and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Bari's clinical practice includes DBS surgery for Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, depression and OCD. Dr. Bari's research focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to studying the neurobiology underlying movement and psychiatric disorders and expanding the frontiers of neurosurgery to treat those disorders. More >
Movement Disorders Neurology
Susan Y Bookhemier, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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