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Join UCLA neurosurgeon Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, for a review of deep brain stimulation and other surgical options to treat tremors. Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor affect a growing number of patients. Medications are first-line therapies, but for those with inadequate relief, surgical therapies are an option for neurological restoration. Register for the webinar »
UCLA neurosurgeon Anthony Wang, MD, reviews moyamoya disease and moyamoya syndrome, discusses what we know about them and compares treatment options.
UCLA neurosurgeon Aria Fallah, MD, discusses the latest advancements associated with hemispherectomies, what the operation entails, post-operative recovery and long-term outcomes associated with this procedure.
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Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the UCLA Functional and Movement Disorder Program. He is an expert in deep brain stimulation surgery to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
Dr. Pouratian is sought out by peers, patients and the media to speak about advances in deep brain stimulation and his latest research that focuses on further developing brain mapping tools to expand surgical indications to improve function for patients with movement and psychiatric disorders.
He is studying brain-mapping signals to develop brain-computer interfaces to help patients with severe motor and language disabilities.
Isaac Yang is an assistant professor in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery. He specializes in adult brain and spinal cord tumors with an emphasis on acoustic neuromas. As a principal investigator at the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, he is leading research studies and clinical trials to optimize brain tumor clinical outcomes, novel nanoparticles in immunotherapy treatment of brain tumors, and experimental glioblastoma therapies such as brain tumor vaccines.
He is widely sought after by the media, colleagues and patients to discuss new treatments and advancements for brain tumors. He has appeared as an expert on CBS The Doctors, The Dr. Drew Show and other national news outlets. Dr. Yang has received a number of national awards and grants to honor his research work in brain tumors and excellence in treating and caring for patients.
Professor and Residency Program Director for the Department of Neurosurgery, Director of the UCLA Hydrocephalus Center and Co-Director of the Neuroendoscopy Program.
Dr. Bergsneider specializes in minimally-invasive and advanced endoscopic techniques for the treatment of pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and hydrocephalus.
Dr. Fallah is a fellowship trained Pediatric Neurosurgeon. He was trained at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Miami Children’s Hospital prior to joining UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital. He has special expertise in the comprehensive and modern surgical management of drug resistant epilepsy.
He has published over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters on these topics and continues to make important scientific contributions in the field of pediatric epilepsy surgery. Dr. Fallah is board certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.