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Hoag Epilepsy Program Proudly Welcomes Dr. David Millett

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David Millett, M.D., Ph.D., named program director of Hoag Epilepsy Program

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. June 26, 2014 – Hoag is thrilled to welcome Dr. David Millett as the new director of the Epilepsy Program beginning July 1. An accomplished neurologist who specializes in epileptology, Dr. Millett brings his extensive experience in building the epilepsy program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and LAC-USC, and his nationally-recognized expertise to Hoag to advance the care of the one in 37 people with seizures in our community. He will advance diagnostic services such as in-patient video-EEG monitoring, intracranial video-EEG monitoring, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive evaluations, and focus current treatment options to include minimally invasive epilepsy surgery and dietary therapy for epilepsy. As program director of the Hoag Epilepsy Program, Dr. David Millett will work to diagnose and treat types of epilepsy and other paroxysmal disorders of the brain and nervous system.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. David Millett join our team. His leadership and experience in the area of epilepsy is crucial in establishing Hoag’s Epilepsy Program as the leading resource for epilepsy patients and their caregivers in Southern California," says Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., F.A.C.R., who holds the Ron and Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair for the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. "His vision aligns with our mission of improving each patient’s overall quality of life by providing specialized, individualized care backed by evidence-based medicine and the latest clinical research.”

Dr. Millett’s CV includes:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyMedical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Fellowship in electroencephalography (EEG)/epilepsy at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Neurology residency at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Southern California
  • Co-founder of the Los Angeles Epilepsy Society
  • Recipient of the Productivity and Quality Special Merit Award from the County of Los Angeles

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological problem and, according the Epilepsy Foundation, it affects more that 2.5 million Americans. The Hoag Epilepsy Center's mission is to improve each patient's overall quality of life by providing quality care tailored to individual needs. Offering comprehensive treatment through a patient-centered, integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, Hoag utilizes the best in evidence-based practice, state of the art technology and advanced research.

For more information regarding services at the Hoag Epilepsy Center, please call 949-764-8065 or visit www.hoag.org/neurosciences.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 24,000 inpatients and 362,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, six health centers, and five urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart andvascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 18 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 18 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.