Neuro Directory

Programs & Services

Addiction Medicine | 949-764-5656
Physician Leadership: Steven Ey, MD

ASPIRE | 949-764-6360
Clinical Leadership: Jerry Weichman, PhD
and Sina Safahieh, MD

Brain Tumors/Gamma Knife | 949-764-5938, Opt. 4
Physician Leadership: Christopher Duma, MD
Nurse Navigator: Lori Berberet, RN | 949-764-6656

Epilepsy | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: David Millett, MD
Nurse Navigator: Sheena Dhiman, RN | 949-764-8430

Headache | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Ali Makki, DMD,
and Philip O’Carroll, MD
Nurse Navigator: Sheena Dhiman, RN | 949-764-8430

Memory & Cognitive Disorders | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: William Shankle, MD

Multiple Sclerosis | 949-764-6066
Nurse Navigator: Sheena Dhiman, RN 949-764-8430

Neurobehavioral Medicine | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Philip O’Carroll, MD

Neurophysiology | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Jason Muir, MD
and Andrew Ly, MD

Neurosurgery Spine | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Burak Ozgur, MD
Nurse Navigator: Julie Treat, RN | 949-764-6277

Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program | 949-764-6288
Physician Leadership: William Shankle, MD
Program Coordinator: Celine Keeble | 949-764-6288

Orofacial Pain | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Ali Makki, DMD
Nurse Navigator: Sheena Dhiman, RN | 949-764-8430

Pain Medicine | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Medhat Mikhael, MD

Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Sandeep Thakkar, DO
Nurse Navigator: Julie Treat, RN | 949-764-6277

Pituitary & Skull Base Surgery | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: Robert Louis, MD
Nurse Navigator: Lori Berberet, RN | 949-764-6656

Psychiatry
Physician Leadership: Patricia DeMarco, MD

Research
Laura Heim, RN | 949-764-8190

Sleep Health | 949-764-8070
Physician Leadership: Jose Puangco, MD (Newport Beach)
Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD (Irvine)

Stroke | 949-764-6066
Physician Leadership: David Brown, MD
Nurse Navigator: Deborah Mastrolia, RN | 949-764-6183

Physician Leadership

M. Brant-Zawadzki, MD
Executive Medical Director

David Brown, MD
Program Director Stroke/Neurohospitalist Service

Patricia DeMarco, MD
Psychiatry Consult Service Liaison

Christopher Duma, MD
Program Director, Brain Tumor

Steven Ey, MD
Program Director, Addiction Medicine

Robert Louis, MD
Program Director, Pituitary

Andrew Ly, MD
Program Director, Neurophysiology

Ali Makki, DMD
Orofacial Pain Medicine Service

Medhat Mikhael, MD
Program Director, Pain Medicine

David Millett, MD
Program Director, Epilepsy

Jason Muir, MD
Program Director, Neurophysiology

Philip O’Carroll, MD
Program Director, Neurobehavioral Medicine

Burak Ozgur, MD
Program Director, Spine

Jose Puangco, MD / Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD
Co-Service Chief, Sleep Health

Sina Safahieh, MD
Program Director, ASPIRE

William Shankle, MD
Program Director, Memory Disorders/MCI

Sandeep Thakkar, DO
Program Director, Movement Disorders

Administrative Leadership

M. Brant-Zawadzki, MD
Executive Medical Director

Sheila Porter, MBA, FACHE
Executive Director, Neurosciences | 949-764-8262

Kambria Hittelman, PsyD.
Operations Director, Neurobehavioral | 949-764-8109

Monica Figueroa
Executive Assistant | 949-764-5942

Department Management

Lori Zaccari, RN
Director, Advanced Brain & Spine Care Unit | 949-764-5675

Hilary Stagliano, RN
Director, Neuro ICU | 949-764-1402

Autumn McMaster
Manager, Multi-specialty/Neuro Clinic | 949-764-1444

Kathy Thomas, RN
Manager, Gamma Knife | 949-764-6077

Isis Caouette
Manager, Neurophysiology/IOM | 949-764-5486

Physicians

Neurology Generalist | Valerie Acevedo, DO

Neurosurgery | Mark Anderson, MD

Pain Management | Hasan Badday, MD

Neurosurgery | Devin Binder, MD

Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Stroke | David Brown, MD

Neurology, Movement Disorders | Janet Chance, MD

Neurosurgery | Edward Chappell, MD

Radiation Oncology | Peter Chen, MD

Neurology, Memory Disorders | Teryn Clarke, MD

Neurology, Generalist | Bruce Cleeremans, MD

Neurosurgery | William Dobkin, MD

Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife | Christopher Duma, MD

Psychiatry | Patricia DeMarco, MD

Neurosurgery | Jeffrey Gross, MD

Pain Management | Afzaal Iqbal, MD

ENT/Skull Base | Timothy Kelley, MD

Radiation Oncology | Brian Kim, MD

Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife | Mark Linskey, MD

Neurosurgery | Charles Liu, MD

Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife | William Loudon, MD

Neurosurgery, Pituitary/Skull Base | Robert Louis, MD

Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Neurophysiology | Andrew Ly, MD

Orofacial Pain, Headache | Ali Makki, DMD

Pain Management | Medhat Mikhael, MD

Neurology, Epilepsy | David Millett, MD

Neurology, Sleep Health | Robert Moore, MD

Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Neurophysiology | Jason Muir, MD

Neurosurgery | Tien Nguyen, MD

Neurology, Headache | Philip O’Carroll, MD

Neurosurgery | Burak Ozgur, MD

Neurology, Neurohospitalist, Stroke, Sleep | Jose Puangco, MD

Psychiatry | Sina Safahieh, MD

Neurologist | Kaveh Saremi, MD

Neurology, Memory Disorders | William Shankle, MD

ENT/Neuro-Otology | Jack Shohet, MD

Neurology, Pediatric Neurology | Diane Stein, MD

Neurosurgery | Peyman Tabrizi, MD

Neurology, Movement Disorders | Sandeep Thakkar, DO

Psychology | Jerry Weichman, PhD

Neurosurgery | Daniel Yanni, MD