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April 24, 2021

Meningioma Surgery in Older Patients Has High Rate of Success

by Guest Author

Neurosurgeons at Pacific Neuroscience Institute are among the world’s leaders in the minimally invasive removal of a type of benign brain tumor called a meningioma. In October 2020, a group of surgeons led by PNI cofounder Daniel F. Kelly, MD, published a paper describing excellent...

Think Neuro Podcast Cover with Dr. Neil A Martin
April 21, 2021

A Delicate Surgery That Cures Debilitating Facial Spasms | Dr. Neil A. Martin

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 15: Show Notes Imagine a twitch that...

Gratitude
April 15, 2021

Embracing the Power of Gratitude

by Zara Jethani

A gratitude study uses beautiful videos on a mobile-based app to enhance well-being and adds to the Visual Healing® studies at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

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April 9, 2021

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named “L.A.’s Top Doctors” of 2021

by Caroline Mekhiel

This year, seven of Pacific Neuroscience Institute Medical Group’s physicians were included in Los Angeles Magazine’s April 2021 roster of “L.A.’s Top Doctors.” The results were based on a Los Angeles Magazine survey that asked physicians throughout Los Angeles County to identify the doctors they considered to be...

Joel B - Grateful Stroke Patient at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
April 7, 2021

Patient Story: Fighting for Life After Stroke

by Zara Jethani

A patient recollects a profound set of miracles at the worst time of his life in 2020 when he experienced a rare kind of stroke.

Sharmyn McGraw holding the book she authored
April 2, 2021

Cushing’s Disease Helped Shape My Wonderful Life

by Sharmyn McGraw

Now twenty-one years in remission from a pituitary adenoma tumor, Sharmyn McGraw, patient advocate, author, artist, and so much more, talks about the pivotal role of Cushing’s disease in her life. From dyslexia to writer and everything in between. Dealing with a life threatening disease,...

Dr. Kesari
April 1, 2021

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, Named Regional Medical Director for the Research Clinical Institute, Providence Southern California

by Guest Author

By Rex Hoffman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SoCal Clinical Institutes and Chief Medical Officer, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center April 1, 2021 – I am pleased to announce that Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, has been named regional medical director of Southern California’s Research Clinical Institute....

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March 23, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines

by Barbara Giesser

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, there were many questions about how persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would be affected.  Now a year later, we have answers to some of those questions, and other issues that have yet...

TRIP pyschedelic-assisted therapy at PNI
March 18, 2021

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Launches New Psychedelic-Assisted Clinical Trial

by Zara Jethani

Nature-themed visual experience and psilocybin therapy used for treatment of alcohol use disorder SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18, 2021— Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) has launched its first psychedelic-assisted clinical trial and begun participant enrollment. The Visual Healing® study is a collaboration among PNI, award-winning filmmaker...

Think Neuro Podcast Episode 14 Cover Dr. Gowrinathan
March 17, 2021

Treating the Effects of Cancer on Mind and Spirit | Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan

by Anthony Effinger

Cancer takes a toll on the mind, too, no matter what organ system it affects. Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan has seen all of these things. She’s the Director of Psycho-Oncology at PNI, and she specializes in the mental health of cancer patients.

Last updated: March 19th, 2021