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Dr. Amit Kochhar sees a patient at the Facial Nerve Disorders Program at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
April 18, 2024

A Smile Returns After Facial Paralysis

by Guest Author

Dr. Amit Kochhar performs an advanced type of facial nerve surgery that restores movement and function in patients with facial paralysis. Learn more.

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January 25, 2024

Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Physicians Receive Distinguished 2024 Healthcare Awards

by Brianna Rauchman

Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI®) celebrates significant healthcare milestones in 2024! Numerous esteemed PNI physicians were honored with Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Super Doctors awards, showcasing their dedication to clinical excellence and professional achievement.

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December 20, 2023

Loneliness, a Panel Discussion | Drs. Gowrinathan, Kochhar, Voelker

by Anthony Effinger

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another scourge raging in the U.S: loneliness. About 17% of Americans reported feeling lonely “a lot of the day yesterday,” when polled by Gallup earlier this year, and a staggering 41% of single people said they did.

38. Mapping, and Fixing, the Nerves in the Face | Dr. Amit Kochhar
March 15, 2023

Mapping, and Fixing, the Nerves in the Face | Dr. Amit Kochhar

by Anthony Effinger

Dr. Amit Kochhar is an otolaryngologist. That means he specializes in surgery in the head and neck. Among the conditions that he treats is something called synkinesis: unintentional contractions of the face muscles. A patient’s eye may close when smiling.

January 1, 2023

PNI Founders’ Message 2023

by Daniel F. Kelly

At Pacific Neuroscience Institute® (PNI) we achieved many milestones in 2022 and continue to make positive impacts in neuroscience clinical care, research, and education.

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July 27, 2022

Neurology and Neurosurgery High Level Performance Recognized at Providence Hospitals

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute teams in Neurology and Neurosurgery contribute to High Performing Hospitals in US News & World Report rankings.

June 15, 2022

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Explained by Dr. Amit Kochhar

by PNI Experts

Pacific Neuroscience Institute's facial nerve expert, Dr. Amit Kochhar, Director of the Facial Nerve Disorders Program, explains how Ramsay Hunt Syndrome - a rare virus also known to cause chickenpox and shingles - recently led to the 28-year-old pop star Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis. 

January 18, 2022

Voting Open for 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

by Amelia Garrison

If you are registered on Doximity, and board-certified in one or more of the ranked medical specialties, you are eligible to vote for next year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals. Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates are honored to have received more than...

January 1, 2022

PNI Founders’ Message 2022

by Daniel F. Kelly

At Pacific Neuroscience Institute, we are looking forward to what lies ahead with fresh excitement. Neurological diseases do not stop and neither have we.

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August 10, 2021

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica Named among Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for Neurology and Neurosurgery

by Amelia Garrison

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates received more than 100 honors from the U.S. News & World Report, which released its Best Hospital ratings in July 2021. The report, which reviews hospital performance in adult, pediatric,...

Last updated: June 6th, 2022