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41. What’s the Best Way to Help Someone With Brain Cancer? | A Patient Panel Discussion
May 17, 2023

What’s the Best Way to Help Someone With Cancer? | A Panel Discussion

by Anthony Effinger

Tatiana Sarkisian lives with a brain tumor that causes pain like the very worst migraine. Van Nessa Manlunas had a sarcoma in her cheekbone and has had eight surgeries. Ben Stein-Lobovits suffered an inoperable brainstem glioma that is kept in check with a new drug. Do you have someone in your life who is coping with cancer?

Cancer Care Partners | Elaine Lipworth, Ari Nowain and Emmaline Mauritson
May 10, 2023

Cancer Care Partners | Elaine Lipworth, Ari Nowain and Emmaline Mauritson

by Anthony Effinger

When it comes to cancer, the focus is most often on the patient. But the best treatment happens when their care partners are cared for, too. The first step is knowing what it’s like to be the partner, son, daughter or friend of a cancer sufferer.

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.

220726 USNWR award
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. 

LA Mag top docs 2022
April 7, 2022

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named “L.A.’s Top Doctors” of 2022

by Zara Jethani

This year, six of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s physicians were included in Los Angeles Magazine’s April 2022 roster of “L.A.’s Top Doctors.”

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...

'The Scream' by Edvard Munch
October 1, 2021

October is Facial Pain Awareness Month

by Garni Barkhoudarian

An estimated 39 million people on the US have some degree of facial pain including TMJ dysfunction and notoriously painful Trigeminal Neuralgia. Read about these painful syndromes and available medical and surgical treatment options.

Providence Saint John's Health Center
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,...

Castle Connolly 2021 Top doctors
May 14, 2021

PNI Experts Are 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

by Zara Jethani

The Castle Connolly Top Doctor rigorous selection process is entirely merit-based. For 25 years, Castle Connolly’s mission has been to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. They provide an unbiased directory of healthcare providers. Through their extensive research...

Last updated: February 16th, 2022