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PNI Super Doctors 2021
September 10, 2020

PNI’s Super Doctors 2021!

by Caroline Mekhiel

Nineteen of PNI’s doctors have been recognized as Super Doctors in the 2021 announcement of this prestigious industry standard award. Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding doctors who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. The selection process is rigorous and...

Dr. Daniel Kelly
June 25, 2020

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Zara Jethani

In the field of neurosurgery, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, is loved by his patients and esteemed by his colleagues. Soft spoken and eloquent, he has a quiet confidence that underscores this highly skilled neurosurgeon’s drive, determination and focus in always pushing the boundaries of excellence....

Naveed Wagle MD
September 3, 2019

Professional Spotlight: Dr. Naveed Wagle

by Nikki Mena

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce the newest neuro-oncologist at the Pacific Brain Tumor Center, Naveed Wagle, MD. Find out more.

La Odisea 2019
Dr. Kesari with two peers
Dr. Kesari at "The Duke" Awards 2019
special service award ceremony
Dr. Santosh Kesari holding an award
Dr. Santosh Kesari and Kirk Cameron
Dr. Santosh Kesari and Rick Muchow
"The Duke" Awards 2019
Dr. Santosh Kesari at "The Duke" awards
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an award ceremony
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an award ceremony
Doctors O'Day, Kelly and Kesari
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an awards ceremony
May 8, 2019

Professional Spotlight: Dr. Santosh Kesari Awarded “The Duke” at 34th Annual Odyssey Ball

by Guest Author

The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCIA) honored neurologist and neuro-oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, with "The Duke" Special Service Award, and philanthropist and President of Premier Girls Fastpitch Dan Hay with the Generation of Hope Award, at La Odisea, the 34th Odyssey Ball on May 4, 2019. Read more.

Elmar Nurmemmedov PhD MBA
April 10, 2019

Professional Spotlight: The Science Nomad

by Nikki Mena

Dr. Elmar Nurmemmedov’s fascination with science has taken him across the world to discover drugs that will help cure cancer. Find out more.

Walavan Sivakumar MD
April 6, 2019

Dr. Walavan Sivakumar Voted In As Secretary of Young Neurosurgeons Committee

by Zara Jethani

Walavan Sivakumar, MD, has been elected as incoming secretary for the AANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC). That honor involves a two-year term as secretary followed by a two-year term as president. Find out more.

Neurosurgery Fellowship at PNI
April 1, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgery Fellow

by Mahyar Pakizegee

What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Take a look behind the scenes and follow a young doctor through his day as a neurosurgery fellow in a busy practice at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California.

February 18, 2019

Dr. Howard Krauss: How I became a Neuro-Ophthalmologist

by Zara Jethani

Going from aerospace engineering to eye surgery, Dr. Howard R. Krauss is a surgical neuro-ophthalmologist. Hear him explain what that is and how this specialized skill can help patients with tumors affecting the eye and vision.

Jose Carrillo MD
January 16, 2019

Dr. Jose Carrillo: Orange County Physician of Excellence

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute is very pleased to announce that neuro-oncologist Jose Carrillo, MD, has been named a Physician of Excellence, by the Orange County Medical Association.

PNI's SuperDoctors
December 8, 2018

Professional Spotlight: PNI’s Super Doctors of 2018

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce that 14 of our physicians have achieved the Super Doctor designation in 2018 with many of them being multiple year recipients. Find out who they are.

Last updated: January 14th, 2019