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Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh Voice swallow dysfunction
September 24, 2021

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh: Voice & Swallow Advocate

by Amelia Garrison

Did you know that some swallowing problems can be caused by a medical condition? PNI expert Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh treats both voice and swallowing dysfunction. When swallowing becomes a problem Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) can become a chronic issue that affects anyone, but is often experienced...

Dr. Kesari Ranks Top Researcher Glioblastoma
September 20, 2021

Dr. Santosh Kesari Ranks Among Top Researchers for Glioblastoma

by Amelia Garrison

Expertscape, a highly regarded ranking site for life science practitioners, recently recognized Dr. Santosh Kesari among the top researchers for glioblastoma, or GBM. Of almost 80,000 publications surveyed, Dr. Kesari’s research ranked in the top 0.05%, making his work a vital component in GBM treatment. Many of Pacific...

doctor daniel kelly think neuro podcast
September 15, 2021

On COVID-19, Brain Surgery, and Never Wasting a Crisis | Dr. Daniel Kelly

by Anthony Effinger

Listen to this episode to hear Dr. Kelly speak about how PNI made the most of the pandemic, for its patients, and for science. The PNI team used anesthesia with fewer side effects, cut down on narcotics, and did immediate postoperative CT scans. The result: ICU use fell to 29% from 54%, and 41.4 percent of patients went home on day one.

Dinner of Champions
September 9, 2021

PNI Celebrates 2021 MS Dinner of Champions Honorees

by Amelia Garrison

Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is a proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Dinner of Champions, an annual gala event hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The event raises awareness and critical funding for research and programs for the one million people living with...

woman grasping her neck
September 1, 2021

Cervical Dystonia: A Pain in the Neck

by Melita Petrossian

Many of our patients tell us that prior to being seen by us, their symptoms were dismissed by physicians or other providers. Because many movement disorders show no abnormalities on blood testing or imaging, patients are often told that there is “nothing wrong” and that they should learn to “live with it.”

Best Doctors 2021 PNI
August 30, 2021

PNI Physicians Receive Best Doctor 2021 Awards

by Amelia Garrison

Best Doctors has awarded five Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) physicians with the Best Doctor 2021 Award. The award, which is determined by the impartial peer-review selection process of thousands of leading specialists across the country, delivers a comprehensive evaluation of the brightest minds in medicine...

Targeted Treatment Tumors 08/26
August 26, 2021

Targeted Treatment for Patients With Inoperable Brain Tumors

by Amelia Garrison

The Brain Tumor Center’s neuro-oncology team at Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) recently published a paper identifying the success of customized treatment plans for patients with inoperable tumors, many of whom have limited treatment options.  The paper, co-authored by PNI’s expert research team of Dr. Jose...

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian on the THINK NEURO Podcast
August 18, 2021

Get Vaccinated to Avoid Stroke, Abnormal MRIs | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian

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 19: Show Notes The Covid-19 virus is...

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,...

illustration of a dna strand
August 3, 2021

How Medicine Can Precisely Reach Its Destination

by Santosh Kesari

On a pre-pandemic flight from Los Angeles to Boston, I marveled at the ability of a plane to journey from a very specific location in one city to another specific spot thousands of miles away. I stepped in the plane at a particular gate in...

Last updated: September 29th, 2021