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R.J. Mallari

  • Neurosurgery

R.J. Mallari is a staff scientific writer in neurosurgery research at the Brain Tumor and Pituitary Disorders Centers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. With a background in math, combined with his interest in the neurosciences, his analytical skills have been invaluable in the assessment of patient...

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Rachel N. Casas PhD

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
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Kirsty E. Bortnik, PhD, ABPP-CN

  • Clinical Neuropsychology

Kirsty E. Bortnik, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a clinical neuropsychologist who focuses on adult and geriatric neuropsychological assessment. She has an extensive clinical background in the neuropsychology of various neurological conditions, with specialty training in epilepsy, movement disorders, and aging and dementia. Dr. Bortnik obtained her Bachelor’s...

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Benjamin Pulli, MD

  • Neurointerventional Surgery

Benjamin Pulli, MD, is a fellowship trained interventional neuroradiologist with a focus on vascular disorders of the brain, head/neck, and spine. He employs state-of-the-art minimally invasive endovascular and percutaneous surgical techniques to treat patients with intracranial aneurysms, acute stroke, brain arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas,...

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Evan S. Walgama, MD

  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Evan Walgama, MD is a board-certified Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck / ENT Surgeon at the Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Santa Monica. His particular area of expertise is in the treatment of patients with benign and malignant tumors...

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Amelia Garrison, MPhil

  • Marketing & Communications

Amelia is an editor and digital communications specialist with a background in social anthropology, French, and art history. As the Coordinator, Marketing & Communications at Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI), Amelia leads the PNI blog, newsletter, and digital communications. She works closely with our physicians and the...

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R. Justin Garling, MD

Originally from Desoto, TX, Richard Garling, MD, attended college at Duke University where he double majored in Chemistry and History. He graduated with Distinction in Chemistry in 2009 after defending his senior thesis. Dr. Garling attended the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio...

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Robin Banuelos

Useful Links Brain Tumor Clinic Locations

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Erika Lozano

Useful Links Brain Tumor Movement Disorders Stroke & Neurovascular Spine Health Clinic Locations