Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD

Jason Tarpley, MD, PhD

Director, Stroke & Aneurysm Center; Vascular and Interventional Neurology

Jason W. Tarpley, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in vascular and interventional neurology. He specializes in the clinical care of patients with neurovascular disorders and has specific interest in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral aneurysms, and carotid artery stenosis. He is an investigator in many phase 2 and phase 3 clinical studies examining the safety and effectiveness of innovative therapies in stroke patients. He has published many papers and presented his research at domestic and international conferences. Dr. Tarpley serves as the Stroke Medical Director for Pacific Stroke and Aneurysm Center. He is also the clinical lead for Providence’s system-wide Clinical Stroke Research.


JASON TARPLEY, MD, PhD
I ‘dodged a bullet’ after suffering a massive stroke from blockage to the right brain, causing the left side of my body to shut down. Thankfully I received exceptional Emergency medical treatment from Dr. Jason Tarpley and his team at the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Group and the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Tarpley performed a thrombectomy to remove three blood clots from the right carotid artery, restoring blood flow to the brain. Not only do I credit Dr. Tarpley with saving my life through his skill and intense medical focus, but also with saving my normal faculties of speech, arm and leg movement, and powers of thought. Recovery was almost immediate, stunning many doctors at Providence, as well as at my own medical group. Follow-up sessions with Dr. Tarpley have only served to reinforce my trust, admiration, and gratitude for his exemplary professionalism and attention to the human aspects of recovery. It has taken time to trust myself to drive a car again, to walk without a cane worried that I might fall, to meet friends for lunch away from the security of my home. Dr. Tarpley understands that stroke patients need reassurance as they gain confidence. I later switched to PPO medical insurance so that I can take full advantage of the medical expertise at the Providence Group, and I may continue to be treated by Dr. Tarpley and the other fine doctors practicing there.
– Marilyn B | Apr 2, 2019
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JASON TARPLEY, MD, PhD
Dr. Tarpley heads the Providence Saint John’s Health Center Stroke Center in Santa Monica, and he’s an EXCELLENT physician. He’s a brilliant thinker with an open attitude who is clearly highly regarded by colleagues and nurses. I’ve recovered from a stroke, and my experience was as positive as it could be because I felt strangely relaxed and confident in his knowledge and judgment. If one is in the unenviable position of experiencing a stroke or neurological issue, I hope you’ll come under the care of Dr. Tarpley!
– B.L. in Pacific Palisades, CA | 2017
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JASON TARPLEY, MD, PhD
Dr. Tarpley is the best doctor I have ever met. He is truly a healer.
– Angela P. (Stroke Center survey report 2017)
Medical Degree:Doctor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles
Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, UCLA, Los Angeles
Residency:Neurology Residency, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Internal Medicine Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Fellowship:Neurovascular Fellowship, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship, Providence St. Johns Health Center, Santa Monica, CA