FACULTY AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST

Jonathan Bui, MD, PhD

Dr. Bui has broad clinical interests with a focus on cerebrovascular disease and behavioral neurology.

John R. Crawford, MD

Dr. Crawford is Director of the Pediatric Neuro-oncology program and is a pediatric neuro-oncologist who specializes in diagnosis and management of children with brain tumors. These include children with neuro-cutaneous syndromes such as neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis. He also has interests in immunological disorders affecting the brain, such as demyelinating diseases. Dr. Crawford is also the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Training Program.

Jennifer Friedman, MD

Dr. Friedman is a specialist in movement disorders in children and adults. Her clinical interests include movement disorders (including but not limited to dystonia and Tourette syndrome), neurogenetics and neurometabolic disorders.

Joseph Gleeson, MD

Dr. Gleeson's clinical interests focus particularly on neurogenetic disorders and parallel his extensive research interests.

Carla Grosmann, MD

Dr. Grosmann specializes in neuromuscular disorders and electromyography. She directs the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at RCHSD and coordinates a monthly neuromuscular pathology conference for clinicopathological correlation of neuromuscular pathology. She participates in the Mutation Registry for Dystrophinopathies. She also has an active clinical practice in adolescent neurology.

Richard Haas, MD

Dr. Haas' clinical interests include neurometabolic disease, Rett syndrome, neuromuscular disease and neonatal neurology. He directs the UCSD Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center where the research focus is on improving diagnostic testing for mitochondrial disease, the role of mitochondrial DNA in disease and the mitochondrial role in neurodegenerative disease.

Robert Leshner, MD

Dr. Leshner has wide-ranging expertise in neuromuscular diseases.

William Lewis, MD

Dr. Lewis is the Co-Director of the Division of Child Neurology (RCHSD). He is an active clinician with broad clinical interests, and specific interests in pediatric headache syndromes.

David Lieberman, MD, PhD

Dr. Lieberman sees children with general neurological problems, and has particular interests in neurogenetic disorders and autism.

Mark Nespeca, MD

Dr. Nespeca is the Program Consultant/Medical Director of the Clinical EEG laboratory at RCHSD. He is an active clinician with specific expertise in childhood epilepsy.

Michelle Sahagian, MD

Dr. Sahagian provides consultation and follow-up care for a wide variety of neurological disorders, primarily serving north county San Diego. She has an interest in neuromuscular disorders and attends the muscle disease clinic at RCHSD She also provides neurologic care for children who reside at the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children.

Doris Trauner, MD

Dr. Trauner is the Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology. Her clinical interests encompass neurodevelopmental disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders, language and neurobehavioral disorders, epilepsy and epileptic behavior syndromes, and neurocutaneous syndromes.

Sonya Wang, MD

Dr. Wang is a pediatric epileptologist with special interest in epilepsy manifestations in children.

Michael Zimbric, MD

Dr. Zimbric is a general pediatric neurologist with a wide range of interests in clinical neurological disorders affecting children.