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Nancy McLaughlin, MD


Nancy McLaughlin , MD

UCLA Physician Nancy McLaughlin , MD specializes in Neurological Surgery.
Neurological Surgery
Language Spoken
English, French
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825-5482 Patient Appointments
Fax Number
(310) 206-6242

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011 - 2012
Neurosurgery, John Wayne Cancer Institute, 2009 - 2011
Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, 2006 - 2009
Neurosurgery, Hospital Notre-Dame, 2002 - 2009
Medical Degree
MD, Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Medecine, 2002
Acoustic Neuromas, Acromegaly, Arteriovenous fistula, Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Stenosis, Cavernous malformation (aka cavernoma), Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak , Chondrosarcomas, Chordomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Cushing's disease, Dermoid cysts, Encephalocele, Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery, Epidermoid cyst, Facial Pain, Facial/Hemifacial Spasms, Hereditary vascular conditions, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Meningiomas, Microvascular decompression, Minimally invasixe approaches ( Supraorbital approach), Petrous apex cholesterol granuloma, Pineal tumor/cyst, Pituitary adenoma, Prolactinoma, Rathke Cleft cyst, Skull Base Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vestibular schwannoma
Department Affiliation
Physician, Neurosurgery
Additional Information
Dr McLaughlin is a neurosurgeon fellowship trained in cerebrovascular surgery, complex skull base surgery and minimally invasive skull base approaches, allowing a thorough evaluation of best surgical options. Dr McLaughlin’s has a special interest in the surgical management of intracranial aneurysms, cavernomas, brain arteriovenous malformations, pituitary lesions, and complex skull base lesions, integrating open and minimally invasive techniques. Dr McLaughlin earned her medical degree and completed her Neurosurgical residency at University of Montreal, receiving the highest award in the department of surgery. She completed with honors a Masters degree in neurological sciences and a PhD degree in physiology, working on the vascular implication of high grade brain tumors on radioresistance. She successfully passed her Canadian neurosurgical boards and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She then completed a first fellowship in minimally invasive skull base surgery at John Wayne Cancer Institute, allowing her to perfect her technical skills in endoscopic endonasal surgery and minimally invasive cranial approaches. She completed a second fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery and complex open skull base surgery at UCLA under the mentorship of Dr Neil Martin. Dr McLaughlin has authored numerous papers and book chapters on the management of vascular lesions and skull base lesions and has received numerous awards for her research.

Dr McLaughlin is actively involved in developing strategies to optimize surgical and perioperative care for patients undergoing a neurosurgical procedure, specifically for those with intracranial vascular lesions, pituitary lesions, and complex skull base lesions. As an advocate for patients, Dr McLaughlin is also interested in the recognition and coordination of centers of excellence in cerebrovascular, pituitary, and skull base surgery.

Awards & Recognition
  • 2012, UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2011, Best Abstract –Travel Grant at International Pituitary Congress, Boston, USA
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