Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu, MD

Project 3 Co-Leader
P. Leia Nghiemphu, MD

Dr. Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Department of Neurology at UCLA.

She received her Doctorate in Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a Residency in Neurology at Stanford Medical Center. She then had subspecialty training in Neuro-Oncology at UCLA Medical Center which included a post-doctoral research training in brain tumor signaling and mouse models. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2006, specializing in the treatment of patients with primary central nervous system tumors. 

Dr. Nghiemphu's research focuses on individualized treatments for patients with primary brain tumors to increase their survival and improve their quality of life.

She is currently the Director of Neuro-Oncology Clinical Service and the UCLA Multidisciplinary NF2 Clinic, and is also the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program. She is charged with educating the next generation of brain tumor specialists and developing a highly coordinated, integrated, patient-centered practice for the care of patients with brain tumors.