Charles C. Flippen II, MD
Dr. Flippen is currently Health Sciences Professor of Neurology at UCLA, occupies the Richard D. and Ruth P. Walter Chair in Neurology and serves as Director of the Neurology Residency Program.
Dr. Flippen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and then obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his neurology Residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Headache Medicine and Facial Pain at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI.
In 1997, Dr. Flippen joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he started their first Headache Clinic. Dr. Flippen has been on faculty at UCLA since 1999 and has served as Clerkship Director for the third year medical school course in Neurology and is a staff neurologist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Flippen has a long history of active leadership in neurology education, including service on the American Academy of Neurology Education committee and as an oral examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His teaching skill has been recognized with receipt of the UCLA Department of Neurology "Golden Hammer", an A.B. Baker Section Teacher Recognition Award from the AAN and the 2011 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Visiting Professor in Neurologic Education. He currently serves on the Neurology Residency Review committee of the ACGME, as the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Neurology Institute and on the AAN Board of Directors.
Dr. Flippen has expertise in management of refractory headache. His research interests are in the development of novel preventive therapies for migraine. His clinical interests include management of refractory headache, women's issues in headache and refractory facial pain.
Adrienne Keener, MD
Associate Program Director
Dr. Keener is a neurologist whose primary clinical focus is movement disorders. Currently, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and a member of the Movement Disorders Clinic. An honors graduate of University of California, San Diego, with a major in Cognitive Science, and an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Keener was an intern in Medicine at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and a resident in Neurology in the Department of Neurology at UCLA where she served as Chief Resident. In 2016, she joined the faculty at UCLA where she participates in research and clinical care both at the UCLA Movement Disorders Clinic and at the West LA VA PADRECC (Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center). Her research interests include the epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease, and interdisciplinary treatment approaches for movement disorders. Dr. Keener is also interested in medical education, specifically in the practice of Narrative Medicine and developing physician wellness for trainees. She joined the residency program at UCLA as the Associate Program Director in 2016.
Yvette Bordelon, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director, Residency Program
Dr. Yvette Bordelon is currently Health Sciences Professor of Neurology at UCLA and serves as the Neurology Clerkship Director for third year medical students and as an Associate Program Directory for the Neurology Residency Program.
Dr. Bordelon received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Her thesis work was performed with Dr. Marie-Francoise Chesselet and involved investigating mechanisms of neurodegeneration in an animal model of Huntington disease. She completed residency training in Neurology at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals where she served as Chief Resident during her final year and then a Movement Disorders Fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Bordelon joined the UCLA Neurology department faculty in 2004. Her clinical work involves the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease, Huntington disease and other movement disorders and includes an active Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) movement disorders clinic. Her clinical research interests include the conduct of clinical trials in these diseases. Her dedication to patient care has been recognized with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at UCLA presented in 2012. Dr. Bordelon has been actively involved in medical education throughout her career and has twice been awarded the UCLA Department of Neurology Golden Hammer Award by the residents in 2007 and 2019, and received the AAN A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award in 2009.
Nan Cheng, MD
Molly Fensterwald, MD
Colin McCrimmon, MD, PhD