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Welcome Alumni

Marvin Bergsneider

Our Program remains a truly special training environment, with the same strong clinical fundamentals that have been the hallmark of UCLA. It has been exciting to build upon this foundation, in part adapting to our changing field, but also to continually pursue excellence in everything we do.


Marvin Bergsneider, MD, FAANS,
Class of 1994, Program Director 2012-2021

Upcoming Events

June 5, 2024  Resident Research Day
June 15, 2024 Graduation Dinner
September 14, 2024 West Coast Volleyball Tournament
October 2025 Alumni Reception, CNS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Please contact Colleen Bruton [email protected] for additional information.

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Alumni Spotlight

Nicholas Au Yong

2020 NINDS/CNSF Getch K12 Scholar Award - – Nicholas Au Yong, MD, PhD (Class of 2018)

Funded by the NIH and CNS, the Getch Scholar Award recognizes “neurosurgeons who possess unique clinical and research skills that identify them as the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.” One award is given each year to a candidate competitively selected from among U.S. neurosurgeons in their first two years following academic training

Dr Au Yong's research will focus on his interest in broadening the scope of neuromodulation for those with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. With the CNS Getch Award, Dr Au Yong will address the needs of ventilator dependent cervical spinal cord injury (cSCI) patient whose injuries impair the normal function of the phrenic nerve - the main nerve controlling the diaphragm. The goal of his research is not only to stimulate the phrenic nerve, but to use neuromodulation to reduce or eliminate ventilator dependence. His goal is to conduct studies that develop phrenic sympathetic stimulation to healthy neuromuscular junctions and improve the efficiency of nerve transmission. His research will use sophisticated techniques, including optogenetics, to advance the science that is key to developing this therapy.

Alumni Spotlight

LA Stories Linda Liau

2019 – Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA (1998) Profile

Alumni Spotlight

Justin Dye and family

2019 – Justin Dye, MD (2013) joins the faculty at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Jason Hauptman

Jason Hauptman, MD, PhD (2014) performs awake craniotomy to preserve patient’s ability to sing.

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Send career and profile updates to Colleen Bruton, Resident Program Administrator, [email protected]  

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