Cells under a microscope

Contact Information

Pathology Requests & Reports
(310) 825-7230 (UCLA)
(310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA)

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave, 18-170 NPI
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
(310) 825-7230 | Email 

Section Chief
Director: Fausto Rodriguez, MD
(310) 206-4111 | Email

Neuropathology Laboratory
10833 Le Conte Ave., 18-144 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
(310) 825-5792 | Email

BTTR Biorepository
Director: Fausto Rodriguez, MD
(310) 206-4111 | Email

The Division of UCLA Neuropathology provides a broad range of clinical, research, and educational services. For patients, we are a part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center providing world-class innovative care. For scholars, students, and researchers, UCLA is a dynamic, collegial, and fulfilling place to learn and to push the boundaries of medicine forward for our patients. We work closely with teams of internationally renowned neuroscientists, neurologists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists as well as other healthcare providers. The neuropathology faculty has particular diagnostic and research expertise in brain and pituitary tumors, dementia, epilepsy, and neuromuscular disorders. We provide higher level consultation services to patients, medical centers, and healthcare systems here and abroad. Please spend time exploring this web portal to learn about our division's services and about different diseases that affect the nervous system.


  • Tumors and vascular malformations of the brain
  • Skull base, spine and spinal cord disorders
  • Peripheral nerve and muscle studies
  • Degenerative and inflammatory conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord
  • Diseases of nerves and skeletal muscle
  • Unusual causes of stroke, cerebrovascular disease and epilepsy

Forms and Protocols



  • Dementia
  • Glioblastoma, Biomarkers
  • Epilepsy, Cortical Dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain tissue biospecimen and biorepository science (BTTR)