Dr. Lekha M. Rao is triple board certified in Neurology/Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. After obtaining her BA in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and MD at Drexel University, she completed pediatric residency, child neurology fellowship, and pediatric epilepsy fellowship at UCLA. She was the recipient of a 2011- 2013 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Care and Cure Fellowship.
Dr. Rao is a frequent invited lecturer on the topics of pediatric seizures, pediatric migraine management, and childhood sleep issues. She has presented and lectured both nationally and internationally, and published research in movement disorders, acute symptomatic seizures, and neonatal seizures with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Dr. Rao is also an active sub-investigator in ongoing clinical trials for neuromuscular disorders under the guidance of Dr. Perry Shieh.
Dr. Rao is dedicated to the success of all her patients, whether they have tics/Tourette's, headaches/migraines, autism, and/or epilepsy. She is committed to working together with patients and families for comprehensive care and meeting their individual needs. As a result, Dr. Rao has been named a 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor and future recipient of a Super Doctors Rising Star Award.
Dr. Rao's clinical expertise includes:
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