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 Director 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.
Executive Clerkship Coordinator and Medical Student Education Coordinator,