Dr. Payam Soltanzadeh is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology who specializes in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Soltanzadeh is an expert in myotonic dystrophies types 1 and 2, inclusion body myopathies including GNE myopathy and sporadic IBM, limb girdle muscular dystrophies, statin myopathies including the statin-triggered autoimmune necrotizing myopathy (HMG CR Ab associated myositis), myositis, dystrophinopathies, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and neuropathies.
Dr. Soltanzadeh received his M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, where his thesis focused on hereditary inclusion body myopathy (GNE myopathy). As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Myology, PitiéSalpêtrière Hospital in Paris he conducted research on the molecular characterization of congenital myasthenic syndromes due to MUSK mutations. Subsequently, Dr. Soltanzadeh collaborated on a large multicenter research with Dr. Kevin Flanigan at the University of Utah, where he participated in the United Dystrophinopathy Project, studying Genotype-phenotype correlations in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, dystrophinopathic cardiomyopathy, and manifesting carriers of Duchenne.
Dr. Soltanzadeh completed his Neurology residency at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and his Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship (Neuromuscular Track) at the University of Utah. After finishing his fellowship, he served as a faculty staff at Cleveland Clinic Neuromuscular Center in Cleveland Ohio before joining UCLA Department of Neurology. Dr. Soltanzadeh treats both adult and pediatric patients with neuromuscular disorders.