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Christopher M. DeGiorgio, MD

  • Epilepsy Neurology|
  • Clinical Neurophysiology


Professor and Vice Chairman
UCLA Department of Neurology
Block Chair, Medical Neurosciences I
Chief of Neurology, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center




Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1987


Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987


Neurology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 1985


Medicine/General Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1982


MD, Loyola University, 1981


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation
  • Sudden Death in Epilepsy
  • Nutritional Therapy for Epilepsy (Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D


Link to complete list of publications

  1. DeGiorgio CM, Soss J, Cook IA, Markovic D, Gornbein J, Murray D, Oviedo S, Gordon S, Corralle-Leyva G, Kealey CP, Heck CN. Randomized controlled trial of trigeminal nerve stimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy. Neurology. 2013; 80:786-91.
  2. Cook IA, Schrader LM, DeGiorgio CM, Miller PR, Maremont ER, Leuchter AF. Trigeminal nerve stimulation in major depressive disorder: Acute outcomes in an open pilot study. Epilepsy Behav. 2013;28:221-6.
  3. DeGiorgio CM, Krahl SE. Neurostimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy. Neurology Continuum 2013; 743-55.
  4. Moseley BD, DeGiorgio CM. Refractory Status Epilepticus Treated With Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation. Epilepsy Research 2013; 108:600-3.
  5. DeGiorgio CM, Scorza FA. Epilepsy and Behavior: Research on Omega-3 Fatty acids for Epilepsy. 2014; 40:124-5.
  6. DeGiorgio CM, Meymandi S, Miller P, Gornbein J, Soss J, Schrader L, Harper R. Randomized Double Blind Crossover Study Of Low And High Dose Fish Oil In Drug Resistant Partial Seizures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2015; 86:65-70
  7. Soss J, Heck C, Kealey C, Murray D, Markovic D, Oviedo S, Corral-Leyva G, DeGiorgio CM. Long Term Safety And Efficacy Of External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) Following A 50 Subject Randomized Controlled Trial. Epilepsy and Behavior 2015; 42:44-47.
  8. Novak JL, Miller PR, Markovic D, Meymandi SK, DeGiorgio CM. Risk Assessment for Sudden Death in Epilepsy: The SUDEP-7 Inventory. Front Neurol. 2015; 6:252.
  9. Moseley BD, DeGiorgio CM. The SUDEP Risk Inventory: Association with postictal generalized EEG suppression. Epilepsy Res. 2015; 117:82-4.
  10. Nune G, DeGiorgio C, Heck C. Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Epilepsy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015; 17:375.
  11. Cook IA, Kealey CP, DeGiorgio CM. The potential use of trigeminal nerve stimulation in the treatment of epilepsy. Ther Deliv. 2015 Mar; 6:273-5.
  12. Pendo K, DeGiorgio CM. Vitamin D3 for the Treatment of Epilepsy: Basic Mechanisms, Animal Models, and Clinical Trials. Front Neurol. 2016 Dec 8; 7:218.
  13. DeGiorgio CM, Taha AY. Omega-3 fatty acids (?-3 fatty acids) in epilepsy: animal models and human clinical trials. Expert Rev Neurotherapeutics 2016;16:1141-5.

In the News

Fish oil (n-3 fatty acids) in drug resistant epilepsy: a randomised placebo-controlled crossover study
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Seizures in Phase II Trial - Medscape article
Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for epilepsy and depression - Medscape article


  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022 - 2024
  • 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors
  • Castle and Connoly's Americas Top Doctors
  • Best Doctors
  • Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Award for Excellence in Education, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Golden Hammer Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Neurology
  • Invited Speaker, Royal College of Medicine, London, United Kingdom