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Dawn S. Eliashiv, MD

  • Epilepsy Neurology|
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
Westwood Neurology | 300 Medical Plaza, Suite B200, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

A Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of the UCLA Seizure Disorders Center, Dr. Eliashiv sees patients and conducts research. She was one of a few clinician-scientists studying the use of magnetoencephalography (MEG)—a neuroimaging technique for mapping brain activity—as a noninvasive tool to localize seizures in the brain, and was one of the first to capture seizures with MEG. Dr. Eliashiv is an author and co-author in numerous publications and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. She is also an investigator with NINDS and American Epilepsy Society funded research. Dr. Eliashiv's interests range from being the lead site investigator in studying responsive neurostimulation in patients with medication resistant epilepsy to utilizing computerized morphometry to identify patterns in the hippocampus when a normal brain develops epilepsy and discovering biomarkers, which will aid the development of novel interventions to prevent epilepsy, using MEG and other approaches. She also has a passion for global health. She is a commission member of the International Board of Epilepsy with collaborative research. She studied Neurocysticercosis in Peru and Ecuador, Nodding Syndrome in Uganda, as well as conducted outreach in Morocco trying to alleviate the global health burden of epilepsy.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013
Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996

Fellowship

Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1994

Residency

Neurology, Hadassah Medical Organization, 1991

Internship

Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1985

Degree

MD, Sackler School of Medicine, 1985

Locations

West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurology

Neurology| Movement Disorders Neurology| Epilepsy Neurology +6 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Epilepsy monitoring unit evaluation (emu)
Abnormal eeg
Temporal lobe epilepsy
Epilepsy
Cryptogenic epilepsy
Electroencephalography

Videos

Profile
Meet Dawn S. Eliashiv, MD
Dr. Dawn Eliashiv answers questions about epilepsy | UCLA Neurology

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Best Doctors 2015