Kristina K. Murata, NP

Kristina K. Murata, NP

Pediatric Neurology

About

Kristina Murata has over 12 years of clinical health care experience with both children and adults. She has worked with the pediatric population (including young adults) at UCLA since 2006. Her passion and focus is with the management and care of children with intractable epilepsy, specifically those who are considering surgical options. She also has special interest and background in nonpharmacologic treatments such as vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy, Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) therapy, and Ketogenic diet therapy.

Born and raised in Hawaii, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2005. She then moved to Los Angeles and worked as a registered nurse and educator at UCLA Medical Center in the Acute Care Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. In 2009, she received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles and began her career as a nurse practitioner. She is board certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center and licensed by the State of California to provide care for patients of all ages.

Professional Memberships:
American Epilepsy Society
Child Neurology Society

UCLA Medical Center (Outpatient):
200 Medical Plaza Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Inpatient):
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Neurology (Mailing Address):
10833 Le Conte Avenue
MDCC Suite 22-474
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Education

Degrees

UCLA School of Nursing, MSN, 2009
University of Hawaii at Manoa, RN, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

Research

Publications

The ketogenic diet as broad-spectrum treatment for super-refractory pediatric status epilepticus: challenges in implementation in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

Link to complete list of PubMed publications >

  1. Hussain SA, Shin JH, Shih EJ, Murata KK, Sewak S, Kezele ME, Sankar R, Matsumoto JH. Limited efficacy of the ketogenic diet in the treatment of highly refractory epileptic spasms. Seizure. 2016; 35:59-64.
  2. Cobo NH, Sankar R, Murata KK, Sewak SL, Kezele MA, Matsumoto JH. The ketogenic diet as broad-spectrum treatment for super-refractory pediatric status epilepticus: Challenges in implementation in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. J Child Neurol. 2015; 30(2):259-66.