Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

Epilepsy Neurology| Clinical Neurophysiology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Neurology
300 Medical Plaza
Suite B200
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-7491

About

Serving as Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Program, Dr. Nuwer joined the UCLA team in the mid-1970s.  He is the first neurologist to develop spinal cord intraoperative monitoring, reducing the risk of surgery by more than 60%.  He went on to pioneer critical care EEG monitoring.  Together with Epileptologist J Engel, they built the first commercial epilepsy monitoring unit.  In each case, these techniques spread from UCLA to worldwide use helping patients.  Along the way, Dr. Nuwer championed an international effort changing EEG from a paper-ink method to a digital method.  In his role in the American Medical Association's policy-making body, he advocates for improvement in medical care across the US.  Based on his roles as a pioneer and champion for many widespread modern techniques and applications, Dr. Nuwer is now recognized internationally as a leader in his field.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013
Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1992
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1981

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1980

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 1979

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1976

Degree

Stanford University School of Medicine, MD, PhD, 1975

Recognitions

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Areas of Focus

Stereotactic eeg
Epilepsy monitoring unit evaluation (emu)
Abnormal eeg
Somatosensory evoked potentials (ssep) testing
Electroencephalography
Brainstem auditory evoked response (baer) test

Research

Interests

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • EEG
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Surgical Monitoring
  • Seizures
  • Concussion
  • Health Care Public Policy

Publications

  • More than 130 publications in medical research journals
  • More than 100 chapters in medical books
  • Seven medical textbooks

Recognitions

  • Southern California Super Doctors®
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Los Angeles Super Doctors®

Honors

  • Former president, California Neurology Society
  • Former president, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Former president, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • Former president, American Society for Neurological Inverstiagtion
  • American Medical Association House of Delegates
  • Former member, American Academy of Neurology Board of Directors