Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD
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Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

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


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.




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


Clinical Neurophysiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1980


Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1976


MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1975



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



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


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


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2021 - 2024
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Los Angeles Super Doctors®


  • 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