Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

Clinical Neurophysiology
Primary Location
Westwood Neurology
300 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Serving as Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Program, Dr. Nuwer joined the UCLA team in the mid-1970s, when there was no spinal cord intraoperative monitoring, making spinal cord surgery extremely risky. Combining his expertise in evoked potentials, the study of electrical activity in the brain in response to stimulation of sensory nerve pathways, and his background in electrical engineering, Dr. Nuwer became the first clinical neurophysiologist and neurologist to develop a technique that allowed for the recording of stable, sensory system potentials in the operating room. He found that by delivering a constant stream of electrical pulses to a nerve in the ankle, while monitoring the brain and spinal cord with an electroencephalogram, he was able to devise an intraoperative evoked potential for surgery and develop the techniques needed for minute-by-minute intraoperative electrophysiological recordings, resulting in safer surgery and better outcomes.


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


UCLA School of Medicine, 1980


UCLA School of Medicine, 1979


UCLA School of Medicine, 1976


Stanford University School of Medicine, MD, PhD, 1975


West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurology

Neurology| Movement Disorders Neurology| Epilepsy Neurology +6 more

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


  • Southern California Super Doctors® 2016
  • Best Doctors 2015-2016
  • President, Association of California Neurologists
  • Former president, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Medical Association House of Delegates
  • Former member, American Academy of Neurology Board of Directors