Payam Soltanzadeh, MD
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Payam Soltanzadeh, MD

  • Neurology|
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
Westwood Neurology | 300 Medical Plaza, Suite B200, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Payam Soltanzadeh is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology who specializes in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Soltanzadeh is an expert in myotonic dystrophies types 1 and 2, inclusion body myopathies including GNE myopathy and sporadic IBM, limb girdle muscular dystrophies, statin myopathies including the statin-triggered autoimmune necrotizing myopathy (HMG CR Ab associated myositis), myositis, dystrophinopathies, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and neuropathies.

Dr. Soltanzadeh received his M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, where his thesis focused on hereditary inclusion body myopathy (GNE myopathy). As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Myology, PitiéSalpêtrière Hospital in Paris he conducted research on the molecular characterization of congenital myasthenic syndromes due to MUSK mutations. Subsequently, Dr. Soltanzadeh collaborated on a large multicenter research with Dr. Kevin Flanigan at the University of Utah, where he participated in the United Dystrophinopathy Project, studying Genotype-phenotype correlations in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, dystrophinopathic cardiomyopathy, and manifesting carriers of Duchenne.

Dr. Soltanzadeh completed his Neurology residency at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and his Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship (Neuromuscular Track) at the University of Utah. After finishing his fellowship, he served as a faculty staff at Cleveland Clinic Neuromuscular Center in Cleveland Ohio before joining UCLA Department of Neurology. Dr. Soltanzadeh treats both adult and pediatric patients with neuromuscular disorders.




Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013


Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Utah Health Care GME Office, 2014


Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2013


Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2010


MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2000


West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurology

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

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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