P. Leia Nghiemphu, MD
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P. Leia Nghiemphu, MD

  • Neurology|
  • Neuro-Oncology
Bowyer Oncology Center | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Preferred Name: P. (Leia) Nghiemphu

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Nghiemphu has been on faculty at UCLA since 2006 and is the Director of Neuro-Oncology Clinical Service and the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program. SHe is also the Clinical Director of the UCLA Neurofibromatosis Program. She has been the operational director for the UCLA Brain Tumor Center, charged with developing a highly coordinated, integrated, patient-centered practice for the care of patients with brain and nervous system tumors.


English, Vietnamese


Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2004


Neuro-Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005
UCLA Medical Center House Staff Training, 2004


Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2003
Stanford University Hospital, 2003


Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, 2000
Beth Israel Medical Center, 2000


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Individualized molecularly based therapy for patients with malignant brain tumors
  • Quality improvement in the care of patients with brain tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis


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  • 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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  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021