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Rajsekar R. Rajaraman, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Primary Location
Manhattan Beach Pediatrics
1000 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 190
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Phone
Fax
310-545-5310

About

Dr. Rajsekar "Raj" Rajaraman is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. He completed his Pediatric Neurology residency, Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship, and Epilepsy fellowship training here at UCLA.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Rajaraman completed his pediatrics residency at the Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey. During his pediatric residency, his exposure to seizures and the effects that epilepsy has on the patient and family led to him pursuing a career in pediatric epileptology at UCLA. Currently, his clinical and research interests involve all aspects of infantile spasms, as well as its effects in Tuberous Sclerosis and CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder. Dr. Rajaraman is currently the Director of the UCLA Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence as well as the UCLA CDKL5 Center of Excellence. He is the primary investigator of over a dozen pharmaceutical and investigator driven clinical trials and studies. He has presented research at multiple conferences, including the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and the American Epilepsy Society, receiving achievements including the national 2014 American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award. Dr. Rajaraman has multiple publications on infantile spasms and cannabidiol (CBD). He is currently obtaining a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCr) at UCLA, supported by the Pediatric Victory Foundation.

In addition to his clinical and research interests, Dr. Rajaraman is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Epilepsy Society (AES). He volunteers for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, including helping at their annual Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl, as well as the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland.

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2018
Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2017
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2017
UCLA School of Medicine, 2016

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 2015
Monmouth Medical Center, 2012

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, MA, 2020

Hospital Affiliations

Research

Interests

  • CDKL5 Disorder
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Genetic Epilepsies