Reza Tadayon-Nejad, MD, PhD

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry
Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry | 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Academic/Professional Appointments: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry




Medical Board Certification

Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015


Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016


Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2015


PhD, University of Calgary, 2011
MD, Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, 2004


  • 2015: NIMH T32 training grant (renewal)
  • 2015: 12th Annual meeting of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) Young Investigator prize, Los Angeles
  • 2014: NIMH T32 training grant
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  1. Xing M*, Tadayonnejad R*, MacNamara A, Ajilore O, DiGangi J, Phan KL, Leow A, Klumpp H (2016) Resting-State Theta Band Connectivity and Graph Analysis in Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical (In Press) (*Shared first author)
  2. Tadayonnejad R, Klumpp H, Ajilore O, Leow A, Phan KL (2016) Aberrant pulvinar effective connectivity in generalized social anxiety disorder. Medicine Nov ;95(45):e5358
  3. Xing M, Tadayonnejad R, MacNamara A, Ajilore O, Phan KL, Klumpp H, Leow A (2016) EEG based functional connectivity reflects cognitive load during emotion regulation. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 771-774
  4. Tadayonnejad R, Ajilore O, Mickey BJ, Crane NA, Hsu DT, Kumar A, Zubieta J, Langenecker SA., (2016) Pharmacological modulation of pulvinar resting-state regional oscillations and network dynamics in major depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Jun 30;252:10-8
  5. Tadayonnejad, R., Yang, S., Kumar, A., Ajilore, O. (2014) Clinical, cognitive, and functional connectivity correlations of resting-state intrinsic brain activity alterations in unmedicated depression. Journal of affective disorders (2015) Feb 1;172:241-50
  6. Tadayonnejad, R., Yang, S., Kumar, A., Ajilore, O. (2014) Multimodal brain connectivity analysis in unmedicated latelife depression. PloS One Apr 24;9(4)
  7. Tadayonnejad, R, Ajilore, O. (2014) Brain network dysfunction in late-life depression: A literature review. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology Mar; 27(1):5-12
  8. Tadayonnejad, R, Gomoll, BP., May, A, Bahr Hosseini, M, Caserta, M. (2014) A Case Study of Delusional Perception and Tilted Vision in a Patient with Confirmed Neurosarcoidosis Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Summer; 26(3): E13-4.
  9. Engbers JD*, Anderson D*, Tadayonnejad R*, Mehaffey WH, Molineux ML, Turner RW (2011) Distinct roles for I(T) and I(H) in controlling the frequency and timing of rebound spike responses. J. Physiology 15; 589(Pt 22):5391-413 (*Shared first author)
  10. Tadayonnejad, R., Anderson, D., Molineux, M.L., Mehaffey, W.H., Jayasuriya, K. and Turner, R.W. (2010) Rebound discharge in deep cerebellar nuclear neurons in vitro. Cerebellum Sep;9(3):352-74.
  11. Tadayonnejad, R., Mehaffey, W.H., Anderson, D. and Turner, R.W. (2009) Reliability of triggering postinhibitory rebound bursts in deep cerebellar neurons. Channels 3(3): 149-155.


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  • 2015: NIMH T32 training grant (renewal)
  • 2015: 12th Annual meeting of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) Young Investigator prize, Los Angeles
  • 2014: NIMH T32 training grant
  • 2014: Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health (SRI) fellowship (NIMH founded), UCLA, Los Angeles
  • 2014: Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 2014 Chairman’s Choice Award
  • 2014: American Psychiatric Association (APA) Research Colloquium for Junior Investigator Travel award, New York City (NIH founded)
  • 2013: National Network for Depression Centers (NNDC) annual conference travel award
  • 2009-2011: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentship