Our Neurosciences Team

George P. Teitelbaum, MD
Medical Director, Neurovascular Center

george_teitelbaumGeorge P. Teitelbaum, MD, is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist, with added qualifications in neuroradiology. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. His surgical internship was completed at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; a fellowship in magnetic resonance imaging at Huntington Medical Research Institutes; and a fellowship in interventional radiology at The George Washington University Hospital.

Dr. Teitelbaum has more than 20 years experience in endovascular therapy. He treats intracranial, head, neck, and spine neurovascular disorders including acute stroke, carotid and intracranial stenoses, vascular malformations, aneurysms and cerebral vasospasm. He also treats spinal compression fractures and sacral insufficiency fractures using vertbebroplasy, kyphoplasty and spine injections for pain management.

Ronald F. Young, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Movement Disorders Center

Young ronaldRonald F. Young, MD, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his neurosurgical residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He has had neurosurgical appointments at multiple institutions, including the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, the UCLA School of Medicine, and the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Young has a special interest in, and significant experience with neurosurgical treatment of functional disorders, in particular, the treatment and management of intractable pain. In addition to utilizing traditional treatment modalities, he is also credentialed in stereotactic radiosurgery using the Gamma Knife and has extensive experience with the surgical treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor utilizing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – the latest technology and technique.

Michael Marvi, MD, MS
Movement Disorders Specialist

MarvimichaelMichael M. Marvi, MD, MS, is a board-certified neurologist. He also is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Southern California, where he obtained his fellowship training in movement disorders and his master’s degree in neurobiology. He attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine/Tel Aviv University and completed his medical internship and neurology residency at Kaiser-Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

Dr. Marvi practices general neurology and is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and tic disorders. In addition to conventional therapies, he is also experienced in deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming and the administration of botulinum toxin injections for the management of challenging movement disorders.

Margarita Oveian, MD
Medical Director, Neurodiagnostics and Chair, Neurology Section

OveianMargarita Oveian, MD, specializes in neurology and neurodiagnostics. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and her residency in neurology was completed at LAC + USC Medical Centers. Her extensive fellowship in clinical neurophysiology was completed at USC University Hospital and helped her become an expert in the field of neurodiagnostics, including EMG, NCS and EEG.

Dr. Oveian is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her research experience and clinical interests include a variety of neurological disorders, such as neuropathy, stroke, chronic refractory headaches, dizziness, women’s issues in neurology, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. She is a voluntary attending neurologist at LAC + USC Medical Center and clinical instructor involved in training neurology residents and fellows in electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCV), which are highly effective in the diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders and also for evaluating the severity of impairment and prognosis.

Michael Lupo, MD
Medical Director, Rehabilitation

LupoMichael A. Lupo, MD, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is the Medical Director of Acute Rehabilitation Services at both Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers. Dr. Lupo received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. His internship and residency were both completed at the University of California, Irvine.

The Providence Acute Rehab interdisciplinary team approach focuses on one common goal - returning patients to a functional, productive and meaningful lifestyle. To achieve this goal, Providence Medical Centers provide an intense rehabilitation program that includes: physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, speech & language pathology, clinical social work, medical rehabilitation, rehabilitation nursing, psychology, nutrition and other speciality services.

Pablo M. Lawner, MD
Chair, Neurosurgery Section

LawnerPablo Lawner, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializing in neurosurgery and spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also completed his surgical residency and his neurosurgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lawner’s clinical areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal procedures. He is a member of several organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Lawner is a Fellow of the Stroke Council Committee, American Heart Association.

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