Dr. Melita Petrossian is a fellowship-trained neurologist and movement disorders specialist. She is the medical director of the Movement Disorders Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Petrossian’s clinical interests and expertise are in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, gait disorders, ataxia, myoclonus, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, and tics, as well as Parkinson’s-related conditions such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy.

Dr. Petrossian’s focus is on a multidisciplinary approach to these movement disorders, including appropriate diagnosis utilizing the latest imaging techniques, optimization of medical treatment and coordination with physical and speech therapists. She assesses patients for deep brain stimulation surgery and creates a custom-tailored program of DBS settings. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.

Medical School
  • UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • English
  • Spanish


Pacific Movement Disorders Center
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 112
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7433
(310) 582-7495
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
4201 Torrance Boulevard
Suite 520
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 582-7433
(310) 582-7495


  • Neurology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Gait Disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • Spasticity
  • Myoclonus
  • Tourette's Disorder
  • Movement Disorders
  • Botox Injections
  • Migraine Headaches


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare HMO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO