Current Neurology Residents

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Aljoharah Alakkas Aljoharah Alakkas, MBBS
Hometown: Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: University of Dammam College of Medicine
Preliminary: Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital
Hobbies: Traveling, spend time with my friends and family
Fanny Du Fanny Du, MD
Thomas Hirschauer Thomas Hirschauer, MD, PhD
Brandon Holbert Brandon Holbert, MD
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Preliminary: University of Arizona - Phoenix
Academic Interests: Cognitive, Epilepsy, Neuro-Onc
Hobbies: Hitting the beach, running, hiking, camping, documentaries and social psych podcasts
Jenelle Raynowska Jenelle Raynowska, MD, MS


Rajan Arora Rajan Arora, MD
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Medical School: George Washington University
Preliminary: Riverside Community Hospital – University of California, Riverside
Academic Interests: Localization
Hobbies: Eating, trail running
Patrick Chen Patrick Chen, MD
Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Preliminary: Legacy Health - Portland OR
Academic Interests: Neurocritical care, Stroke, Medical Education
Hobbies: Surfing, skiing, raising a goldendoodle, writing
Alison Headley Alison Headley, MD, MPH
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Medical school: University of Miami
Preliminary: University of Miami-JFK GME Consortium
Academic Interests: Cognitive neurology
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, traveling
Anna Koblick Anna Koblik, MD
Hometown: Omsk, Russia
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Preliminary: Kaiser Oakland
Academic Interests: Electrophysiology
Hobbies: Music, art, flying
Andrew Hannawi Andrew Hannawi, MD
Hometown: Corona, CA
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Preliminary: Loma Linda Medical Center
Hobbies: History, jazz, food/cooking, tennis

Danielle Whalen, MD - Child Neurology
Jennifer Yang, MD - Child Neurology


Michael Chen Michael Chen, MD
Hometown: West Hills, CA
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Preliminary: Highland Hospital
Academic Interests: Cerebrovascular disease, Stroke, Neuroimaging
Hobbies: Mushroom hunting
Anasheh Halabi

Anasheh Halabi, MD, PhD (chief resident)
Hometown: Glendale, CA
Medical School & Graduate School: LSU New Orleans
Prelim: Cedars Sinai
Academic Interests: Academia, Research, Neuromuscular, Genetics
Hobbies: Food, cooking

Elizabeth Murphy Elizabeth Murphy, MD, PhD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School & Graduate School: University of California, San Diego
Preliminary: University of California, San Diego
Academic Interests: Dementia, Neuroimaging
Hobbies: Writing, exploring remote places, small creatures
Tiimothy Scheffelin Timothy Scheffelin, MD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Preliminary: University of California, San Diego
Academic Interests: EEG/Neuromuscular
Hobbies: Hiking, running, astronomy
Alex Yerevanian Alexan Yerevanian, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Preliminary: Harbor-UCLA
Academic Interests: Neuromuscular Medicine

Aileen Tanaka, MD - Child Neurology
Aliya Frederick, MD - Child Neurology


Andrew Ng, MD - Child Neurology (chief resident)


See information on training in Child Neurology.

See a list of current fellows.