Daniel Pelletier

Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Neurology Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Areas of treatment:

Multiple sclerosis


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English
  • French

Daniel Pelletier, MD

Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Pelletier is a clinician-scientist born and educated in the Province of Quebec, Canada. After receiving his B.A. in Computer Sciences and studying Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Pelletier received his M.D. degree in 1994 and completed his Neurology training at Laval and McGill universities. He subsequently received research training in multiple sclerosis and advanced MRI techniques at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He joined the University of California, San Francisco MS Center in 1999 as a recipient of a National Multiple Sclerosis Physician Fellowship Award Grant for his work in molecular imaging. He was appointed at Yale in January 2011 to lead the MS Program as Chief of the Neuro-Immunology Division and Yale Multiple Sclerosis Center until March 2015. He joined USC to become Vice-Chair of Research and Chief of the Neuro-Immunology and MS Division.

Philosophy of Care
Dr. Pelletier’s clinical practice is focused on individualized medicine using a multi-disciplinary team approach. Individual patients with multiple sclerosis require individual therapeutic strategies based on clinical, genetic, and environmental features and profiles. This can be achieved through evidence-based knowledge using the latest validated technology specifically developed for multiple sclerosis.

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BA, Université du Québec, Computer Sciences, 1985
MD, Université Laval, 1994


Université Laval, 1994-1995


Université Laval & McGill University, Neurology, 1995-1998


McGill University, MR Spectroscopy, 1998-1999
University of California, San Francisco, Neurology and Radiology, 1999-2001


Quebec Neurology Board Certification, 1999

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Society


Eric and Peggy Lieber Endowed Chair, University of Southern California, 2015
Andy and Debbie Rachleff Distinguished Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 2009
Harry Weaver Neuroscientist Scholar Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2005