Lilyana Amezcua

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Areas of treatment:

Multiple Sclerosis


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English
  • Spanish

Lilyana Amezcua, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Amezcua is a multiple sclerosis specialist trained under the direction of USC’s Dr. Leslie P. Weiner.  She completed a residency in neurology and was chief resident.  She was awarded a Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Her research is focused on collaborating with basic researchers in the field of immunology, employing new imaging techniques to access disease progression, as well as defining racial disparities that may exist within the multiple sclerosis population.  She is active within her community and lectures both in English and Spanish.  Dr. Amezcua currently serves as co-investigator to several clinical trials within the MS department.


Jefferson Medical College, M.D., 1998-2002


MCP/Hahneman Hospital, Drexel University, 2003


LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2006


Keck School of Medicine at USC, Multiple Sclerosis, 2008

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology
National American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Dr. Amezcua was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to pursue fellowship training in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology