Saman Hazany

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Director of Neuroradiology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Areas of treatment:

Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Pain
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Radiology


  • Department of Radiology


  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Saman Hazany, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director of Neuroradiology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Other Locations
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Hazany is a Board-CAQ Certified Radiologist/Neuroradiologist with interest in epilepsy and neuro-restoration. He has dual appointments at USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) and is a key member of the USC/RLANRC Neuro-restoration Institute. His expertise involves imaging diagnosis of neurological diseases, as well as image guided procedures including procedures that relieve pain. His research primarily involves building a robust MR imaging protocol and post-processing pipeline to assess effect of various neuro-rehabilitation interventions including mindfulness training, medication, stem-cell injection, spine electrical stimulation, and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).

Philosophy of Care:

I believe in treating a patient and not just a disease. Updated knowledge and innovation are the gateways to excellent patient care. This is why I have dedicated my career to clinical and academic medicine with the goal of providing accurate diagnoses, effective treatments and innovative ways to treat patients with neurologic diseases.


MD, UCSD, 2006
BS in Neurosciences, UCLA, 2002


Martin Luther King Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, Internal Medicine, 2007


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, Radiology, 2011
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, 2009


Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, Neuroradiology, 2013


Neuroradiology, The American Board of Radiology
Radiology, The American Board of Radiology

Professional society memberships:

Member, American Society of Neuroradiology
Member, Radiological Society of North America


Whittier Foundation Award, 2015
Honored by Dr. John Hesselink (UCSD Department of neuroradiology), 2006
UCSD Medical Student NIH Medical Research Award, 2003
UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award, 2001
Recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Golden Key National Honor Society, 2001