- Department of Neurology
Arthur Partikian, MD
Director of Pediatric Neurology at LAC+USC Medical Center
- LAC+USC Medical Center
About this doctor:
Arthur Partikian, MD, attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on a full-tuition merit scholarship, graduating in 2002. Thereafter, he completed a combined general pediatrics and child neurology residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, obtaining adult neurology training at LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC (formerly known as USC University Hospital). He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. In 2007, Partikian was recruited by USC Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics to serve as the only pediatric neurologist at LAC+USC Medical Center. As the director of the Division of Child Neurology, he oversees clinical services for children with acute or chronic neurological conditions. As an assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, he has distinguished himself by being awarded two Outstanding Faculty Teaching awards in five years. He serves on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and continues to provide testimony to the State Senate Committees and the California Board of Education regarding the care of students with epilepsy. His current clinical research interests include mental health problems in children with epilepsy, elucidating biomarkers of intractable seizures and specific behavioral problems, Rett syndrome, and dietary programs for epilepsy. He also focuses on designing case management processes that improve care coordination and access to holistic care for vulnerable patient populations.