Dr. Fatta Nahab, MD

Dr. Fatta Nahab, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Fatta Nahab, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Gait Abnormality
more than 84% of peers
more than 45% of peers

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Dr. Nahab's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nahab "Fatta Nahab, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and director of the neuroimaging program at UC San Diego Health’s Movement Disorder Center. Dr. Nahab specializes in neurological movement disorders and their causes, and diagnoses and treats people with essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism, ataxia, and dystonia. He also provides treatment for people with symptoms such as myoclonus, walking problems and imbalance. Dr. Nahab has received several national awards for providing leading neurological care. He has led numerous clinical trials, including the use of octanol and octanoic acid to treat essential tremor. His research aims to understand how tremor and neurodegenerative disorders impact brain function. Dr. Nahab has a particular interest in using functional resource imaging (fMRI) to track the progression of Parkinson disease and gait dysfunction, and using functional neuroimaging techniques to explore the causes of neurological movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, and normal aging. Dr. Nahab is the author of numerous book chapters, scientific abstracts, and peer-reviewed articles in national and international publications. Most recently, he served as lead editor of the textbook Neuroimaging of Movement Disorders, which combines the contributions of internationally recognized experts in the field of neuroimaging.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Nahab was an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosciences at the University of Miami. While there, he established the Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab.Dr. Nahab completed his fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his neurology residency and earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University. Dr. Nahab is board-certified in neurology."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nahab "Dr. Nahab's specialty practice is devoted to providing cutting edge neurological care and access to the latest research advances with compassion and service to our patients."


  • Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor


  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Loma Linda University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • National Institutes Of Health Clinical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nahab's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nahab to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nahab's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Ft Collins, CO |
I have left a review on the website for Dr. Xing which you should share in since she was following your instructions and direction. Dr. Litvan was specific in her response that you were supervising the entire process so I don't want to direct all of my review at Dr. Xing who is just training. As I mentioned, in my 20 years of Botox injections, this was the most painful and least effective yet. There was no notice that you would not be performing the injections and no information about her skills
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Nahab was a incredible sharp, caring Dr,with amazing bedside manners! I was very concerned with my symptoms, he said; don't worry we are in this together; and I could tell he was sincere. I was in the medical device industry for approx. 25 years and have dealt with hundreds of Dr.'s. I feel extremely blessed to have found him. He spends as much time with you as you desire, and calls you right back if you have a concern. He's amazing! One of the best Docs I've ever met. Highly recommend him
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Dr. Nahab accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nahab has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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