Dr. Lekha Rao, MD

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Pediatric Neurology | Female

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles 2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403 Get Directions
(310) 829-5968
Dr. Lekha Rao, MD
Dr. Lekha Rao, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

I believe in individualized treatment plans with joint input from patients and their families. I encourage my patients to learn more about their condition and believe in open dialogue about their treatment.

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West Los Angeles2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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    Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

    I believe in individualized treatment plans with joint input from patients and their families.  I encourage my patients to learn more about their condition and believe in open dialogue about their treatment.

    Dr. Rao says...

    I have seven years of residency/fellowship training and have also been full-time faculty at UCLA since 2012 in pediatric neurology.  I specialize in the treatment of epilepsy and seizures, but also see all pediatric neurology conditions.  My research interests are in neonatal seizures and epileptogenesis.

    Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
    •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Board Certifications

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    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
    • Epilepsy
    • Fever-Induced Seizure
    • Migraine
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Syncope
    • Tic Disorders
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertigo

    Education

    • Medical School
      Drexel Univ Coll Of Med

      Graduated in 2006

    • Internship Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 2007

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 2011

    • Fellowship Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      Johns Hopkins University

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology

    Procedures Performed

    • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
    • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)