Dr. Melita Petrossian, MD

Dr. Melita Petrossian, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melita Petrossian, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. She specializes in neurology and neurological movement disorders.Read her story

Pacific Neuroscience Institute

2121 Santa Monica Blvd # Garden

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Petrossian performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 98% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Petrossian's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Petrossian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Petrossian "We provide our patients with highly specialized care to establish an accurate diagnosis, individualize medical treatment plans, and deliver functional neurosurgical treatment when appropriate. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neurological Movement Disorders

1  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Apraxia
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hypnic Jerk
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) With Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spasticity
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tardive Dystonia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor


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7  Procedures

  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Botox® Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming

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.


  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • UCSF
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petrossian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petrossian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petrossian to family and friends
13 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Petrossian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • 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 (8)

Dr.Petrossian is a superb Wonder Woman Doctor!!!!!!. She devotes as much time possible unlike any Doctor I visited-- to find the solution to your issue. No one can match her thoughtfulness/thoroughness and professional keen intereset ........ Unprecedented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also thank you to your...more
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Dr Petrosian was quite professional, knowledgeable and personable. She made me feel comfortable and took time to answer all of my questions and concerns. She was very thorough and I never felt rushed like is the case with so many doctors these days. Her admin staff was quite friendly and helpful as...more
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Very generous with her time with my husband and me. She answered every question in depth and never spoke down to us. We had great assurance that she's is an expert in her field and that my husband would be well taken care of by Dr. Petrossian.
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Dr. Petrossian is caring, kind, thorough and makes certain that I understand what is going on regarding my medical condition. I had brain surgery and was/is experiencing issues after the surgery. I did see another neurologist prior to seeing Dr. Petrossian but felt that I was not getting the...more
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Smart, thorough, careful, trustworthy, and personable.
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