Dr. Stuart Lipton, MD

Dr. Stuart Lipton, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Stuart Lipton, MD is a neurology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurology.Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-6222

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare

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more than 88% of peers
Trigeminal Neuralgia
more than 87% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Lipton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lipton "Stuart Lipton, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases. A neuroscientist and world-renowned expert in dementia, Dr. Lip..."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lipton Stuart Lipton, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases. A neuroscientist and world-renowned expert in dementia, Dr. Lipton is best known for developing the FDA-approved memantine (Namenda ), the first drug in a novel class of medications used to treat moderate-to-severe Alzheimer s disease.{line break}In addition to his clinical practice in general neurology, Dr. Lipton is a prolific researcher whose studies have led to the development of the first neuroprotective drugs to combat various neurodegenerative diseases and vascular diseases of the brain. He is an adjunct professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine s Department of Neurosciences and professor and co-director at The Scripps Research Institute s Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine. Dr. Lipton is also a Hannah and Eugene Step distinguished professor and chair of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Scintillon Institute in San Diego.{line break}As a translational research scientist, Dr. Lipton applies findings in basic research to produce new drugs, devices and treatment options for people to improve their health and well-being. His areas of expertise include pharmacology and stem cell biology. {line break}Dr. Lipton is extensively published. He has co-authored over 500 articles, books and papers. His work, which has appeared in journals such as Science, Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and The Lancet, among others, has been cited over 14,000 times.{line break}Before relocating to San Diego, Dr. Lipton served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 25 years. {line break}Dr. Lipton completed his neurology residency at Harvard University where he also performed his PhD thesis research in biochemistry and biophysics. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard University, Dr. Lipton studied under Torsten N. Wiesel, MD, when Weisel won the Nobel Prize in 1981. Dr. Lipton earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology.{line break}He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Neurological Association. {line break}In 2004, for his work on developing the drug memantine, Dr. Lipton was the recipient of the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, considered one of the top five or six medical prizes worldwide.{line break}UC San Diego Health Links{line break}For more information, see Neurological Institute.{line break}


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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard/Combined Programs
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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