Dr. Christianne Heck
Dr. Christianne Heck, M.D, M.M.M
Neurologist specializing in Epilepsy
Medical Director of the Keck Medical Center of USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Chief of Neurology at Keck Medical Center of USC
Dr. Christianne Heck
Dr. Christianne Heck is the Medical Director of the USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, and serves as Chief of Neurology as well as Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Staff, for the Keck Hospitals of USC, the private academic medical practices at USC. She is board certified in neurology, with subspecialty training in epilepsy.
A native of the Los Angeles area, she completed her B.S. and C.Ph.D. degrees at UCLA before graduating with an M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She then completed internship in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and residency in neurology at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.
During her fellowship in epilepsy at USC, she was co-PI on the EO5 VNS trial, gaining experience in the first device for epilepsy. She continues to care for epilepsy patients with surgical and novel approaches, including but not limited to gamma knife radiosurgery, and responsive neurostimulation. Her most recent initiatives are the forging of collaborations with partners in Engineering, at both the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and CalTech to foster projects in brain-machine interface. She serves on the advisory board of the Coulter Program at USC Viterbi, as well as on the faculty of the HST@USC a biomedical engineering collaborative effort between the Schools of Engineering and Medicine.
In 2005, she completed the Master of Medical Management degree at the USC Marshall School of Business, and continues to participate in a variety of leadership and lobbying roles as a graduate of the AAN Palatucci Advocacy forum. She volunteers her time for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, as board member from 2010 to 2012, and as a member of its Professional Advisory Board. In 2012, she was elected to the Professional Advisory Board of the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has served as board member for the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) from 2009 to 2011.