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Lilyana Amezcua, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
GNH Eeg 4aye114 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 3439


Dr. Amezcua is a multiple sclerosis specialist trained under the direction of USC’s Dr. Leslie P. Weiner. She completed a residency in neurology and was chief resident. She was awarded a Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her research is focused on collaborating with basic researchers in the field of immunology, employing new imaging techniques to access disease progression, as well as defining racial disparities that may exist within the multiple sclerosis population. She is active within her community and lectures both in English and Spanish. Dr. Amezcua currently serves as co-investigator to several clinical trials within the MS department.


Langille MM, Islam T, Burnett M, Amezcua L. Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric-Onset and Adult-Onset Multiple Sclerosis in Hispanic Americans. J Child Neurol. 2016 Jul; 31(8):1068-73. View in: PubMed

Sahai-Srivastava S, Wang SL, Ugurlu C, Amezcua L. Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 143:71-5. View in: PubMed

Ma KC, Fernandez JR, Amezcua L, Lerner A, Shiroishi MS, Liu BJ. Design and development of an ethnically-diverse imaging informatics-based eFolder system for multiple sclerosis patients. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2015 Dec; 46 Pt 2:257-68. View in: PubMed

Amezcua L, Morrow MJ, Jirawuthiworavong GV. Multiple sclerosis: review of eye movement disorders and update of disease-modifying therapies. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov; 26(6):534-9. View in: PubMed

Ebrahimi N, Herbstritt S, Gold R, Amezcua L, Koren G, Hellwig K. Pregnancy and fetal outcomes following natalizumab exposure in pregnancy. A prospective, controlled observational study. Mult Scler. 2015 Feb; 21(2):198-205. View in: PubMed

Montagne A, Barnes SR, Sweeney MD, Halliday MR, Sagare AP, Zhao Z, Toga AW, Jacobs RE, Liu CY, Amezcua L, Harrington MG, Chui HC, Law M, Zlokovic BV. Blood-brain barrier breakdown in the aging human hippocampus. Neuron. 2015 Jan 21; 85(2):296-302. View in: PubMed

Amezcua L, Conti DV, Liu L, Ledezma K, Langer-Goulda AM. Place of birth,age of immigration,and disability in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2015 Jan; 4(1):25-30. View in: PubMed

Amezcua L, Lerner A, Ledezma K, Conti D, Law M, Weiner L, Langer-Gould A. Spinal cord lesions and disability in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2013 Nov; 260(11):2770-6. View in: PubMed

Zada G, Kintz N, Pulido M, Amezcua L. Prevalence of neurobehavioral, social, and emotional dysfunction in patients treated for childhood craniopharyngioma: a systematic literature review. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e76562. View in: PubMed

Amezcua L, Chung RH, Conti DV, Langer-Gould AM. Vitamin D levels in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2012 Dec; 259(12):2565-70. View in: PubMed

Amezcua L, Lund BT, Weiner LP, Islam T. Multiple sclerosis in Hispanics: a study of clinical disease expression. Mult Scler. 2011 Aug; 17(8):1010-6. View in: PubMed

Sahai-Srivastava S, Amezcua L. Compressive neuropathies complicating normal childbirth: case report and literature review. Birth. 2007 Jun; 34(2):173-5. View in: PubMed

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