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

Overview

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.

Publications

Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and multiple sclerosis susceptibility: A multiethnic study. Neurology. 2017 Aug 30. View in: PubMed

Ethical Considerations of Patient-Funded Research for Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics. Neurotherapeutics. 2017 Aug 04. View in: PubMed

Perceptions of Multiple Sclerosis in Hispanic Americans: Need for Targeted Messaging. Int J MS Care. 2017 May-Jun; 19(3):131-139. View in: PubMed

Adrenocorticotropic hormone versus methylprednisolone added to interferon ß in patients with multiple sclerosis experiencing breakthrough disease: a randomized, rater-blinded trial. Ther Adv Neurol Disord. 2017 Jan; 10(1):3-17. View in: PubMed

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

Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 143:71-5. View in: PubMed

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

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

Multiple sclerosis in US minority populations: Clinical practice insights. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015 Apr; 5(2):132-142. View in: PubMed

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

Blood-brain barrier breakdown in the aging human hippocampus. Neuron. 2015 Jan 21; 85(2):296-302. View in: PubMed

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

Spinal cord lesions and disability in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2013 Nov; 260(11):2770-6. View in: PubMed

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

Vitamin D levels in Hispanics with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol. 2012 Dec; 259(12):2565-70. View in: PubMed

Multiple sclerosis in Hispanics: a study of clinical disease expression. Mult Scler. 2011 Aug; 17(8):1010-6. View in: PubMed

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

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