Rami Apelian, MD, MPH received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine as a Medical Doctor and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Master in Public Health. Dr. Apelian completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University, training at the Tulane University Hospital, Charity Hospital of Louisiana, and Louisiana State University Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Upon completion of his internship, he returned home to Southern California to begin training in his residency at Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC. During his training he was elected Chief Resident by his faculty and peers for his ability to teach, lead, and treat with compassion.
After residency Dr. Apelian continued his education at the University of Southern California, completing a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. All levels of training from internship through fellowship were completed in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Dr. Apelian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). His Board Certifications are in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.
In addition, Dr. Apelian is also:
- Certified by the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) in Neurosonology
- A graduate of the J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Minifellowship
- Trained in programming Vagus Nerve Stimulators
- Trained in programming Deep Brain Stimulators
- Trained in injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of neurological diseases such as chronic migraine and cervical dystonia
Dr. Apelian is currently an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, American Medical Association, and the Armenian American Medical Society. He has served as a board member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and as a Delegate to the American Medical Association. He is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California without restrictions. He has been published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Apelian is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational in Arabic and Armenian.
Education and Training
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine 2006
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN
- National EpiFellows Foundation Award, 2010
- Award of Appreciation, American Medical Association, 2004
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Vascular Disease
- Neuromuscular Disease, Epilepsy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Head Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke, Tremor, Dystonia, Sleep Disorders
- Keck School of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, Louisiana State Medical Society, Los Angeles County Medical Association
Articles and Publications
Has Been Published
What do you attribute your success to?
Perseverance, Love of Medicine
Hobbies / Sports
- Skiing, College Football
Favorite professional publications
- Methodist Hospital of Southern California
- Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
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