Neal Prakash, MD, Neurology, Duarte, CA, City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital

NealPrakashMD, PhD, FAAN

Neurology Duarte, CA

Headache, Neuroimaging, Neurooncology

City of Hope, Chief of Neurology, Associate Clinical Professor, Director Neurological Optical Imaging, Director of Neurology Clerkship

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  • Dr. Neal Prakash is a neurologist in Duarte, CA and is affiliated with City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and has been in practice 16 years. He specializes in headache, neuroimaging, and neurooncology and is experienced in stroke, spinal cord stimulation, headache medicine, neuro-oncology, and neurology.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Neurology, 2002 - 2005
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 2001 - 2002
  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
    University of California Irvine School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • University of California IrvinePh.D., Biological Sciences, 1994 - 1999
  • University of California BerkeleyB.A., Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • AK State Medical License
    AK State Medical License 2017 - 2022
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors, Neurology Pasadena Magazine's 2013, 2014
  • Super Doctors Southern California Rising Stars, 2013
  • Marquis Who's Who in America: Neurologist and Neuroscientist 2009-2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Trismus and diffuse polymyalgia: An unusual presentation of recurrent metastatic ovarian cancer  
    Benjamin R, Zhai J, Morgan R, Prakash N, BMJ Case Reports, 1/1/2014
  • Cortical sensory plasticity in a model of migraine with aura  
    Theriot J, Toga AW, Prakash N, Ju YS, Brennan KC, Journal of Neuroscience, Neuroscience Seminar hosted by the Neuroscience and MRI Research Program, 1/1/2012
  • Nanoplatforms for constructing new approaches to cancer treatment, imaging, and drug delivery: What should be the policy?  
    Kateb B, Chiu K, Black KL, Yamamoto V, Khalsa B, Ljubimova JY, Ding H, Patil R, Portilla-Arias JA, Modo M, Moore DF, Farahani K, Okun MS, Prakash N, Neman J, Ahdoot D,..., NeuroImage, 1/1/2011
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  • Significant Pharmacologic Advantage (PA) of Intraperitoneal (IP) nab-Paclitaxel in Patients with Advanced Malignancies Primarily Confined to the Peritoneal Cavity
    Cristea MC, Synold TW, Frankel PH, Rivkin SE, Lim D, Chung VM, Chao J, Wakabayashi MT, Paz IB, Han E, Lin P, Leong LA, Hakim A, Carroll MI, Openshaw H, Prakash N, Dell..., American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2015
  • Analysis of Intraoperative Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy in Brain Tumors
    Jia C, Prakash N, Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, Annual City of Hope, Duarte, CA, 1/1/2014
  • Feasibility of Intraoperative Multispectral Optical Mapping of Somatosensory Cortex and Brain Tumor Margins
    Allahabadi S, Badie B, Prakash N, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Brisbane, Australia, 1/1/2014
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  • Metabolic Management of Gliomas 
    Duarte, CA - 1/15/2013
  • Neurovascular Complications of Cancer and Cancer Therapies 
    Duarte, CA - 1/10/2013
  • Clinical and Pathological Features of Osteoarthritis 
    Columbus, OH - 1/26/2012
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