Irene Litvan, MD

Irene Litvan, MD

Neurology La Jolla, CA

Professor, Neurosciences, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Director, UCSD NPF Center of Excellence

Office Address

  • 8950 Villa la Jolla Dr Suite C112
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Phone: (858) 822-5871
    Fax: (858) 822-5743

Irene Litvan, MD

Neurology La Jolla, CA

Professor, Neurosciences, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Director, UCSD NPF Center of Excellence

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Movement Disorder, Neurodegenerative, Dementia & Geriatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Parkinsonian Disorders; Dementia

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University HospitalGeorgetown University Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Universidad de La Republica Faculty of MedicineUniversidad de La Republica Faculty of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2011 - 2017
  • MD State Medical LicenseMD State Medical License1990 - 2016
  • KY State Medical LicenseKY State Medical LicenseActive through 2013

      Awards, Honors, & Recognition

      • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012, 2013
      • RecognitionWomen4Women, 2008
      • Mosaic Award2008

      Clinical Trials

      Publications & Presentations


      Journal Articles

      • Diagnostic criteria for the neuropathological assessment of Parkinson disease  Dickson DW, Braak H, Duda, MD J E Duyckaerts C, Gasser T, Halliday GM, Hardy J, Leverenz JB, Del Tredici K, Wszolek ZW, Litvan I.*, Lancet Neurology, 12/1/2009
      • Initial clinical manifestations of Parkinson’s disease: features and pathophysiological mechanisms  Rodriguez-Oroz MC, Jahanshahi M, Krack P, Litvan I, Macias R, Bezard E, Obeso JA, Lancet Neurology, 12/1/2009
      • Critical Issues on the Etiopathogenesis of Parkinson Disease and Suggestions for Future Research (Part I)  Litvan I,* Halliday G, Hallett M, Goetz CG, Rocca W, Duyckaerts C, Ben-Shlomo Y, Dickson DW, Lang AE, Chesselet MF, Langston WJ, Di Monte DA , Gasser T, Hagg T, Hardy..., Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 1/1/2007

      Books/Book Chapters

      • Handbook of Clinical Neurology. Dementias  

        Editors: Duyckaerts C, Litvan I.Elsevier
      • Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders; Clinical and Research Aspects  
        Litvan I
        Editors: .Humana Press
      • Corticobasal degeneration and related disorders. Adv Neurol  

        Editors: Litvan I, Goetz GC, Lang AE.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


      • Shaking out the Subtleties of Parkinson’s – A Program for Primary Care Physicians, Pharmacists & Healthcare Professionals University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California - 1/31/2013
      • Key Note Speaker at the Symposium in Movement Disorders Modena, Italy - 1/1/2010
      • Key Note Speaker at the 4th Symposium in Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders Puebla, Mexico - 1/1/2010

      Professional Memberships

      Other Languages

      • Spanish

      Hospital Affiliations

      Insurance Accepted

      • Aetna Choice POS II
      • Aetna HMO
      • AmeriHealth Direct POS
      • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
      • Amerihealth HMO
      • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
      • AmeriHealth PPO
      • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
      • Anthem Blue Access PPO
      • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
      • BCBS Blue Card PPO
      • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
      • BCBS California PPO
      • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
      • BCBS Illinois PPO
      • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
      • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
      • CIGNA HMO
      • CIGNA Open Access
      • CIGNA PPO
      • First Choice
      • First Health PPO
      • Great West PPO
      • Health Net Oregon PPO
      • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
      • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
      • IBC Personal Choice PPO
      • Multiplan PHCS PPO
      • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
      • Multiplan PPO
      • ODS Network
      • Pacificare HMO
      • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
      • Sagamore Health Plus
      • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
      • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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