Peyman Golshani, MD


Peyman Golshani, M.D.

Peyman Golshani is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as a neurologist at the West Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. His research focuses on discovering the causes and finding treatments for autism and epilepsy, two conditions which often co-occur in the same individuals. His laboratory uses cutting edge imaging and electrophysiological techniques to understand how the connections between specific neuronal types is altered in models of these disorders and how this impacts on how large groups of neurons coordinate their activity patterns. The ultimate goal is discover rationally based treatment strategies that will improve the lives of children and adults with these disorders.

Dr. Golshani obtained his MD and PhD at UC Irvine where he completed his PhD with the late neuroscience pioneer Dr. Edward G. Jones. He completed his residency in neurology at UCLA and became a member of the faculty in 2006. He is on the editorial board of the Nature, Scientific Reports, and a grant reviewer for NIH, CURE Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society. He is a member of the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center at UCLA. He is on the community board of UCLA’s Center for Israel Studies.