deep brain stimulation, dystonia, epilepsy surgery, functional surgery for movement disorders, head trauma, lumbar stenosis, metastatic brain tumors, neurophysiology of movement disorders, spasticity, spine trauma
Dr. Michelle R. Paff is a UCI Health neurosurgeon who specializes in functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation), epilepsy surgery and general neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, as well as neuropathic pain, epilepsy and psychiatric disorders.
She earned her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed a neurosurgery residency at UCI Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in functional neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Paff is a co-author on numerous research papers and has conducted studies to target seizure activity in the brain as a research assistant at the UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
She sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.