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Dr. Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani

Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani, MD


Movement Disorders, Neurology

Clinical Interests

movement disorders, ataxia, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and other tremors, dystonia, restless leg syndrome (RLS), deep brain stimulation

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
  • Farsi
Medical School
Tehran University of medical Sciences
St. Agnes Hospital
Drexel University College of MedicineNeurology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeMovement Disorders
UC Davis Medical CenterClinical health and Wellbeing
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — Ataxia Program, Department of Neurology
  • Wellness Officer — Department of Neurology
  • Member — American Academy of Neurology
  • Member — International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  • Member — National Ataxia Foundation
  • Member — Brainstem Special Interest Group, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Member — Functional Neurological Disorder Society
  • Member — International Neurotoxin Association
  • Member — International Restless Leg Syndrome Study Group
  • Member — Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
Awards and Recognition
  • A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, 2023 — American Academy of Neurology
  • CEO Award, Science — National Institutes of Health Clinical Center 
  • Faculty Teaching Award, 2020, 2021, 2022 — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, ataxia, tremor syndromes and dystonia.

Her clinical interests include the use of deep brain stimulation and other technologies to treat movement disorders, and the pharmacologic management of neurological disorders, such as botulinum toxin injections for focal dystonia, spasticity and dystonic movements.

Attaripour Isfahani earned her medical degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She completed a residency in general neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., where she served as a chief resident. Next she completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Md.

Her research interests include advanced treatments for Parkinson's disease, the neurophysiology of movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, the neuroscience of free will, motion analysis, wearable medical technologies and human motor control. She is the author or co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journal and a frequent presenter at major national and regional conferences.

Attaripour Isfahani sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-8600
Fax: 855-209-8413
UCI Health Neurology Services
UCI Medical Center, Pavilion 1
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413
UCI Health — Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8408
Fax: 714-838-0019
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003