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Dr. Daniela Bota is a UCI Health neuro-oncologist who specializes in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. She also leads the Center for Clinical Research at the UCI School of Medicine.

Daniela A. Bota, MD, PhD


Neuro-oncology, Neurology

Clinical Interests

brain tumors, clinical trials, comprehensive treatment of brain tumor patients, translational research in malignant gliomas

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
  • Romanian
Medical School
Carol Davila University
University of Kansas Medical CenterMedicine
University of Kansas Medical CenterNeurology
Duke University School of MedicineNeuro-Oncology
Grad School
University of Southern California — PhD, Molecular biology
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Vice Dean, Clinical Research — UCI School of Medicine
  • Chief Scientific Officer — Center for Clinical Research
  • Director — UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic
  • Vice Chair, Academic Affairs — Department of Neurology
  • Medical Director — UCI Health Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program


Awards and Recognition
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award — 2006-2007
  • American Federation of Aging Research Glenn/AFAR Fellowship — 2001
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2017-2019, 2021-2022
More Information

Dr. Daniela A. Bota is a UCI Health neuro-oncologist who specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as in the neurological complications of cancers.

Bota is the medical director of the UCI Health Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program and principal investigator on numerous clinical trials, including novel treatments using brain tumor vaccines and the use of electrical fields to inhibit the growth of gliomas.

Bota also serves as vice dean for Clinical Research at the UCI School of Medicine, medical director of the UCI Center for Clinical Research and director of the UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic.

She sees patients in Orange and Costa Mesa.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Brain Metastasis, Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Patients, Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Glioma (Low-Grade), Modern Treatment
  • Gliomas (Malignant), Modern Treatment
  • Meningioma, New Approaches for Treatment
  • Neurological Complications from Cancer

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