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Michelle R. Paff, MD


Neurological Surgery

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Medical Services
  • BOARD ELIGIBLE, Currently Board Eligible
  • English
Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine
UCI School of MedicineNeurosurgery
UCI School of MedicineNeurosurgery
University of TorontoFunctional Neurosurgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurological Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Division Chief — Neurosurgery Services, VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Awards and Recognition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Neuroscience Research Fellowship Award — Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program, 2011, Cedars-Sinai Hospital
More Information

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 and at UCI Health — Laguna Hills

UCI Health — Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-238-4100
Fax: 866-251-1363
UCI Health Neurosurgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1
Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-6966
Fax: 855-209-8413