Lilyana Amezcua, MD
University of Southern California
Dr. Amezcua is an Associate Professor of Neurology and the fellowship program director at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of California Irvine in Irvine, California, her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by neurology residency and clinical fellowship in neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis at USC. She received her Master of Science degree in clinical, biomedical, and translational science from USC, Preventive Medicine, under a Clinical Translational Science Institute NIH KL2 award.
She serves as principal investigator on multiple clinical research projects and her research interests includes defining racial/ethnic disparities and modifiable (environmental and sociocultural) from non-modifiable genetic factors involved in disease severity and progression of MS. She also serves as an elected member to the NMSS medical advisory board, American Academy of Neurology Quality Measures for MS, NIH NINDS Health Disparities Strategic Steering Committee and is a member of the Spanish editorial board to Brain and Life magazine of the American Academy of Neurology. She was recognized for her dedication in 2015 with an induction into the NMSS Health Professionals Hall of Fame.
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