Gary W Mathern*

Gary W Mathern

710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Director, Epilepsy Surgery, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Member, Brain Research Institute, Neuroscience GPB Home Area, Pediatric Neuro-oncology and Neural Tumors Center


Dr. Mathern graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his Rotating Internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1983 and his Residencies in Surgery (1985) and Neurosurgery (1986-1991) at UCLA Harbor Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, respectively.  Dr. Mathern received his Board Certification in Neurological Surgery in 1996.  He currently practices medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and specializes in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Mathern is affiliated with both Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.


  • Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair in Honor of Paul Crandall, M.D. for Epilepsy Research
  • Professor in Residence, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Mattel Children’s Hospital
  • Faculty, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
  • Faculty, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
  • Faculty, Interdepartmental PhD Program for Neuroscience, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • University of California, Irvine EpiCenter
  • International League Against Epilepsy
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society for Neuroscience


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