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About Stephanie Lessig, MD

Stephanie Lessig, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with UC San Diego Health and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. She regularly sees people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, such as dystonia and ataxia. Dr. Lessig specializes in both deep brain stimulation and the administration of botulinum toxin.

As a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Lessig instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is involved in both basic research and clinical trials, with a clinical research focus on Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonian disorders. Dr. Lessig is a principal investigator on four clinical trials, two of which are funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Her general research interests include neurodegenerative disorders, such as Huntington's disease.

Dr. Lessig completed her fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine where she was also a neurology resident and chief resident. She earned her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Lessig is board certified in neurology.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics. Dr. Lessig is also a member and served as past president of the San Diego Neurology Society.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Internship

  • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2007-09-21

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted