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About June Yoshii-Contreras, MD

June Yoshii-Contreras, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy. She takes a holistic approach in helping patients deal with the challenges that are common in the epilepsy population in order to improve their overall quality of life. Her clinical interests involve treating complex epilepsy patients with medications, surgery and implanted neuro-stimulation devices.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Yoshii-Contreras instructs medical students, residents, and fellows. Her research focuses on brain-computer interfaces, utilizing novel techniques to improve seizure localization in order to provide surgical treatment options to patients that previously had been deemed non-surgical.

She completed a fellowship in epilepsy at UC San Francisco and a residency in neurology at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She earned her medical degree at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine,, where she received the Robert J. Joynt Achievement Award in clinical neurology.

Dr. Yoshii-Contreras is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Yoshii-Contreras enjoys salsa dancing, yoga, and traveling. She speaks fluent Spanish.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Neurological Institute.

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

Medical Degree

  • University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Residency

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Fellowship

  • UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-08-21

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Memory Disorders
  • Epilepsy
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