255 East Bonita Ave., #9, Pomona, CA. 91767

1015 North First Ave,  Suite A, Arcadia, CA 91006

                                                                                                Office: (909) 450-0369

                                                                                                 Fax: (909) 450-0366




Clinical Appointments:


          July ‘10-Present            Partner, Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) (formerly LDR Neurosurgery)


         July ‘07-July ‘10            Neurosurgical Associate

                                                LDR Neurosurgery Group

                                                255 East Bonita Ave., Building #9, Pomona, CA.


       June ‘08 – July’13            Clinical instructor in Neurosurgery rotations

                                                Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA


         Dec ‘06-June ‘07            Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery,

                                                Director of North Neurosurgery Service

                                                Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA


Other Appointments:


        July ’14 – Present            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Touro University, CA

        Nov ‘08-May ‘13            Western University Physician’s Assistant School clinical instructor

      March ‘08-July ‘08            Medical Director of NeuroScience Program, San Dimas Community Hospital

             March ‘08-‘10            Member, Information Systems Advisory Committee, San Antonio Community Hospital




        June ‘03-June ‘05            Functional/Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship

                                                Mentors:  G. Rees Cosgrove, MD and Emad N. Eskandar, MD.

                                                Massachusetts General Hospital

                                                Harvard Medical School Center for CNS Regeneration, Boston, MA


         June ‘01-Dec ‘06            Neurosurgery Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


          Oct ‘02-Dec ‘02            Pediatric Neurosurgery Rotation, Children’s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA


        June ‘00-June ‘01            General Surgery Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


        Sept ‘96-May ‘00            New York University (NYU) School of Medicine

                                                Degree:  M.D. with Honors in Pathology


        Sept ‘93-June ‘96            University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Revelle College

                                                Degree:  B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry with Honors & Highest Distinction



Awards and Honors:

                  2013, 2014            “Rising Star” (top 2.5%) in Neurological Surgery, SuperDoctors.com

                            2011            PVMC Guardian Angel recognition

                  2010, 2014            “Patient’s Choice Award” and “Compassionate Doctor Award” by Vitals.com

                   2003-2005            Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Grant

                            2000            Alpha Omega Alpha

                            1999            Lucien J. Rubinstein Award (best oral presentation at Am. Assoc. NeuroPathology meeting)

                            1999            Second Place in Student Research Competition, NYU School of Medicine

                            1998            Angiogenesis Foundation's Mention for Innovative Research

                   1994-1996            Research Scholar Award

                            1996            Summa Cum Laude

                            1996            California Assembly Scholastic Achievement Award

                            1996            Outstanding Academic and Leadership Service Award

                            1996            Harlod C. Urey Award (best scholastic performance in the Class of 1996)

                            1995            Golden Key National Honor Society                                    

                            1995            Phi Beta Kappa                                                                      



Research Experience:

        June ‘03-June ‘05            Neurophysiology of the Primate (Human & Non-Human) Basal Ganglia

                                                Preceptor: Emad N. Eskandar, M.D.

                                                Grants:  Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) 2-year grant

                                                Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital


       June ‘98-April ‘00            Angiogenesis in Brain Tumors

                                                Preceptor: David Zagzag, M.D., Ph.D.

                                                Department of Neuropathology, New York University School of Medicine


       April ‘96-Sept ‘96            The Origin of the Genetic Code

                                                Preceptor: Stanley Miller, Ph.D.

                                                Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


        Sept ‘94-June ‘96            The Organic Synthesis of Corranulene and its Derivatives

                                                Preceptor: Jay Siegel, Ph.D.

                                                Department of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


Peer Reviewed Publications:

1.      John T. Gale, Kendall H. Lee, Ramin Amirnovin, David W. Roberts, Ziv Williams, Charles D. Blaha, Emad N. Eskandar,  Electrical Stimulation-Evoked Dopamine Release in the Primate Striatum.  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. Oct 2013.

2.      Eden UT, Gale JT, Amirnovin R, Eskandar EN, Characterizing the spiking dynamics of STN neurons in Parkinson's disease using generalized linear models.  Front Integr Neurosci. June 2012

3.      Eden UT, Amirnovin R, Eskandar EN, Using point process models to describe rhythmic spiking in the subthalamic nucleus of Parkinson's patients.  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. Aug 2011.

4.      Gale JT, Shields DC, Jain FA, Amirnovin R, Eskandar EN, Subthalamic nucleus discharge patterns during movement in the normal monkey and Parkinsonian patient.  Brain Research, Jan 2009

5.      Gale GT, Amirnovin R., Williams ZM, Eskandar EN. From Symphony to Cacophony: Pathophysiology of the human basal ganglia in Parkinson disease. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Apr 2007.

  1. Amirnovin, R., Williams, ZM, Cosgrove, GR, Eskandar, EN.  Experience with Microelectrode Guided Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation.  Neurosurgery 58(1 Suppl):ONS96-ONS102, Feb 2006.
  2. Amirnovin, R., Neimat, JS, Roberts JA, Eskandar EN.  Multi-modality treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 83(5-6):197-201, Jan 2006.
  3. Flaherty, AW, Williams, ZM, Amirnovin, R., Kasper, E, Rauch, SL, Cosgrove, GR, Eskandar, EN.  DBS of the anterior internal capsule for Tourette syndrome.  Neurosurgery 57(S4): 403, Oct 2005.
  4. Amirnovin, R., Williams, ZM, Cosgrove, GR, Eskandar, EN.  Visually Guided Movements Suppress Subthalamic Oscillations in Parkinson Disease Patients.  J. Neuroscience  24(50): 11302-6, Dec 2004.
  5. Zagzag, D. and Amirnovin, R. et al. Vascular Apoptosis and Involution in Gliomas Precede Neovascularization: A Novel Concept for Glioma Growth and Angiogenesis.  Laboratory Investigations 80(6): 837-49, June 2000.
  6. Amirnovin, R., Miller, S.  Counterpoint on DeGuillo's point on the Coevolution Theory of the Origin of the Genetic Code.  J. Mol Evol 48: 254-5, Mar 1999.
  7. Amirnovin, R.  An Analysis of the Metabolic Theory of the Origin of the Genetic Code.  J. Mol Evol 44: 473-6, May 1997.


Layman Publications:

  1. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s, The Journal of Southern California Clinicians, July 2012
  2. Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN): An Overview, The Journal of Southern California Clinicians, July 2010
  3. Treating Epilepsy with Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Physicians Today Dec 2007


Book Chapters:

  1. Amirnovin, R, Cosgrove GR, and Eskandar, EN.  Neurosurgical Pain Management.  Chapter 14 in: Massachusetts General Hospital: Handbook of Pain Management, 3/e.  Ballantyne, JC (ed), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.  2006


Oral Presentations:

1.      2014, Citrus Valley Medical Center CME, Neurological Nursing, West Covina, CA

2.      2014, Pomona Valley Medical Center, DBS in Parkinson’s Disease & Essential Tremor, Claremont, CA

3.      2013, Casa Colina, Back pain – A multi-disciplinary approach, Pomona, CA

4.      2013, Casa Colina Rehab Hospital, DBS in Parkinson’s Disease, Pomona, CA

5.      2012, Casa Colina Rehab Hospital, DBS in Parkinson’s Disease, Pomona, CA

6.      2010, Citrus Valley Medical Center CME, Neurological Nursing, West Covina, CA

7.      2007, Pomona Valley Medical Center CME, Spine Trauma, Pomona, CA.

8.      2005, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Meeting, Minimal Access Temporal Lobectomy: Surgical Technique and Clinical Outcomes, Boston, MA.

9.      2005, CNS Meeting, What Do Neurosurgical Residency Applicants Seek On The Web And What Do They Find?  Analysis of a Web-Based Chat Forum for Neurosurgery Applicants, Boston, MA.

10.  2004, CNS Meeting, Multi-Modality Approach to Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, San Francisco, CA.

11.  2004, American Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) Meeting, Visually Guided Movements Attenuate Subthalamic Oscillations in Subjects with Parkinson Disease, Cleveland, OH.

12.  2000, Honors Thesis Defense, Endothelial Cell Apoptosis and Vascular Regression in Gliomas Precede Neovascularization, New York, NY.

13.  1997, Anatomy Fellowship Project, A new Approach to the Dissection of the Middle Ear.  New York, NY.

14.  1996, UCSD Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, The Origin of the Genetic Code: A Critical Study of the Metabolic Theory.  San Diego, CA.


Poster Presentations:

1.      2005, AANS meeting, Experience with Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Guided by Multiple Simultaneous Microelectrodes, New Orleans, LA

2.      2004, AANS meeting, Oscillatory Activity of Subthalamic Neurons in Parkinson Patients During Rest versus Voluntary Movement, Orlando, FL.

3.      1999, American Assoc of Neuropathologists Meeting, Vascular Apoptosis and Involution in Gliomas Precede Neovascularization, Portland, OR.




                            2010            Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery

               2007-present            Medical Board of California                                                  

                   2002-2007            Massachusetts Board of Medicine




               2009-present            North American Spine Society (NASS)

               2008-present            American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN)

               2008-present            California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS)

               2000-present            American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

               2000-present            Congress of Neurosurgeons (CNS)                                                  


                Copyrights:            FarsiPad, Farsi word processor for Windows (81998, 1992-2002, TX 4-842-492).


                          Skills:            ­ Computer Programming: C++, Visual Basic, ASP, Javascript, Matlab.

                                                ­ Computer Graphics & Animation, Web Design, and HTML/XML/VRML coding.

                                                ­ Information Systems: Design and management - including web based systems.

                                                ­ Fluent in Spanish and Farsi.


                     Hobbies:            Backgammon, bicycling, chess, computers, digital photography, roller blading, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, and weight lifting.


                References:            Available Upon Request