Board Certified Neurologist

David Valentine, MD

Board Certified Neurologist
Board Eligible Clinical Neurophysiology

Pasadena, CA
Pomona, CA

Dr Valentine studied creative writing, psychology and chemistry and graduated summa cum laude from Allegheny College. He received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he graduated with a focus on medical humanities and art, undertook a research year at the University of Hong Kong to study neurolinguistics, taught neurology clerkship medical students at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and spent time in the neurology department at National Taiwan University in Taipei. He completed his internship in internal medicine, residency in neurology, and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at NYU. While there, he served as a chief resident with a strong drive for educating his peers and patients, and drove educational, quality improvement, and research initiatives that were presented at multiple national and international conferences. He has a special interest in epilepsy and taking a comprehensive, biopsychosocial approach to the healthcare of his patients. Outside of clinical work, Dr Valentine created and maintains an interactive website to teach technicians, residents and fellows how to read EEG (electroencephalograms) at, enjoys writing and publishing short fiction and poetry, and travels to explore new places and cultures.  

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Board Certified Neurologist
Board Certified Clinical Neurophysiologist
Fellowship Training: NYU School of Medicine
Neurology Residency: NYU School of Medicine
Internship: NYU School of Medicine
MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Valentine D, Kurzweil A, Zabar S, Lewis A. Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) are a feasible method of teaching how to discuss a nonepileptic seizure diagnosis. Epilepsy Behav. 2019;100.
Valentine D, Lord AS, Torres J, et al. How Does Preexisting Hypertension Affect Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage?. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019;28(3):782-788.
Garland SN, Valentine D, Desai K, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use and benefit finding among cancer patients. J Altern Complement Med. 2013;19(11):876-881.
Valentine D, Neophytides A, Allen A, Lustbader I, Kurzweil A. A Protean Case of Neurolymphomatosis. Presentation, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 5/2019.
Valentine D, Allen A, Mirasol R, Lin J, Kurzweil A. Outcomes from a Neurology Residency “Boot Camp”. Presentation, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 5/2019.
Wallach A, Stember D, Valentine D, Howard J. Differential diagnosis of corticospinal tract lesions. Presentation, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 4/2017.
Recipient of the David C Leach Award for excellence in teaching, ACGME 2020

Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
Member of Phi Beta Kappa