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Galina V. Nikolskaya

WORK EXPERIENCE

8/2017 – Present
President/Founder and Neurologist at GNQNC.Inc, Quality
Neurological Care medical company, Harbor city, CA

8/2016 – Present
Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiologist at Southland Neurological
Institute, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, CA

8/2016- Present
Associate Staff Neurologist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

6/19/2017
Winner of a Top 1 Neurologist in the Orange County Region during a 2017 Spring Top Doctor Competition on HealthTap.

10/2017
America’s Top Physician 2017 recognition by Consumer’s Research Council of America.

EXPERT WITNESS CASES

09/28/2017
Sapp vs LAUSD. Retained by Ellison & Associates Law firm as an expert witness in neurology. Expert witness report submitted on
10/05/2017

PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL TRAINING

07/2015 – 06/2016
ACGME accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

06/2011 – 01/2015
Neurology Residency at University of California, San Diego, CA

06/2010 – 06/2011
Preliminary Year: Internal Medicine at St Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

2006 – 2010
Doctorate of Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

2001 – 2005
Bachelor of Arts. Major: Biology – Magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

CREDENTIALS

12/2011 – Active
Physicians and Surgeons Medical License: California

09/2015 – Active
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

ABPN exam score – 92% (passing cutoff was 74%)

ABNP Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology – took exam on
10/20/2017

Qualified Medical Evaluator Certification, State of California, Division of Worker’s Compensation – took certification exam on
10/21/2017

CERTIFICATION AND SKILLS

Vagal Nerve Stimulator programming for seizures

Electroencephalography (EEG) interpretation

Performance and interpretation of electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), repetitive nerve stimulations (RNS) for a diagnosis of various neuromuscular conditions

Botulinum toxin treatment of various neurological conditions

03/2016
Botox injection therapy for chronic migraine

03/2016
Botox injection therapy for upper limb spasticity

12/2016
Dysport injection for upper limb spasticity and cervical dystonia

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

06/2017 – Present
Founder/president of a 510(C)3 Humans Connect Foundation with a mission of creating enriching programs for children and parents to enhance skills of emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication. Website: humansconnect.org

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 – present
As an associate staff in neurology, I teach residents at Harbor-UCLA during their outpatient neuromuscular clinic rotation

2015 – 2016
As a clinical neurophysiology fellow at Harbor-UCLA MC, taught residents and medical students about clinical neurology.

Supervised residents from various specialties and medical students during neurology clinics. Taught neurology residents interpretation of electro-diagnostic studies such as EMG, NCS and EEGs. Taught neurology and other specialty residents on proper management of patients with continued seizures.

2011 – 2015
As a neurology resident at UC San Diego Medical Center, educated medical students rotating through neurology clerkship.

2004 – 2005
As a supplementary Instructor for Physics at Case Western Reserve University, taught undergraduate students physics concepts covered in class by a professor. Used various teaching techniques to help students better understand complex topics in physics.

2003 – 2004
As a supplementary Instructor for Organic Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University, taught undergraduate students concepts covered in class by a professor. Used various teaching techniques to help students better understand complex topics in organic chemistry.

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

2011
Top 5 Resident in Critical Care rotation at Saint Mary Medical Center Long Beach, CA

2005
The Russell M. Lawall Prize for excellence in biology

2005
Supplementary Instructor Leader Achievement Award

2002 – 2005
Dean’s High Honor list

2002 – 2003
All academic recognition for Women’s UAA Varsity Track & Field

2002
Research Internship Award from Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2017 – present
American Academy of Neurology

2012 – 2013
American Headache Society

2008 – 2012
American Academy of Neurology

2006 – 2010
American Medical Association

2006 – 2010
American Medical Student Association

2006 – 2010
Phi Rho Sigma Community Service Medical Society

2009 – 2010
Student Interest Group in Neurology – President

PRESENTATIONS

4/2016
Limb girdle muscular dystrophies. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Noon Lecture Conference, Torrance, CA

1/2016
Inflammatory myopathies and myositis. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Noon Lecture Conference, Torrance, CA

11/2015
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Noon Lecture Conference, Torrance, CA

8/2015
Hereditary Neuropathies. Hereditary Neuropathies. Torrance, CA

7/2015
Martin Gruber anastomosis. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Waveform Morning Conference, Torrance, CA

6/2012
Rare cause of acute weakness. University of California San Diego Grand Rounds Presentation, San Diego, CA

PUBLICATIONS

Blumenfeld A., Nikolskaya. G. Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. Review article. Current Pain Headache Report, 17 (7), 343, 2013

Shiovitz, R, Mitsis, EM, Bang, C, Cristian, A, Hazlett, E, Elder, G, Nikolskaya, G, Buchsbaum, M. S. FDG-PET Regional Glucose Abnormalities in White Matter in Civilian Impact and Military Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 67 (9), 150S, 2010

Nikolskaya.G. How tele-neurology visit can lead to quicker improvement in health and quality of life. Post published on myneuro.care. 2017.

Nikolskaya.G. Is there a value in a second opinion neurological consult? Post published on myneuro.care. 2017.

Nikolskaya.G. Why patient’s hand weakness may not improve post carpal tunnel surgery. Post published on Facebook Quality Neurological Care page. 2017.

PERSONAL INTERESTS AND LANGUAGES

Helping my two daughters develop into kind and responsible individuals

Yoga

Parent educator on positive discipline

Medical writing

Creating programs for enhancing skills of emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication for children and parents

Fluent in Russian

UNIQUE PAST HISTORY

Was selected to be on an Olympic reserve team at age 11 while in Russia

Experienced in various styles of dancing including ballet, jazz, and Russian dance

Set and still holding a CWRU indoor school record for a 55-meter dash at 7.36 in 2004

Set a CWRU indoor pole vaulting, 200-meter dash, and 4 by 4 relay record

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