Russ Shimizu, M.D.

Neurology located in Santa Monica, CA

Meet Dr. Shimizu

Russ Shimizu, MD, at Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles, provides compassionate care for patients with all types of neurological disorders. With more than three decades of experience and specialization in severe depression, arm pain, cervical dystonia, headaches, migraines, and peripheral neuropathy, patients in Santa Monica, California, know they can count on his expertise to provide effective neurological treatments.

Dr. Shimizu graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, then went on to complete an internship at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and his residency in neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.

His outstanding experience in the field includes positions as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA and a Clinical Professor at USC.  Dr. Shimizu is proud of his career in the United States Public Health Service and the United States Coast Guard, where he practiced internal medicine for three years. He served as Chairman of Neurology/Senior Staff at Saint John’s Medical Center and the Santa Monica Medical Center. He was also the Clinical Director of Electrodiagnostics at the Santa Monica Medical Center.

As a trained provider of NeuroStar® transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, Dr. Shimizu treats patients with medication-resistant depression. He’s also available to provide second opinions on neurological conditions and neurosurgery.

Dr. Shimizu has been honored with numerous awards, including being named a Southern California Super Doctor and recognition as an Outstanding Neurologist in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010 and 2011.

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Russ Shimizu, MD, at Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles, provides compassionate care for patients with all types of neurological disorders. With more than three decades of experience and specialization in severe depression, arm pain, cervical dystonia, headaches, migraines, and peripheral neuropathy, patients in Santa Monica, California, know they can count on his expertise to provide effective neurological treatments.

Dr. Shimizu graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, then went on to complete an internship at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and his residency in neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.

His outstanding experience in the field includes positions as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA and a Clinical Professor at USC.  Dr. Shimizu is proud of his career in the United States Public Health Service and the United States Coast Guard, where he practiced internal medicine for three years. He served as Chairman of Neurology/Senior Staff at Saint John’s Medical Center and the Santa Monica Medical Center. He was also the Clinical Director of Electrodiagnostics at the Santa Monica Medical Center.

As a trained provider of NeuroStar® transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, Dr. Shimizu treats patients with medication-resistant depression. He’s also available to provide second opinions on neurological conditions and neurosurgery.

Dr. Shimizu has been honored with numerous awards, including being named a Southern California Super Doctor and recognition as an Outstanding Neurologist in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010 and 2011.


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