Jeffrey Mora, M.D.


Jeffrey R. Mora, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Mora is a board-certified adult neurologist practicing in Ventura County, California. He joined Patient Focused Neurology in 2014 and provides comprehensive general neurological care in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. In the office, he performs electrodiagnostic studies including EEGs and EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies, manages Vagal Nerve Stimulator device in epilepsy patients, and administers Botox injections for a variety of neurologic conditions.

Dr. Mora completed his undergraduate training at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Public Policy Analysis in 2004. As an undergraduate, he spent time abroad working with the Botswana Ministry of Health conducting a tuberculosis surveillance in a refugee camp. He graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in 2009. During medical school, Dr. Mora volunteered at a clinic in Mexico 2005, performed health research in Argentina in 2006, presented a research poster at the Global Health Education Consortium in Dominican Republic in 2007, and did clinical work at hospitals in both Guatemala and Ghana in 2009. In addition, he won numerous research grants and scholarships, including the California Community Foundation Robert C. Fraser Scholarship and a GE/National Medical Fellowship. He completed his Internal Medicine preliminary year at the University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Morareturned to the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center to complete his Neurology Residency in 2013 as well as a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology in 2014. Dr.Mora is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Mora currently practices in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks where he holds privileges at Simi Valley Adventist Health and Los Robles Hospital.

Dr. Mora enjoys travel, the comforts of Southern California, and spending time with his family.


Education and Training

Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center

July 2013 – June 2014

  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology

Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center

July 2010 – June 2013

  • Residency, Neurology

University of California Irvine Medical Center

July 2009 – June 2010

  • Internship, Internal Medicine

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

August 2005 – May 2009

  • Medical student, obtained M.D.

Pomona College

August 2000 – May 2004

  • Undergraduate, obtained B.A. Public Policy Analysis – Biology
  • Study Abroad – Botswana


Research

Keck Hospital of USC – Los Angeles, CA

March 2012 – Present

  • Heterogeneity of ALS presenting clinical symptoms and the resulting delay in diagnosis
  • Chart review of 160 ALS patients

GE/National Medical Fellowships – Mampong/Apam, Ghana

March 2009 – May 2009

  • Studied risk behavior in HIV/AIDS patients
  • Assessed resource utilization in community hospitals and clinics
  • Rotated in Internal Medicine wards at government hospitals

USC Keck School of Medicine – Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 2006 – July 2006

  • Designed survey to assess emerging cocaine paste abuse crisis in Argentina
  • Interviewed physicians, social workers, and drug users in Spanish

Pomona College – Claremont, CA

May 2004 – September 2004

  • Conducted health policy research on access to health care in local community
  • Interviewed uninsured community members in English and Spanish

Pomona College – Dukwi, Botswana

December 2002

  • Conducted TB surveillance of refugee camp population in association with government public health organization
  • Independent study project performed during an undergraduate semester abroad

The Pennsylvania State University – State College, PA

May 2002 – August 2002

  • Experimental autoimmune encephalitis study in rats assessing affects of dietary iron
  • Experience performing Western blot, working with human and animal tissues

Activities and Volunteer Experience

USC Keck School of Medicine – Escuintla, Guatemala

February 2009

  • Rotated in Neonatology, Ob/Gyn, and Surgery departments at government hospital

Latino Medical Student Association – Los Angeles, CA

September 2006 – May 2007

  • Co-coordinator of 23rd Annual Latino Medical Student Association Regional Conference
  • Over 600 participants at two-day conference held at the USC Health Sciences Campus

USC Keck School of Medicine – Los Angeles, CA

September 2005 – February 2007

  • Medical Spanish teach assistant
  • Lead Level II and Level conversation labs with medical students

Healing Hearts Across Borders – Tijuana, Mexico

November 2005

  • Provided patient education and care to underserved communities

Assisted in Spanish interpretation for triage nurses

Publications

  • Mora JR and Beydoun S. Chiari malformation type I with cervicothoracic syringomyelia masquerading as bibrachial amyotrophy: a case report. Manuscript submitted for publication. March 2014.
  • Millet D, Popalzai A, Mora J, Guerrein M. Tale of Two Cords: Progressive myelopathy in neurosarcoidosis and post-traumatic arachnoid cysts. Manuscript submitted for publication. February 2012.

Posters

Global Health Education Consortium – Santo Domingo, DR

February 2007

  • “The Chemistry of Despair: Cocaine Base Paste Comes to Argentina”

Presentations

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

June 2013

  • Residency research

USC Roxana Todd Hodges Foundation Seminar – Los Angeles, CA

April 2013

  • Primary stroke prevention community outreach in Spanish

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

February 2013

  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Mortality and Morbidity Report

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

March 2012

  • Keck Hospital of USC Clinical Pathologic Conference, FTD-ALS

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

March 2012

  • Keck Hospital of USC Case Presentation

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

November 2011

  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Mortality and Morbidity Report

USC Neurology Grand Rounds – Los Angeles, CA

June 2011

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Mortality and Morbidity Report

Conferences

64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting– New Orleans, LA

April 2012

4th Annual Focus on Common Movement Disorders – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

October 2010

Honors and Certifications

GE Medical Scholar, GE/National Medical Fellowships

December 2008

Research Travel Award, University of Southern California

Februrary 2009

Robert C. Fraser Scholarship, California Community Foundation

August 2006 – August 2008

Rodolfo Montes Scholarship, University of Southern California

August 2006 – August 2007

Research Travel Award, University of Southern California

May 2006

Dwight L. Ryerson Memorial Pre-Medical Award, Pomona College

May 2004

Dr. Robert E. and Janet Tranquada Scholarship, Pomona College

September 2003

Florence T. Nickey Scholarship, Pomona College

September 2003

Chicano/Latino Distinguished Scholar Award, Pomona College

June 2001 – June 2004

 

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

January 2010 – Present

 

Languages

Fluent reading, writing, and speaking Spanish

 

Board Certifications

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certificate # 59618 (Sept 2015)


Licensure

State of California