Nancy L. Sicotte, MD

Vice Chair, Education Department of Neurology

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program

Director, Neurology Residency Training Program

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
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Nancy L. Sicotte, MD

Vice Chair, Education Department of Neurology

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program

Director, Neurology Residency Training Program

  • Neurology
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Autoimmune Diseases

Multiple Sclerosis

Spinal Cord Disorders

The research of Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, focuses on structural and functional imaging of disease progression in the multiple sclerosis, cognitive impairment and depression in multiple sclerosis, as well neuromyelitis optica and related disorders.

  • Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 1992
  • Internship: UCLA Medical Center, 1993
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center, 1996
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center, 1998

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  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-15
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, 2008
  • Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2001
  • UC Irvine Medical School, Janet Glasgow Award - Class Rank #1 in medical school, 1992

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Sicotte NL, Salamon G, Deller T, Rub U, Drain A, Shattuck DW, Hageman N, Demer D, Engel E, Alger JR, et al. Diffusion tensor MRI reveals brainstem abnormalities in a human with ROBO3 mutations. Neurology. 2016;67(3):519-521.
  • Sicotte NL, Kern KC, Giesser BS, Arshanapalli A, Schultz A, Montag M, Wang H, Bookheimer SY. Regional hippocampal atrophy in multiple sclerosis. Brain. 2008;131(4):1134-1141.
  • Kern KC, Ekstrom AD, Suthana A, Giesser BG, Montag M, Arshanapalli A, Bookheimer SY, Sicotte NL. Fornix damage limits verbal memory functional compensation in multiple sclerosis. Neuroimage. 2012;59(3):2932-2940.
  • Gold SM, O’Connor MF, Gill R, Kern KC, Shi Y, Henry RG, Pelletier D, Mohr DC, Sicotte NL. Detection of altered hippocampal morphology in multiple sclerosis-associated depression using automated surface mesh modeling. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014;35(1):30-37.
  • Kern KC, Gold SM, Lee B, Montag MJ, Horsfall J, O’Connor MF, Sicotte NL. Thalamic-hippocampal-prefrontal disruption in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Neuroimage Clin. 2015;8:440-447.
  • Gold SM, Kern KC, O’Connor MF, Montag MJ, Kim A, Yoo YS, Giesser BS, Sicotte NL. Smaller cornu ammonis 2-3/dentate gyrus volumes and elevated cortisol in multiple sclerosis patients with depressive symptoms. Biol Psychiatry. 2010;68(6):553-559.

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