Orange County’s Leading Neurosciences Program

The physicians of Newport Neurospecialists and Newport Neurohospitalists have come together to bring patients the most comprehensive neurosciences program in Orange County. Newport Neurospecialists offers significant expertise in many neurological programs. Our mission – an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to disorders of the brain, nerves and spine using the best evidence based clinical care, state of the art technology, and advanced clinical research, all focused on the individual patient need. With the mission of delivering the best health care to our community, Hoag established one of the first neurohospitalist (hospital-based neurologists) programs in the nation. With the number of stroke patients reported each year, it’s critical to aggressively and expediently treat neurologic illness with an in-hospital team. When experiencing a stroke or other neurological emergency, you will most likely be transported to the closest hospital, not to the nearest neurologist office. So why not house these experts right at the hospital?

Hoag believes it’s essential to have neurologists and neurosurgeons available at the hospital, especially during emergencies such as stroke. Our commitment is not only to pioneer this progressive concept, but also to continually expand our vision and work toward delivering the finest neurological care to the patients we serve.

Hoag Hospitalist Group



sleep member accredited
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Medical specialities
American Stroke Association
Neurospecialist Hoag

Jay Puangco, MD

Jay Puangco, MD currently serves as Chief of Service for the Hoag Voltmer Sleep Center. He is one of the most sought after sleep physicians in Orange County. Learn more.

Neurospecialists Hoag

David Brown, MD

David Brown, MDis a Neurologist and fellowship trained Stroke Specialist who has been voted one of the top Neurologists in Orange County. Learn more.

Neurospecialist Hoag

David Millet,MD

David Millett, MD is a passionate epileptologist who has established two epilepsy programs over the past 9 years in Southern California. Learn more.

Jason Muir, MD

Jason Muir, MD is uniquely board certified in Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is highly respected by his colleagues and peers in the fields of neurology and sleep medicine. Learn more.

Vivek Mehta, MD

Vivek Mehta, MD is a Neurosurgeon with particular expertise in complex and minimally invasive brain and spine surgery. He is a member of the Hoag Epilepsy Surgery Program at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. Learn more.

Hoag Neurospecialist

Jonathan Russin, MD

Jonathan Russin, MD has been an integral member of the neurosurgery team at the Pickup Family
Neuroscience Institute since 2016. He serves as the primary cerebrovascular microsurgical resource to support the neurosurgical and neuroendovascular programs at the Hoag Comprehensive Stroke Center. Learn more.

Andrew Ly, MD

Andrew Ly, MD is advising and leading the charge in developing a concussion/head injury program for the community. He is a board-certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Learn more.

James D. Park, D.O.

James Park, D.O. is a board-certified neurologist and epileptologist – who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures. He brings that passion and expertise to the Hoag Epilepsy Program. Learn more.

Lauren Bennett. MD

Dr. Bennett is a clinical neuropsychologist specializes in neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury, vascular disease/stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and the relationship between psychological and cognitive symptoms. sports. Learn more.

Victor Doan, MD

Victor Doan, MD is board-certified neurologist. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology: Neurobiology. Learn more.

Hoag hospital doctor

Charles Liu, PhD, MD

Charles Liu, PhD, MD has been an integral member of the neurosurgery team at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute since 2014.He currently serves as the Surgical Director of the Hoag Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Learn more.