About Our Practice

As 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.

Orange County’s Leading Neuroscience 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.

Meet Our Team

Behind everything we offer our patients at Newport Neurospecialists are the compassionate and experienced doctors, ready to provide world-class healthcare.

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.

DAVID BROWN, MD

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

DAVID MILLETT, MD, PhD

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

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.

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.

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.

VIVEK MEHTA, MD

Vivek Mehta, MD is a Neurosurgeon with particular expertise in complex and minimally invasive brain and spine surgery. He currently serves as the Surgical Director of the Hoag Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.

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.

CHARLES LIU, MD, PhD

Charles Liu, MD, PhD has been an integral member of the neurosurgery team at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute since 2014.

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.

LAUREN BENNETT, PhD

Lauren Bennett, PhD 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.

nurse practitioner

KELLY WATKINS, FNP-C

Kelly Watkins FNP-C is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a background in neuroscience nursing. She collaborates alongside Dr. Millett and Dr. Mehta as part of Hoag’s Epilepsy Program as well as Hoag’s Neurology and Neurosurgery Program. 

Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care

Our Programs

Concussions | Sleep | Epilepsy | Stroke | Neurodiagnostics | Neurophysiology

Concussions

Traumatic brain injuries that are caused by a blow to the head or body that jars or shakes the brain.

Stroke

A stroke is the sudden onset of focal neurological symptoms due to a sudden injury to the brain.

Epilepsy

A common neurological disorder that is often known to cause uncontrollable seizures.

Sleep

Poor sleep has been linked to several health issues which include high blood pressure, blood sugar instability and weight gain.

Neurodiagnostics

The use of advanced healthcare technology to diagnose seizures and other neuromuscular disorders.

Neurophysiology

The interface of sleep and neurology determines medical issues and disorders related to both disease and wellness. 

Patient Testimonials

What Our Patients Have To Say About Our Healthcare Services

“I’m very thankful for the wonderful staff and physicians at Hoag. I was treated extremely well and everyone seemed genuinely concerned about my well being.”

Susie Chew

“My memory and naming ability are awesome now. My husband said from the moment I woke up from surgery, ‘The old Tiffany is back.’ Dr. Millett and Dr. Liu are phenomenal. I am so grateful for the help they’ve given me.”

Tiffany Mueller

“Dr. Schrage was like a godsend to me, someone who could finally provide me with the help that I so desperately needed. After my first consultation with Dr. Schrage, I knew she was the right medical professional for me.” 

Rick Gonzalez

Better Health Care is Our Mission

Concussions | Sleep | Epilepsy | Stroke | Neurodiagnostics | Neurophysiology

NEUROSCIENCE NEWPORT

 520 Superior Ave, Suite #205 Newport Beach, CA 92663 

(949) 764-1843

NEUROSCIENCE IRVINE

16405 Sand Canyon Ave, 220
Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 336-8633

HOAG VOLTMER SLEEP CENTER

510 Superior Ave, Suite 200-A
Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949)-764-8070