VI BURGAN, MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Professional Summary: Vi Burgan is a compassionate Nurse Practitioner with advanced knowledge of acute and critical neurosurgical procedures.

Exceptional skills: 

Demonstrates the ability to participate in the diagnosis, and the restoration and maintenance of neurological function in collaboration with other health care providers.

Follows guidelines and protocols to deliver evidence-based treatment plans for patients with various diseases/ conditions.

Dedicated to creating a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort, emotional support, and mutual trust, in addition to teaching patients how to develop healthy lifestyles, promote wellbeing, and prevent disease with consideration of the patient’s needs and beliefs.

Her professional experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes working with Dr. Mehta, MD at the Brain and Spine Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California from 11/2021 to present. Vi work closely with the neurosurgeon to complete histories, neurological physical exams, diagnosis, and establish appropriate evidence-based treatment plan including managing pre and post-operative issues while identifying priorities to maximize health potential and expected goals of patients and families • She also participate in the plan of care for patients with strokes, spinal cord surgeries, fractures, in addition to performing consults, admissions, discharges, and rounding • Vi serves as the first assistant in surgery and round on patients in the ED and inpatient unit.

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.

MS Specialist

DR. YASIR N. JASSAM, MD

Yasir Jassam, MBChB, MRCP(UK), is a neurologist and a neuroimmunologist. After graduating from medical school, he received post graduate training in both internal medicine and neurology. He completed Core Medical Training (CMT) in Cambridge

Ruth Morin, Ph.D.

RUTH MORIN, Ph.D.

Ruth Morin, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University, with clinical training from Columbia University Medical Center’s Neurology department and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City.

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.

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.

LAUREN BENNETT, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

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 at Hoag

Anh Tuan Nguyen, ACNPC-AG

Anh Tuan Nguyen, ACNPC-AG has been working as neurology Nurse Practitioner in the inpatient setting for over 10 years. He is compassionate, detail oriented, and professional. We are delighted to have him as a team member at Newport Neurospecialists.

ASHLEY K. MILLER, PhD

ASHLEY K. MILLER, PhD

Ashley Miller, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. Her clinical areas of interest include neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disease/stroke, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive concerns in the context of other medical conditions and/or psychiatric illness. 

NURSE PRACTITIONER

VI BURGAN, MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Vi Burgan is a compassionate board-certified nurse practitioner with a background in neuroscience nursing. She works alongside Dr. Vivek Mehta as part of Hoag’s Neurosurgery Program.  Vi also serves as the first assistant in surgery and round on patients in the ED and inpatient unit.

Miki Ohata

MIKI OHATA, NP

Miki Ohata is a board certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner who specializes in memory and cognitive disorders. She is excited for the opportunity to be part of the team to develop a memory and cognitive disorders screening program for Newport Neurospecialists.

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. 

Patient Testimonials

What Our Patients Have To Say About Our Healthcare Services

“I have trouble putting into words just how fantastic Dr. Mehta is. He was there for me in my time of real need helping me through two major spine surgeries. He took the time to explain everything to me. Never pressured me to just jump into a surgery but rather provided me options. Once it became clear that surgical intervention was an absolute must he was very quick to respond, I was admitted to Hoag Hospital right away and handled himself amazingly. He is hands down the best surgeon I’ve ever met. I would highly recommend him for any spine surgery. I am so thankful to him for him. I had lost function to my arm and was very scared I would never be able to use my arm again however shortly after the surgery function to my arm is already coming back. Thank you so much for all of your help.”

J. Merrill

“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. Park is a listener and a teacher. He carefully listened to all my issued, I know this because he went over everything I said one by one and helped me understand what’s happening to me. He made me also feel very comfortable and not be rushed. Most doctors’ office is very systematic and quick to dismiss you. Highly recommend him!”

Patient from RateMDs.com

“When we moved to Arizona, Dr. Millet asked me if I wanted him to help me find a doctor there. I said, ‘No. I’m staying with you. We’re with you for life.’”

Emily Shafer

“By monitoring me almost every day, being flexible and responsive, Dr. Mehta gave me the confidence that doing the procedure was the right thing to do.” 

Tim Hsiao

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

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