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Best Neurologists in San Diego

Below is a list of the top and leading Neurologists in San Diego. To help you find the best neurologist located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Neurologists in San Diego are:

  • Ian Purcell – SENTA Clinic
  • James Grisolia – Scripps Mercy Hospital
  • Kunal Agrawal – UC San Diego Health
  • Patrick Huott – Sharp Memorial Hospital

SENTA Clinic

Ian Purcell
Ian Purcell – SENTA Clinic

Dr. Ian Purcell’s career goal is the development of a world class Balance Institute.  He currently practices clinical Neurology with an additional focus in Oto-Neurology and Headache management.  He does extensive research in balance disorders.

Ian M. Purcell, M.D., Ph. D is an otoneurologist managing patients with balance disorders and heads the division of balance research at C.N.S. He enrolled in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in September of 1989.  In September 1991 he entered the Vestibular Neurophysiology Laboratory of Adrian A. Perachio, Ph.D. and received a total of six years of funding from the NASA Graduate Training Grant and The Texas Space Grant Consortium as a principal investigator. As a neurophysiologist, aviator, and Russian jet warbird enthusiast, he is very interested in providing insight as to how sensory information related to gravity is encoded and processed by the vestibular system to control oculomotor and postural reflexes as well as spatial orientation of the human body moving through a complex three-dimensional environment and actively publishes research articles on the vestibular system.


Spine Diseases & Conditions; Brain Conditions; Head & Neck Diseases; Skull Base Tumors; Point-of-Care Imaging in Otolaryngology; Testing & Treatment for Allergy Symptoms; Pituitary Tumor Program; Surgery for Movement Disorders; Surgery for Epilepsy


Address: 3590 Camino Del Rio N #103, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 810-1000


Amazing technology available at the clinic. Great confident practitioners. Rebuilt my friend’s inner ear… Can now hear after 10 years deafness! I flew in from my home in CT – near Yale. I’ll take servers. MD was available by appointment.” – Nicholas Varzos

“My experience with Dr.Purcell has been excellent, he treated me with so much care and respect. He is totally dedicated to helping people and help with their problem. He helped make sense for what was happening to me, and was I diagnosed with Vestibular chronic injury. After extensive tests, it’s been determined that the most beneficial treatment is Physical therapy, which has helped tremendously. He loves his profession and it shows. Great Doc and worth more than 5 stars!” – Marge Cunningham

Scripps Mercy Hospital

James Grisolia
James Grisolia – Scripps Mercy Hospital

Dr. James S. Grisolia’s patient care philosophy is to create a 360-degree approach to the person with neurologic illness. This approach includes elements of leading-edge medical care, quality and value consciousness, an awareness of spiritual issues, and consumer advocacy.

He has long been an active consumer advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation, National MS Foundation, San Diego Parkinson’s Foundation, Epilepsy California, and the California Neuro-Alliance. Dr. Grisolia has chaired the advocacy committee for the national-level Epilepsy Foundation in Washington, DC and continues to work on driver safety issues with the Epilepsy Foundation and the DMV. He served previously on the Older Californian Traffic Safety Taskforce through the California Highway Patrol.

Prior to undertaking his medical training, Dr. Grisolia completed an undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University in only three years.

Dr. Grisolia practices primarily at Scripps Mercy Hospital’s San Diego campus and also has hospital privileges at both Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and at Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Chula Vista campus. He has served as chief of neurology, chief of medicine and vice-chief of staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital’s San Diego campus, and has served as a trustee for the California Medical Association.


Child Neurology, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Brain cancer, Dementia, Cerebrovascular disorders, Dysautonomia, Epilepsy and seizure disorder, Headache and migraine, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)


Address: 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 294-8111


Such a nice soft spoken gentleman. That is rarely seen these days, at least by me with my Son who has Autism and is the patient. He did not miss a beat on the “odd behavior”. Just because you have M.D. behind your name does not mean you have a ability with folks. Dr. Grisolia does. He is so nice and kind. Excellent doctor.” – Amy Kitchens

My father got admitted here in obviously short notice emergency. The front staff were very nice obviously a wait time. The back staff were extremely nice and really sounded like they wanted my dad better. For me it is extremely important for the nurses to treat everyone like how they would want to be treated. Although we have to do follow up appointments and I mean a lot of them I do look forward seeing these caring nurses. Thank you for bettering my dads life.” – Delia Robertson

UC San Diego Health

Kunal Agrawal
Kunal Agrawal – UC San Diego Health

Kunal Agrawal, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in vascular neurology and stroke treatment. He focuses on the spectrum of stroke care, including stroke prevention, acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and post-acute stroke care.

Dr. Agrawal is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on post-acute stroke care as well as neurorehabilitation and post-stroke therapeutics. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and provides teaching and training for medical students, residents, and fellows in the treatment and management of cerebrovascular disease.

He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in adult neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Agrawal earned his medical degree from St. George’s University, School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He is board-certified in neurology.

Dr. Agrawal is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.


Acoustic Neuroma; Adult Neuromuscular Disorders; ALS; Autism Care and Research; Brain Tumors; Cranial Nerve Disorders; Down Syndrome; Epilepsy; Facial Pain; Headache; HIV Neurology; Huntington’s Disease; Memory Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurospinal Disorders; Paralysis; Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders; Peripheral Nerve Disorders; Stroke and Neurovascular Surgery


Address: 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (858) 657-7000


Good facility and everyone friendly and my mom favorite hospital when she was alive
Thank you guys and keep up the good job.
” – Vine Sanchez

Without a doubt I would not be typing this had it not been for the brilliant minds at UCSD. I’m now a volunteer for life.” – Phillip Leggitt

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Patrick Huott
Patrick Huott – Sharp Memorial Hospital

Dr. Huott, MD is a practicing Neurologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Huott graduated from University of California Davis School of Medicine in 1990 and has been in practice for 28 years. He completed a residency at U S Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Huott also specializes in Psychiatry. Dr. Huott accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare, and Anthem. Dr. Huott is board certified in Neurology.


Alzheimer’s disease; Ataxia; Back evaluation and treatment; BOTOX medical injections; Electroencephalogram (EEG); Electromyogram (EMG); Epilepsy; Head Injury; Headache; Multiple Sclerosis; Nerve Conduction Studies; Neurophysiology; Parkinson’s disease; Post-Polio Syndrome; Stroke


Address: 7901 Frost St, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 939-3400


Best hospital in San Diego. Doctors and nurses are so nice and care so much with my mom.
Thank you Sharp.” – Vinh Lam

This place was so quick in and out no wait time he got checked in and before he could sit down in waitng area thet already had him in back. And by the time i got parked and back down to the lobby he was already in x-ray. Amazing. Efficiency, quite, clean, great staff and quick. You cant ask for better!👍👍👍👍 only down side was the parking fee even if you get ticket validated and i had to wait for 10 cars ahead of me only one booth.” – Julie Brown