David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research and Care at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza, Room C-224
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
Tel: (310) 794-3665
Email: neuroeaston@mednet.ucla.edu

UCLA Memory Clinic
Clinic Appts: (310) 794-1195 {Memory Evaluation}
Clinic Fax: (310) 794-7491


Dr. Leila Parand is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology. Dr. Parand is a fellowship-trained behavioral neurologist with research experience in genetics, neuropathology, and neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia. She provides care in the UCLA Memory Clinic and clinical research expertise in the Kagan Clinical Trials Program. Dr. Parand has an important role in the UCLA Easton Center, bringing her unique talents to the areas of patient care, teaching, and innovative clinical trials.


Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Disorders, Dementia, and Neurobehavioral.



California Alzheimer's Disease Center (CADC)

Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Development Program

ADRC - Clinical Core

Education and Degrees

B.A. Earlham College

M.D. Ross University School of Medicine

Internship, Westchester Medical Center

Residency, Neurology, University of New Mexico - Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center

Fellowship, Neurobehavior, UCLA - West LA VA Medical Center

Awards and Honors

Best Presentation Nomination – American Society of Human Genetics (2007)

Chief Resident of Quality Improvement, University of New Mexico (2017 – 2018)

American Academy of Neurology Fellowship Scholarship to attend the AAN national conference (2021)

Board Certifications

United Council for Neurological Subspecialties

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Medical Board of California


Mendez MF, Parand L, Akhlaghipour G. "Bipolar Disorder Among Patients Diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia.” The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Jun 5, 2020.

Mendez MF, Parand L. “Positive Emotions from Brain Injury: The Emergence of Mirth and Happiness. Case Rep Psychiatry, Jan 2020.

Parand L, Niu K, Yerstein O, Mendez MF. “Fantastic Thinking and Frontal Cerebrovascular Disease,” Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Jul 23, 2019.

Nikolaev SI, Deutsch S, Genolet R, Borel C, Parand L, Ucla C, Schütz F, Duriaux Sail G, Dupré Y, Jaquier-Gubler P, Araud T, Conne B, Descombes P, Vassalli JD, Curran J, Antonarakis SE. “Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Profile of Human Chromosome 21,” Genome Research, Aug 2009; 19(8):1471-9.

Nikolaev SI, Montoya-Burgos JI, Popadin K, Parand L, Margulies EH; National Institutes of Health Intramural Sequencing Center Comparative Sequencing Program, Antonarakis SE. “Life-history Traits Drive the Evolutionary Rates of Mammalian Coding and Non-coding Genomic Elements,” PNAS, Dec 2007; 104(51):20443-8.

Deutsch S, Lyle R, Dermitzakis ET, Attar H, Subrahmanyan L, Gehrig C, Parand L, Gagnebin M, Rougemont J, Jongeneel CV, Antonarakis SE. “Gene Expression Variation and Expression Quantitative Trait Mapping of Human Chromosome 21 Genes,” Human Molecular Genetics, Dec 2005; 14(23):3741-9.

Rioux L, Gelber EI, Parand L, Kazi HA, Yeh J, Wintering R, Bilker W, Arnold SE “Characterization of Olfactory Bulb Glomeruli in Schizophrenia” Schizophrenia Research, Sept 2005: 77(2-3):229-39.

Book Chapters

Parand L and Mendez MF. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy. R Boland, et al. (Eds). Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Wolters Kluwer, in progress.

Parand L and Mendez MF. Limb Apraxia. RB Daroff, et al. (Eds), Bradley and Daroff’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, Elsevier, in press.

Poster Presentations

Parand L, Yerstein O, Akhlaghipour G, Mendez M. April 2020. “Witzelsucht or compulsive joking and loss of the right frontal lobe.” American Academy of Neurology Conference; Toronto, Canada. Accepted, presentation pending.

Parand L, Yerstein O, Mendez M. July 2019. “Updates in limb apraxia in dementia.” Alzheimer’s Association International Conference; Los Angeles, CA.

Parand L, Carr A, Jimenez E, Thompson P, Mendez M. Apr. 2019. “The contributions of hemispheric asymmetry to socioemotional behavior in frontotemporal dementia.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference; Philadelphia, PA.

Parand L, Yerstein O, Mendez M. March 2019. “Updates in Limb Apraxia.” Poster presented at the American Neuropsychiatric Association; Chicago, IL.

Parand L, Ikram A, Zulfiqar, M, Qeadan F, Owens T, Zafar A. Apr. 2018. “Insight into the burden of opioids on stroke patient outcomes in the United States.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference; Los, Angeles, CA.

Jillella D, Qeadan F, Ikram A, Calder C, Parand L, Zulfiqar M, Bzdyra P, Morrison L, Zafar A. Apr. 2018. “Cerebral Hemangiomas: 53 times more likely to bleed.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference; Los, Angeles, CA.

Lin, Jillella D, Parand L, Zafar A. Apr. 2018. “Multifocal hemorrhagic brain lesions and leukoencephalopathy due to acued disseminated intravascular coagulation.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference; Los, Angeles, CA.

Parand L, Jillella D, Zafar A, Ortega S, Leira E. Apr 2017. “Describing the symptomology and etiologic factors of brainstem strokes.” Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference, Boston, MA.

Parand L, Bushnaq S, Mathes L, Jillella D, Wang Y, Hedna S. Jul 2016. “Hyperglycemia: Predisposition for microemboli, stroke and white matter changes.” Poster presented at: Alzheimers Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Parand L, Nikolaev S., Montoya-Burgos J, Popadin K, Margulies EH, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Antonarakis SE. Oct 2007. “Rate of mutation accumulation in coding and noncoding elements during mammalian evolution.” Poster presented at: American Society of Human Genetics, San Diego, CA.

Rioux L, Kazi H, Parand L, Arnold SE. Nov 2002. “Expression of Non-Phosphorylated Neurofilament Protein NF-M in the olfactory bulb in schizophrenia.” Poster presented at: Society of Neuroscience, Orlando, FL.

Oral Presentation

Parand L, Akhlaghipour G, Mendez M. April 2020. “Mood disturbances as a prodrome to behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia.” American Academy of Neurology Conference; Toronto, Canada. Accepted, presentation pending.

Parand L, Yerstein O, Niu K, Mendez M. March 2019. “The spectrum of false reports in neurological disease: from delusions to fantastic thinking.” American Neuropsychiatric Association; Chicago, IL.

Akhlaghipour G, Parand L, Mendez M. March 2019. “The association of manic behavior and bipolar disorder among patients with frontotemporal dementia.” American Neuropsychiatric Association; Chicago, IL.

Nikolaev S, Deutsch S, Genolet R, Parand L, Conne B, Descombes P, Vassalli J-D, Curran J, Antonarakis SE. Oct 2007. “Polysome fractionation suggest that a fraction of Txfrags is translated.” American Society of Human Genetics; San Diego, CA.

Deutsch S, Lyle R, Gehrig C, Hunt S, Parand L, Forrest M, Gagnebin P, Deloukas E, Dermitzakis T, Antonarakis SE. Jun 2004. “Gene Expression Variation in the Human Genome: Dissecting Regulatory Variation.” European Society of Human Genetics; Munich, Germany.