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David D. Song, M.D., Ph.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor - Neuroscience

David D. Song

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Parkinson’s Disease/Parkinsonism, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California
  • Fellowship, Movement Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Ph.D., Neuroanatomy, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • M.P.H., Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • B.A., Biology (Genetics and Development); Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Biography

David D. Song, M.D., Ph.D. is a health sciences clinical professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

Prior to coming to UCR, Song was a clinical professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, co-director of the Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) Parkinson's Disease Consortium Center, and director of the Neurology Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic in the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He also has served as a research scientist for the Veterans Medical Research Foundation and a staff physician for the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a diplomat in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Parkinson's Study Group, the Movement Disorder Society and the North American Multiple System Atrophy Study Group.

Song earned his B.A. in biology at Cornell University, then earned his M.P.H., M.D. and Ph.D. at Tulane University. He has completed an internship in Internal medicine, a residency in neurology, and fellowships in movement disorders and experimental therapeutics and Parkinson's Disease.

He speaks Korean as well as English.

Research Summary

Song's research interests focus on improving quality of life in patients with movement disorders, including the development of more effective treatments for both non-motor and motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Awards

  • Mentor Recognition Award, UCSD Office of Graduate Studies, 2007.
  • Merit Award, “Alpha-Synuclein and Neuronal Vulnerability to Mitochondrial Injury”, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, 2004 - 2007.
  • Dystonia Doctor of Excellence Award, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, San Diego County Dystonia Support Group, 2003.
  • Advanced Research Career Development Award, “Alpha-Synuclein and Oxidative Stress in Parkinson's Disease”, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, 2002 - 2005.
  • William M. Spencer Fellowship, William H. Donner Foundation, Inc., 2000 - 2002.

Recent Publications

  • Leung A.Y., Shukla S., Fallah A., Song D., Lin L., Golshan S. rTMS in managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury related Headaches. Neuromodulation (in press).
  • Leung A.Y., Fallah A., Shukla S., Lin L., Tsia A., Song D., Polston G. rTMS in Alleviating Mild TBI related Headaches- A case series. Pain Physician (in press).
  • Leung A., Shukla S., Song D., Lin L., Tsai A., Polston G., Fallah A., Davani A., Lee R., Golshan S. rTMS at left Motor Cortex in reducing MTBI related headache; Journal of Headache and Pain (in press).
  • Leung A., Shukla S., Yang E., Canlas B., Heald J., Song D., Lin L., Polston G., Tsia A., Lee R.: Altered Supraspinal Pain Processing Functions in Veteran with MTBI related Headaches; Journal of Neurotrauma (in press).
  • Harrington, D.L., G.N. Castillo, J.D. Reed, D.D. Song, I. Litvan, R.R. Lee, Dissociation of Neural Mechanisms for Intersensory Timing Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease. Timing & Time Percept (in press).
  • Pirogovsky, E., D.M. Schiehser, K.M. Obtera, M.M. Mathes, S.L. Lessig, D.D. Song, I. Litvan, J.V. Filoteo, The utility of the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale in Parkinson's disease mild cognitive impairment. Parkinsonism Relat Disord (in press).
  • Leung A., Shukla S., Song D., Lin L., Tsai, A.M., Polston G., Fallah A., Davani A., Lee R.: rTMS in Reducing Mild TBI Related Headache- a pilot study; Headache Vol 54, Number S1, P90; June 2014
  • The Parkinson Study Group QE3 Investigators. A Randomized Clinical Trial of High-Dosage Coenzyme Q10 in Early Parkinson Disease No Evidence of Benefit JAMA Neurol. 71(5):543-552, 2014.
  • Pirogovsky, E., M. Martinez-Hannon, D.M. Schiehser, S.L. Lessig, D.D. Song, I. Litvan. J.V. Filoteo. Predictors of performance-based measures of instrumental activities of daily living in nondemented patients with Parkinson’s disease, J. Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 35:926-933, 2013.
  • Lee, D., D. Y. Henriques, J. Snider, D. Song, H. Poizner. Reaching to proprioceptively defined targets in Parkinson's disease: effects of deep brain stimulation therapy. Neuroscience. 244:99-112, 2013.
  • Theilmann, R.J., J.D. Reed, D.D. Song, M.X. Huang, R.R. Lee, I. Litvan, D. L. Harrington. White-matter changes correlate with cognitive functioning in Parkinson's disease. Front Neurol. 4:37, 2013.
  • Schiehser D.M., C.R. Ayers, L. Liu, S. Lessig, D. Song, J.V. Filoteo. Validation of the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord 19:335-338, 2013.
  • Schiehser, D.M., L. Liu, S. Lessig, D.D. Song, K. Obtera, M.M. Burke, S. Earl, J.V. Filoteo. Predictors of Discrepancies in Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Caregiver Ratings of Apathy, Disinhibition, and Executive Dysfunction Before and After Diagnosis. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:295-304, 2013.

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