About Us

Our Clinic

Orange County Neurology was founded in 2005 with the aim of delivering the highest quality care to the communities of Orange County. Using the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic developments, OCN strives to accurately diagnose and successfully treat neurological conditions. We believe in prompt appointments, full detailed explanations, and effective communication you can understand.

Urgent inpatient hospital consultations are available at the following Hospitals:

Founder/Medical Director

alielahi_officeDr. A. Elahi, founder and medical director of OC Neurology Inc, began his study of Neuroscience at UCLA and University of Pittsburgh. In 1996, he attended University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Elahi’s interests in Neurology led to his residency training at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In Iowa, Dr. Elahi trained with world-renown neurologists including Dr. Harold P. Adams, Jr. and Dr. Jun Kimura.

Dr. Elahi has developed a special interest in stroke and neuromuscular disorders and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Dr. Elahi’s Curriculum Vitae


Media, Articles, and Research

  • Invited Speaker: “Cryptogenic Stroke: No-longer so cryptic.” — Discussion of etiology and pathophysiology of cryptogenic strokes including cardioembolism due to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. (roundtable discussion) March 29, 2012
  • Invited SpeaIker:  “Silent Killer:  Non-Convulsive Seizures and EEG Monitoring in the ICU”–Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center; CME Lecture Series, September 2007
  • Invited Speaker:  “Carotid Stenting versus carotid entdarterectomy” Orange County Stroke Association, May, 2007.
  • Invited Speaker:  “Taking the Headache Out of Botox:  New treatments for migraines using Botox.” PBS Television show American Health Journal, July 2006.
  • Invited Speaker: “Alzheimer’s Disease” American Health Journal, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), January 2006.
  • Invited Speaker:  “Alzheimer’s Disease.” PBS Television show:  American Health Journal , November 2005.
  • Invited Lecturer:  “On Migraine Headaches:  Diagnosis and Advanced Therapy” at South Coast Medical Center; Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center; CME Lecture Series, May 2006
  • Invited Lecturer:  “Guillain-Barré Syndrome” –Mission Regional Medical Center CME Lecture Series, April, 2005.
  • Invited Lecturer:  “Guillain-Barré Syndrome” at Southwest Healthcare System Lecture series to medical staff–November 17, 2004.
  • “Balloon and Stent Assisted Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease for the Prevention of Stroke”  Coauthor of  chapter in Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease by H.P. Adams, 2004; Marcel Dekker.
  • Elahi A, et al. “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) as the initial manifestation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.” Neuroctritical Care, 2004;1(4):465-468.  Poster presented at the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) National meeting—Phoenix 01/28, 2004
  • Invited Lecturer:  “Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and ALS” to students of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Invited Lecturer:  “Myasthenia Gravis and Guillain-Barré Syndrome”—Lectures to nursing staff for certificate in neuroscience education, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • “Depression as a manifestation of the biochemical defect in Dopa-Responsive-Dystonia”  Study of the neurochemistry, genetics, and pathophysiology of dystonia as present in a large family.  Author and director of research protocol–Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP).  Funded by Clinical Research Center at CHP—Poster presented at the 56th Annual AAN meeting–San Francisco, April 2004, Publication Pending
  • “Large Lesions of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Eliminate rhythms in Temperature and Locomotor Activity in albino rats”   Poster presented at NIMH student conference.  Investigated controversy over the central regulation of circadian temperature rhythm in mammals. Funded by NIMH Research Fellowship.  Robert Y. Moore, M.D., PhD. Laboratory
  • University of Pittsburgh Neuroscience Department
  • Independent study–Investigated anatomy of rat neostriatum
  • UCLA Student Research Program
  • Student Assistant in Dr. K. Faull’s lab. CSF fluid analysis using gas chromotography

Organization Memberships

  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Orange County Neurological Association (OCNA)
  • Orange County Medical Association (OCMA)