Les Dorfman, MD

Multiple sclerosis specialist, Neuromuscular neurologist, Neurophysiologist

4.9 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

Multiple Sclerosis Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neuromuscular Program

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Neurodiagnostic Labs

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6888
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic (1974) AZ

Residency: Greenwich Hospital (1970) CT

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1973) CA

Internship: Greenwich Hospital (1969) CT

Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1968) NY

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1975)

Fellowship: National Hospital (1974) UKEngland

BSc, McGill University, Physiological Psychology (1964)

MD, Albert Einstein, Medicine (1968)

Honors & Awards

President, American Association for Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1997-98)

President, AAEM Foundation for Research and Education (1997-98)

Director, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1999-2005)

President, Association of California Neurologists (2002-04)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Residency Program in Clinical Neurophysiology (1995 - 2013)

Director, Stanford Neurodiagnostic Laboratories (1994 - 2013)

Director, SHC/LPCH Evoked Potential Laboratories (1991 - 2013)

Director, SHC/LPCH Electromyography Laboratories (1991 - 2013)

Director, Stanford Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (1974 - Present)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Dorfman has monitored a cervical myelopathy condition for more than a dozen years. He takes an inordinate amount of time with me during these annual appointments to be sure the condition has stabilized.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Dorfman is awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Very impressed with whole experience and demeanor of Dr. Dorfman.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Dorfman is great person.

Moyamoya Disease Can Masquerade as Multiple Sclerosis
Dorfman, L. J., Fischbein, N. J., Woodard, J. I., Choudhri, O., Bell-Stephens, T. E., & Steinberg, G. K. (2012). Moyamoya Disease Can Masquerade as Multiple Sclerosis. NEUROLOGIST, 18(6), 398-403.

Neuroradiologic Correlates of Cognitive Impairment in Adult Moyamoya Disease
Mogensen, M. A., Karzmark, P., Zeifert, P. D., Rosenberg, J., Marks, M., & Dorfman, L. J. (2012). Neuroradiologic Correlates of Cognitive Impairment in Adult Moyamoya Disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, 33(4), 721-725.

Neurocognitive Impairment in Adults With Moyamoya Disease Without Stroke
Karzmark, P., Zeifert, P. D., Bell-Stephens, T. E., Steinberg, G. K., & Dorfman, L. J. (2012). Neurocognitive Impairment in Adults With Moyamoya Disease Without Stroke. NEUROSURGERY, 70(3), 634-638.

Effect of moyamoya disease on neuropsychological functioning in adults
Karzmark, P., Zeifert, P. D., Tan, S., Dorfman, L. J., Bell-Stephens, T. E., & Steinberg, G. K. (2008). Effect of moyamoya disease on neuropsychological functioning in adults. NEUROSURGERY, 62(5), 1048-1051.

AAEM minimonograph #47: Normative data in electrodiagnostic medicine
DORFMAN, L. J., & Robinson, L. R. (1997). AAEM minimonograph #47: Normative data in electrodiagnostic medicine. MUSCLE & NERVE, 20(1), 4-14.

PHASE-1 CLINICAL-TRIAL OF CHIMERIC MONOCLONAL ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODY IN MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS
Lindsey, J. W., Hodgkinson, S., Mehta, R., Siegel, R. C., Mitchell, D. J., & Steinman, L. (1994). PHASE-1 CLINICAL-TRIAL OF CHIMERIC MONOCLONAL ANTI-CD4 ANTIBODY IN MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS. NEUROLOGY, 44(3), 413-419.

A COMPARISON OF TURNS ANALYSIS AND MOTOR UNIT ANALYSIS IN ELECTROMYOGRAPHY
McGill, K. C., Lau, K., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1991). A COMPARISON OF TURNS ANALYSIS AND MOTOR UNIT ANALYSIS IN ELECTROMYOGRAPHY. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 81(1), 8-17.

POLYNEUROPATHY, OPHTHALMOPLEGIA, LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, AND INTESTINAL PSEUDOOBSTRUCTION - POLIP SYNDROME
SIMON, L. T., Horoupian, D. S., DORFMAN, L. J., Marks, M., Herrick, M. K., & Smith, M. E. (1990). POLYNEUROPATHY, OPHTHALMOPLEGIA, LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, AND INTESTINAL PSEUDOOBSTRUCTION - POLIP SYNDROME. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 28(3), 349-360.

QUANTITATIVE CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY IN THE EVALUATION OF NERVE INJURY AND REGENERATION
DORFMAN, L. J. (1990). QUANTITATIVE CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY IN THE EVALUATION OF NERVE INJURY AND REGENERATION. MUSCLE & NERVE, 13(9), 822-828.

TRIPHASIC BEHAVIORAL-RESPONSE OF MOTOR UNITS TO SUBMAXIMAL FATIGUING EXERCISE
DORFMAN, L. J., Howard, J. E., & McGill, K. C. (1990). TRIPHASIC BEHAVIORAL-RESPONSE OF MOTOR UNITS TO SUBMAXIMAL FATIGUING EXERCISE. MUSCLE & NERVE, 13(7), 621-628.

MOTOR UNIT FIRING RATES AND FIRING RATE VARIABILITY IN THE DETECTION OF NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS
DORFMAN, L. J., Howard, J. E., & McGill, K. C. (1989). MOTOR UNIT FIRING RATES AND FIRING RATE VARIABILITY IN THE DETECTION OF NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 73(3), 215-224.

PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS RECORDED WITH CONCENTRIC AND MONOPOLAR NEEDLE ELECTRODES - ADEMG ANALYSIS
Howard, J. E., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1988). PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS RECORDED WITH CONCENTRIC AND MONOPOLAR NEEDLE ELECTRODES - ADEMG ANALYSIS. MUSCLE & NERVE, 11(10), 1051-1055.

INFLUENCE OF CONTRACTILE-FORCE ON PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS - ADEMG ANALYSIS
DORFMAN, L. J., Howard, J. E., & McGill, K. C. (1988). INFLUENCE OF CONTRACTILE-FORCE ON PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS - ADEMG ANALYSIS. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 86(2-3), 125-136.

AGE EFFECTS ON PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS - ADEMG ANALYSIS
Howard, J. E., McGill, K. C., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1988). AGE EFFECTS ON PROPERTIES OF MOTOR UNIT ACTION-POTENTIALS - ADEMG ANALYSIS. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 24(2), 207-213.

AAEE MINIMONOGRAPH .29. AUTOMATIC QUANTITATIVE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY
DORFMAN, L. J., & McGill, K. C. (1988). AAEE MINIMONOGRAPH .29. AUTOMATIC QUANTITATIVE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY. MUSCLE & NERVE, 11(8), 804-818.

Computer analysis of compound action potentials.
DORFMAN, L. J. (1987). Computer analysis of compound action potentials. Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology. Supplement, 39, 33-37.

LEBERS DISEASE AND DYSTONIA - A MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE
Novotny, E. J., Singh, G., Wallace, D. C., DORFMAN, L. J., Louis, A., & Steinman, L. (1986). LEBERS DISEASE AND DYSTONIA - A MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE. NEUROLOGY, 36(8), 1053-1060.

EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN HYSTERIA AND MALINGERING
Howard, J. E., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1986). EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN HYSTERIA AND MALINGERING. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 3(1), 39-49.

AUTOMATIC DECOMPOSITION ELECTROMYOGRAPHY (ADEMG) - VALIDATION AND NORMATIVE DATA IN BRACHIAL BICEPS
McGill, K. C., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1985). AUTOMATIC DECOMPOSITION ELECTROMYOGRAPHY (ADEMG) - VALIDATION AND NORMATIVE DATA IN BRACHIAL BICEPS. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 61(5), 453-461.

AUTOMATIC DECOMPOSITION OF THE CLINICAL ELECTROMYOGRAM
McGill, K. C., Cummins, K. L., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1985). AUTOMATIC DECOMPOSITION OF THE CLINICAL ELECTROMYOGRAM. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 32(7), 470-477.

HIGH-RESOLUTION ALIGNMENT OF SAMPLED WAVEFORMS
McGill, K. C., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1984). HIGH-RESOLUTION ALIGNMENT OF SAMPLED WAVEFORMS. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 31(6), 462-468.

AAEE MINIMONOGRAPH-21 - THE DISTRIBUTION OF CONDUCTION VELOCITIES (DCV) IN PERIPHERAL-NERVES - A REVIEW
DORFMAN, L. J. (1984). AAEE MINIMONOGRAPH-21 - THE DISTRIBUTION OF CONDUCTION VELOCITIES (DCV) IN PERIPHERAL-NERVES - A REVIEW. MUSCLE & NERVE, 7(1), 2-11.

SENSORY EVOKED-POTENTIALS - CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE
DORFMAN, L. J. (1983). SENSORY EVOKED-POTENTIALS - CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE. ANNUAL REVIEW OF MEDICINE, 34, 473-489.

NEUROPATHY IN THE HYPEREOSINOPHILIC SYNDROME
DORFMAN, L. J., Ransom, B. R., Forno, L. S., & KELTS, A. (1983). NEUROPATHY IN THE HYPEREOSINOPHILIC SYNDROME. MUSCLE & NERVE, 6(4), 291-298.

ON THE NATURE AND ELIMINATION OF STIMULUS ARTIFACT IN NERVE SIGNALS EVOKED AND RECORDED USING SURFACE ELECTRODES
McGill, K. C., Cummins, K. L., DORFMAN, L. J., BERLIZOT, B. B., LUETKEMEYER, K., & Widrow, B. (1982). ON THE NATURE AND ELIMINATION OF STIMULUS ARTIFACT IN NERVE SIGNALS EVOKED AND RECORDED USING SURFACE ELECTRODES. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 29(2), 129-137.

TRAUMATIC LESIONS OF THE PONTOMEDULLARY JUNCTION
BRITT, R. H., Herrick, M. K., Mason, R. T., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1980). TRAUMATIC LESIONS OF THE PONTOMEDULLARY JUNCTION. NEUROSURGERY, 6(6), 623-631.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY IN THE CHERRY-RED SPOT-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME (SIALIDOSIS TYPE-I)
Steinman, L., Tharp, B. R., DORFMAN, L. J., Forno, L. S., SOGG, R. L., & OBRIEN, J. S. (1980). PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY IN THE CHERRY-RED SPOT-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME (SIALIDOSIS TYPE-I). ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 7(5), 450-456.

SENSORY EVOKED-POTENTIALS - CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS IN PEDIATRICS
Mizrahi, E. M., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1980). SENSORY EVOKED-POTENTIALS - CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS IN PEDIATRICS. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 97(1), 1-10.

CEREBRAL INFARCTION AND MIGRAINE - CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGIC CORRELATIONS
DORFMAN, L. J., Marshall, W. H., & Enzmann, D. R. (1979). CEREBRAL INFARCTION AND MIGRAINE - CLINICAL AND RADIOLOGIC CORRELATIONS. NEUROLOGY, 29(3), 317-322.

AGE-RELATED-CHANGES IN PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL NERVE-CONDUCTION IN MAN
DORFMAN, L. J., & Bosley, T. M. (1979). AGE-RELATED-CHANGES IN PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL NERVE-CONDUCTION IN MAN. NEUROLOGY, 29(1), 38-44.

NERVE-FIBER CONDUCTION-VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS .2. ESTIMATION BASED ON 2 COMPOUND ACTION POTENTIALS
Cummins, K. L., DORFMAN, L. J., & PERKEL, D. H. (1979). NERVE-FIBER CONDUCTION-VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS .2. ESTIMATION BASED ON 2 COMPOUND ACTION POTENTIALS. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 46(6), 647-658.

PATTERN-REVERSAL VISUAL EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN LATE-ONSET PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS
DORFMAN, L. J., & Cummins, K. L. (1979). PATTERN-REVERSAL VISUAL EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN LATE-ONSET PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS. ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 19(1-2), 89-94.

NERVE-FIBER CONDUCTION-VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS .1. ESTIMATION BASED ON THE SINGLE-FIBER AND COMPOUND ACTION POTENTIALS
Cummins, K. L., PERKEL, D. H., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1979). NERVE-FIBER CONDUCTION-VELOCITY DISTRIBUTIONS .1. ESTIMATION BASED ON THE SINGLE-FIBER AND COMPOUND ACTION POTENTIALS. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 46(6), 634-646.

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION OF CENTRAL SOMATOSENSORY LESIONS IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS
DORFMAN, L. J., Bosley, T. M., & Cummins, K. L. (1978). ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION OF CENTRAL SOMATOSENSORY LESIONS IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 44(6), 742-753.

JUVENILE NEUROAXONAL DYSTROPHY - CLINICAL, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL, AND NEUROPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES
DORFMAN, L. J., Pedley, T. A., Tharp, B. R., & Scheithauer, B. W. (1978). JUVENILE NEUROAXONAL DYSTROPHY - CLINICAL, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL, AND NEUROPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 3(5), 419-428.

VISUAL EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN LEBERS HEREDITARY OPTIC NEUROPATHY
DORFMAN, L. J., Nikoskelainen, E., Rosenthal, A. R., & SOGG, R. L. (1977). VISUAL EVOKED-POTENTIALS IN LEBERS HEREDITARY OPTIC NEUROPATHY. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 1(6), 565-568.

INDIRECT ESTIMATION OF SPINAL-CORD CONDUCTION-VELOCITY IN MAN
DORFMAN, L. J. (1977). INDIRECT ESTIMATION OF SPINAL-CORD CONDUCTION-VELOCITY IN MAN. ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 42(1), 26-34.

EARLY PHASE IN LEBER HEREDITARY OPTIC ATROPHY
Nikoskelainen, E., SOGG, R. L., Rosenthal, A. R., Friberg, T. R., & DORFMAN, L. J. (1977). EARLY PHASE IN LEBER HEREDITARY OPTIC ATROPHY. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 95(6), 969-978.

ENCEPHALOMYELONEURITIS IN ABSENCE OF CANCER
Langston, J. W., DORFMAN, L. J., & Forno, L. S. (1975). ENCEPHALOMYELONEURITIS IN ABSENCE OF CANCER. NEUROLOGY, 25(7), 633-637.

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS ENCEPHALITIS IN ADULTS
DORFMAN, L. J. (1973). CYTOMEGALOVIRUS ENCEPHALITIS IN ADULTS. NEUROLOGY, 23(2), 136-144.

4.9 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Dorfman has monitored a cervical myelopathy condition for more than a dozen years. He takes an inordinate amount of time with me during these annual appointments to be sure the condition has stabilized.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Dorfman is awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Very impressed with whole experience and demeanor of Dr. Dorfman.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Dorfman is great person.