Dr Parvizi completed his medical internship at Mayo Clinic and Neurology Residency at BIDMC Harvard Medical School before joining the UCLA for fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. He has worked at Stanford University Medical Center since 2007 and specializes in treating patients with uncontrollable seizures. Dr. Parvizi is the principal investigator in the Laboratory of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience whose research activities have been supported by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and private foundations. To find out more about Dr Parvizi's scholarly activities please visit

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2008)
  • Fellowship: UCLA Dept of Neurology (2007) CA
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Neurology Residency (2006) MA
  • Internship: Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency (2003) MN
  • Medical Education: University of Oslo Medical School (1995) Norway
  • PhD, University of Iowa, Neuroscience (1999)


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Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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(66 reviews)

He very easy to talk to.
Josef Parvizi has been my doctor for a decade. I have been blessed by this gifted doctor who is the specialist of specialists. He’s not giving up on me until I am seizure free, so I am game for anything he wants to try. I feel cared for and cared about. He sat by my bedside for 12 hours after a grueling surgery that made me have seizures for 24 hours straight. I am grateful I don’t know anyone in my situation, but if I did, I would send them straight to Dr.Parvizi. He is not just a great doctor, he is also a great person.
It was so comforting to see Dr. Parvizi again in person! He is so kind, intelligent and understands how epilepsy takes a toll on not just the physical body, but the whole family. Thank you!
Dr. Parvizi is the best neurologist that I have ever encountered for my son. It took 20 years to finally be given a name for his seizure disorder. It took Dr. parvizi only two days of testing and now with the correct medications my son is improving tremendously. We are so grateful to Dr. Parvizi for giving our son a better quality of life. I can’t express enough the peace he has given our family as well. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you Dr. Parvizi.
He is a good doctor.
very satisfied with appointment
He is such an amazing Doctor.
Although we waited for a while as Dr. Parvizi was overbooked that day, he was very nice and patient, he answered all of our questions and provided us the info we needed.
Great doctor, listened to what I had to say.
Dr. Parvizi is amazing. Truly outstanding doctor who answered all my questions and made me feel heard. I would recommend him to anyone.
He is very professional and very kindly. After starting my treatment with him I found he is the best doctor.
Great as always. Thanks Dr. Parvizi!
He was great...once we got connected and the microphone working.
Dr. Parvizi is fantastic doctor. The neurology department at Sanford always polite and very professional. Sanford is always the best medical care facility.
Great full for his time and expertise , very empathetic and caring physician
Dr. Parvizi answers my questions patiently, completely and with clarity. He's an outstanding doctor.
It was a good appointment
thank you for caring.
amazing Doctor
Dr. Parvizi is easy to talk to. and sets the patient at ease with his calm demeanor. He comes off as caring and patient. He takes time to listen to the patient's views.
Dr. Parvizi was very helpful. One of the best virtual doctor appts I’ve had.
I would give a 10 if it were an option. We fly all the way from Salt Lake City specifically because Dr. P. is so amazing!
Very caring.
Dr. Parvizi is an outstanding care provider.
After I had my MRI I seen Dr. Parvizi. He was very thorough with me & understood what all I was saying. He made me feel better after the visit.
Dr. Parvizi is a God-send.
I had a wonderful experience, knowledgeable MD - great advice. Real concern expressed -! Felt like a family member.
I felt that Dr. Parvizi really knows his stuff, takes his time to explain things, and is thorough.
Parvizi had always been faithful and passionate in listening, answering questions, asking questions, and providing assurance that my life is valued. Regardless on the amount of appt.'s time, my family and I always sees the 3 1/2 drive worth it's time and money.
Dr. Parvizi is well-informed, caring & professional in all aspects.
If I ever talk to others about epilepsy & how I feel after the surgery. I would recommend Dr. Parvizi for them to see.
As always Dr. Parvizi takes the time to check on me; provide me with info, answer ALL question and value my opinion when making suggestions. Agreed with everything said and given peace on further treatment/visits.
Dr. Parvizi is the best.
Loved Dr. Parvizi and would stay with him if lived here in CA. Showed true concern for our son.
He is a great doctor who listens to patient's concerns. He is caring and very helpful.
Dr. Parvizi is an exceptional doctor, smart, caring and very attentive to his patient's concerns/needs. I am very grateful for his expertise and care.
All pleasant.
No comment all good.
Dr. Parvizi is an excellent doctor. He listens very well and really cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable also.
As always, Dr. Parvizi was fantastic! Showed concerns, listened to issue with the scheduling of appt., DISCUSSED options for prescription changes and future appts. - Awesome!
Dr. Parvizi is an excellent and caring doctor. We are thankful for his help the last 8 years.
I was VERY pleased with Dr. Parvizi & the way he was telling me how I was doing during my follow up visits.
Excellent attention & concern exhibited.
Very helpful.
Very interesting at the time but I can't remember many details.
Since my contact it had been(very special). Stanford is always recommended.
Parvizi has been a great care provider since the day I first met him. Great listener, explains in a way I could comprehend and if necessary, breaks down info further w/o making me feel ignorant.
I would and have recommended my doctor to many.
Dr Parvizi has been excellent working with me through this whole process.
I would suggest this staff to anyone. It has been AWESOME!!!
My doctor is stellar. I have full confidence in him & would recommend him highly.
Dr. Parvizi is very knowledgeable... and seizure medications. I depend on his expertise to enhance the quality of my life.
Dr. Parvizi is the best doctor. I travel all the way from Reno that tells a lot!
Dr. Parvizi respected my decision to not pursue surgery, and has been great with my questions now that I am going that way.
If I could rate Dr. Parvizi & his team higher, I would! Fantastic experience.
Dr. Parvizi is a very caring doctor. Having issues relating to the brain are never easy to handle, but he was very helpful and took the time to explain.
Couldn't have been better! Dr. Pavesi instilled confidence and trust at first visit. Very thorough.
Dr. Parvizi answered a question I had by taking out his iPhone and looking at my brain mapping images. He shared them with me and came to a conclusion about what I had experienced. It was great -
I really like this doctor, especially his intelligence & sense of humor. (And he listens intently to my concerns.)
Dr. Parvasi is great.
Was very impressed with the doctor he explained things in a way that I understood.
No complain so far so goooood.
When I tried to voice a concern to my doctor (two times) he wouldn't even let me finish my sentence; wouldn't listen.

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