Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

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Languages Spoken:
Farsi , Norwegian , Spanish , Turkish


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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(45 reviews)

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.
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.
He is a great doctor who listens to patient's concerns. He is caring and very helpful.
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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