Joshua Kamins, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology

Dr. Joshua Kamins is originally from the Bay Area where he found an interest in medicine as a member of the Marin County Search and Rescue team. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors in the Biological Basis of Behavior. His undergraduate research studies led to publications on the role of the NMDA receptor in Schizophrenia. From there, he returned to California to live in San Diego, where he joined a neurodegenerative disease lab at the Burnham Institute for two years to research neuroprotective compounds.. He stayed in San Diego to attend medical school at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kamins completed his preliminary medicine intern year at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco before arriving at UCLA for Neurology residency. He found a way to unite his interests in Sports Medicine and Neurology, completing a Headache Medicine and Sports Neurology fellowship at UCLA. His current research interests include investigating treatments for post traumatic headaches and reclassifying concussion by degree of certainty, while his clinical interests consist of treating migraine, post traumatic headaches, and post concussion syndrome.