Dorothy Dada MD

Dorothy Patrice Dada, MD, PhD

Neurology, Headache and Migraine, Traumatic brain injury

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About Dorothy Patrice Dada, MD, PhD 

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurologist Dorothy P. Dada, MD, is a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has studied extensively in medicine and neurology, and she holds fellowships in the Steve Tisch Sports Neurology-Neurotrauma program and the UCLA Goldberg Migraine program. This is where she enjoys providing care for her adolescent and adult patients suffering from headaches, facial pain, concussions, and mild traumatic brain injuries.   

All children need heroes, and Dr. Dada’s hero was her childhood pediatrician. It was he who first inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. Perhaps this is because Dr. Dada was frequently hospitalized as a child with severe asthma attacks. Her pediatrician always used his extraordinary skill to create a safe and lighthearted environment during the most frightening situations for her and her family. She saw in her pediatrician a unique ability to balance the art of medicine with compassion and empathy, and her patients believe she brings those same qualities when she is working with them.  

Dr. Dada received her medical training at Loma Linda University. As her studies evolved, she earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience to fully understand the mechanisms involved in brain injury. During these studies, she set herself a goal to develop novel therapies for brain repair. Although challenging, this was also a gratifying experience. During this time, she recognized the importance of genuinely connecting with her patients, expanding her goals, and her true passion for neurology.  

Dr. Dada enjoys learning how headaches and traumatic brain injuries affect her pediatric and adult patients’ lives. And more importantly, she enjoys discovering what she can do to alleviate their suffering. Using a comprehensive assessment, she works with each patient and family to develop an individualized treatment plan that alleviates suffering and leads to functional recovery.    

Not only do her patients recognize her compassion when she is caring for them, but that compassion also extends well beyond her workplace. Being highly active in community service, Dr. Dada enjoys mentoring undergraduate and medical students, promoting wellness and awareness of heart disease in women, and volunteering for health fairs.   

Dr. Dada’s dedication has earned her many honors and awards throughout her academic career. She has produced manuscripts for medical journals and presented lectures all over the country.   

In her free time, Dr. Dada loves spending time with her friends and family, and she is always up for a great music festival or outdoor jazz concert.  Her hobbies include cycling, hiking, running, and yoga, and she especially loves competing in new fitness challenges with her husband, Rodney.  

Dr. Dada provided great info and listened to all my questions, never interrupted me or dismissed my concerns, etc. Wonderful doctor!!

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Medical Service

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Locations

1811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 110,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

12555 West Jefferson Blvd., Suite 303,
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 829-0260

Education

Medical School
Loma Linda University
2014

Residency
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Neurology
2018

Fellowships
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Migraine, Sports Neurology-Neurotrauma
2019

UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, 2019

UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, 2019

Languages

English

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Reviews

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  • 4.9
  • 217 Reviews
  • 207 Comments
  • 5
03/31/2024

Dr. Dada was exceptional.

Providence Patient
  • 5
03/31/2024

Excellent bedside manner. Great practitioner. Listens. Is thorough.

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  • 5
03/31/2024

Dr. Dada was first-rate and kind and thoughtful I am happy to have become a patient.

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  • 4.94
03/28/2024

Dr D. Dada showed me how to handle a very serious medical condition with both frankness and compassion. I have made lifestyle changes that will improve my health based on her recommendations.

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  • 5
03/20/2024

Very clear, knowledgable ansd thoughtful. Responsive to issues and proactive.

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  • 5
03/19/2024

De. Dada provides excellent care and her staff is also great

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  • 5
03/18/2024

I love having Dr. Dada as my doctor. She makes you feel very comfortable, and she is patient and takes her time with you. She also welcomes you with a smile every time!

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  • 5
03/12/2024

Dr. Dada provides a level of care and caring that is difficult to find in modern medicine today. The survey Is one example of that. I had the rare experience of waiting a long time, which has never happened before and this survey makes no allowances for that.

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  • 5
03/10/2024

Dr. Dada was extremely knowledgeable, a great listener, and very pleasant physician.

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  • 5
03/10/2024

Excellent visit!!

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