Ian Purcell, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Ian Purcell strives towards the development of a world class Vestibular and Balance Institute. He currently practices clinical Neurology with an additional focus in OtoNeurology and Headache management. Dr. Purcell started by enrolling in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in September of 1989. In September 1991 he entered the Vestibular Neurophysiology Laboratory of Adrian A. Perachio, Ph.D. and received a total of six years of funding from the NASA Graduate Training Grant and The Texas Space Grant...

Read More
Voted Top Doctor - The San Diego Magazine

Monali Patel, M.D.

Monali Patel, M.D. is a Neurologist with a special interest in OtoNeurology, Vestibular and Balance disorders, and also specializes in Headache disorders, a combination of subspecialties that is unique to the San Diego medical community. Along with a comprehensive and compassionate medical approach, she collaborates unique procedures for optimal management. These Trigger Point injections, Occipital nerve block injections, IR Occulography, Rotational Chair evaluation & treatment for vertigo, Computerized Dynamic Posturography, VNG/VEMP...

Read More
Voted Top Doctor - The San Diego Magazine

2021 Top Doctors

Leading the Way in Vertigo and Headache Care

In the October 2021 issue of San Diego Magazine, delve into 'Stop the Spinning and Say Goodbye to Your Headaches,' a feature spotlighting the innovative work of Dr. Monali Patel and Dr. Ian Purcell. Learn how their unique blend of expertise and passion offers new hope to those suffering from complex neurological disorders.

San Diego Magazine

Celebrating Seven Consecutive Years as a Nominated Top Doctors
2016 - 2023

Dr. Ian Purcell and Dr. Monali Patel's unwavering dedication to neurology and otoneurology has earned them the Top Doctor title annually. Their impactful contributions, emphasizing innovative treatments and patient care, highlight their leading roles in medical advancements and patient advocacy, setting a high standard in healthcare.


Physician Assistants

Touraj Yari, MSPA, PA-C


Jake Perkins, MPAP, PA-C


Emily Jairam, MHS, PA-C


Haleigh Boe, MSPA, PA-C


Melanie Glover, MPAS, PA-C


Carter Copeland, MPAS, PA-C


Office Staff

Rebecca Henein, MA
Sun Lu, MA
Julia Cheng, MA
Quoc Nguyen, MA
Jasmine Ruvalcaba, MA
Darian Robles, MA
Savina Enriquez, MA
Vianey Aceves, MA
Rodolfo Luna, MA
Josie Holguin
Maddie Bolinger, MA
Alyssa Contreras, MA
Lauren Grubbs, MA
Sean Wirkus, MA
Roger San Luis, MA