Care and Cure New

Care and Cure New

The Care & Cure Institute was established to fund medical fellowships for pediatric epileptologists with the sole purpose of mitigating and eliminating the catastrophic effects of epilepsy. Since 2006, we have partnered with many of the major medical centers in the Greater Los Angeles area, raising over $30 million dollars that have funded the medical training of 45 Care & Cure fellows… and counting.

Mission

Mission

The Care & Cure Institute improves the lives of children living with epilepsy by financing the medical training of pediatric epileptologists.

Mission

Goal

Goal

To ensure children living with epilepsy have timely access to the highest level of care by increasing the number of doctors throughout the United States.

Goal

The “How”

The “How”

How We Do What We Do: We partner with qualified medical institutions ...

The “How”

Our “Moon Shot”

Our “Moon Shot”

To expand the mission throughout the United States by seeding a $30+ million ...

Our “Moon Shot”

  • About 50% of cases begin in infancy, childhood and adolescence
  • Seizures can have devastating effect on the developing brain including mental retardation, functional limitations, learning delays, and many result in early death
  • Early intervention is crucial to prevent and minimize the negative impact of epilepsy
  • There are simply not enough doctors to meet the demand for specialized epilepsy care and families often have to wait up to 6 to 12 months to see a specialist if one even exists in their city
  • Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries
  • About 65 million people in the world are affected by epilepsy and 3.4 million in the USA

Meet the Care & Cure Fellows

To-date, Care & Cure Institute has funded 45 pediatric epilepsy fellows.

Samuel Ahn, MD

Samuel Ahn, MD

UCLA 2020-2022
Michelle	 Armacost, MD

Michelle Armacost, MD

Rancho Los Amigos 2015-2016
Danilo Bernardo, MD

Danilo Bernardo, MD

UCSF 2017-2019
Jiadong Chen, MD

Jiadong Chen, MD

USCF 2014-2015
Nicole Cobo, MD

Nicole Cobo, MD

Miller Children's Long Beach 2012-2014
Jay	 Desai, MD

Jay Desai, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles 2011-2013
Parshaw 	 Dorriz, MD

Parshaw Dorriz, MD

USC+LAC 2017-2018
Benjamin	 Edmonds

Benjamin Edmonds

UCLA 2021-2023
Carla	 Francisco, MD

Carla Francisco, MD

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 2012-2014
Shaun	 Hussain, MD

Shaun Hussain, MD

UCLA 2006-2009
Sana	 Javed-Ebeid, MD

Sana Javed-Ebeid, MD

Private Practice - Florida 2012
Madeline	 Kahan

Madeline Kahan

CHLA
Olivia	 Kim McManus, MD

Olivia Kim McManus, MD

UC San Diego 2012-2014
David	 Millett, MD

David Millett, MD

Hoag Hospital - Orange County 2011-2013
Manpreet	 Multani, MD

Manpreet Multani, MD

Private Practice - Anaheim 2013-2014
Divya	 Nadkarni, MD

Divya Nadkarni, MD

New York 2017-2018
Hiroki	 Nariai, MD

Hiroki Nariai, MD

UCLA 2016-2018
Adam	 Numis, MD

Adam Numis, MD

UCSF 2014-2016
Arthur	 Partikian, MD

Arthur Partikian, MD

USC+LAC 2007-2010
Don	 Phillips, MD

Don Phillips, MD

CHOC 2013-2015
Meko	 Porter, MD

Meko Porter, MD

Private Practice - Palm Springs 2012-2013
Jyes	 Querubin, MD

Jyes Querubin, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles 2014-2016
Karandev	 Rai, MD

Karandev Rai, MD

Private Practice - Inland Empire 2014-2015
Rajsekar	 Rajaraman, MD

Rajsekar Rajaraman, MD

UCLA 2015-2017
Lekha Matsumori 	 Rao, MD

Lekha Matsumori Rao, MD

UCLA/Olive View Medical Center 2011-2013
Gyan	 Shrestha, MBBS

Gyan Shrestha, MBBS

UCLA 2021-2023
Clare	 Skora, MC

Clare Skora, MC

Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego 2019-2020
Eva	 Sorrensen, MD

Eva Sorrensen, MD

USC+LAC 2016-2017
Dana	 Sphrung, MD

Dana Sphrung, MD

UCLA 2020-2022
Noelle	 Tiongson, MD

Noelle Tiongson, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles 2013-2015
Christine	 Tran

Christine Tran

CHLA
Kanram 	 Urgun MD

Kanram Urgun MD

Children's Hospital of Orange County 2018-2019
Jong	 Yoo, MD

Jong Yoo, MD

Kaiser San Diego 2019-2020
Asri	 Yuliati, MD

Asri Yuliati, MD

Alabama 2018-2019

Meet the Gala Honorees

2021 marked 15 years of Care and Cure: A Benefit to End Epilepsy in Children. We have been fortunate to have some of the most generous and kind professionals serve as our event honorees.

Adam McKay

2021

Adam McKay

2021

Shira Piven

2021

Shira Piven

2021
Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures

Jim N. Gianopulos

2021

Jim N. Gianopulos

2021

Hannah Minghella

2020

Hannah Minghella

2020

Brad Weston

2017

Brad Weston

2017

Mary Parent

2017

Mary Parent

2017

Marc Evans

2017

Marc Evans

2017

Doug Belgrad

2016

Doug Belgrad

2016
Co-CEO of WME│IMG

Patrick Whitesell

2015

Patrick Whitesell

2015
Co-Chairman, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group

Patrick Wachsberger

2014

Patrick Wachsberger

2014

Michael De Luca

2013

Michael De Luca

2013

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

2012

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

2012
Managing Partner of Creative Artists Agency

Bryan Lourd

2011

Bryan Lourd

2011
Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Amy Pascal

2010

Amy Pascal

2010
Escape Artists

Todd Black

2009

Todd Black

2009
Escape Artists

Steve Tisch

2009

Steve Tisch

2009
Escape Artists

Jason Blumenthal

2009

Jason Blumenthal

2009

Meet our Founders

When our founders’ children were born and experienced catastrophic seizures, we learned of the critical shortage of pediatric epileptologists in the field of medicine.

Videos

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The Institute held its 15th annual gala, Care & Cure – A Benefit to End Epilepsy, on October 14, 2021 at Paramount Pictures Studio in Hollywood. Guests united for the purposes of funding a genetics fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, honoring Jim N. Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, and celebrating the accomplishments of funding 45 pediatric epileptologist fellows in the past 15 years.

In the event’s featured video, we first take a look back on the travesty that was Los Angeles — among one of the most advanced cities of the world, had a critical shortage of specialists to care for children with seizures and epilepsy — and end with the positive impact of Care and Cure.

Contact Us

Care & Cure Institute is currently an initiative of Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles (EIN#85-4002671). To learn more about the Care & Cure Institute, email contact@careandcure.org or call 310.670.2870.

Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 820
Los Angeles, CA 90045