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William G. Buxton, MD

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1301 20th Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Pacific Neuroscience Institute

1301 20th Street, Suite 150, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About William G. Buxton

William G. Buxton MD, FANA, FAANEM is board certified in Adult Neurology with Subspecialty Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine through the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He serves as Director of Neuromuscular and Neurodiagnostic Medicine and of Fall Prevention at Pacific Neuroscience Institute and has been recognized as a fellow of both the American Neurologic Association and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Buxton’s interests in neurosciences and neuromuscular medicine span nearly 30 years, beginning with research in muscle responses to strain and stress as an undergraduate at UCLA, where he graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and honors including Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Departmental Honors. At UCLA Medical School, he received the Richard Walter Award for outstanding performance in the neurology clerkship. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at UCLA and then a combined UCLA and Cedars-Sinai fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Upon completing his training in 2002, Dr. Buxton was invited to join the UCLA faculty and was one of three founders of UCLA – Santa Monica Neurological Associates. From 2003 to 2018, he served as Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostics Lab at UCLA – Santa Monica Medical Center. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Buxton served as quality officer at the UCLA Department of Neurology and in that role developed streamlined methods to optimize safety in outpatient settings, especially related to fall prevention among neurology outpatients. His interventions, which he has presented at multiple national and international meetings, have reduced falls and, through work with his PNI colleague, Dr. Verna Porter, have even trended toward fewer falls among individuals with dementia, a population in which fall prevention efforts had previously been viewed as impractical. These experiences have instilled a strong commitment to quality, evidence-based, compassionate care in neurology, especially in the outpatient setting.

Dr. Buxton also has interests in neuropathies, especially those secondary to autoimmune disorders and other systemic processes, as well as the clinical interfaces between neurology, rheumatology and orthopedics and has presented work on these and related subjects at international meetings and continuing education courses through UCLA School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. An active and experienced neuro-diagnostician, Dr. Buxton’s practice is well established in electromyography, evoked potentials, and now neuromuscular ultrasound, as well as in electroencephalography. He has been recognized by the Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors, and Marquis Who’s who programs.

Along with his colleagues at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Buxton is honored to care for patients with complex nerve and muscle disorders, exploring novel diagnostic and therapeutic options in autoimmune neuromuscular disorders and developing new means to optimize neuro-diagnostic testing through combinations of more traditional EMG/NCS testing and newer ultrasound techniques. He is especially enjoys working in PNI’s unique interdisciplinary team to identify and address fall risk among patients with the broad range of disorders treated at PNI.

Dr. Buxton continues teaching trainees at UCLA as a voluntary Health Sciences Associate Professor and is pleased to be back professionally in Santa Monica, the community he and his family are proud to call home and where he is an active participant in many community service programs.

Medical School

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine - Los Angeles, CA

Residency

UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Intership

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
1301 20th Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Saint John’s Physician Partners

Affiliated Locations
Providence Saint John's Health Center

He is happy to practice in Santa Monica, the community he is proud to call home and where he, his wife, and three sons are active in many community programs and service groups.

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Vestibular Function Test
  • Abnormal Videonystagmography (Vng) Test
  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Accessory Nerve Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acromegaly
  • Action Tremor
  • Acute Cerebellitis (Ac)
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Agnosia
  • Alcoholic Encephalopathy
  • Alogia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ambulatory Eeg
  • Amnesia
  • Amyloid Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Anosmia
  • Anoxic Encephalopathy
  • Anticonvulsant Toxicity
  • Anti-Nmda Receptor Encephalitis
  • Aphasia
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Thoracic Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
  • Athetosis
  • Atypical Parkinsonism
  • Aura
  • Auricular Neuralgia
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Autoimmune Meningitis
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Balance Testing
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Benson's Syndrome
  • Beriberi
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Bethlem Myopathy
  • Body Awareness Disorder
  • Botox For Bells Palsy
  • Botox For Cerebral Palsy
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Migraines
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions
  • Brachycephaly
  • Brain And Spine Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Concussion
  • Brain Function Mapping
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Lesions
  • Brain Stem Sign
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (Baer) Test
  • Bulbar Palsy
  • Cadasil
  • Cadasil Syndrome
  • Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (Cgrp) Inhibitor
  • Cancer Related Cognitive Disorder
  • Capacity Assessment
  • Carbidopa Levodopa Intestinal Gel Therapy
  • Carbidopa Levodopa Oral Therapy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cts)
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Causalgia Of Lower Limb
  • Causalgia Of Upper Limb
  • Central Nervous System (Cns) Human T Lymphotropic Virus (Htlv)
  • Central Nervous System (Cns) Lyme
  • Central Nervous System Abscess
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Central Sensitization
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Anomalies
  • Cerebral Arteritis
  • Cerebral Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebral Laceration
  • Cerebral Lipidosis
  • Cerebral Microvascular Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (Csvd)
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormalities
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Headache
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (Cva)
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Cervical Spine Stress Fracture
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Childhood Epilepsy
  • Chorea
  • Choreoathetosis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Post Traumatic Headache
  • Ciliary Neuralgia
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Clinically Isolated Syndrome (Cis)
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cns Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesions
  • Concussion
  • Concussive Seizure
  • Congenital Brain And Spine Malformations
  • Convulsion
  • Cortical Dysplasia
  • Cortical Tuber
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Syndrome
  • Data (Pkg) Bracelet
  • Degenerative Brain Disorder
  • Degenerative Disorders Of The Balance Organs
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture
  • Dietary Management In Epilepsy
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Diplegia Of Upper Limbs
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distal Motor Neuropathy
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Disturbance Of Skin Sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Drop Attack
  • Dropped Head Syndrome
  • Drug Induced Acute Dystonia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dysesthesia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Dystonia
  • Early Onset Dementia
  • Eeg Telemetry
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography
  • Electronystagmogram
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (Edas)
  • Encephalomalacia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Enlarged Optic Nerve
  • Enlarged Ventricle
  • Enuresis
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epilepsia Partialis Continua
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Medication Management
  • Episodic Migraine
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation For Deep Brain Stimulation (Dbs)
  • Evoked Potential Testing
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Exvacuohydrocephalus
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Facial Spasm
  • Facial Tingling
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Familial Ataxia
  • Fasciculations
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Femoral Nerve Lesions
  • Filar Cyst
  • Filum Terminale Lipoma
  • First Seizure Clinic
  • Flaccid Hemiplegia
  • Focal Cerebral Arteriopathy (Fca)
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Focal Resection Surgery Brain
  • Focused Ultrasound
  • Forceful Blinking
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Frontal Lobe Disinhibition
  • Functional Movement Disorders
  • Functional Quadriplegia
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Gadolinium Brain Deposition
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Generalized Seizures
  • Genetic Dystonia
  • Gigantism
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Grand Mal Status Epilepticus
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (Gbs)
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Hashimoto Encephalitis
  • Hashimoto Encephalopathy
  • Head Trauma
  • Headache
  • Headache Associated With Sexual Activity
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemiatrophy
  • Hemicrania Continua
  • Hemidystonia
  • Hemimegalencephaly
  • Hemineglect
  • Hemiparesis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Pressure Palsies (Hnpp)
  • Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hiv Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Hiv Dementia
  • Hiv Myopathy
  • Hiv Neuropathy
  • Hiv/Aids
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Hypertonia
  • Hypnic Headache
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypotonia
  • Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Infantile Cerebral Palsy
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Infectious Neuritis
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Cerebral Ischemia
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia (Ino)
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraventricular Cyst
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Isolated Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Jc Virus
  • Juvenile Parkinson's Disease (Jpd)
  • Kinetic Tremor
  • Landau Kleffner Syndrome
  • Late Effect Of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Late Effects Of Poliomyelitis
  • Lateral Sclerosis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lesions Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Leukoencephalopathy With Calcifications And Cysts
  • Lip Droop
  • Lissencephaly
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Locked In Syndrome
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Loss Of Tendon Reflex
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Macrocephaly
  • Major Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Mal De Debarquement Syndrome (Mdds)
  • Marcus Gunn Phenomenon
  • Maternal Neurologic Disorders
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningitis
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Metabolic Brain Disorders
  • Microcephaly
  • Migraine
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Mononeuritis
  • Mononeuritis Multiplex
  • Monoplegia
  • Monoplegia Of Upper Limb
  • Motion Sickness
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Moyamoya
  • Mri Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Ms) Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis Testing
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Multisystemic Disseminated Toxoplasmosis
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myelitis/Myelopathy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Myoclonus
  • Myositis
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Laceration
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuralgic Amyotrophy
  • Neuravive
  • Neuritis
  • Neuro Complications Of Pellagra
  • Neuro Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroborreliosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroinflammatory Disorders
  • Neurointerventional Biplane Angiography System
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Neurologic Disorder Treatments
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Neurolysis
  • Neuroma
  • Neurometabolic Disorder
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Neuronal Migration Disorders
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathic Pruritus
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Neurovascular Disease
  • New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (Norse)
  • New Onset Seizure
  • Non Epileptic Event
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Novel Coronavirus Related Mental Health Conditions
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia Syndrome
  • Optic Migraines
  • Optic Nerve And Pathway Injury
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pachygyria
  • Papilledema
  • Paralysis
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration (Pcd)
  • Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  • Paraplegia
  • Parasitic Meningitis
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (Pd)
  • Parkinson's Disease (Pd) Related Depression/Anxiety
  • Parkinson's Treatment
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Pellagra
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Lesions
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Peroneal Nerve Lesions
  • Petit Mal Status
  • Phelan Mcdermid Syndrome
  • Pial Synangiosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Plexitis
  • Plexopathy
  • Poliodystrophia Cerebri
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Polymicrogyria
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polysomnography
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Post Transplant Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Post Traumatic Amnesia
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Post Traumatic Seizures
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Primary Cough Headache
  • Primary Exercise Headache
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Primary Stabbing Headache
  • Primary Thunderclap Headache
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Provisional Tic Disorder
  • Pseudobulbar Palsy
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures
  • Pure Autonomic Failure
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radial Nerve Lesions
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiographic Isolated Syndrome
  • Receptive Aphasia
  • Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Retinal Vasculopathy With Cerebral Leukoencephalopathy (Rvcl)
  • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome (Rcvs)
  • Schizencephaly
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Semantic Dementia
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Sensory Problem
  • Sensory Problem With Head
  • Sensory Problem With Neck And Trunk
  • Sensory Problems With Limbs
  • Sinus Stenosis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Related Headache
  • Slurred Speech
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Solitary Sclerosis
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (Ssep) Testing
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spine Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Sports Related Concussion
  • Sports Related Concussion Testing
  • Sports Related Head Injury
  • Sports Related Spinal Cord Injury
  • Staring
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Stroke Related Spasticity
  • Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hygroma
  • Suna Headache
  • Sunct Headache
  • Supraorbital Neuralgia
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporal Sclerosis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tetany
  • Tetraplegia
  • Thalamotomy
  • Thoracic Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Tibial Nerve Lesions
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Toxic Myoneural Disorders
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials (Tcmeps) Testing
  • Transient Blindness
  • Transient Cerebral Ischemia
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (Tia)
  • Transient Limb Paralysis
  • Transient Monocular Vision Loss
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injection
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trochlear Nerve Injury
  • Tuberculosis Of Meninges
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Twitching
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection Of The Spine
  • Unable To Grip
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Vagal Nerve Disorders
  • Vagus Nerve Disease
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Myelopathy
  • Vasculitic Neuropathy
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Vein Of Galen Malformation
  • Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
  • Ventriculomegaly
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Virtual Care
  • Visual Evoked Potentials (Vep) Test
  • Visual Information Processing
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vocal Tremor
  • Volitional Tremor
  • Wada Testing
  • West Nile Encephalitis
  • White Matter Hyperintensities
  • White Matter Injury