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Aaron McMurtray, M.D., Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Email Address: amcmurtray@mednet.ucla.edu

Work
CTSI Member, CTSI
LABioMed Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, NEUROLOGY

Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2000 -
Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Hawaii, 2008

About

Dr. McMurtray is a board-certified neurologist with a sub-specialty in Behavioral Neurology. Dr. McMurtray earned his medical degree in 2000 at Vanderbilt University and completed neurology residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, followed by fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at UCLA/West LA VA Medical Center. Dr. McMurtray is a past recipient of an American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship and also completed a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hawaii. Dr. McMurtray has worked at the Ventura County Medical Center where he founded and directed a multispecialty Traumatic Brain Injury clinic and served on the board of directors for the Ventura County Brain Injury Center. Currently, Dr. McMurtray is the director of the Behavioral Neurology clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, an investigator at the Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Publications
Saito Erin K, Mehta Bijal, Wang Frances, Nakamoto Beau, McMurtray Aaron M, Headaches More Common among Epilepsy Sufferers with Neurocysticercosis than Other Structural Brain Lesions. Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health. 2017; 76(6): 152-155.
Saito Erin K, Diaz Natalie, Chung Julia, McMurtray Aaron, Smoking history and Alzheimer's disease risk in a community-based clinic population. Journal of education and health promotion. 2017; 6(8): 24.
Ekins Sean, Mathews Paul, Saito Erin K, Diaz Natalie, Naylor David, Chung Julia, McMurtray Aaron M, α7-Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor inhibition by indinavir: implications for cognitive dysfunction in treated HIV disease. AIDS (London, England). 2017; 31(8): 1083-1089.
Ekins Sean, Diaz Natalie, Chung Julia, Mathews Paul, McMurtray Aaron, Enabling Anyone to Translate Clinically Relevant Ideas to Therapies. Pharmaceutical research. 2017; 34(1): 1-6.
Riangwiwat Tanawan, Wu Chris Y, Santos-Ocampo Alberto S, Liu Randal J, McMurtray Aaron M, Nakamoto Beau K, CNS Vasculitis Associated with Waldenström Macroglobulinemia. Case reports in neurological medicine. 2016; 2016(1): 2510573.
Saito Erin K, Diaz Natalie, Morrow Julia, Chung Julia, McMurtray Aaron, Lower Frequency of co-Morbid Medical Disorders Related to Poor Impulse Control in Parkinson's than Alzheimer's Disease. Current aging science. 2016; 9(1): 57-60.
Saito Erin K, Nagpal Meera, Leon Amanda, Mehta Bijal, McMurtray Aaron Matthew, Topographic congruence of calcified parenchymal neurocysticercosis and other structural brain lesions with epileptiform activity. Tropical parasitology. 2016; 6(1): 51-5.
Mehta Bijal K, Kamal Haris, McMurtray Aaron, Shafie Mohammed, Li Ping, Effect of Heparin on Recanalization in Acute Stroke Patients with Intra-Arterial Thrombi. Neurology international. 2015; 7(2): 5807.
Leon Amanda, Saito Erin K, Mehta Bijal, McMurtray Aaron M, Calcified parenchymal central nervous system cysticercosis and clinical outcomes in epilepsy. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 2015; 43(2): 77-80.
Abukhalil Fawzi, Mehta Bijal, Saito Erin, Mehta Sejal, McMurtray Aaron, Gender and Ethnicity Based Differences in Clinical and Laboratory Features of Myasthenia Gravis. Autoimmune diseases. 2015; 2015(2): 197893.
McMurtray Aaron, Tseng Ben, Diaz Natalie, Chung Julia, Mehta Bijal, Saito Erin, Acute Psychosis Associated with Subcortical Stroke: Comparison between Basal Ganglia and Mid-Brain Lesions. Case reports in neurological medicine. 2014; 2014(2): 428425.
Saito Erin, Nakamoto Beau K, Mendez Mario F, Mehta Bijal, McMurtray Aaron, Cost effective community based dementia screening: a markov model simulation. International journal of Alzheimer's disease. 2014; 2014(2): 103138.
McMurtray Aaron, Saito Erin, Does primary headache type influence secondary headache symptoms?. Journal of neurosciences in rural practice. 2014; 5(2): 111-2.
Dalrymple Kyle, Saito Erin K, Diaz Natalie, Morrow Julia, Nakamoto Beau, McMurtray Aaron M, Past Cigarette Smoking Is More Common among Those with Cholinergic Than Noncholinergic Dementias. Neurology research international. 2014; 2014(1): 423602.
Mehta Bijal K, Mustafa Ghulam, McMurtray Aaron, Masud Mohammed W, Gunukula Sameer K, Kamal Haris, Kandel Amit, Beltagy Abdelrahman, Li Ping, Whole brain CT perfusion deficits using 320-detector-row CT scanner in TIA patients are associated with ABCD2 score. The International journal of neuroscience. 2014; 124(1): 56-60.
Tse Gary G, Kim Brian B, McMurtray Aaron M, Nakamoto Beau K, Case of levodopa toxicity from ingestion of Mucuna gigantea. Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health. 2013; 72(5): 157-60.
Tse Gary G, Masuda Elna M, McMurtray Aaron M, Nakamoto Beau K, Coiled internal carotid arteries associated with bilateral sequential strokes. Case reports in vascular medicine. 2013; 2013(5): 929530.
Tse Gary G, Santos-Ocampo Alberto S, Chow Dominic C, McMurtray Aaron M, Nakamoto Beau K, Diffuse leukoencephalopathy and subacute parkinsonism as an early manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Case reports in neurological medicine. 2013; 2013(5): 367185.
McMurtray Aaron M, Saito Erin K, Diaz Natalie, Mehta Bijal, Nakamoto Beau, Greater frequency of depression associated with chronic primary headaches than chronic post-traumatic headaches. International journal of psychiatry in medicine. 2013; 45(3): 227-36.
Nakamoto Beau K, Jahanshad Neda, McMurtray Aaron, Kallianpur Kalpana J, Chow Dominic C, Valcour Victor G, Paul Robert H, Marotz Liron, Thompson Paul M, Shikuma Cecilia M, Cerebrovascular risk factors and brain microstructural abnormalities on diffusion tensor images in HIV-infected individuals. Journal of neurovirology. 2012; 18(4): 303-12.
Nakamoto Beau K, Valcour Victor G, Kallianpur Kalpana, Liang Chin-Yuan, McMurtray Aaron, Chow Dominic, Kappenburg Erin, Shikuma Cecilia M, Impact of cerebrovascular disease on cognitive function in HIV-infected patients. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2011; 57(3): e66-8.
Nakamoto Beau K, McMurtray Aaron, Davis James, Valcour Victor, Watters Michael R, Shiramizu Bruce, Chow Dominic C, Kallianpur Kalpana, Shikuma Cecilia M, Incident neuropathy in HIV-infected patients on HAART. AIDS research and human retroviruses. 2010; 26(7): 759-65.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot A, Saul Ronald E, Frontal-executive versus posterior-perceptual mental status deficits in early-onset dementias. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 2009; 24(3): 220-7.
McMurtray Aaron, Saito Erin, Nakamoto Beau, Language preference and development of dementia among bilingual individuals. Hawaii medical journal. 2009; 68(9): 223-6.
Ashla Paul M, McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot, Mendez Mario F, Retrospective posttraumatic amnesia in traumatic brain injury. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 2009; 21(4): 467-8.
Valcour Victor, Watters Michael R, Williams Andrew E, Sacktor Ned, McMurtray Aaron, Shikuma Cecilia, Aging exacerbates extrapyramidal motor signs in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Journal of neurovirology. 2008; 14(5): 362-7.
Licht Eliot A, McMurtray Aaron M, Saul Ronald E, Mendez Mario F, Cognitive differences between early- and late-onset Alzheimer's disease. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 2008; 22(3): 218-22.
McMurtray Aaron M, Sultzer David L, Monserratt Lorena, Yeo Tuty, Mendez Mario F, Content-specific delusions from right caudate lacunar stroke: association with prefrontal hypometabolism. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 2008; 20(1): 62-7.
McMurtray Aaron, Nakamoto Beau, Shikuma Cecelia, Valcour Victor, Cortical atrophy and white matter hyperintensities in HIV: the Hawaii Aging with HIV Cohort Study. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 2008; 17(4): 212-7.
McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot, Yeo Tuty, Krisztal Erica, Saul Ronald E, Mendez Mario F, Positron emission tomography facilitates diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. European neurology. 2008; 59(1-2): 31-7.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot, Miller Bruce L, Accuracy of the clinical evaluation for frontotemporal dementia. Archives of neurology. 2007; 64(6): 830-5.
McMurtray Aaron M, Liao Alex, Haider Janelle, Licht Eliot, Mendez Mario F, Cognitive performance after lacunar stroke correlates with leukoaraiosis severity. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 2007; 24(2-3): 271-6.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron, Frontotemporal dementia-like phenotypes associated with presenilin-1 mutations. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 2007; 21(4): 281-6.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot, Preliminary findings: behavioral worsening on donepezil in patients with frontotemporal dementia. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 2007; 15(1): 84-7.
McMurtray Aaron, Nakamoto Beau, Shikuma Cecelia, Valcour Victor, Small-vessel vascular disease in human immunodeficiency virus infection: the Hawaii aging with HIV cohort study. Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland). 2007; 24(2-3): 236-41.
McMurtray Aaron M, Clark David G, Flood Mary K, Perlman Susan, Mendez Mario F, Depressive and memory symptoms as presenting features of spinocerebellar ataxia. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 2006; 18(3): 420-2.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot, Shapira Jill S, Saul Ronald E, Miller Bruce L, The scale for emotional blunting in patients with frontotemporal dementia. Neurocase. 2006; 12(4): 242-6.
McMurtray Aaron, Clark David G, Christine Dianne, Mendez Mario F, Early-onset dementia: frequency and causes compared to late-onset dementia. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders. 2006; 21(2): 59-64.
McMurtray Aaron M, Ringman John, Chao Steven Z, Licht Eliot, Saul Ronald E, Mendez Mario F, Family history of dementia in early-onset versus very late-onset Alzheimer's disease. International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 2006; 21(6): 597-8.
Pascual F Brian, McCall Candace L, McMurtray Aaron, Payton Tony, Smith Forrest, Bisgard Kristine M, Outbreak of pertussis among healthcare workers in a hospital surgical unit. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2006; 27(6): 546-52.

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