Dr. Andersson, a Board Certified Neurologist and Associate Professor at UCLA, specializes in traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, complex regional pain syndrome, capacity, headaches, memory disorders, and nursing home standard of care. Between 1992 and 1997, he completed an internal medicine internship and then neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Resident. He has completed fellowships in multiple sclerosis at UCSF and in neuromuscular disease at Stanford University. He served on the faculty at Stanford University in the neuromuscular division before moving to the Valley in 1999 and has served this community as both an outpatient and inpatient neurologist for over 20 years.
Prior to beginning his residency, Dr. Andersson graduated cum laude in medicine from the University of Cape Town in 1986. In 1988, he earned an honors degree in medical biochemistry at the University of Cape Town. Between 1988 and 1991, Dr. Andersson obtained a D. Phil in neuroimmunology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He was Yamanouchi Junior Research Fellow in Cell Biology at Wolfson 1991-2. Junior Research Fellowships are awarded to the top 2% of graduates at Oxford University.
Dr. Andersson has served his community as an outpatient and inpatient neurologist for over 20 years. He has been published in laboratory and clinical neurology. He has been an ad hoc reviewer for the journal Muscle & Nerve. He is the Medical Director of Stratus Neurodiagnostics, the leading outpatient EEG services company in the U.S. He has served as a Principal and Co-Investigator for dementia trials at The National Research Institute.
The Pacific Forensic Group is a firm of nine highly qualified experts in the area of neurology, forensic psychology, and rehabilitation neuropsychology. Conducting evaluation Spanish and English, we are uniquely positioned to address the vast majority of forensic issues related to the brain, behavior, and psychological functioning.
Our group of colleagues includes:
-Dr. Teo Ernst, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, specializing in PTSD, Mitigation, Resentencing, Testamentary Capacity, and Personal Injury
Dr. Peter Brain Andersson, Board Certified Neurologist, Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurocognitive Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis
-Dr. Charles Filanosky, Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD
-Dr. David Contreras, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial, Transfer/Waiver to Adult Court, Juvenile Sexual Offenses
-Dr. Lisa Kalich, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Personal Injury, Parenting Capacity, Sexual Offender and Violence Risk Assessment for Adults and Juveniles, Disability, Child Witness Issues.
-Dr. Jerry Lockhart, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Bilingual (Spanish-English Specializing in Juvenile Competency and SVP consultation
-Dr. Laurel Mattos, Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Trial Competency, NGRI, Mental Health Diversion, Violence Risk Assessment
-Dr. Elise Yenne, Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Juvenile and Adult Trial Competency, Violence Risk Assessment Transfer Hearings
-Dr. Trayci Dahl, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Filicide, Capital Sentencing, and Threat Assessment
-Dr. Mario Souza, Bilingual (Spanish-English) Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Specializing in Violence Risk, Sex Offender Risk, Insanity, Mitigation, and Mental Health Diversion
We are available for in person and zoom forensic evaluations depending upon the case specifics. Please utilize our website to learn more about our forensic and medical-legal services in civil, criminal, probate, and employment law.
- Brain Injury
- Independent Medical Examinations
- Mass Torts
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Undue Influence
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001
Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2000
Board Certified in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1998
California - 1993 to present (#A52853)
Oregon - 1998 to present (#20964 – inactive)
United Kingdom - 1988 to present (#3372254 - inactive)
South Africa - 1987 to present (#MP30729 - inactive)
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Associate Professor, UCLA
Current Hospital Privileges: Providence-Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center Oct 2000-Present
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Invited speaker, British Society of Toxicological Pathologists Autumn meeting, Royal Society of Medicine, London,
8th November, 1991.
Invited discussant, "Neurological Consequences of Immune Dysregulation - Lessons from HIV and MS" National
MS Society workshop, Sanibel Island, Florida, U.S.A., 18-21 January 1992
Invited speaker, "Macrophage and microglial responses in CNS inflammation”. Neuromodulation in Pharmacology
conference, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 5-7 February 1992.
Invited speaker, UCSF CNS Injury and Edema Research Centre and Neonatal Brain Disorders Centre, 2 November
UCSF Department of Neurology Grand Rounds “Neuroimmunomodulation with IVIG” October 16, 1996.
Invited Speaker, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter Annual General Meeting,
Sacramento, August 23, 1996, Seattle Chapter Annual General Meeting, Seattle, October 19,1996 and Southern
California Chapter Meeting, Los Angeles, November 17,1996.
49th American Academy of Neurology meeting, "Primary progressive MS:clinical characteristics and progression of
disability" (poster). Boston, April 12-19,1997.
Invited speaker, "A phase IV study of interferon-1a (Avonex®) for relapsing remitting MS". National launch of
interferon beta 1-a, Dublin, Ireland, 12th November 1997.
Platform presentation 51st American Academy of Neurology Meeting, “Differentiating electrophysiological
characteristics of Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy” Toronto, April 18-25, 1999.
Clinical case presenter, Neuromuscular evening seminar, 51st Annual American Academy of Neurology meeting,
Toronto, April 23, 1999
Invited speaker, “Update in Multiple Sclerosis Therapies”, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Universal Hilton
Hotel, Los Angeles, June 2, 2001
Invited speaker, “The Neurological Examination” Encino-Tarzana Medical Center Grand Rounds, April 2004
Invited speaker, “Neuromuscular Junction Disease”, Resident Lecture, UCLA Medical Center Nov 17, 2004
Invited speaker, “Peripheral Neuropathy”, Medical Student Lecture, UCLA Medical Center 2006-12
Invited speaker, “Stroke update”, Providence Tarzana Medical Center Community Lecture 2011-15
Invited speaker, “The Problem of Dementia” Forum hosted at Calvary Community Church, Westlake Aug 16, 2014
Invited speaker, “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” AAA Adjustors Meeting, City of Industry Dec 11, 2019
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