New Physicians and Nurse Practitioner Additions

Vascular Neurology of Southern California always looks to provide our patients with the highest standard of excellence, which is why we’ve added four new physicians and a nurse practitioner to our staff. Here, we’d like to introduce you to the newest team members at VNSC.

Dr. Sofroni of Vascular Neurology of Southern California

Emanuela Sofroni, MD

Emanuela Sofroni, MD, is a Board-Certified Neurologist specialized in Clinical Neurophysiology. She is proficient in performing EEGs (electroencephalograms) and nerve conduction studies/EMGs (electromyograms).

She has also received special training in the treatment of headaches, including providing Botox injections for migraine prevention and other indications, including EMG-guided Botox, to treat spasticity. Extremely passionate about treating strokes in an acute and subacute setting, Dr. Sofroni enjoys participating in research studies in various regards within the field of Neurology.

Read more about Dr. Sofroni here.

Dr. Salahuddin of Vascular Neurology of Southern California

Hisham Salahuddin, MD

Dr. Salahuddin is a specialist in treating all disorders related to blood vessels of the brain. A board-certified Neurologist and Vascular Neurologist, he specializes in neuro-endovascular treatments.  

With a life dedicated to improving the quality of other people’s lives, Dr. Salahuddin aims to provide the highest quality of care for patients with cerebrovascular disease.

Read more about Dr. Salahuddin here.

Dr. Aachi of Vascular Neurology of Southern California

Venkat Raghav Aachi, MD

Dr. Aachi is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty training in vascular neurology. After completing his medical school training in India, he came to the United States to pursue his Masters in Biological Sciences from Portland State University, Oregon. During this time, he was involved in various cardiovascular biology research projects and successfully defended his masters’ thesis.

He then went on to join the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California where he became actively involved in both clinical and pre-clinical research projects related to Parkinson’s disease.  

Read more about Dr. Aachi here.

Vascular Neurology of Southern California staff

Kelsey Lindsey, NP

Ms. Lindsey is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner at VNSC. Beginning her medical career in 2010 by working bedside in the intensive care unit, Ms. Lindsey then decided to expand her nursing career and enrolled at the University of Southern California. She graduated from this institution with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

Ms. Lindsey became board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2019. She also has extensive experience working at a level two trauma center and certified stroke center, making her an ideal health care provider for this patient population.

Read more about Ms. Lindsey here.

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Dr. M. Asif Taqi, one of the leading experts in Stroke Neurology in the Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and LA County areas, is excited to welcome these new team members to VNSC. If you or a loved one have experienced any signs of a stroke, TIA, brain aneurysm, or any other neurological issue, seek expert specialist care by reaching out to VNSC at (805) 242-4884 or schedule a consultation today.