Neal Prakash, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief of the Division of Neurology at City of Hope. Before coming to City of Hope, Prakash was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prakash was a resident in the Department of Neurology at UCLA and an intern within the Department of Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis. He received a M.D. and Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior from the University of California, Irvine. He received B.A. in molecular and cellular biology (neurobiology emphasis) with honors and distinction in general scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. Prakash has written several peer-to-peer reviewed publications on advanced neuroimaging techniques and brain plasticity. He is a past president of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics. He is a member in good standing within several professional organizations.