Dr. Charles Flippen, II

Charles C. Flippen II, M.D., is the Richard D. and Ruth P. WalterProfessor and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Flippen’s research interests include curriculum development in neurological education and new preventive therapiesfor headache.

Dr. Flippen earned his B.A. degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,and completed his Neurology residency at the Universityof Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. He completed a research fellowship in Headache Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He joined the UCLA medical faculty in 1999andis a member of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center,an attending neurologist at OliveView-UCLA Medical Centerand is the Director of the neurology residency-training program.

Dr. Flippen serves ason the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology(AAN), is the Secretary-Treasurer of the AAN Institute and is a member of the Residency Review Committee for Neurology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).Dr. Flippen has been a leader both locally and nationally in efforts to diversify providers of neurological care by chairing the UCLA Neurology Diversity in Training Task Force, serving on and previously chairing the AAN’s Minority Scholars Program, currently serves on its Diversity Officer Work Group andis a co-investigator on a NIH R-25 training grant, TRANSCENDS (Training in Research for Academic Neurologists to Sustain Careers and Enhance Numbers of DiverseScholars). He is a member and served on the Board of Directors of 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., lifemember of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and memberof Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.