Evelyn Tecoma 

Evelyn S. Tecoma, MD, PhD 



Contact Information

Jacobs Medical Center (Thornton Pavilion) 1st Fl
La Jolla, CA

Email: etecoma@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-657-6080

Mailling Address:

9300 Campus Point Drive #7740 La Jolla, CA 92037-7740

Dr. Tecoma received her PhD in Biological Sciences at Stanford University and her MD at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her internship and residency in Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center. This was followed by a two-year fellowship in Clinical Epilepsy at the University of California, San Francisco.

After her fellowship, she was recruited back to San Diego in 1991 to serve as Associate Director of the UCSD Epilepsy Center, a busy tertiary referral center, epilepsy monitoring unit, and comprehensive epilepsy surgery program.

Dr. Tecoma spends the majority of her time as an active clinician and is Chief of the Neurology Service at the UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, the location of the Will Sally Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. She is also Staff Neurologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, participating in the epilepsy and Parkinson's disease programs.

In addition to patient care and teaching, Dr. Tecoma is also active in epilepsy research. She is the author of numerous articles, and she lectures widely on topics in her specialty areas, including clinical trials, presurgical evaluation, vagus nerve stimulation therapy, reproductive hormones and epilepsy, and diagnosis and management of epilepsy.

2006 Health Hero
  Health Agencies, San Diego (UCSD Epilepsy Center)
2005 American Neurological Association
  American Neurological Association
2000 Distinguished Visitor
  Huancayo, Peru
1999 Health Hero
  Combined Health Agencies, San Diego, CA
1989 Henry Newman Award
  San Francisco Neurological Society
1984-1985 Medical Fellow of American Association of University Women
  American Association of University Women
1984-1985 Rock Slyster Scholar
  University of California, San Diego
1983 A. Baird Hastings (Honor) Society
  University of California, San Diego
1982 Judge Lloyd Griffin Scholarship
  University of California, San Diego
1978-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Cancer Society
  American Cancer Society
1975-1977 National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Trainee
  National Institutes of Health Predoctoral
1972-1975 National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
  National Science Foundation
1971 Phi Beta Kappa
  University of Cincinnati