Dr. Sheldon Jordan graduated from Brooklyn Tech in Industrial Design and completed premedical studies at Harvard University. He majored in art, psychology and natural sciences at Johns Hopkins and was mentored by one of the original leaders in American psychology, G Wilson Shaffer. His neurophysiology research was with David Olton, one of the pioneers in the brain mechanisms underlying memory and learning. Dr. Jordan has published original research in behavior modification of autistic and developmentally disabled children at the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and developed programs for schizophrenic and depressed patients at the Sheppard Pratt Institute.
Dr. Jordan was a Goldwyn Scholar and graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1977 with the Upjohn Award for best student in combined research and academics and the Gold Medal in Surgery. Medical Internship, Residency and Fellowships in clinical neurophysiology while staffing the electroencephalography laboratory and electromyography laboratory and completing all studies in 1981. He was also recognized as the best Resident teaching award with the Augustus Rose Award.
Today, Dr. Jordan is recognized as a top neurologist by Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who, Global Edition, and Super Doctors. His philosophy is to listen to patients tell their stories. He believes that each person must be treated as an individual. To him there is nothing more gratifying than getting someone better. He still thinks that there is a place for quality medicine and in his practice he seeks to provide the antidote to cookie cutter medicine.
He was elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology became Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board of Interventional Pain Medicine. Additional certifications by the American Society of Neuroimaging are in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography and Ultrasonography. Most recently he as become a trained NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Provider and treats patients with depression using NeuroStar TMS Therapy, which is safe and effective non-drug treatment for depression.
Has taught on faculty at UCLA and USC as Clinical Associate Professor. Helped found the Stroke Service at UCLA and participated in some of the early work in surgical monitoring, brain mapping and evoked potential physiology. Private practice in Westwood and Santa Monica since 1981 with emphasis on interventional pain management, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology and sports neurology; Numerous publications have been based on the clinical experience and research in these areas.
He research interests include Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment of depression, pain and a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders. He is a member of the national consortium for developing guidelines for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and is co-editor and author of an upcoming textbook on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Dr. Jordan is also a neurology consultant for US Soccer Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, professional boxing and the NBA. He has also served as a consultant for the State of California, Commission of Judicial Performance.
Dr. Jordan is an artist in portraiture and sculpture with gallery showings in New York and California. Professional art activities have included illustrations for numerous journal articles and books.
Dr. Sheldon Jordan specializes in treating patients with: Severe Depression, Arm Pain, Cervical Dystonia, Chronic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Cumulative Trauma Disorder, Facial Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Migraines, Neurological Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Pain), Piriformis Syndrome (Sciatic Nerve Compression), Repetitive Strain Disorders, Shoulder Pain, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and other neurological disorders.
Second Opinions: Dr. Sheldon Jordan is available to provide second opinions on neurological conditions and neurosurgery.