Irina Chilian, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of medical specialties, specializing in neurology. Dr. Chilian joins City of Hope after being in private practice for 13 years, and serving as a consultant to us since 2012.
Dr. Chilian earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia, where she also obtained her physician diploma. While in Armenia, she continued her education with an internship in internal medicine and military field surgery training, before serving as a staff internist at Razdan County Hospital. Dr. Chilian then immigrated to the United States, and pursued her postgraduate training beginning in 1996 with a clerkship in psychiatry at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, California. She completed an externship in pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she also volunteered as an attending scientist in kidney transplant immunology. Dr. Chilian continued with an internship at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a neurology residency at VA/UCLA. In 2002, Dr. Chilian completed a clinical neurophysiology fellowship from Keck School of Medicine of USC/VA Medical Center.
Certified by the American Boards of Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Chilian holds memberships with several organizations including the Los Angeles Neurological Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. While in Armenia, Dr. Chilian volunteered as a rescue team doctor for earthquake relief in Leninakan and as a team doctor for the Himalayan Alpine Team of Yerevan State Polytechnic Institute.
She is fluent in English, Russian and Armenian. While consulting with us and providing coverage for our neurology service, Dr. Chilian was appreciated for her clinical expertise, strong patient relationships and work ethic.
2015, Recertification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2011, American Board of Sleep Medicine
2005, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1979-1985, M.D., Yervan State Medical University, Armenia
2001-2002, Neurophysiology Fellowship, Keck School of Medicine of USC/VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
1998-2001, Neurology Residency Training, VA/University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
1997-1998, Internship, Transitional Year Residency Program, Chestnut Hill Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997, Externship in Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
2015-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine
2002-2015, Neurology, Private Practice
1996-1997 Attending Scientist
Transplant Immunology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
1986-1989, Staff Internist Razdan County Hospital, Armenia
Awards & Memberships
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Los Angeles Neurologic Society
Escueta AD, Tanaka M, Dongsheng B, Cadena G, Chilian I. Mapping and Positional Cloning of Childhood Abscence Epilepsy Evolving to Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Epilepsy Research Center, West LA VA Medical Center. 1998
Rosenthal DI, Machtay M, Lee JH, Chilian I, Chalian A, Weinstein GSW, Weber R. ”The Treatment ‘Package’ Time for Surgery and Post-Operative Radiation Predicts Local-Regional Control for Head and Neck Squamous Carcinomas” - Department of Radiation Oncology and Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania, PA. 1998
Toyoda M, Petrosian A, Chilian I, Juo X-J, Yap HK, Ang S-G, Lai Y-H, Jordan SC. ”Effects of Hydrophobic Extracts from a Chinese Herbal Preparation (CMX-13) on Human T-Cell Proliferation and Cytokine mRNA Levels in Vitro” - Steven Spielberg Pediatric Research Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA, CA, Dept. of Pediatrics, National University of Singapore. 1997
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I've had other more positive experiences during previous appointments - Verified patient
I was very pleased with Dr. Irina's exam for my neurology problems. She did an amazing job explaining all my Questions. - Verified patient
Dr. Chilian is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She is thorough, an excellent listener, easy to talk with, understands my concerns, and on top is a wonderful person. - Verified patient
Excellent care !!!! - Verified patient
Dr Chilian is very professional, competent and compassionate. We are very pleased with her care. - Verified patient