Jacob Moussai, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Jacob Moussai is a board certified psychiatrist currently in practice. He has joined the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Clinical Professor in July of 2008.

Work Titles and Affiliation
UCLA Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Adult Psychiatry
M.D., UC Davis, 1999 - 2003
B.S., UCLA, 1993 - 1997
2003 - 2008 UCSD and Yale, Residency
Academic Experience:
2008 - UCLA, Psychiatry

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11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Detailed Biography:

Jacob Moussai has received his Bachelors of Science degree in 1997 from University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated summa cum laude in Neuroscience. He subsequently pursued neuro-imaging research at UCLA's Laboratory of Neuroimaging. Dr. Moussai graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine in 2003. He then joined UCSD as a resident physician in Department of Psychiatry and completed his training at Yale School of Medicine. His main interests are in the field of neurobehavior, neuropsychiatry, integration of primary care and psychiatry. Current field of specialty include ADHD, anxiety, OCD and depression.


Mega Michael S, Dinov Ivo D, Mazziotta John C, Manese Mario, Thompson Paul M, Lindshield Chris, Moussai Jacob, Tran Nah, Olsen Kirsten, Zoumalan Chris I, Woods Roger P, Toga Arthur W   Automated brain tissue assessment in the elderly and demented population: construction and validation of a sub-volume probabilistic brain atlas NeuroImage, 2005; 26(4): 1009-18.
Narr K L, Thompson P M, Sharma T, Moussai J, Blanton R, Anvar B, Edris A, Krupp R, Rayman J, Khaledy M, Toga A W   Three-dimensional mapping of temporo-limbic regions and the lateral ventricles in schizophrenia: gender effects Biological psychiatry, 2001; 50(2): 84-97.
Narr K, Thompson P, Sharma T, Moussai J, Zoumalan C, Rayman J, Toga A   Three-dimensional mapping of gyral shape and cortical surface asymmetries in schizophrenia: gender effects The American journal of psychiatry, 2001; 158(2): 244-55.
Thompson P M, Mega M S, Woods R P, Zoumalan C I, Lindshield C J, Blanton R E, Moussai J, Holmes C J, Cummings J L, Toga A W   Cortical change in Alzheimer's disease detected with a disease-specific population-based brain atlas Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2001; 11(1): 1-16.
Narr K L, Thompson P M, Sharma T, Moussai J, Cannestra A F, Toga A W   Mapping morphology of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2000; 10(1): 40-9.
Thompson P M, Moussai J, Zohoori S, Goldkorn A, Khan A A, Mega M S, Small G W, Cummings J L, Toga A W   Cortical variability and asymmetry in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 1998; 8(6): 492-509.
Mega M S, Thompson P M, Cummings J L, Back C L, Xu M L, Zohoori S, Goldkorn A, Moussai J, Fairbanks L, Small G W, Toga A W   Sulcal variability in the Alzheimer's brain: correlations with cognition Neurology, 1998; 50(1): 145-51.

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Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Aging Alzheimer Disease Atrophy Brain Mapping Cerebral Cortex Corpus Callosum Functional Laterality Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Lateral Ventricles Magnetic Resonance Imaging Middle Aged Schizophrenia Sex Factors

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