Robyn G. Young, M.D., APC, FAAN
Born: December 24th 1950
Undergraduate: Stanford University in CA from 1969-1973. B.S. in Chemistry
Medical: Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT from 1973-1977
Postgraduate: Internship & Internal Medicine Residency
California Pacific Medical Center, in San francisco, CA
Residency in Neurology
University of California San Francisco, CA
1980 - 1983
WORK HISTORY: Private Practice Neurology 1983 to present:
Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, CA.
Andrew Robertson, M.D. 7/83 – 12/83
Solo Practice: 1/84 – present
HONORS & AWARDS: National Merit Scholarship
Honors in Chemistry - Stanford, 1973
Nicholas J. Giarman Award for outstanding thesis - Yale University
School of Medicine- 1977
Best Doctors in America 1996, 2003-04, 2007- 2012
(Alameda & Oakland Magazines: Dec. 2009)
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Clinical Instructor in Neurology at University of California San Francisco
HOSPITAL STAFF: Summit Medical Center in Oakland
Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley
California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco
Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital in Oakland
OTHER POSITIONS: President California Neurology Society 2013-14
(Board of Directors 2010-) http://acn.aan.com
CME committee - San Francisco Neurological Society
ex off BOD & Past Pres. (2007-08) www.sfneurological.org
Medical Director, Easter Seal Society of the Bay Area 1997 – 2001
Oakland Rehabilitation Center 1993 – 1997
Chair Dept. Neurology Summit Hospital, Oakland 2011-12
LICENSE: State of California 1978 - Present
American Board of Internal Medicine - 1980
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - 1986
American Board of Forensic Examiners – 1995
President California Neurology Society (CNS) 2013-14
(Board of Directors 2010-) http://acn.aan.com
BOD San Francisco Neurological Society 2006-2012, ex off. BOD -2012 -
(Pres. 2007-08; CME committee 2008 -) http://sfneurological.org
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
American College of Physicians (ACP)
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA)
California Medical Association (CMA)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Movement Disorder Society (MDS)
American Medical Forensics Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Physicians for National Health Program(PNHP)
National Physicians Alliance (NPA)
Doctors for America
Clin. Advisory Board of M.S. Society N.Calif. 1987 -
Alameda Board of Managers Easter Seal Society 1990 - 1993
Board of Directors Easter Seal Soc. of the Bay Area 1995 - 2001
North Oakland - Emeryville Rotary Club 1997–2007 (Pres. 2003-2004)
Alameda Rotary Club 2008 –
League of Women Voters
Medical Records Committee - Summit Medical Center 1990 -
Electronic Communications Committee ACCMA 1997 – 2001
Women Physicians Committee ACCMA 2000
Delegate from CNS to CMA annual meeting 2010
Scholars committee Rotary District 5170
Chair World Peace Scholars committee 2011 -
-C. Michael Neuwelt, Robyn G. Young, “Managing Neuropsychiatric Lupus: Top 10 Clinical Pearls”, The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Vol 26 No.4, April 2, 2009
-CM Neuwelt, RG Young, DA Pfister, RL Webb, H Al-Bander, T Bohan. Chronic Intermittent Plasmapheresis in Two Unusual Cases of Patients with Severe Neuropsychiatric Lupus with Predominant Features of Lupus Cerebritis. Presented as abstract poster at the fifth international conference on systemic lupus erythematosus. Cancun, Mexico, April 20-25, 1998. Lupus, Vol. 7, Suppl. 1. p 108.
-CM Neuwelt, RG Young, S Lifshay, B McQuinn. Role of Low Dose Intravenous Cyclophosphamide Monthly in Patients with Moderate to Severe Cognitive Impairment with Neuropsychiatric Lupus Resistant or Intolerant to Low Dose Corticosteroids. Presented as abstract poster at the fifth international conference on systemic lupus erythematosus. Cancun, Mexico, April 20-25, 1997. Lupus, Vol. 7, Suppl. 1, p 108.
-C. Michael Neuwelt, David Daikh, John Linfoot, David Pfister, Robyn Young, Ronald Webb, Stuart London, Ronald Asherson, “Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome”, Arthritis & Rheumatism, 40:8, Aug. 1997.
-Kjos, B., Brant-Zawadzki, M. and Young, R., " Early CT Findings of Global CNS Hypoperfusion", AJNR 4:1043-1048, Sept./Oct. 1983.
-Young, Robyn G., "The Interactions of Cholinergic and Anticholinergic Drugs with Nigro-neostriatal Dopaminergic Neurons" - Yale Thesis 1977.
-Telemedicine: ( V-Med, L.L.C.) - Feasibility study examining Videoconferencing as a tool for medical communication and education (Summit Hospital- Oakland, CA) ‘95-’97.
-Intra-Operative Electrophysiologic Monitoring 1986 – 2006.
Barbara A. McQuinn, M.D., APC
Dr. Barbara McQuinn was born and raised in Huntington, WV, and attended college at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude, AB in Chemistry with Biological Specialization. She completed her medical school training at West Virginia University in Morgantown WV, where she was first exposed to clinical neurology as part of a program which paired first year neurophysiology students with Department of Neurology patient volunteers. Her experiences there fostered a deep interest in the human brain and sensory physiology, and led her to pursue a medical career in the field of general neurology.
After completing neurology residency training at Boston City Hospital Neurological Unit (Tufts / Boston MA), Dr. McQuinn moved to the Bay Area in 1986 to enter private practice, relocating her office from Oakland to Alameda in 1992. She is board certified in both Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and is on staff at Sutter East Bay, Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center, Summit Campus. She treats adult patients with general neurological conditions ranging from headache, numbness and tingling to seizures, Parkinson’s and dementia.
Patricia Suzanne Maska, M.D., FAAN
Dr. Maska grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received a B.S. in physics from the University of Dallas in 1992 and a M.S. in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995. After earning a M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1999, she completed her four-year internship and neurology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She finished he neurology training with a neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2004.
She has taught at the Samuel Merritt College in Oakland and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Maska has been on the board of directors of the San Francisco Neurological Society since 2012 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. She is Board Certified in Neurology. Dr. Maska has special interests in migraine and other forms of headaches, botulinum toxin injections for migraine, dystonia and in neurophysiology. Dr. Maska has been practicing neurology in the Bay area since 2006.
In 2018, Dr. Maska opened a solo Neurology practice in San Ramon and Alameda where she shares office space with two neurologists: Drs. Robyn G Young, M.D. and Barbara A. McQuinn, M.D.