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San Rafael Office Staff:

Fernando Miranda, M.D., Neurologist
Christopher Miranda, B.S., M.A., M.B.A., General Manager
Leah Selig, B.A., Patient Coordinator / EEG technician
Francisca Miranda, B.S., Patient Coordinator / EEG technician

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Fernando Miranda, M.D.,

About our Medical Director
Dr. Fernando Miranda, MD, is an internationally recognized cognitive and behavioral neurologist specializing in children with learning problems and developmental delays. An Associate Professor at UCSF, Dr. Miranda has authored many articles and appeared on the Good Morning America show. He helps children with all kinds of minds grow into young adults with increased functioning, self-awareness, and self-esteem, and speaks frequently on issues concerning autism, AD/HD and patient empowerment and health and wellness.

Fernando Miranda, M.D. is the founder and Neurologist for Bright Minds Institute. After graduating from medical school in 1972, he completed his internship and residency in Neurology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  His post graduate training was in Behavior and Cognition at Baltimore City Hospitals and Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He co-founded the Maryland Regional Sleep Disorders Center for the Johns Hopkins Neurology Department and Baltimore City Hospitals.  Dr. Miranda was on the faculty in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medical School, served as chairperson for the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, NM and has maintained a private practice in Vero Beach, Florida, and San Francisco since l989.  Dr. Miranda is board certified in neurology, electroencephalography, neurological rehabilitation, sleep disorders, and evoked potentials.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.  Dr. Miranda has written numerous articles and book chapters on sleep disorders, electroencephalography, cognition and attention disorders.

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Christopher Miranda, B.A., M.A., M.B.A.,
General Manager

Christopher Miranda is the Neurophysiology Coordinator and acting General Manager since late 2010.  He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a dual major in psychology and philosophy. During his undergraduate studies he served as a research assistant for several National Institute of Health studies in vascular physiology, and he was published several times in academic journals.   He later attended the University of San Francisco where he obtained an M.B.A. with an emphasis in management, and marketing. He is currently enrolled in a Clinical Neuropsychology Ph.D. program where he has acquired a Masters in clinical psychology.  His current intellectual pursuits involve the development of a psychometric instrument for the measurement of leadership capability, and the management of neurophysiological research projects for the Bright Minds Institute.

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Leah Selig, B.A.
Leah is a patient coordinator and EEG technician at Bright Minds Institute. She assists patients with clinic inquiries and schedules new appointments. She also manages patient care and performs EEGs. At UC Davis, where Leah graduated with a double major in Psychology and Communications with a minor in Human Development, she developed a passion for helping individuals learn, grow, and achieve their fullest potential. She is currently in a Master's program to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.


Francisca Miranda, B.S.
Francisca is a patient coordinator and EEG technician at Bright Minds Institute.

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