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Maritza Lopez, RN, BSN
Rowena Mah, RN, MS
Manpreet Nirwal, LVN
Mariann Ward, NP


Maritza LopezMaritza Lopez, RN, BSN
Maritza is our Epilepsy Nurse Specialist and has been with the UCSF EpilepsyCenter since 2004. She received her Bachelors in Science from San Francisco State University and a Masters at UCSF. Maritza works to advise, assist and coordinate care for the patients seen in the clinic. She is a member of American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and is a certified Neuroscience nurse. She also serves on the advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California. Maritza speaks fluent Spanish.

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Rowena Mah, RN, MS
Rowena is the pediatric epilepsy nurse coordinator and case manager for the children with Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies.

Rowena has worked in the UCSF Department of Neurology for about 10 years. She previously served as a clinical research nurse in the Memory and Aging Center, Parkinson’s Disease Research Center, and was also the nurse coordinator and research nurse in the ALS Center. Rowena is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She is a graduate of SFSU and obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing from UCSF.

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Manpreet Nirwal, LVN

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Mariann WardMariann Ward, NP
Mariann has been with the epilepsy team for over 15 years. She started as the epilepsy nurse specialist and currently works as nurse practioner with Dr. Barbaro. Mariann assists all patients that have undergone surgical intervention by Dr. Barbaro.

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