The Medical Director Emeritus of the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Senior Neurologist and co-founder of The Neurology Center of Southern California, Dr. Michael A. Lobatz MD has a degree in biomedical engineering and was a James Scholar and graduate of the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  Dr. Lobatz completed his internship and neurology residency at the University of California, San Diego where he also served as chief resident.  He was active in academics and served on the clinical faculty for the San Diego Naval Medical Center and was a voluntary clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Diego Medical Center for over 25 years.

Dr. Lobatz is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and past Chief-of-Staff of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas with specialized interests as a neurologist in the diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of brain injury, stroke, degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Lobatz provided direction and oversight of the entire rehabilitation program including the Cognitive Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas for over 20 years.

Dr. Lobatz has participated in numerous clinical research trials during his career including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, acute stroke intervention, brain injury, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and many others. Dr. Lobatz is the clinical chair of the San Diego Alzheimer Project Clinical Round Table which has developed clinical guidelines for the screening of cognitive dysfunction, the evaluation of patients with suspect dementia and treatments for conditions associated with dementia .