Dr. David D Song MD Neurologist

Dr. David Song is a neurologist in San Diego, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UC San Diego Health System and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. Dr. Song accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 27 doctors at UC San Diego Health System and one of 30 at Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System who specialize in Neurology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Korean.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Movement Disorder, Neurodegenerative

Clinical Interests: Parkinsonian Disorders, Tremor, Dystonia

Hospital Affiliation

UC San Diego Health System
Ranked #42 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System

Education & Medical Training

University of Colorado
Residency, Neurology, 1994 - 1997

University of Colorado
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1994

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 1992

U Rochester/Strong Mem
Fellowship, Movement Disorders/Exp Therapeutics, 1997 - 2000

UC San Diego Medical Center
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Parkinsonism/Neurodegenerative Disorders, 2000 - 2002


Other Training, Biology (Genetics and Development), 1985


Other Training, Public Health, 1992


Other Training, Anatomy, 1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 14 years in Neurology

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Mentor Recognition Award, Office of Graduate Studies, University of California, San Diego
2007

Merit Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2004

Dystonia Doctor of Excellence Award, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, San Diego County Dystonia Support Group
2003

Advanced Research Career Development Award, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2002

William M. Spencer Fellowship, William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.
2000

Annual Meeting Scholarship for Residents, American Academy of Neurology
1997

Annual Meeting Resident Travel Fellowship, American Neurological Association
1993

Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse
1992

Publications & Presentations

Validation of the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale in Parkinson's disease
Schiehser D.M., C.R. Ayers, L. Liu, S. Lessig, D. Song, J.V. Filoteo 2013 1 1

Non-monotonicity on a spatio-temporally defined cyclic task: evidence of two movement types?
Levy-Tzedek S., H.I. Krebs, D. Song, N. Hogan, H. Poizner 2010 1 1

Spatial-Based but not Object-Based Inhibition of Return is Impaired in Parkinson's Disease
Possin, K.L., J.V. Filoteo, D.D. Song, and D.P. Salmon 2009 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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