Loma Linda University Health Care Physician Guide - Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic Doctors

    Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

    The Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) clinic at Loma Linda University Health Care was the first TSC clinic organized on the west coast and began operating in 2004. This “clinic without walls” for adults and children, uses a multi-disciplinary approach that provides all appropriate medical and surgical services related to the many complications of TSC.

    Patients are initially seen and evaluated by clinic director Stephen Ashwal, MD and clinic coordinator Holly Bernardi, RN. Patients are then referred for subspecialty consultation, testing and treatment. All subspecialists have substantial experience in evaluating and managing individuals with TSC (see multidisciplinary team list).

    The clinic is a member of the national Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and participates in national multicenter clinical trials related to TSC.

    The TSC clinic is held once a week and as needed at the LLUHC Pediatric Neurology Clinic.

    Stephen Ashwal, MD

    Dr. Stephen Ashwal is the clinic director and has been a member of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine since 1976 and currently serves as Chief of the Division. He is board certified in Adult and Pediatric Neurology as well as Psychiatry.

    Dr. Ashwal has been caring for children and adults with a variety of complex neurological conditions including Tuberous Sclerosis for over thirty years.

    He is committed to the care of patients with serious neurological disorders as well as helping families optimizing their long term potential.

    Holly Bernardi, RN, BSN

    Holly Bernardi is the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic coordinator for Loma Linda University Health Care. Holly has been a nurse for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Loma Linda University Health Care with five years of clinical experience.

    She enjoys assisting in the total spectrum of care needed in the coordination of the multidisciplinary specialties involved with Tuberous Sclerosis.

    Multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Team

     Pediatric Services    
     Cardiology  Ranae Larsen  909-558-4207
     Dental Services  LLU School of Dentistry
     Dermatology  Linda Golkar  909-558-2809
     Genetics  Robin Clark  909-835-1810
     Nephrology  Drew Cutler  909-558-2388
     Neurology  Stephen Ashwal  909-835-1810
     Neuroradiology  Karen Tong  909-558-4010
     Neurosurgery  Renee Osterdock  909-558-6388
     Ophthalmology  Jennifer Dunbar  909-558-2154
     Orthopedics  James Shook  909-558-2808
     General Pediatrics  Agnez Gugan  909-558-2848
     Pulmonary  Yvonne Fanous  909-558-2388
     Psychiatrist  William Murdoch  909-558-6080
     Psychology Services  Kiti Freier  909-558-4170
     Rehabilitation Medicine  Murray Brandstater  909-558-6279
     Urology  Herbert Ruckle  909-558-2830
     Adult Services    
     Dermatology  Nancy Anderson  909-558-2809
     Internal Medicine  Suzanne Rizkalla  909-558-2870
     Nephrology  Victor Lamin  909-558-2624
     Neurology  Lori Uberzak  909-558-2880
     Pulmonary  Philip Gold  909-558-2896
     Urology  Herbert Ruckle  909-558-2830


    For More Information

    For questions or appointments please contact TSC coordinator Holly Bernardi, RN directly at (909) 835-1825.

    For more information about the Pediatric Neurology Team and other Specialty Clinics please view our web site.


    Loma Linda University Health Care
    Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
    2195 Club Center Drive, Suite A
    San Bernardino, CA 92408