Nasrin Esnaashari, DNP, CNS, NP-C, CCRN
Nasrin Esnaashari, DNP, CNS, NP-C, CCRN, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Movement Disorders at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). She completed her Master of Nursing Science, NP program, and Doctoral Degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her research focused on DBS patient & caregiver education. Her clinical background includes more than 20 years of Neuroscience experience in the deep brain stimulator field (DBS) and management of patients with Movement Disorder illness. She developed a DBS-Education pamphlet for DBS candidates and their caregivers as a guide for long-term DBS management in the home. She has been a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for more than 15 years and a member of the AAN-Annual Conference Subcommittee since 2019. She was the AAN-CNAPP (Consortium of Advanced Practice Providers) Chair-Elect from 2019 to 2021 and has been in the chair position since 2021. She is the co-author of the AAN updated Position Statement on Advanced Practice Providers and an expert in the clinical management of patients with DBS. She started and continued the monthly USC DBS Support Group for DBS patients and caregivers since 2010. In addition, she is involved with teaching DBS device programming to Neurology Movement Disorder fellows and medical students at USC.