I think of diseases as the shroud of darkness and uncertainty that veils the future. Although the path ahead is riddled with unknowns, as a physician I am humbled by the opportunity of being a partner in each patient and family member’s journey, providing comfort, hope and support with the life transitions ahead.
Born in San Diego, California, Dr. Nissinen spent the first 20 years of his life in Finland, then moved back to the United States to pursue medicine. Kristoffer Nissinen graduated in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine in 2007 and obtained his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, Medical Sciences School of Medicine in 2011. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach VA Medical Center in 2015. Then continued advanced training at the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, working with highly renowned experts in the field of neurodegenerative disorders and as a clinical trials sub-principal investigator.
Kristoffer Nissinen specializes in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Fronto Temporal Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration, and Multiple System Atrophy.
Kristoffer Nissinen specializes in providing a thorough evaluation of the symptomology with a detailed history, state-of-the-art work-up, and comprehensive neurological examination. Kristoffer Nissinen strives to provide patients and their families with a compassionate and personalized approach to receiving the most specific diagnosis and up-to-date treatments available.