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Joshua Kuluva, MD

Neurologist & Psychiatrist
Director of Neurology Services
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San Francisco (Post Street)
Walnut Creek

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About Joshua Kuluva, MD

Dr. Kuluva is a Board Certified psychiatrist and neurologist with a strong academic and research background, as well as experience with both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He treats patients with clinical depression and neurologic disorders, and individuals with neurologic disorders who experience psychiatric symptoms such as geriatric patients with cognitive issues and depression or adults with developmental delays and behavior concerns. He also specializes in treating patients with traumatic brain injury and the post-concussive syndrome.

Dr. Kuluva is passionate about developing authentic and trusting relationships with his patients and seeking leading-edge therapies for treatment-resistant psychiatric and neurological conditions. In his treatment approach, he considers the physical, emotional, and social aspects of coping with an illness. He views the patient as a whole person rather than focusing on one issue without personal context. Dr. Kuluva strives to ensure that his patients are active participants in their healthcare. He provides the highest level of patient education and encourages patients to evaluate all treatment options so they select the treatment that feels most comfortable to them.

personal interests

Dr. Kuluva enjoys traveling the world, exploring new cultures, spending time with his family, sailing, cooking and going on long bike rides.

Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Board Certified with specialization in both Neurology and Psychiatry

International Neuropsychological Society


American Academy of Neurology


American Psychiatric Association


education & experience

Dr. Kuluva earned his B.A, at U.C. Berkeley with honors, attended the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, then completed a six-year combined residency in psychiatry and neurology at NYU. Following his residency, he did a one-year research fellowship on Traumatic Brain Injury at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Bronx Veterans Administration.

Dr. Kuluva has a specialty in the treatment of the post-concussive syndrome and has worked closely with both athletes and the general population who are coping with the neuropsychiatric aspects of this condition. He has also worked with veterans to take care of both the physical and emotional components of their injuries.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kuluva has been active in medical education, teaching at NYU School of Medicine, UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has published in both the neurologic and psychiatric literature.

Dr. Kuluva served as department head of neurology at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley before joining Mindful Health Solutions in 2016. He is currently treating clinically depressed patients with TMS therapy and medication. He is also developing a program that will use TMS to treat neurological conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, chronic pain, migraines, traumatic brain injury, as well as aid in post-stroke recovery.


ZusmanE, Zopfi P, Kuluva J, TuckermanS. Can ideas from United States youth sports reduce judo-related head injuries in Japan? World Neurosurgery 2016 Jun 8. Epub 2016 Dec 8.

Cercy S., Kuluva J: Gelastic epilepsy and dysprosodia in a case of late-onset right frontal seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior16 (2): 360-365. October 2009.

Kuluva, J, Hirsch S, Coffey B. PANDAS and paroxysms: a case of conversion disorder? Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 18(1):109-115. February 2008.

Hassan A, Kuluva J. Arranged Marriage: A Socially Acceptable Form of Migration? Case Report and Cultural Formulation. Journal of Muslim Mental Health. pp. 65-75. July 2006.

Kuluva J, Cheney B.: The Confused Patient: Delirium and Dementia. In Bernstein C, Levin Z, Poag M, Rubinstein M (eds): On-Call Psychiatry, 3rd Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders Elsevir, Inc. 2006. pp. 108- 119.

Siever L., Kuluva J: Aggression, Impulsivity and Personality Disorders. In Grant J, Potenza M (eds): The Oxford Handbook of Impulse Control Disorders, New York, NY, Oxford University Press. 2011. pp. 65-79.


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