Dr. Rison grew up in Long Beach and earned his B.S. from UCLA and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Diseases at USC and became Board certified in 2001. He is Board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, in the subspecialty of Vascular Medicine and in the subspecialty of Neurocritical Care and Neuroimaging. Dr. Rison is also the Medical Director of the Stroke Center at PIH Health Hospital and has held the position since 2005.