Antonio Moya

Antonio Moya, MD, MPH


MD  UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Residency – Neurology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Biography: Dr. Antonio Moya, a neurologist, has used qualitative research methods to understand health disparities, particularly in Filipino Americans and other Asian subgroups.  His research has also focused on leveraging telemedicine to increase neurology care for immigrant, non-English speaking patients.
Dr. Moya’s main project is titled, “Improving Community Stroke Preparedness: Pilipino American Stroke Intervention Project (PANSIN).”  He worked with Dr. Eric Cheng (UCLA), Dr. Happy Araneta (UCSD), Dr. Sandy Berry (RAND), Yey Coronel (Filipino American Services Group Inc. or FASGI) and Joanne Ducot (community member) on this project studying the culture, attitudes, knowledge, and health behaviors of the Los Angeles Filipino American community regarding stroke prevention and management.  The study aims are to characterize Filipino cultural barriers to proactive stroke prevention and emergency treatment, create an online stroke media tool that can be disseminated to Filipino audiences, and test the online tool in a pilot population within Los Angeles to compare the efficacy with traditional stroke education interventions.  Dr. Moya presented the work at the International Stroke Society Conference of the American Stroke Association in Los Angeles in 2019.  He continues to present the work in the community with his community partner FASGI in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.  

In addition to research projects and serving as a Neurology Attending Physician at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Moya was especially active in the community. He worked with FASGI to create COVID-19 Care Packages of “BalikBAHAY Boxes” that not only included food, masks, and hand sanitizers for Filipino frontliners, but also information on dispelling myths related to COVID-19. He currently serves as a UCLA Alumni mentor and Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APMASA) Alumni Board Member. He gave several lectures and career talks to UCLA organizations including the Lavender LGBT Health group at UCLA, and at the Filipinx American Health Careers Conference at UC Davis in 2020. He presented on “Survival Guide to Stop Stroke in the Filipino American Community” at the Filipino American Services Group Inc. (FASGI) and the Philippine General Consulate, and presented on post-stroke depression at the Kapayapaan Wellness Fair at FASGI in Los Angeles.  In addition to this, he has worked to help create a COVID-19 Teleseries involving the national Filipino American community and is one of the co-founders of an organization known as the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM) whose first national conference was held in October 2020; this organization was created with a fellow NCSP Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Angelico Razon. 

Dr. Moya organized a UCLA NCSP “Silicon Beach” series, aimed at informing scholars about the health and technology ecosystem in Los Angeles.  The 2019 series involved visits with local organizations working on innovative, tech-related projects, including Chorus from the Innovation Lab at UCLA’s Semel Institute (Dr. Armen Arevian), Magnify CNSI, ScaleLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Accelerator and Avia Health, Heal, and Forward.   

Dr. Moya is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He also serves as the Teleneurology Coordinator at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.