Rita Ceponiene, MD
I speak: English, Lithuanian
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page! Let me share with you a little bit about my background and what I am passionate about.
I graduated from medical school in Vilnius, Lithuania, attending one of the oldest universities in Europe. After brief post-graduate training in neurology in Vilnius, I moved to Helsinki, Finland, to complete a Ph.D. in neuroscience, which I defended in 2002, graduating magna cum laude. My post-doctoral training brought me to UC San Diego, and although I was very successful in research, I missed the feeling of helping patients. So I re-did an internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan (loved it there!) and a residency in adult neurology, followed by a movement disorders fellowship at UC San Diego Medical Center, lead by one of the top specialists in the nation, Irene Litvan.
About my practice
Although my main expertise lies in the field of movement disorders, I welcome patients with any neurological condition. I serve, respect, and do my personal and professional best to every person who comes through my office door. I maintain ties with UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center via research studies as well as shared learning via professor video rounds and case discussions.
How I thrive
Wow, San Diego has so much to offer! All the outdoor activities, theaters, the San Diego Symphony, yoga, salsa dancing, friend and family get-togethers, gardening. There us truly so much to do!