Jane Tavyev Asher, MD


Member, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Contact Information

Fax Number: 310-423-4131
Work Phone Number: 310-423-4441

Work Address:

Practice Location
8700 Bev Bl, Ste. 4221
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Y. Jane Tavyev, MD is Director of Pediatric Neurology at Pediatric Services at Cedars-Sinai. She is board certified in Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology.

Dr. Tavyev is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society.

Dr. Tavyev earned a bachelor's in biochemistry and anthropology from Rice University. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Tavyev performed a residency in pediatrics and a clinical and research fellowship in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital system. Her clinical and research interest was in the area of autism.


A selected list of publications:

Ramocki Melissa B, Tavyev Y Jane, Peters Sarika U   The MECP2 duplication syndrome American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2010; 152A(5): 1079-88.
Ramocki Melissa B, Peters Sarika U, Tavyev Y Jane, Zhang Feng, Carvalho Claudia M B, Schaaf Christian P, Richman Ronald, Fang Ping, Glaze Daniel G, Lupski James R, Zoghbi Huda Y   Autism and other neuropsychiatric symptoms are prevalent in individuals with MeCP2 duplication syndrome Annals of neurology, 2009; 66(6): 771-82.
Carvalho Claudia M B, Zhang Feng, Liu Pengfei, Patel Ankita, Sahoo Trilochan, Bacino Carlos A, Shaw Chad, Peacock Sandra, Pursley Amber, Tavyev Y Jane, Ramocki Melissa B, Nawara Magdalena, Obersztyn Ewa, Vianna-Morgante Angela M, Stankiewicz Pawel, Zoghbi Huda Y, Cheung Sau Wai, Lupski James R   Complex rearrangements in patients with duplications of MECP2 can occur by fork stalling and template switching Human molecular genetics, 2009; 18(12): 2188-203.