J Poceta, MD

Dr. J Poceta, MD
Dr. J Poceta, MD


  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
4.8 275 Ratings
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037


J. Steven Poceta, MD, is a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who focuses on neurologic sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, sleep walking and narcolepsy. He also diagnoses and treats general neurologic conditions such as insomnia and headache.

Dr. Poceta is an advocate of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and a member of the Scripps Clinic Movement Disorder Center, where he sees a select panel of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to his practice, he participates in clinical trials for restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. He also conducts his own research in these areas.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology, 1989
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine, 1988

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD, 1983


  • University of Washington Medical Center, Neurology, 1987


  • Scripps Clinic, Sleep Medicine, 1988
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