The Department of Neurology takes a patient-centered approach to the diagnosis, treatment and mangement of a wide variety of neurological conditions. Working together with the patient, we quickly identify your needs and build a scientifically sound treatment program.
Neurology is the field of Medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The Department of Neurology works to blend a patient-centric approach to health care with innovation and quality to provide patients with the best possible care.
The Department of Neurology strives to be recognized as a leader in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (Neurologists) diagnose and treat patients with neurological conditions. Through the work of our faculty physicians, the neurology program has been able to effectively balance a dynamically progressive approach to care with a quality standard that is unrivaled in the Central Valley.
Our faculty is home to some of the most well-respected professionals in the county who are eager to share their expertise and experiences with the best and brightest minds in the field. With that expertise and experience comes the ability to diagnose and treat hundreds of neurological conditions, including many rare or complex conditions.
Central California, known as the Central Valley, is home to one of the most unique patient populations in the United States. It is a virtual melting pot of socio-economic and ethnic diversity. Our providers are exposed to a wide-range of symptomology on a routine basis which presents an opportunity for our faculty to teach while providing excellent patient care.
Neurologists must be trained to interact with a wide variety of patients who present with a wide variety of symptomology. Neurologists are expected to undergo specialized training for neurological disorders. The Department of Neurology is proud to have a cadre of board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists specializing in everything from stroke care and headaches to neuropsychology and neuromuscular disease. Our Neurologists pride themselves for their ability to give back to the hard working community of the Central Valley which has been called “the food basket of the world.”
Neurologists must be equipped to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves including, but not limited to, cerebrovascular disease (stroke), demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (multiple sclerosis), headache disorders, infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system, movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease), neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, ALS) and seizure disorders (epilepsy).
Depending on the patients condition or need, treatments for the following are available:
- ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
- Head Injury
- Memory Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Medical Practice Locations
As a UCSF faculty member, you may practice at one or more of the above locations.