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Ari Green, M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Ari J. Green is assistant clinical director of the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center and director of the UCSF Neurodiagnostics Center. He treats adults and children with MS and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and has expertise in treating visual problems resulting from these conditions. In his research, he addresses how MS affects the visual system and methods to track and predict the course of the disease. He also uses advanced retinal imaging and electrophysiology to investigate the retina and optic nerve and the relationships between inflammation, demyelination and neurodegeneration in the disease and to better understand injury to nerve fibers of the brain in MS.

Green earned a medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed an internal medicine internship in 2002 and neurology residency in 2005, both at UCSF. In 2005, he was chief resident at UCSF. He completed neuro-immunology and neuro-ophthalmology fellowships at UCSF and has won several awards including a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist Award and a clinician-scientist award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and American Academy of Neurology Foundation. Green is an assistant professor of neurology at UCSF.

Clinics

Multiple Sclerosis Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2069
Fax: (415) 353-2633

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Duke University Medical School 2001

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Teismann N, Lenaghan P, Nolan R, Stein J, Green A. Point-of-care ocular ultrasound to detect optic disc swelling. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 20(9):920-5.
  2. Blazek P, Davis SL, Greenberg BM, Conger A, Conger D, Vernino S, Beh S, Stuve O, Saidha S, Ratchford JN, Green A, Calabresi PA, Balcer LJ, Frohman TC, Frohman EM. Objective characterization of the relative afferent pupillary defect in MS. J Neurol Sci. 2012 Dec 15; 323(1-2):193-200.
  3. Gelfand JM, Nolan R, Schwartz DM, Graves J, Green AJ. Microcystic macular oedema in multiple sclerosis is associated with disease severity. Brain. 2012 Jun; 135(Pt 6):1786-93.
  4. Tewarie P, Balk L, Costello F, Green A, Martin R, Schippling S, Petzold A. The OSCAR-IB consensus criteria for retinal OCT quality assessment. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34823.
  5. Villoslada P, Cuneo A, Gelfand J, Hauser SL, Green A. Color vision is strongly associated with retinal thinning in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2012 Jul; 18(7):991-9.
  6. Teismann NA, Lenaghan P, Stein J, Green A. Will the real optic nerve sheath please stand up? J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Jan; 31(1):130-1.
  7. Gelfand JM, Cree BA, McElroy J, Oksenberg J, Green R, Mowry EM, Miller JW, Hauser SL, Green AJ. Vitamin D in African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2011 May 24; 76(21):1824-30.
  8. Aiken AH, Mukherjee P, Green AJ, Glastonbury CM. MR imaging of optic neuropathy with extended echo-train acquisition fluid-attenuated inversion recovery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Feb; 32(2):301-5.
  9. Gelfand JM, Duncan JL, Racine CA, Gillum LA, Chin CT, Zhang Y, Zhang Q, Wong LJ, Roorda A, Green AJ. Heterogeneous patterns of tissue injury in NARP syndrome. J Neurol. 2011 Mar; 258(3):440-8.
  10. Green AJ. Optical coherence tomography: a sign of the times. Neurology. 2010 Oct 12; 75(15):1312-3.
  11. Petzold A, de Boer JF, Schippling S, Vermersch P, Kardon R, Green A, Calabresi PA, Polman C. Optical coherence tomography in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Neurol. 2010 Sep; 9(9):921-32.
  12. Green AJ, McQuaid S, Hauser SL, Allen IV, Lyness R. Ocular pathology in multiple sclerosis: retinal atrophy and inflammation irrespective of disease duration. Brain. 2010 Jun; 133(Pt 6):1591-601.
  13. Green AJ, Cree BA. Distinctive retinal nerve fibre layer and vascular changes in neuromyelitis optica following optic neuritis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 80(9):1002-5.
  14. Green AJ. Understanding pseudo: the symptoms are real, the cause is unclear. Neurology. 2009 May 12; 72(19):1626-7.
  15. Yoon MK, Roorda A, Zhang Y, Nakanishi C, Wong LJ, Zhang Q, Gillum L, Green A, Duncan JL. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy images in a family with the mitochondrial DNA T8993C mutation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Apr; 50(4):1838-47.
  16. Pereira LS, Green AJ, Hwang TN, McCulley TJ. Suprasellar germinoma and late perioptic seeding. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 18(1):159-61.
  17. Chabas D, Green AJ, Waubant E. Pediatric multiple sclerosis. NeuroRx. 2006 Apr; 3(2):264-75.
  18. Langer-Gould A, Atlas SW, Green AJ, Bollen AW, Pelletier D. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in a patient treated with natalizumab. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jul 28; 353(4):375-81.
  19. Green AJ, Roberts DR, Swanson RA. Post-traumatic epidermoid cyst presenting with headache. Neurology. 2005 May 10; 64(9):1657.
  20. Barcellos LF, Oksenberg JR, Green AJ, Bucher P, Rimmler JB, Schmidt S, Garcia ME, Lincoln RR, Pericak-Vance MA, Haines JL, Hauser SL. Genetic basis for clinical expression in multiple sclerosis. Brain. 2002 Jan; 125(Pt 1):150-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.