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Bruce Cree, Ph.D., M.D.


Dr. Bruce Cree is a neurologist with a special interest in multiple sclerosis. In addition to providing patient care, Cree focuses on the development of novel therapies through clinical trials. Cree received his medical degree and doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco. He went on to complete his neurology residency at Columbia University. Cree is the recipient of a National Institute of Health post-doctoral grant for multiple sclerosis clinical research and is a Sylvia Lawry fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


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

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 1997


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Neurology 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cree BA. Multiple sclerosis genetics. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 122:193-209.
  2. Cree BA. Genetics of primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 122:211-30.
  3. Cree BA. Acute inflammatory myelopathies. Handb Clin Neurol. 2014; 122:613-67.
  4. Cree BA. Update on reproductive safety of current and emerging disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013 Jun; 19(7):835-43.
  5. Cree BA, Stuart WH, Tornatore CS, Jeffery DR, Pace AL, Cha CH. Efficacy of natalizumab therapy in patients of African descent with relapsing multiple sclerosis: analysis of AFFIRM and SENTINEL data. Arch Neurol. 2011 Apr; 68(4):464-8.
  6. Cree BA, Kornyeyeva E, Goodin DS. Pilot trial of low-dose naltrexone and quality of life in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2010 Aug; 68(2):145-50.
  7. Cree BA, Rioux JD, McCauley JL, Gourraud PA, Goyette P, McElroy J, De Jager P, Santaniello A, Vyse TJ, Gregersen PK, Mirel D, Hafler DA, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Compston A, Sawcer SJ, Oksenberg JR, Hauser SL. A major histocompatibility Class I locus contributes to multiple sclerosis susceptibility independently from HLA-DRB1*15:01. PLoS One. 2010; 5(6):e11296.
  8. Cree BA, Reich DE, Khan O, De Jager PL, Nakashima I, Takahashi T, Bar-Or A, Tong C, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR. Modification of Multiple Sclerosis Phenotypes by African Ancestry at HLA. Arch Neurol. 2009 Feb; 66(2):226-33.
  9. Cree B. Neuromyelitis optica: diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2008 Sep; 8(5):427-33.
  10. Barcellos LF, Sawcer S, Ramsay PP, Baranzini SE, Thomson G, Briggs F, Cree BC, Begovich AB, Villoslada P, Montalban X, Uccelli A, Savettieri G, Lincoln RR, DeLoa C, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Compston A, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR. Heterogeneity at the HLA-DRB1 locus and risk for multiple sclerosis. Hum Mol Genet. 2006 Sep 15; 15(18):2813-24.
  11. Cree BC, Bernardini GL, Hays AP, Lowe G. A fatal case of coxsackievirus B4 meningoencephalitis. Arch Neurol. 2003 Jan; 60(1):107-12.
  12. Stüve O, Cree BC, von Büdingen HC, Yousef S, Bowen JD, Genain CP, Hauser SL, Steinman L, Zamvil SS. Approved and future pharmacotherapy for multiple sclerosis. Neurologist. 2002 Sep; 8(5):290-301.

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