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Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurologist and director of the ALS Center

Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth — a specialist in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease — is director of the ALS Center at UCSF Medical Center. She is particularly interested in research involving electrophysiological and genetic predictors in ALS. Patients at the center have the opportunity to participate in research projects or clinical trials to test new treatments. Lomen-Hoerth also is interested in the overlap of ALS and frontotemporal dementia, a related neurodegenerative disease. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the Bay Area chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.

Lomen-Hoerth earned a medical degree and a Ph.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine in neurosciences. At UCSF, she served as chief resident in neurology and completed a fellowship in electromyography and neuromuscular disorders. Her bachelor's degree is in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. Lomen-Hoerth is an associate professor in residence in neurology at UCSF.


ALS Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2122
Fax: (415) 353-2524

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neuropathy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Catherine Lomen-Hoerth


Stanford University School of Medicine, Neurosciences-PhD Program
Stanford University School of Medicine 1994


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 1998


UCSF Medical Center, EMG/Neurophysiology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lomen-Hoerth C. Clinical phenomenology and neuroimaging correlates in ALS-FTD. J Mol Neurosci. 2011 Nov; 45(3):656-62.
  2. Strong MJ, Grace GM, Freedman M, Lomen-Hoerth C, Woolley S, Goldstein LH, Murphy J, Shoesmith C, Rosenfeld J, Leigh PN, Bruijn L, Ince P, Figlewicz D. Consensus criteria for the diagnosis of frontotemporal cognitive and behavioural syndromes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009 Jun; 10(3):131-46.
  3. Lomen-Hoerth C. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis from bench to bedside. Semin Neurol. 2008 Apr; 28(2):205-11.

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.