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Stephen Hauser, M.D.

Neurologist and immunologist

Dr. Stephen Hauser is chair of Neurology at UCSF and a leader in the international effort to identify genetic causes of multiple sclerosis (MS). He is the first physician-researcher to demonstrate a promising weapon against progressive MS. He identified the benefit of immunosuppression that prevents the body's immune system from attacking the myelin sheath, the insulation that surrounds the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

Hauser joined UCSF in 1992 as chair of Neurology. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He trained in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and in immunology at Harvard Medical School and Institute Pasteur in Paris. He is a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences and American Association of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a former president of the American Neurological Association and an editor of the textbook, "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine." He is the Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor of Neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine.

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.

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

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1975

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 1978

Fellowships

Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology 1980

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Palanichamy A, Apeltsin L, Kuo TC, Sirota M, Wang S, Pitts SJ, Sundar PD, Telman D, Zhao LZ, Derstine M, Abounasr A, Hauser SL, von Büdingen HC. Immunoglobulin class-switched B cells form an active immune axis between CNS and periphery in multiple sclerosis. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Aug 6; 6(248):248ra106.
  2. Schlaeger R, Papinutto N, Panara V, Bevan C, Lobach IV, Bucci M, Caverzasi E, Gelfand JM, Green AJ, Jordan KM, Stern WA, von Büdingen HC, Waubant E, Zhu AH, Goodin DS, Cree BA, Hauser SL, Henry RG. Spinal cord gray matter atrophy correlates with multiple sclerosis disability. Ann Neurol. 2014 Aug 1.
  3. Azevedo CJ, Kornak J, Chu P, Sampat M, Okuda DT, Cree BA, Nelson SJ, Hauser SL, Pelletier D. In vivo evidence of glutamate toxicity in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2014 Aug; 76(2):269-78.
  4. Mei F, Fancy SP, Shen YA, Niu J, Zhao C, Presley B, Miao E, Lee S, Mayoral SR, Redmond SA, Etxeberria A, Xiao L, Franklin RJ, Green A, Hauser SL, Chan JR. Micropillar arrays as a high-throughput screening platform for therapeutics in multiple sclerosis. Nat Med. 2014 Jul 6.
  5. Gourraud PA, Khankhanian P, Cereb N, Yang SY, Feolo M, Maiers M, D Rioux J, Hauser S, Oksenberg J. HLA Diversity in the 1000 Genomes Dataset. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e97282.
  6. Llufriu S, Kornak J, Ratiney H, Oh J, Brenneman D, Cree BA, Sampat M, Hauser SL, Nelson SJ, Pelletier D. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy markers of disease progression in multiple sclerosis. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jul 1; 71(7):840-7.
  7. Palanichamy A, Jahn S, Nickles D, Derstine M, Abounasr A, Hauser SL, Baranzini SE, Leppert D, von Büdingen HC. Rituximab Efficiently Depletes Increased CD20-Expressing T Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. J Immunol. 2014 Jul 15; 193(2):580-6.
  8. Hauser SL. What ethics integration looks like in neuroscience research. Ann Neurol. 2014 May; 75(5):623-4.
  9. Morris DL, Fernando MM, Taylor KE, Chung SA, Nititham J, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Barcellos LF, Behrens TW, Cotsapas C, Gaffney PM, Graham RR, Pons-Estel BA, Gregersen PK, Harley JB, Hauser SL, Hom G, Langefeld CD, Noble JA, Rioux JD, Seldin MF. MHC associations with clinical and autoantibody manifestations in European SLE. Genes Immun. 2014 Apr; 15(4):210-7.
  10. Bankoti J, Apeltsin L, Hauser SL, Allen S, Albertolle ME, Witkowska HE, von Büdingen HC. In multiple sclerosis, oligoclonal bands connect to peripheral B-cell responses. Ann Neurol. 2014 Feb; 75(2):266-76.
  11. Hauser SL, Johnston SC, Ferriero DM, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Messing RO, Oksenberg JR. Quo vadis? - peering into the future. Ann Neurol. 2013 Dec; 74(6):A5-7.
  12. Johnston SC, Ferriero DM, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Messing RO, Oksenberg J, Stewart A, Hauser SL. Have the Annals editors added value? Ann Neurol. 2013 Nov; 74(5):A7-9.
  13. Harbo HF, Isobe N, Berg-Hansen P, Bos SD, Caillier SJ, Gustavsen MW, Mero IL, Celius EG, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR, Gourraud PA. Oligoclonal bands and age at onset correlate with genetic risk score in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2014 May; 20(6):660-8.
  14. Analysis of immune-related loci identifies 48 new susceptibility variants for multiple sclerosis. Nat Genet. 2013 Nov; 45(11):1353-60.
  15. Brown RH, Hauser SL. Introduction to a special edition of Annals: Therapeutic prospects. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):A15.
  16. Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Hauser SL. Blockbusters for cheap? The difficulties surrounding generic biologics. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):A7-8.
  17. Hauser SL, Chan JR, Oksenberg JR. Multiple sclerosis: Prospects and promise. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):317-27.
  18. Isobe N, Damotte V, Lo Re V, Ban M, Pappas D, Guillot-Noel L, Rebeix I, Compston A, Mack T, Cozen W, Fontaine B, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR, Sawcer S, Gourraud PA. Genetic burden in multiple sclerosis families. Genes Immun. 2013 Oct; 14(7):434-40.
  19. Hauser SL, Johnston SC. Neurology: Violence at home. Ann Neurol. 2013 Aug; 74(2):A5-6.
  20. Schulze-Topphoff U, Casazza S, Varrin-Doyer M, Michel K, Sobel RA, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR, Zamvil SS, Baranzini SE. Tob1 plays a critical role in the activation of encephalitogenic T cells in CNS autoimmunity. J Exp Med. 2013 Jul 1; 210(7):1301-9.

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.