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Claude Hemphill, M.D.


Dr. Claude Hemphill serves as the director of the Neurocritical Care Program at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. Hemphill received his medical degree from Emory University and completed his residency in neurology and fellowships in critical care medicine and neurocritical care/stroke at UCSF. In addition to caring for patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury, Hemphill has a special research interest in intracerebral hemorrhage. His work on the subject has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in numerous medical journals. Hemphill is a member of various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Stroke Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is also a founding director of the Neurocritical Care Society.


Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-8897
Fax: (415) 353-8705

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Emory University School of Medicine 1990


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 1994


UCSF School of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine 1995
UCSF Medical Center, Neurocritical Care/Stroke 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Neugebauer H, Creutzfeldt CJ, Hemphill JC, Heuschmann PU, Jüttler E. DESTINY-S: Attitudes of Physicians Toward Disability and Treatment in Malignant MCA Infarction. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug; 21(1):27-34.
  2. Chan S, Hemphill JC. Critical care management of intracerebral hemorrhage. Crit Care Clin. 2014 Oct; 30(4):699-717.
  3. Nakagawa K, Vento MA, Seto TB, Koenig MA, Asai SM, Chang CW, Hemphill JC. Sex differences in the use of early do-not-resuscitate orders after intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke. 2013 Nov; 44(11):3229-31.
  4. Degos V, Westbroek EM, Lawton MT, Hemphill JC, del Zoppo GJ, Young WL. Perioperative management of coagulation in nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage. Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul; 119(1):218-27.
  5. Kapinos G, Hemphill JC. Clinicoradiologic acute monitoring after intracerebral hemorrhage: Toward standards? Neurology. 2013 Jul 9; 81(2):102-3.
  6. Kamel H, Navi BB, Hemphill JC. A rule to identify patients who require magnetic resonance imaging after intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Feb; 18(1):59-63.
  7. Navi BB, Kamel H, Hemphill JC, Smith WS. Trajectory of functional recovery after hospital discharge for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Dec; 17(3):343-7.
  8. Kamel H, Hemphill JC. Characteristics and sequelae of intracranial hypertension after intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Oct; 17(2):172-6.
  9. Andrews CM, Jauch EC, Hemphill JC, Smith WS, Weingart SD. Emergency neurological life support: intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S37-46.
  10. Navi BB, Kamel H, McCulloch CE, Nakagawa K, Naravetla B, Moheet AM, Wong C, Johnston SC, Hemphill JC, Smith WS. Accuracy of neurovascular fellows' prognostication of outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke. 2012 Mar; 43(3):702-7.
  11. Nakagawa K, Hills NK, Kamel H. The effect of decompressive hemicraniectomy on brain temperature after severe brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Aug; 15(1):101-6.
  12. Bar B, Hemphill JC. Charlson comorbidity index adjustment in intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke. 2011 Oct; 42(10):2944-6.
  13. Hemphill JC, Andrews P, De Georgia M. Multimodal monitoring and neurocritical care bioinformatics. Nat Rev Neurol. 2011 Aug; 7(8):451-60.
  14. Kamel H, Navi BB, Nakagawa K, Hemphill JC, Ko NU. Hypertonic saline versus mannitol for the treatment of elevated intracranial pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar; 39(3):554-9.
  15. Rosenthal G, Sanchez-Mejia RO, Phan N, Hemphill JC, Martin C, Manley GT. Incorporating a parenchymal thermal diffusion cerebral blood flow probe in bedside assessment of cerebral autoregulation and vasoreactivity in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan; 114(1):62-70.
  16. Morgenstern LB, Hemphill JC, Anderson C, Becker K, Broderick JP, Connolly ES, Greenberg SM, Huang JN, MacDonald RL, Messé SR, Mitchell PH, Selim M, Tamargo RJ. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2010 Sep; 41(9):2108-29.
  17. Rabinstein AA, Hemphill JC. Prognosticating after severe acute brain disease: science, art, and biases. Neurology. 2010 Apr 6; 74(14):1086-7.
  18. Levy JH, Dutton RP, Hemphill JC, Shander A, Cooper D, Paidas MJ, Kessler CM, Holcomb JB, Lawson JH. Multidisciplinary approach to the challenge of hemostasis. Anesth Analg. 2010 Feb 1; 110(2):354-64.
  19. Hemphill JC, Farrant M, Neill TA. Prospective validation of the ICH Score for 12-month functional outcome. Neurology. 2009 Oct 6; 73(14):1088-94.
  20. Jichici D, Hemphill JC. Low brain tissue oxygen predicts poor outcome, but does it give insight to possible interventions? Crit Care Med. 2009 Jun; 37(6):2134-5.

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.