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Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center

The Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center at UCSF Medical Center provides preventive care and screening for patients at high risk for stroke and other neurovascular conditions as well as initial and second opinion consultations for the diagnosis and treatment of complex disorders such as brain aneurysms, carotid disease, cervical artery dissection, stroke and vascular malformations. Treatments range from medication to surgery, such as the surgical removal of plaque from arteries or the routing of blood flow to bypass abnormal blood vessels in the brain.

The center is a designated advanced primary stroke center, certified by the national Joint Commission, an independent accreditation organization for health care institutions. It was the first center in San Francisco to receive this designation.

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Getting Here

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.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Parking

Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation

Parnassus

UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Clinic Team

Wade Smith
Dr. Wade Smith,
neurologist
Anthony Kim
Dr. Anthony Kim,
vascular neurologist
Gary Abrams
Dr. Gary Abrams,
neurologist
Van Halbach
Dr. Van Halbach,
interventional neuroradiologist
Claude Hemphill
Dr. Claude Hemphill,
neurointensivist
Clay Johnston
Dr. Clay Johnston,
neurologist
Andy Josephson
Dr. Andy Josephson,
neurologist
Nerissa Ko
Dr. Nerissa Ko,
neurologist
Michael Lawton
Dr. Michael Lawton,
vascular neurosurgeon

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