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Gary Abrams, M.D.

Neurologist

An expert in neurology, Dr. Gary Abrams is the director of the Neurorehabilitation Clinic at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of conditions associated with chronic neurological disorders or injuries. He has a special interest in the late effects of stroke and traumatic brain injury and conducts research on novel methods of stroke and cognitive rehabilitation.

Abrams received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his neurological training at the New York Neurological Institute at Columbia University. He was a member of the neurology faculty at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as the medical director of the Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital prior to joining the faculty at UCSF in 1995. He is a professor of clinical neurology at UCSF and rehabilitation section chief at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Clinics

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.

UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program
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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Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1974

Residencies

Columbia University Hospital, Neurology 1978

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen A, Abrams G, Loya F, Madore M, Carlin G, Murphy M, Rossi A. C-68Long-Term Outcomes of Goal-Oriented Attention and Problem Solving Training in Veterans with Chronic TBI. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2014 Sep; 29(6):599.
  2. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Elboim C, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Neuhaus J, Schmidt B, West C, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Side of Cancer Does Not Influence Limb Volumes in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 May 16.
  3. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Rossi A, Abrams G, D'esposito M, Turner G, McKim R, Muir J, Hills N, Kennedy C, Garfinkle J, Murphy M, Binder D, Castelli H. Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):136-46.
  4. Bethoux F, Rogers HL, Nolan KJ, Abrams GM, Annaswamy TM, Brandstater M, Browne B, Burnfield JM, Feng W, Freed MJ, Geis C, Greenberg J, Gudesblatt M, Ikramuddin F, Jayaraman A, Kautz SA, Lutsep HL, Madhavan S, Meilahn J, Pease WS, Rao N, Seetharama S, Sethi P, Turk MA, Wallis RA, Kufta C. The Effects of Peroneal Nerve Functional Electrical Stimulation Versus Ankle-Foot Orthosis in Patients With Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Feb 13.
  5. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22.
  6. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Cooper B, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Luce J, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Kober K, Baggott C, Leutwyler H, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent arm/shoulder pain following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):242-53.
  7. Langford DJ, West C, Elboim C, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Paul SM, Schmidt BL, Levine JD, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Neuhaus J, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Sullivan CW, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Variations in Potassium Channel Genes Are Associated With Breast Pain in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. J Neurogenet. 2014 Jan 7.
  8. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.
  9. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80.
  10. Ganguly K, Byl NN, Abrams GM. Neurorehabilitation: Motor recovery after stroke as an example. Ann Neurol. 2013; 74(3):373-381.
  11. Byl NN, Abrams GM, Pitsch E, Fedulow I, Kim H, Simkins M, Nagarajan S, Rosen J. Chronic stroke survivors achieve comparable outcomes following virtual task specific repetitive training guided by a wearable robotic orthosis (UL-EXO7) and actual task specific repetitive training guided by a physical therapist. J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec; 26(4):343-52; quiz 352.
  12. Simkins M, Ryan J, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Proc 6th Ann Dynamic Systems Control Conf. Pre-clinical trial assessment tool for rehabiliation robotics. 2013.
  13. Simkins M, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic unilateral and bilateral upper-limb movement training for stroke survivors afflicted by chronic hemiparesis. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun; 2013:1-6.
  14. Miaskowski C, Dodd M, Paul SM, West C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Neuhaus J, Schmidt BL, Smoot B, Aouizerat BE. Lymphatic and angiogenic candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e60164.
  15. Everaert DG, Stein RB, Abrams GM, Dromerick AW, Francisco GE, Hafner BJ, Huskey TN, Munin MC, Nolan KJ, Kufta CV. Effect of a foot-drop stimulator and ankle-foot orthosis on walking performance after stroke: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Sep; 27(7):579-91.
  16. Waung MW, Abrams GM. Combat-related headache and traumatic brain injury. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 Dec; 16(6):533-8.
  17. Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Paul SM, West C, Langford D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Dodd M, Neuhaus J, Baggott C, Dhruva A, Schmidt B, Cataldo J, Merriman J, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1172-87.
  18. Simkins M. Fedulow I, Kim H, Abrams G, Byl N, Rosen J. Robotic rehabilitation game design for chronic stroke. Games Health. 2012; 1:422-430.
  19. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. Management of chronic myelopathy symptoms and activities of daily living. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):161-8.
  20. Kyranou M, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Puntillo K, Aouizerat BE, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, West C, Neuhaus J, Cooper B, Miaskowski C. Differences in depression, anxiety, and quality of life between women with and without breast pain prior to breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Apr; 17(2):190-5.

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