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Jennifer Graves, M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Jennifer Graves is a board-certified neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her expertise includes adult and pediatric demyelinating disease, which are disorders of the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis in which the myelin sheath of neurons are damaged, and neuro-ophthalmic disorders, or visual disorders related to the nervous system.

Graves earned a medical degree and doctorate in biophysics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She completed a residency in neurology as well as a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed additional fellowship training in multiple sclerosis at the UCSF adult and pediatric multiple sclerosis centers. In research, her studies include modeling the interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors for developing demyelinating diseases and the effects of these risk factors on relapse rate and disability. She has received awards from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Foundation for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She is a clinical instructor of neurology at UCSF.

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.

More about Jennifer Graves

Education

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 2006

Residencies

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Neurology 2010

Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Neuro-ophthalmology 2011
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Graves J, Galetta SL, Palmer J, Margolin DH, Rizzo M, Bilbruck J, Balcer LJ. Alemtuzumab improves contrast sensitivity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013 Sep; 19(10):1302-9.
  2. Tsukamoto K, Deakin JE, Graves JA, Hashimoto K. Exceptionally high conservation of the MHC class I-related gene, MR1, among mammals. Immunogenetics. 2013 Feb; 65(2):115-24.
  3. Galetta KM, Graves J, Talman LS, Lile DJ, Frohman EM, Calabresi PA, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ. Visual pathway axonal loss in benign multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal study. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Jun; 32(2):116-23.
  4. Gelfand JM, Nolan R, Schwartz DM, Graves J, Green AJ. Microcystic macular oedema in multiple sclerosis is associated with disease severity. Brain. 2012 Jun; 135(Pt 6):1786-93.
  5. Graves JS, Galetta SL. Acute visual loss and other neuro-ophthalmologic emergencies: management. Neurol Clin. 2012 Feb; 30(1):75-99, viii.
  6. Graves J, Balcer LJ. Eye disorders in patients with multiple sclerosis: natural history and management. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010; 4:1409-22.
  7. Frohman TC, Graves J, Balcer LJ, Galetta SL, Frohman EM. The neuro-ophthalmology of multiple sclerosis. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2010 Oct; 16(5 Multiple Sclerosis):122-46.
  8. Turkeltaub PE, Graves J. Teaching neuroimages: hemorrhage associated with reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. Neurology. 2009 Aug 11; 73(6):e30.
  9. Pumir A, Graves J, Ranganathan R, Shraiman BI. Systems analysis of the single photon response in invertebrate photoreceptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 29; 105(30):10354-9.
  10. Mishra P, Socolich M, Wall MA, Graves J, Wang Z, Ranganathan R. Dynamic scaffolding in a G protein-coupled signaling system. Cell. 2007 Oct 5; 131(1):80-92.
  11. Graves JA. Sex chromosome specialization and degeneration in mammals. Cell. 2006 Mar 10; 124(5):901-14.
  12. Miller RG, Smith SA, Murphy JR, Brinkmann JR, Graves J, Mendoza M, Sands ML, Ringel SP. A clinical trial of verapamil in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 1996 Apr; 19(4):511-5.
  13. Miller RG, Shepherd R, Dao H, Khramstov A, Mendoza M, Graves J, Smith S. Controlled trial of nimodipine in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuromuscul Disord. 1996 Mar; 6(2):101-4.

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.