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Michael Wilson, M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Michael Wilson's focuses on demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis as well as the neurologic complications caused by a wide array of infections including HIV, cysticercosis, fungal infections and viral causes of encephalitis.

He does research in the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the laboratory of Joseph L. DeRisi where he is supported by a clinical research training fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology. Wilson is utilizing the DeRisi Lab's microarray and deep sequencing technologies to identify new infectious and autoimmune causes of encephalitis as well as working to better understand how encephalitis-causing viruses enter and damage the central nervous system.

Wilson graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and earned his medical degree from UCSF where he was awarded the Dean's Prize for Outstanding Medical Student Research and the Gold-Headed Cane Award, the top honor for a graduating medical student. He completed his neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital and then did a clinical and research fellowship in neuro-infectious diseases at MGH and the laboratory of Prof. W. Paul Duprex at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. He is board certified in neurology.

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 Michael Wilson

Education

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital 2011
Brigham and Women's Hospital 2011

Fellowships

Massachusetts General Hospital 2012
Boston University Medical Center 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Venkatesan A, Tunkel AR, Bloch KC, Lauring AS, Sejvar J, Bitnun A, Stahl JP, Mailles A, Drebot M, Rupprecht CE, Yoder J, Cope JR, Wilson MR, Whitley RJ, Sullivan J, Granerod J, Jones C, Eastwood K, Ward KN, Durrheim DN, Solbrig MV, Guo-Dong L, Glaser CA. Case definitions, diagnostic algorithms, and priorities in encephalitis: consensus statement of the international encephalitis consortium. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Oct; 57(8):1114-28.
  2. Wilson MR. Emerging viral infections. Curr Opin Neurol. 2013 Jun; 26(3):301-6.
  3. Wilson MR, Ludlow M, Duprex WP. Neuroviral Infections, ed. Sunit K. Singh; Daniel Ruzek. Human Paramyxoviruses and Infections of the Central Nervous System. 2013.
  4. Wilson MR, Roos KL. Infectious diseases and impaired consciousness. Neurol Clin. 2011 Nov; 29(4):927-42.
  5. Wilson MR, Tyler KL. Issues and updates in emerging neurologic viral infections. Semin Neurol. 2011 Jul; 31(3):245-53.
  6. Woolley JD, Wilson MR, Hung E, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Shim J. Frontotemporal dementia and mania. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 164(12):1811-6.
  7. Wilson MR. A piece of my mind. Hauntings. JAMA. 2006 Mar 22; 295(12):1347-8.
  8. Rosen HJ, Wilson MR, Schauer GF, Allison S, Gorno-Tempini ML, Pace-Savitsky C, Kramer JH, Levenson RW, Weiner M, Miller BL. Neuroanatomical correlates of impaired recognition of emotion in dementia. Neuropsychologia. 2006; 44(3):365-73.
  9. Wilson M, Miller BL. Japanese Journal of Neuropsychology. The Neuropsychiatry of Degenerative Dementia. 2004; 20:13-30.
  10. Edelstein H, Wilson M. Antiretroviral medication errors were universal in hospitalized HIV-seropositive patients at a teaching hospital. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2001 Dec 15; 28(5):496.

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