University of California San Francisco | About UCSF | UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco
Search Site | Find a Doctor

Michel Kliot, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Michel Kliot is an expert in treating peripheral nerve disorders. He focuses on the evaluation and surgical treatment of a wide range of peripheral nerve conditions, including entrapment syndromes, trauma to the brachial plexus and other nerves, peripheral nerve tumors and other types of masses. His research interests are in developing new surgical technologies and techniques, including methods to splice axons back together in to repair nerve injury instead of attempting to regenerate damaged nerves, and developing non-invasive methods of diagnosing peripheral nerve injury. He is studying some types of peripheral nerve tumors and how to stop their growth.

Kliot earned a medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. and completed graduate work in neurosciences at Stanford University. He conducted a general surgery internship at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a neurosurgical residency at the Neurological Institute of New York. He completed two peripheral nerve fellowships at the University of Toronto and Louisiana State University. Before joining UCSF Medical Center, Kliot was a neurosurgeon and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle for 20 years. He also served as chief of neurosurgery at the Seattle Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care Center.

Clinics

Nerve Injury Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

More about Michel Kliot

Education

Yale University 1984

Residencies

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Neurological Surgery 1990

Fellowships

Louisiana State University and University of Toronto, Peripheral Nerve 1991