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Wade Smith, Ph.D., M.D.

Director of Neurovascular Services

Dr. Wade Smith, director of the UCSF Neurovascular Service, specializes in stroke prevention, the management of acute stroke, critical care medicine, cerebral blood-flow monitoring with transcranial Doppler techniques and the medical management of patients after stroke. As a neurointensivist trained in both critical care and neurology, he directs the UCSF Neurological Intensive Care Unit, a 16-bed ICU dedicated to the care and resuscitation of patients with neurological injury. Many of the patients he evaluates are referred for a second or third opinion, but he also sees patients on primary referral.

Smith earned a medical degree along with a doctorate in neurophysiology from the University of Washington. He completed a residency as well as a fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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.

Vascular Laboratories at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor, Room M-830A
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1286
Fax: (415) 353-8706

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Wade Smith

Education

University of Washington 1989

Residencies

UCSF, Neurology 1993

Fellowships

UCSF, Critical Care 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Liebeskind DS, Flint AC, Budzik RF, Xiang B, Smith WS, Duckwiler GR, Nogueira RG. Carotid I's, L's and T's: collaterals shape the outcome of intracranial carotid occlusion in acute ischemic stroke. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 May 1.
  2. Alexander MD, Meyers PM, English JD, Stradford TR, Sung S, Smith WS, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Dowd CF, Cooke DL, Hetts SW. Symptom Differences and Pretreatment Asymptomatic Interval Affect Outcomes of Stenting for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Mar 27.
  3. Lima FO, Furie KL, Silva GS, Lev MH, Camargo EC, Singhal AB, Harris GJ, Halpern EF, Koroshetz WJ, Smith WS, Nogueira RG. Prognosis of untreated strokes due to anterior circulation proximal intracranial arterial occlusions detected by use of computed tomography angiography. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Feb 1; 71(2):151-7.
  4. Saver JL, Jovin TG, Smith WS, Albers GW. Stroke treatment academic industry roundtable: research priorities in the assessment of neurothrombectomy devices. Stroke. 2013 Dec; 44(12):3596-601.
  5. Flint AC, Faigeles BS, Cullen SP, Kamel H, Rao VA, Gupta R, Smith WS, Bath PM, Donnan GA. THRIVE Score Predicts Ischemic Stroke Outcomes and Thrombolytic Hemorrhage Risk in VISTA. Stroke. 2013 Dec; 44(12):3365-9.
  6. Flint AC, Xiang B, Gupta R, Nogueira RG, Lutsep HL, Jovin TG, Albers GW, Liebeskind DS, Sanossian N, Smith WS. THRIVE Score Predicts Outcomes With a Third-Generation Endovascular Stroke Treatment Device in the TREVO-2 Trial. Stroke. 2013 Dec; 44(12):3370-5.
  7. González RG, Furie KL, Goldmacher GV, Smith WS, Kamalian S, Payabvash S, Harris GJ, Halpern EF, Koroshetz WJ, Camargo EC, Dillon WP, Lev MH. Good outcome rate of 35% in IV-tPA-treated patients with computed tomography angiography confirmed severe anterior circulation occlusive stroke. Stroke. 2013 Nov; 44(11):3109-13.
  8. Morgenstern LB, Smith WS. Setting priorities for stroke care and research. Int J Stroke. 2013 Aug; 8(6):445-6.
  9. Guterman EL, Kamel H, Azran C, Shah MP, Claude Hemphill J, Smith WS, Navi BB. Time from Onset of SIRS to Antibiotic Administration and Outcomes after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Jul 10.
  10. Zaidat OO, Castonguay AC, Fitzsimmons BF, Woodward BK, Wang Z, Killer-Oberpfalzer M, Wakhloo A, Gupta R, Kirshner H, Eliasziw M, Thomas Megerian J, Shetty S, Yoklavich Guilhermier M, Barnwell S, Smith WS, Gress DR. Design of the Vitesse Intracranial Stent Study for Ischemic Therapy (VISSIT) trial in symptomatic intracranial stenosis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct; 22(7):1131-9.
  11. Navi BB, Kamel H, Hemphill JC, Smith WS. Trajectory of functional recovery after hospital discharge for subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Dec; 17(3):343-7.
  12. Kamel H, Navi BB, Elijovich L, Josephson SA, Yee AH, Fung G, Johnston SC, Smith WS. Pilot randomized trial of outpatient cardiac monitoring after cryptogenic stroke. Stroke. 2013 Feb; 44(2):528-30.
  13. Kamel H, Patel N, Rao VA, Cullen SP, Faigeles BS, Smith WS, Flint AC. The totaled health risks in vascular events (THRIVE) score predicts ischemic stroke outcomes independent of thrombolytic therapy in the NINDS tPA trial. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct; 22(7):1111-6.
  14. Moftakhar P, English JD, Cooke DL, Kim WT, Stout C, Smith WS, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Halbach VV, Hetts SW. Density of thrombus on admission CT predicts revascularization efficacy in large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013 Jan; 44(1):243-5.
  15. Smith WS, Tadmor Y. Nonblurred regions show priority for gaze direction over spatial blur. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2013; 66(5):927-45.
  16. Andrews CM, Jauch EC, Hemphill JC, Smith WS, Weingart SD. Emergency neurological life support: intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S37-46.
  17. Stevens RD, Huff JS, Duckworth J, Papangelou A, Weingart SD, Smith WS. Emergency neurological life support: intracranial hypertension and herniation. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S60-5.
  18. Gaieski DF, Nathan BR, Weingart SD, Smith WS. Emergency neurologic life support: meningitis and encephalitis. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S66-72.
  19. Smith WS, Weingart S. Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS): what to do in the first hour of a neurological emergency. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S1-3.
  20. Edlow JA, Samuels O, Smith WS, Weingart SD. Emergency neurological life support: subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:S47-53.

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.