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Emmanuelle L. Waubant


Director, Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
International expert on pediatric and adult MS

Dr. Emmanuelle L. Waubant is a neurologist who specializes in treating patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). She serves as director of the UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Waubant's research focuses on new treatments for MS. She also studies environmental and genetic risk factors, including in children with the disease.

A native of France, Waubant earned her medical degree at the Lille University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at Toulouse University Hospital, where she was chief resident as well as junior faculty for two years. She completed fellowships in neuroimmunology and clinical neuroimmunology at UCSF and then returned to her native country to head a clinical research center at the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris. She joined the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center in 2001.

Waubant serves on the clinical care committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's local chapter and on the translational research review committee for the society's national office. She chairs the clinical trial task force and serves on the steering committee of the International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group.

A prominent contributor to scientific journals in her field, Waubant is one of two chief editors of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, and she is MS section editor for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Waubant speaks French.

  • Education

    Lille University School of Medicine, 1992

  • Residencies

    Toulouse University Hospital, Neurology, 1992

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 1999

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I care for patients with MS, lead research seeking to advance therapies and mentor junior investigators who will be tomorrow's stars in the field.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    107 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 08, 2023
    I felt like she was rushed this visit. A few assumptions were made and a quick recommendation of an additional medication to take was ordered. After further research I decided not to take the additional medicine and try other ideas / research.
    Aug 20, 2023
    Dr. Waubant is very good at addressing the issues at the last visit taking the needed action like referring and prescribing and making a plan for me to follow.
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr. Waubant's has been my neurologist for over 20 years. She has always given me knowledgeable thoughtful practical care. She has treated me in healthy times and when MS was really bad and disabling. I am grateful to be one of her patients.
    May 19, 2023
    If you had words that go beyond Very Good I would give Dr. Waubant just that. She is incredibly intelligent but able to explain in detail in terms I can understand. She is the very best physician I have ever had. You all are lucky to have her.
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Waubant is amazing and always walk away learning and understanding more about my condition.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr Waubant is an exceptional physician.
    Mar 12, 2023
    I know we haven't found what is actually wrong with me yet Dr very thorough with tests but order more test and see you in 4-5 weeks while I'm in pain. A little frustrating.
    Feb 17, 2023
    My visit was very thorough.
    Feb 15, 2023
    Very thorough and emphatic She patiently listens to my concerns and questions answering all in turn
    Jan 27, 2023
    Extraordinary! So honored to be in her care.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Visit was not concluded pending additional testing. More waiting for unanswered questions. Technical difficulties and interruptions disrupted my time with provider.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Nov 20, 2022
    As usual Dr. Waubant was great.
    Nov 18, 2022
    I have always been satisfied with the care provided for me at UCSF
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Waubant is a skilled caring and kind physician. She was patient listened carefully and included me inMy treatment plan. I feel most fortunate to have her as my doctor.
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr Waubant is exceptional both in knowledge and in communication/caring/interactions
    Jul 08, 2022
    Love Dr. Waubant and appreciate her knowledge and understanding always!
    May 07, 2022
    Always an excellent experience
    Apr 29, 2022
    Dr. Waubant is the single best neurologist I have ever had. She is not only a fantastic physician at every level ranging from patient care to the conducting of research studies. I have often wondered however why she is never at the meetings you all sponsor on MS and COVID. I think she would be an incredible speaker for you all to invite and she very much needs to be included if she isn't already.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Traditional Versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Trial

    Time to sustained disability progression is measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale plus (EDSS+): a composite endpoint that includes EDSS change (change at any 6 month time point of > 1.0 point if baseline EDSS is < 5.5 o...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Neuroprotection With N-acetyl Cysteine for Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Number of adverse events recorded by system, severity, and by relationship to treatment arm.