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James Maas



Dr. James Maas is a neurologist who specializes in caring for patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

Maas' research centers on the role of proteins implicated in Parkinson's disease, as well as molecules that determine function in dopamine-producing neurons (the cells that die in people with Parkinson's).

Maas earned his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he also completed a doctorate in neuroscience. He then completed a residency in neuroscience at UCSF. He belongs to the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Education

    Washington State University, M.D.; Doctorate of Philosophy, Neuroscience, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, 2010

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neurology, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    165 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr Maas is very thorough listens and explains everything very well. He does not rush through the appointment instead gives time for questions and concerns. Patient definitely feels seen and heard.
    Sep 19, 2023
    I am so grateful the Dr would see me since I was so late!
    Aug 22, 2023
    Dr. Maas was excellent in all respects.
    Aug 01, 2023
    Superb experience!
    Aug 01, 2023
    We feel seen and heard! Dr Maas was thorough and attentive. We know we are in good hands
    Jul 12, 2023
    Totally professional and clear in every way.
    Jul 07, 2023
    Dr James Maas listened extensive testing seemed concerned we understood his diagnosis & assured us he would be communicating with us and welcomed our concerns if any through My Chart.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Excellent visit
    May 03, 2023
    Happy and greatfull to have him.
    Apr 14, 2023
    He was very thorough.
    Mar 26, 2023
    Dr. Maas is an excellent listener taking as much time needed for my follow-up evaluation.
    Mar 23, 2023
    We shout praises for Dr. Maas every chance we get.He's unsurpassed. Fantastic!
    Feb 28, 2023
    Dr. Maas is kind and patient. We appreciate his care.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Very pleased with Dr. Maas.
    Jan 30, 2023
    Dr. Maas was very nice compassionate and made me feel heard.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Maas listened to my concerns and answered all questions. I never once felt rushed. He obviously is a very knowledgeable neurologist and seems to be a welcome addition to my care team.
    Nov 01, 2022
    A plus great
    Oct 17, 2022
    I saw Dr Maas once before in 2014. In both visits he was completely thorough professional knowledgeable attentive and pleasant.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Highest recommendation. He gave me all the information they needed in a way that I can understand it easily.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Dr Maas has always been very concerned of my progress. He listens patiently to my questions and symptoms.
    Aug 23, 2022
    Best medical exam I have had in my entire life
    Aug 16, 2022
    Very knowledgeable. Most thorough exam I ever had. Hands-on
    May 25, 2022
    Very helpfull.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr Maas is an excellent doctor but you already know that or else he wouldn't be working where he is. Thanks for hiring and retaining him! I really appreciate Dr Maas.
    Mar 17, 2022

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