S. Andrew Josephson, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology

Dr. S. Andrew Josephson is a neurologist who specializes in neurovascular and other neurologic disorders, caring for general neurology and stroke patients in the hospital as well as in the clinic. He is the founder of the UCSF Neurohospitalist Program and specializes in difficult-to-diagnose inpatient neurologic conditions. He serves as chair of the UCSF Department of Neurology and is the Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

After graduating from Stanford University, Josephson earned his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he was chief resident. He also completed fellowships in vascular neurology (stroke) and behavioral neurology at UCSF.


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.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Title

Professor and Chair

More about S. Andrew Josephson


Washington University School of Medicine 2001


UCSF, Neurology 2004


UCSF, Behavioral Neurology 2005
UCSF, Vascular Neurology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Vespa PM, Ferro J, Josephson SA. Inpatient quality metrics in neurology: A grand challenge. Neurology. 2017 Aug 15; 89(7):646-649.
  2. Josephson SA, Ferro J, Cohen A, Webb A, Lee E, Vespa PM. Quality improvement in neurology: Inpatient and emergency care quality measure set: Executive summary. Neurology. 2017 Aug 15; 89(7):730-735.
  3. Cowdell JC, Burton MC, Harris D, Holmes-Maybank K, Harte BJ, Josephson SA. Rendered Speechless. J Hosp Med. 2017 05; 12(5):352-355.

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