Epilepsy Center

Epilepsy Center

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Who We Are

The UCSF Epilepsy Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and treatment for all forms of epilepsy. Our physician-scientists helped develop many of the modern approaches to epilepsy care and continue to lead the way in treatment innovations. Our patients have access to clinical trials of next-generation drugs, devices and surgical procedures.

Our team includes experts from many fields – neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists – all with specialized training in epilepsy. Our expertise and comprehensive care have earned us a level 4 rating – the highest possible rating – from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.


Conditions We Treat

Our center treats all forms of epilepsy. We offer medical treatment as well as surgical treatments, such as focal resection, disconnection procedures, responsive neurostimulation, vagal nerve stimulation and Visualase thermal laser ablation.


  • Rated #5 IN THE NATION FOR NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
  • Level 4 HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EPILEPSY CENTERS
  • #1 IN THE WESTERN U.S. FOR NUMBER OF EPILEPSY SURGERIES PERFORMED

Our Locations

Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2837
Email: epilepsy@ucsf.edu

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Patient's Perspective

Our Research

Clinical Trials

UCSF is among the world's leading research institutions in health science, with roughly 3,000 clinical trials in progress.

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