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Neurorecovery Clinic

The UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic, part of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences, provides consultations and care for patients recovering from or adapting to acquired neurological injuries (those that aren't congenital or genetic), including concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), strokes and spinal cord injuries.

In addition to neurologists, our team of experts includes physical, occupational and speech therapists trained to address neurological problems. By conducting comprehensive evaluations, we help our patients discover and follow their most efficient paths to recovery and optimized function.

Our specialty programs for specific conditions include the following:

  • For our Post-Acute TBI Program, we collaborate with colleagues at the UCSF Neurosurgery Clinic to tailor care for individual patients shortly after the brain injury occurred, boosting chances of a full recovery and reducing the risk of long-term complications.
  • Our Neurorecovery Epilepsy Program offers comprehensive care for patients with seizures resulting from TBI, stroke, anoxic brain injury (brain cell death caused by a lack of oxygen) or other neurological conditions.
  • Our Spasticity and Motor Recovery Program is dedicated to helping patients with spasticity regain movement and function. Working in conjunction with the UCSF Neurosurgery Clinic, we use techniques that include physical interventions, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections and intrathecal baclofen pump therapy (which uses an implanted device to deliver a muscle relaxant).

Our approach to care involves close cooperation with the UCSF Sports Concussion Program, UCSF Stroke Clinic and UCSF Neurosurgery Clinic. We regularly review cases during conferences with our colleagues to ensure that every patient receives top-notch care.

Many evaluations, including consultations with multiple specialists, can be conducted via telehealth appointments (video visits) on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

For a list of services for patients with neurological issues, please see our Neurorecovery Resource Guide.

Valet parking

Valet parking is available at the Campus Way entrance. If you have a disabled person parking placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), notify the parking attendant during check-in to receive a discounted rate.

Visit our Campus Life Services website for more information on parking and transportation.

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    Patient studies recruiting participants

    The UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic participates in many collaborative and innovative research initiatives aiming to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with neurologic injuries. Many are seeking participants age 18 and older.

    Concussion recovery with headset. UCSF is collaborating with University of California, Berkeley, in a study testing digital signals from a noninvasive headset device in student athletes age 18 or older who have been diagnosed with concussions. Supported by the Pac12 Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Initiative, the study aims to improve concussion diagnosis and recovery. Call (415) 514-2100 for more information.

    Motor recovery after stroke. UCSF is collaborating with doctors at UC Berkeley's Hybrid Systems Laboratory, UCSF Biomagnetic Imaging Lab and others, in a study to predict how much recovery a patient will experience after a stroke causing new arm weakness. Researchers will collect information using noninvasive tools from participants age 18 and over about brain activity and the biomechanics of arm movement in an effort to develop tailored rehabilitation plans. Contact Tullia Lieb for more information about this study, supported by the Weill Neurohub Next Great Ideas Program.

    Language recovery after stroke. In collaboration with UC Berkeley's Aphasia Recovery Lab UCSF is studying the neural mechanisms of language recovery after stroke. Supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the study involves using new neuroimaging techniques to understand patterns of language recovery experienced by individuals with aphasia – or loss of language – following stroke. Interested participants age 18 and older can fill out a form on the Recovery Lab's website.

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    ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

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      Best in California and No. 2 in the nation for neurology & neurosurgery

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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    Neurosurgery Clinic

    See all seven of our locations and learn more about the clinic.

    Post-Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Program

    1651 Fourth St., Suite 232
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Stroke Clinic

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

    Sports Concussion Program

    Redwood Shores Specialty Care Clinic

    1500 Owens St., Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Department of Neurology Research

      The UCSF Department of Neurology conducts research to improve understanding of neurological disorders, with the goals of finding better treatments and methods of prevention.

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    Neurorecovery Resource Guide

    Find information and services for patients, families and caregivers dealing with neurological issues such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.

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