The UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program helps patients regain physical and behavioral function after a stroke, traumatic brain injury or other neurological condition has damaged the nervous system. Our team of experts includes neurologists, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation therapists.
You'll find our clinics at the UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where injured veterans receive specialized cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Treatment for paralysis and problems with walking is available at both sites. Patient success after rehabilitation is measured with tests such as functional MRI and motion analysis. Patients also participate in treatment and research at the Neurological Fitness Unit, developed by the Neurorehabilitation Program and the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.
We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
Doctor referral required
ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control
Test the feasibility of using electrocorticography (ECoG) signals to control complex devices for motor and speech control in adults severely affected by neurological disorders.
Hand Rehabilitation Study for Stroke Patients
The purpose of this study is to find out what are the best settings for applying electrical nerve stimulation over the skin for the short-term improvement of hand dysfunction after a stroke. The ultimate goal is to s...
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
Neurology Support Groups
The UCSF Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Support Group encourages all patients with these blood vessel disorders to join. Find more info here.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
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treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
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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
Our research initiatives
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.