Emmanuelle Waubant, PhD, MD

Director, Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

Dr. Emmanuelle L. Waubant is a neurologist who specializes in treating patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). She serves as director of the UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Waubant's research focuses on new treatments for MS. She also studies environmental and genetic risk factors, including in children with the disease.

A native of France, Waubant earned her medical degree at the Lille University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at Toulouse University Hospital, where she was chief resident as well as junior faculty for two years. Waubant completed fellowships in neuroimmunology and clinical neuroimmunology at UCSF. She then returned to her native country to head a clinical research center at the Pitie-Salpetriere University Hospital. She joined UCSF's Multiple Sclerosis Center in 2001.

Waubant serves on the clinical care committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's local chapter and on the translational research review committee for the society's national office. She chairs the clinical trial task force and is a member of the steering committee of the International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group. A prominent contributor to scientific journals in her field, she is one of two chief editors of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, and the MS section editor for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Waubant is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at UCSF. She speaks French.


Multiple Sclerosis Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2069
Fax: (415) 353-2633

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

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Lille University School of Medicine 1992


Toulouse University Hospital, Neurology 1992


UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Waubant E, Berkowitz A, Giovannoni G, Hawkes C, Levy M. Diagnosing and caring for MS in Haiti. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 May; 22:A1-A2.
  2. Yeh EA, Grover SA, Powell VE, Alper G, Banwell BL, Edwards K, Gorman M, Graves J, Lotze TE, Mah JK, Mednick L, Ness J, Obadia M, Slater R, Waldman A, Waubant E, Schwartz CE. Correction to: Impact of an electronic monitoring device and behavioural feedback on adherence to multiple sclerosis therapies in youth: results of a randomized trial. Qual Life Res. 2018 Apr; 27(4):1117.
  3. Levy M, Giovannoni G, Hawkes C, Waubant E. Editors' Welcome: Pregnancy and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 Apr; 21:A1-A2.

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