Jeffrey Ralph, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Jeffrey W. Ralph is a neurologist who specializes in diseases of the nerve, muscle and neuromuscular transmission. He is an expert in peripheral neuropathy, with a particular interest in immune-mediated neuropathies. In 2004, he was appointed director of the Neuropathy Center at UCSF Medical Center, founded in part with funding from the Neuropathy Association. In addition to treating patients in the clinic, he is an electromyographer, performing specialized tests such as single-fiber electromyograms and multiple-channel recordings for dystonia analysis.

Ralph completed a neurology residency and fellowships in neuromuscular and clinical neurophysiology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research has addressed treatments for neuropathy caused by HIV and AIDS.

Clinics

EMG Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4965
Fax: (415) 353-2898

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

Neuropathy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Title

Professor

More about Jeffrey Ralph

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 1999

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2003

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuromuscular Disease 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Garone C, Taylor RW, Nascimento A, Poulton J, Fratter C, Domínguez-González C, Evans JC, Loos M, Isohanni P, Suomalainen A, Ram D, Hughes MI, McFarland R, Barca E, Lopez Gomez C, Jayawant S, Thomas ND, Manzur AY, Kleinsteuber K, Martin MA, Kerr T, Gorman GS, Sommerville EW, Chinnery PF, Hofer M, Karch C, Ralph J, Cámara Y, Madruga-Garrido M, Domínguez-Carral J, Ortez C, Emperador S, Montoya J, Chakrapani A, Kriger JF, Schoenaker R, Levin B, Thompson JLP, Long Y, Rahman S, Donati MA, DiMauro S, Hirano M. Retrospective natural history of thymidine kinase 2 deficiency. J Med Genet. 2018 Mar 30.
  2. Fong JC, Rojas JC, Bang J, Legati A, Rankin KP, Forner S, Miller ZA, Karydas AM, Coppola G, Grouse CK, Ralph J, Miller BL, Geschwind MD. Genetic Prion Disease Caused by PRNP Q160X Mutation Presenting with an Orbitofrontal Syndrome, Cyclic Diarrhea, and Peripheral Neuropathy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 55(1):249-258.
  3. Sansone VA, Burge J, McDermott MP, Smith PC, Herr B, Tawil R, Pandya S, Kissel J, Ciafaloni E, Shieh P, Ralph JW, Amato A, Cannon SC, Trivedi J, Barohn R, Crum B, Mitsumoto H, Pestronk A, Meola G, Conwit R, Hanna MG, Griggs RC. Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of dichlorphenamide in periodic paralysis. Neurology. 2016 Apr 12; 86(15):1408-16.
  4. Pastula DM, Burish M, Reis GF, Bollen A, Cha S, Ralph J, Douglas VC. Adult-onset central nervous system hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2015 Oct 14; 15:203.
  5. Ralph JW, Malik R, Layzer RB. Cervical Myelopathy Caused by Injections into the Neck. Neurohospitalist. 2015 Oct; 5(4):212-6.
  6. Simon NG, Ralph JW, Lomen-Hoerth C, Poncelet AN, Vucic S, Kiernan MC, Kliot M. Quantitative ultrasound of denervated hand muscles. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Aug; 52(2):221-30.
  7. Malik R, Lewis A, Cree BA, Ratelade J, Rossi A, Verkman AS, Bollen AW, Ralph JW. Transient hyperckemia in the setting of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Muscle Nerve. 2014 Nov; 50(5):859-62.
  8. Simon NG, Narvid J, Cage T, Banerjee S, Ralph JW, Engstrom JW, Kliot M, Chin C. Visualizing axon regeneration after peripheral nerve injury with magnetic resonance tractography. Neurology. 2014 Oct 07; 83(15):1382-4.
  9. Simon NG, Ralph JW, Poncelet AN, Engstrom JW, Chin C, Kliot M. A comparison of ultrasonographic and electrophysiologic 'inching' in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb; 126(2):391-8.
  10. Ralph JW. Evidence for a role of neural pathways in dermographism. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Dec; 169(6):1362-3.
  11. Simon NG, Ralph JW, Chin C, Kliot M. Sonographic diagnosis of true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Neurology. 2013 Nov 26; 81(22):1965.
  12. Mendelsohn BA, Mehta N, Hameed B, Pekmezci M, Packman S, Ralph J. Adult-Onset Fatal Neurohepatopathy in a Woman Caused by MPV17 Mutation. JIMD Rep. 2014; 13:37-41.
  13. Cage TA, Simon NG, Bourque S, Noss R, Engstrom JW, Ralph JW, Kliot M. Dual reinnervation of biceps muscle after side-to-side anastomosis of an intact median nerve and a damaged musculocutaneous nerve. J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct; 119(4):929-33.
  14. Waung MW, Grossman AW, Barmada SJ, Josephson SA, Dillon WP, Ralph JW. Pearls & oy-sters: the use of CT venography in Hirayama disease. Neurology. 2012 Jul 31; 79(5):e38-40.
  15. Ralph JW, Goodin DS, Long JM, Aminoff MJ. Electrical brain events associated with awareness of errors. Brain Res. 2009 Jan 28; 1251:213-22.
  16. Hwang W, Ralph J, Marco E, Hemphill JC. Incomplete Brown-Séquard syndrome after methamphetamine injection into the neck. Neurology. 2003 Jun 24; 60(12):2015-6.

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