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.

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