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Whether we're programming T cells to attack brain tumors, exploring the link between sleep disorders and stroke, or using advanced neuromodulation to control epilepsy, UCSF Health is always thinking about better ways to treat conditions of the brain.


UCSF pushes the frontiers of neurology & neurosurgery

Cutting-edge approaches to epilepsy surgery

Watch the video: UCSF offers minimally invasive neuromodulation devices for patients experiencing seizures not controlled by medication.

Overcoming an obstacle to treating brain tumors

Using focused ultrasound, we're researching how to temporarily disrupt the blood-brain barrier to target cancer safely and effectively.

AI helps woman with paralysis speak again

Researchers at UCSF are developing technology that allows patients like Ann, who had a major stroke, to use brain signals to communicate through an avatar.

From stroke to a full recovery, in record time

Just 36 hours after experiencing a blood clot, Don Onken was recovering at home, thanks to prompt life-saving care from UCSF.

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Research initiatives

  • UCSF-Center-for-Cerebrovascular-Research-2x

    UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research

    The UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research studies many aspects of cerebrovascular disease, from genetics to treatment outcomes, with a focus on vascular malformations of the brain.

  • UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Research

    The UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery studies a broad range of topics, bringing scientists and physicians together to advance our understanding of the mind and improve patient care.

  • UCSF-Department-of-Neurology-Research-2x

    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.

  • UCSF-Epilepsy-Center-Research-2x

    UCSF Epilepsy Center Research

    The UCSF Epilepsy Center conducts research on medical imaging and both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for epilepsy. Research findings play a key role in shaping the center's patient care.

  • UCSF-Headache-Center-Research-2x

    UCSF Headache Center Research

    The UCSF Headache Center conducts research on a variety of therapies for headaches, enrolling patients who are great candidates and using their study findings to shape clinical practice.

  • UCSF-Memory-and-Aging-Center-Research-2x

    UCSF Memory and Aging Center Research

    The UCSF Memory and Aging Center conducts research to test potential new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, as well as studies aimed at improving understanding of these conditions.

  • UCSF-Movement-Disorders-and-Neuromodulation-Center-Research-2x

    UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center Research

    The UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center is active in research to improve the understanding and treatment of movement disorders.

  • UCSF-Multiple-Sclerosis-Center-Research-2x

    UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center Research

    The UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center's research program investigates potential new treatments and works to improve understanding of the disease, including the effects of genes, the environment and the immune system.

  • UCSF-Parkinsons-Disease-Clinic-and-Research-Center-2x

    UCSF Parkinson's Disease Clinic and Research Center

    The UCSF Parkinson's Disease Clinic and Research Center conducts studies aimed at uncovering better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease.

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Rankings and recognition

  • usnews-neurology

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

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    Among the top hospitals in the nation

Resources for physicians

Neurology

Drawing from the expertise of UCSF Health neurologists, we offer articles, guides, videos, CME events, news stories, and more – all for the benefit of our medical colleagues around the globe.

Neurosurgery

Drawing from the expertise of UCSF Health neurosurgeons, we offer articles, guides, videos, CME events, news stories, and more – all for the benefit of our medical colleagues around the globe.

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