Michael Geschwind, PhD, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Michael D. Geschwind is a neurologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center who specializes in the assessment and treatment of rapidly progressive dementias, including prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). He helped establish a hospital program for the assessment of rapidly progressive dementias at UCSF Medical Center, the first of its kind in the country. He has also helped establish a clinic for patients with autoimmune encephalopathies. In his research, he studies cognitive dysfunction in movement disorders, such as Huntington's disease, corticobasal degeneration (CBD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and other Parkinsonian dementias.

Geschwind earned his medical degree and postdoctoral degree in neuroscience through the Medical Scientist Training Program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center, a neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. He is a professor of neurology and holds the Michael J. Homer Chair in Neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Michael Geschwind

Additional Languages

French

Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1996

Residencies

John Hopkins Hospital, Neurology 2000

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neurobehavior 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shanbhag NM, Geschwind MD, DiGiovanna JJ, Groden C, Godfrey R, Yousefzadeh MJ, Wade EA, Niedernhofer LJ, Malicdan MCV, Kraemer KH, Gahl WA, Toro C. Neurodegeneration as the presenting symptom in 2 adults with xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group F. Neurol Genet. 2018 Jun; 4(3):e240.
  2. Binks S, Varley J, Lee W, Makuch M, Elliott K, Gelfand JM, Jacob S, Leite MI, Maddison P, Chen M, Geschwind MD, Grant E, Sen A, Waters P, McCormack M, Cavalleri GL, Barnardo M, Knight JC, Irani SR. Distinct HLA associations of LGI1 and CASPR2-antibody diseases. Brain. 2018 May 18.
  3. Kim MO, Takada LT, Wong K, Forner SA, Geschwind MD. Genetic PrP Prion Diseases. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2018 May 01; 10(5).

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