Michael Wilson, MD, MAS

Neurologist

Dr. Michael Wilson is a neurologist who specializes in a variety of infectious and autoimmune syndromes of the central nervous system. These include meningitis, encephalitis and myelitis, demyelinating conditions like multiple sclerosis, and neurologic complications of microbes, including neurocysticercosis, fungi, bacteria, HIV-1 and other viruses such as West Nile virus and JC virus.

Wilson's research involves using genomic technologies to enhance the understanding of the development of multiple sclerosis, and to identify novel and unusual causes of autoimmune and infectious meningoencephalitis.

Wilson obtained his medical degree from UCSF. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and a neurology residency at MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He then pursued a clinical and research fellowship in neuro-infectious diseases at MGH and Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories before completing a postdoctoral fellowship in metagenomics in the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He earned a master's degree in clinical research methods at UCSF.

Wilson belongs to the American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology, International Society for NeuroVirology and International Encephalitis Consortium. In 2016, he was awarded the Debbie and Andy Rachleff Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UCSF, where he is an assistant professor of neurology.

Clinics

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.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Michael Wilson

Education

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology 2011

Fellowships

Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University, Neuro-Infectious Diseases 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wilson MR, O'Donovan BD, Gelfand JM, Sample HA, Chow FC, Betjemann JP, Shah MP, Richie MB, Gorman MP, Hajj-Ali RA, Calabrese LH, Zorn KC, Chow ED, Greenlee JE, Blum JH, Green G, Khan LM, Banerji D, Langelier C, Bryson-Cahn C, Harrington W, Lingappa JR, Shanbhag NM, Green AJ, Brew BJ, Soldatos A, Strnad L, Doernberg SB, Jay CA, Douglas V, Josephson SA, DeRisi JL. Chronic Meningitis Investigated via Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Apr 16.
  2. Solomon IH, Spera KM, Ryan SL, Helgager J, Andrici J, Zaki SR, Vaitkevicius H, Leon KE, Wilson MR, DeRisi JL, Koo S, Smirnakis SM, De Girolami U. Fatal Powassan Encephalitis (Deer Tick Virus, Lineage II) in a Patient With Fever and Orchitis Receiving Rituximab. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Mar 19.
  3. Chow FC, Wilson MR, Wu K, Ellis RJ, Bosch RJ, Linas BP. Stroke incidence is highest in women and non-Hispanic Blacks living with HIV in the ALLRT cohort. AIDS. 2018 Mar 15.
  4. Langelier C, Zinter MS, Kalantar K, Yanik GA, Christenson S, O'Donovan B, White C, Wilson M, Sapru A, Dvorak CC, Miller S, Chiu CY, DeRisi JL. Metagenomic Sequencing Detects Respiratory Pathogens in Hematopoietic Cellular Transplant Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb 15; 197(4):524-528.
  5. Baud MO, Vitt JR, Robbins NM, Wabl R, Wilson MR, Chow FC, Gelfand JM, Josephson SA, Miller S. Pleocytosis is not fully responsible for low CSF glucose in meningitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018 Jan; 5(1):e425.
  6. Eggers EL, Michel BA, Wu H, Wang SZ, Bevan CJ, Abounasr A, Pierson NS, Bischof A, Kazer M, Leitner E, Greenfield AL, Demuth S, Wilson MR, Henry RG, Cree BA, Hauser SL, von Büdingen HC. Clonal relationships of CSF B cells in treatment-naive multiple sclerosis patients. JCI Insight. 2017 Nov 16; 2(22).
  7. Gonzales J, Doan T, Shantha JG, Bloomer M, Wilson MR, DeRisi JL, Acharya N. Metagenomic deep sequencing of aqueous fluid detects intraocular lymphomas. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 01; 102(1):6-8.
  8. Chiu CY, Coffey LL, Murkey J, Symmes K, Sample HA, Wilson MR, Naccache SN, Arevalo S, Somasekar S, Federman S, Stryke D, Vespa P, Schiller G, Messenger S, Humphries R, Miller S, Klausner JD. Diagnosis of Fatal Human Case of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Infection by Metagenomic Sequencing, California, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 10; 23(10):1964-1968.
  9. Wilson MR, Suan D, Duggins A, Schubert RD, Khan LM, Sample HA, Zorn KC, Rodrigues Hoffman A, Blick A, Shingde M, DeRisi JL. A novel cause of chronic viral meningoencephalitis: Cache Valley virus. Ann Neurol. 2017 Jul; 82(1):105-114.
  10. Murkey JA, Chew KW, Carlson M, Shannon CL, Sirohi D, Sample HA, Wilson MR, Vespa P, Humphries RM, Miller S, Klausner JD, Chiu CY. Hepatitis E Virus-Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Lung Transplant Recipient Diagnosed by Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(3):ofx121.
  11. McCoy DB, Talbott JF, Wilson M, Mamlouk MD, Cohen-Adad J, Wilson M, Narvid J. MRI Atlas-Based Measurement of Spinal Cord Injury Predicts Outcome in Acute Flaccid Myelitis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Feb; 38(2):410-417.
  12. Wilson M, Tyler KL. Emerging Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools for Central Nervous System Infections. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Dec 01; 73(12):1389-1390.
  13. Wilson MR, Zimmermann LL, Crawford ED, Sample HA, Soni PR, Baker AN, Khan LM, DeRisi JL. Acute West Nile Virus Meningoencephalitis Diagnosed Via Metagenomic Deep Sequencing of Cerebrospinal Fluid in a Renal Transplant Patient. Am J Transplant. 2017 03; 17(3):803-808.
  14. Nguyen JT, Green A, Wilson MR, DeRisi JL, Gundling K. Neurologic Complications of Common Variable Immunodeficiency. J Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov; 36(8):793-800.
  15. Doan T, Wilson MR, Crawford ED, Chow ED, Khan LM, Knopp KA, O'Donovan BD, Xia D, Hacker JK, Stewart JM, Gonzales JA, Acharya NR, DeRisi JL. Illuminating uveitis: metagenomic deep sequencing identifies common and rare pathogens. Genome Med. 2016 08 25; 8(1):90.
  16. Langelier C, Reid MJ, Halabi C, Witek N, LaRiviere A, Shah M, Wilson MR, Chin-Hong P, Douglas V, Kazacos KR, Babik JM. Baylisascaris procyonis-Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 08; 22(8):1480-4.
  17. Wilson MR, Fedewa G, Stenglein MD, Olejnik J, Rennick LJ, Nambulli S, Feldmann F, Duprex WP, Connor JH, Mühlberger E, DeRisi JL. Multiplexed Metagenomic Deep Sequencing To Analyze the Composition of High-Priority Pathogen Reagents. mSystems. 2016 Jul-Aug; 1(4).
  18. Berger JR, Wilson MR. Next-generation sequencing of tissue: A logical extension. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Aug; 3(4):e261.
  19. Gu W, Crawford ED, O'Donovan BD, Wilson MR, Chow ED, Retallack H, DeRisi JL. Depletion of Abundant Sequences by Hybridization (DASH): using Cas9 to remove unwanted high-abundance species in sequencing libraries and molecular counting applications. Genome Biol. 2016 Mar 04; 17:41.
  20. Mukerji SS, Lam AD, Wilson MR. Eastern Equine Encephalitis Treated With Intravenous Immunoglobulins. Neurohospitalist. 2016 Jan; 6(1):29-31.

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