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Ann N. Poncelet


Director, Brachial Neuritis Center
Medical educator and a cappella singer

Dr. Ann Poncelet is a neurologist who specializes in caring for patients with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, such as brachial neuritis, neuromuscular junction disorders, inflammatory myopathies and neuropathies. She serves as director of the UCSF Brachial Neuritis Center, which provides multidisciplinary care for this disorder affecting nerves around the shoulder and arm.

Poncelet has a special research interest in medical education, particularly in how relationships that span several years impact patients, learners and faculty.

Poncelet earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency in neurology at Stanford Health Care, followed by a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in electromyography, a method of evaluating muscle and nerve health by recording muscles' electrical activity.

Poncelet is director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and is known internationally for her work in longitudinal integrated clerkships, a model of clinical education where third-year medical students work longitudinally with faculty supervisors and patients over the core clinical training year.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1988

  • Residencies

    Stanford University, Neurology, 1992

  • Fellowships

    Mayo Clinic, Electromyography, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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I believe relationship is a key ingredient for great patient care and teaching.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    77 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    76 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    76 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    69 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    77 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    76 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    76 Ratings