Ann Poncelet


Medical educator and a cappella singer

About me

Dr. Ann Poncelet is a neurologist who specializes in treating myopathy and neuromuscular disorders, such as peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders and motor neuron disease. She has a particular interest in neuromuscular disorders that affect patients with rheumatic diseases, in which inflammation stresses joints, muscles, tendons or other supportive structures.

Poncelet has a special research interest in medical education, particularly on 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 University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in electromyography – recording muscles' electrical activity to evaluate neuromuscular disorders.

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 that allows third-year medical students to see patients with supervision and evaluation from faculty.

  • 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.

Clinics I work with

EMG Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Peripheral Nerve Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
117 Reviews
Dr. Poncelet was fantastic! Great clinician and compassionate physician.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
115 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
116 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
102 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
117 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
116 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
116 Reviews

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