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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 (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    62 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 23, 2023
    Dr. Poncelet is a real pro and also a thoughtful and compassionate person.
    Nov 02, 2023
    Excellent Experience
    Sep 14, 2023
    Dr Ann Poncelet took the time to test and explain what she was doing in my first visit with her.
    Aug 03, 2023
    Dr Poncelet is everything one wants in a physician: kind attentive knowledgeable.
    Jul 08, 2023
    Dr. Poncelet is such an outstanding physician clinician researcher and educator. As the patient it is rare to appreciate that range of skills in a office visit. However with Dr. Poncelet it is consistently clear that she is up-to-date on the latest evidence and she has even founded a brachial neuritis clinic that provides evidence based treatment and is also conducting research. I appreciated how she let me know of the opportunities to participate in research without making me feel any pressure or expectation to make a certain decision. Her ability to share information with me clearly captures her talent as an educator and her approach to sharing this information also was done in a way that I am more likely to follow through with the recommendations (e.g. using motivational interviewing techniques). I am so grateful that she is part of my treatment team.
    Jun 17, 2023
    Dr Poncelet is a brilliant highly experienced Dr very knowledgeable and thorough in her exam process
    Apr 09, 2023
    Dr. Poncelet is consistently an outstanding physician!! I trust her because she's so caring and an exceptional doctor.
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr. Poncelet is amazing! I am eternally grateful for her care and concern! I am especially grateful for my status as a transguy didn't matter! I have felt completely cared for and without any discrimination at any point thus far!
    Mar 19, 2023
    This specialist has been a great help in my recovery. Very patient and caring and will great expertise. I would recommend her without reservation.
    Mar 06, 2023
    She is terrific.
    Jan 08, 2023
    Dr. Poncelet is the best!!!
    Nov 24, 2022
    Dr. Poncelet is the best most professional caring and effective doctor I have ever met.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Ann Poncelet is such a brilliant doctor
    Jul 31, 2022
    Dr Poncelet Is amazing. During visits with her I feel heard thoroughly assessed given a very thoughtful explanation of what's going on and how best to proceed. I trust her very much and feel very well taken care of by her.
    Jul 14, 2022
    This Dr AP- Highly skilled professional with superior medical knowledge and patient care!
    Jul 13, 2022
    I have never met a better neurologist let alone a medical doctor as good as Dr. Poncelet. She saved my life! Something I will forever be grateful for.

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