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Bruce Cree


Clinical Research Director at the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center
New therapy investigator, honored educator, multiple sclerosis specialist

About me

Dr. Bruce Cree is a neurologist with a special interest in multiple sclerosis. He treats patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optics, transverse myelitis and other autoimmune and central nervous system disorders. Cree currently serves as the clinical research director at the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Cree's research focuses on the role of genetics in multiple sclerosis, the immunology of neuromyelitis optica and developing new treatments for multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica through clinical trials.

Cree received his medical degree and doctorate in biochemistry from UCSF. He completed his neurology residency at Columbia University followed by a neurology fellowship at UCSF. He also earned a masters in advanced studies in clinical research from the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.

Cree is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association and the San Francisco Neurological Society. He is an associate professor of neurology at the UCSF School of Medicine.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1997

  • Residencies

    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Neurology, 2001

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 2003

  • Academic Title


I divide my time among patient care, research and teaching. My studies focus on understanding disease progression and developing novel therapies.

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Center

1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
170 Reviews
I didn't realize how much health care quality varied until I had a serious medical issue last year. Dr. Cree is the best of the best. Very professional thorough and knowledgeable and was able to diagnose an issue that many other doctors I saw couldn't.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
169 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
165 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
166 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
168 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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Decorative Caduceus

Impact of Ocrelizumab on Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers at Multiple Sclerosis Onset

Comparison of intrathecal synthesis of gammaglobulins in treatment-naïve relapsing MS and clinically isolated syndrome participants before and after 3 years of treatment with ocrelizumab. Intrathecal synthesis is measured by eithe...