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Catherine Lomen-Hoerth


Director, ALS Center
Cooking, piano and fiction enthusiast

Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth specializes in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She is director of the ALS Center at UCSF Medical Center.

Lomen-Hoerth is particularly interested in research involving electrophysiological and genetic predictors in ALS. Her patients have the opportunity to participate in research projects or clinical trials of new treatments. She also is interested in the overlap of ALS and frontotemporal dementia, a related disease involving degeneration of the nervous system.

Lomen-Hoerth earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. She earned her medical degree and a doctorate in neurosciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. At UCSF, she served as chief resident in neurology and completed a fellowship in electromyography and neuromuscular disorders.

Lomen-Hoerth is a member of the Bay Area chapter of the ALS Association.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1994

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Neurosciences-PhD Program

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 1998

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, EMG/Neurophysiology, 1999

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title


Mentoring faculty and students and caring for ALS patients are rewarding experiences that encourage me to live each day fully and appreciate life.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    104 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr. Lomen Hoerth should get a "10" in all these categories. She exceeded my expectations.
    Jul 29, 2023
    My main concern was mucus in mouth build up. I'm not sure I got an answer. They were off talking about my bowel movements. That was a good conversation and I did what was recommended
    Jul 09, 2023
    I am so grateful to Dr Lomen Hoerth
    Jun 13, 2023
    The staff is the best!
    Apr 22, 2023
    Apr 19, 2023
    This provider was excellent. She was clear concise and caring.
    Apr 16, 2023
    I was fortunate that the doctor is the best in the field. Her team provided invaluable information in their respective areas. The team clinic approach was amazingly effective- I realize that there was so much to cover in a short time. I would like to have been given more information about the disease Itself progression stages and estimated time line. Also I needed further discussion of the risks benefits effectiveness of the drug options
    Feb 24, 2023
    I'm just so mad that no one took time to look at tha questionnaire
    Nov 01, 2022
    Pay attention to our needs
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Lomen Hoerth & her excellent neuromuscular team are much appreciated compassionate and guided me through an excellent plan. Thank you so much.
    Sep 17, 2022
    Dr. Lomen-Hoerth is excellent in terms of her knowledge her attention to my needs and questions and friendliness/courtesy.
    Sep 17, 2022
    I am very grateful to have such great people in my life! THANK YOU!
    Sep 13, 2022
    Everybody I spoke with on the call was extremely knowledgeable polite sand helpful. GREAT TEAM!
    Sep 04, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Aug 28, 2022
    My first visit to UCSF and the amazing staff took very well care of me. Thank you!
    Aug 23, 2022
    I am deeply grateful that Dr. Lomen-Hoerth and her team are going to be participating in my health. Whether or not I have ALS I do have issues and I appreciate that she and her health care professionals are addressing them regardless of the final diagnosis. Thank you so much for establishing me as your patient.
    Jul 16, 2022
    The neurologist and other team members were very friendly and kind provided very helpful information and answered all my questions.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Excellent visit nice in time and I saw all the ALS team members.
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr Lomen Hoerth was very professional but at the same time listened carefully and showed compassion.
    Mar 13, 2022
    All the follow up care has happened.
    Mar 06, 2022
    Couldn't ask for more.