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Catherine Lomen-Hoerth


Neurologist and director of the 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, Neurosciences-PhD Program

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1994

  • 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 (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    120 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 13, 2022
    All the follow up care has happened.
    Mar 06, 2022
    Couldn't ask for more.
    Jan 13, 2022
    I'm very satisfied with Dr. Lomen-Hoerth. I feel she is professional knowledgeable and easy to understand.
    Dec 07, 2021
    Dr. H. Was very attentive & clear. I was late for this first visit but Dr. Covered background info we discussed future test for me.
    Nov 02, 2021
    I cannot give enough positive comments about Dr. Lomen Hoerth. She is truly outstanding and I am so grateful to be under her care.
    Nov 02, 2021
    The doctor was totally focused on my condition. She took time to answer all our questions.
    Jul 22, 2021
    Two follow-up items drug and foot orthopedics
    Jun 03, 2021
    Dr. Lomen-Hoerth is an exceptionally skilled and caring physician. Ditto to all members of her ALS clinic support team. I feel blessed to have them all on my side.
    Apr 23, 2021
    I am very satisfied and feel well taken care of.
    Mar 11, 2021
    I could not have been more pleased with the visit. All of my questions were answered thoroughly and professionally. The provider was very friendly and it made the extraordinarily difficult circumstance that I find myself in (ALS) with all of the questions regarding loss of function and end of life issues much easier to discuss. She was absolutely wonderful.
    Mar 04, 2021
    Dr. Lomen-Hoerth is incredibly professional knowledgeable patient and has wonderful communication skills.
    Feb 11, 2021
    Dr. Lomen-Hoerth is excellent. I never feel rushed. She appears to be genuinely concerned about my health. I feel fortunate I am able to have her as my care provider.
    Feb 02, 2021
    overall great visit
    Jan 20, 2021
    Dr Lomen Hoerth has been my neurologist for 22 years. She is very caring and understanding. She is the best!
    Jan 13, 2021
    her knowledge kindness compassion and Thorough-fullness is nothing less of amazing
    Sep 27, 2020
    Let us know we are not forgotten when waiting for Doc to arrive. No communication for 15min.
    Aug 26, 2020
    Dr. Lomen-Hoerth has been treating me for nearly 20 years. Although I have a progressive neuromuscular disease Dr. Lomen-Hoerth's care positivity and responsiveness have been enormously beneficial in slowing my disease progression and keeping me in the best mental state possible.
    Jul 28, 2020
    Jul 12, 2020
    Dr.LH very thorough and knowledgeable. Was up to date on my medical history after a long period. Easy to communicate with and friendly.