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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)

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