Catherine Lomen-Hoerth


Neurologist and director of the ALS Center
Cooking, piano and fiction enthusiast

About me

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.

Clinics I work with

ALS & Neurodegenerative Disease Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Peripheral Nerve Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
107 Reviews
Dr. Lomen-Hoerth and her team are wonderful. They provide a coordinated efficient team to address my health - physical and emotional - needs. They do this with kindness. I feel they genuinly care for me.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
106 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
107 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
104 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
105 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
105 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
106 Reviews