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Cathra Halabi


Director, Neurorecovery Clinic
Music lover, sunseeker, exercise fan, bibliophile

Dr. Cathra Halabi is neurologist who cares for patients hospitalized with neurovascular emergencies, such as ischemic stroke (caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding between the brain and its surrounding membrane). She founded and serves as director of the UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic, which provides care for patients recovering from acquired neurological injuries, including stroke, concussion and other types of traumatic brain injury. She also evaluates patients with advanced cardiovascular disease risk factors, vascular malformations (abnormal blood vessels), and genetic or autoimmune diseases that cause neurovascular conditions. She co-chairs the recovery and rehabilitation subgroup of the University of California Stroke Consortium.

In research, Halabi investigates neurological injuries with the goal of developing new treatments.

Halabi earned her medical degree and completed a residency in neurology at UCSF. She completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at UCSF, which included a patient care program and a National Institutes of Health StrokeNet research program. She received the Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff (TEACH) from the UCSF School of Medicine class of 2018.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2012

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Vascular Neurology, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I believe the resilience of individuals with acquired neurological conditions must be met with an innovative, personalized approach to recovery.

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