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Daniel Lowenstein


Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Wilderness enthusiast and world traveler

About me

Dr. Daniel H. Lowenstein, an internationally known epileptologist, is executive vice chancellor and provost of UCSF. He has served as director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center and president of the American Epilepsy Society. He joined UCSF after serving as dean of medical education at Harvard Medical School, where he earned his medical degree.

Lowenstein spent many years at UCSF as professor of neurology and director of the Epilepsy Research Laboratory in the School of Medicine. A prolific writer and scholar, he has received virtually every teaching award given by UCSF's School of Medicine. His interests include the molecular and cellular changes in neural networks following seizure activity and injury, the genetic basis of epilepsy, and therapy for abnormally prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus.

  • Education

    Harvard University, 1983

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Psychiatry

I am committed to providing well-explained, holistic, state-of-the-art care to all patients.

Epilepsy Center

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