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Emmanuelle L. Waubant


Director, Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
International expert on pediatric and adult MS

Dr. Emmanuelle L. Waubant is a neurologist who specializes in treating patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). She serves as director of the UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Waubant's research focuses on new treatments for MS. She also studies environmental and genetic risk factors, including in children with the disease.

A native of France, Waubant earned her medical degree at the Lille University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at Toulouse University Hospital, where she was chief resident as well as junior faculty for two years. She completed fellowships in neuroimmunology and clinical neuroimmunology at UCSF and then returned to her native country to head a clinical research center at the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris. She joined the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center in 2001.

Waubant serves on the clinical care committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's local chapter and on the translational research review committee for the society's national office. She chairs the clinical trial task force and serves on the steering committee of the International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group.

A prominent contributor to scientific journals in her field, Waubant is one of two chief editors of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, and she is MS section editor for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Waubant speaks French.

  • Education

    Lille University School of Medicine, 1992

  • Residencies

    Toulouse University Hospital, Neurology, 1992

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 1999

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I care for patients with MS, lead research seeking to advance therapies and mentor junior investigators who will be tomorrow's stars in the field.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    105 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 17, 2023
    My visit was very thorough.
    Feb 15, 2023
    Very thorough and emphatic She patiently listens to my concerns and questions answering all in turn
    Jan 27, 2023
    Extraordinary! So honored to be in her care.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Visit was not concluded pending additional testing. More waiting for unanswered questions. Technical difficulties and interruptions disrupted my time with provider.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Nov 20, 2022
    As usual Dr. Waubant was great.
    Nov 18, 2022
    I have always been satisfied with the care provided for me at UCSF
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr. Waubant is a skilled caring and kind physician. She was patient listened carefully and included me inMy treatment plan. I feel most fortunate to have her as my doctor.
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr Waubant is exceptional both in knowledge and in communication/caring/interactions
    Jul 08, 2022
    Love Dr. Waubant and appreciate her knowledge and understanding always!
    May 07, 2022
    Always an excellent experience
    Apr 29, 2022
    Dr. Waubant is the single best neurologist I have ever had. She is not only a fantastic physician at every level ranging from patient care to the conducting of research studies. I have often wondered however why she is never at the meetings you all sponsor on MS and COVID. I think she would be an incredible speaker for you all to invite and she very much needs to be included if she isn't already.
    Jan 14, 2022
    Clearly UCSF values time-cost effectiveness so I don't understand why my doctor an MD & PhD spends at least 99% of our time together confirming medical data. If I ask my doctor does answer my specific questions but she is too laconic and does not provide me with enough information. I think it's important for a doctor to receive good feedback from the patient so the best medical care is provided for the patient's needs. However if the information the patient receives from the doctor is incomplete or insufficient how can the patient assess and reflect on his/her medical situation and be able to provide the doctor with a meaningful response?
    Dec 23, 2021
    Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
    Dec 08, 2021
    It was a pleasant and reassuring visit with good communication.
    Nov 20, 2021
    Dr. Waubant always gives me very well thought out expert advice and recommendations.
    Sep 13, 2021
    I feel like I'm doing my best in life and Dr. Waubant was very encouraging
    Aug 06, 2021
    I could not have been better cared for than I was by Dr Waubant and her staff. From first contact forward I was treated with respect. I was very impressed with the efficiency of the entire office.
    Jul 09, 2021
    Never easy to discuss important issues with emotional patient. I thank the team for their respect and patience.
    Jul 09, 2021
    My doctor does not talk down to me which I appreciate immensely! She knows that I know what I have to do to keep my MS at bay.
    Apr 30, 2021
    Dr. Waubant is the best physician I have ever had. I have had MS for 20 years--and she by FAR the most intelligent and respectful physician I have ever encountered.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Traditional Versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Trial

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    A Study of the Safety and Activity of Eculizumab in Pediatric Participants With Relapsing Neuro...


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    Neuroprotection With N-acetyl Cysteine for Patients With Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

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