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Ian O. Bledsoe



Dr. Ian Bledsoe is a neurologist who cares for patients who have Parkinson's disease, tremors, ataxia, dystonia and other movement disorders. His treatments include medications, botulinum toxin injections and a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation.

Bledsoe has a special interest in dystonia, a disorder that causes involuntary movements, cramps and abnormal postures. He particularly focuses on a form of the condition that affects musicians and other patients whose work requires repetitive movements.

Bledsoe's research interests include finding better treatments for dystonia and using neuroimaging – advanced image-producing technologies applied to the nervous system – to improve understanding of what causes the condition. He has also used neuroimaging to study cognitive problems associated with Parkinson's disease.

Bledsoe received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in neurology as well as a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and electromyography at Stanford Health Care. At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, he also completed a fellowship in movement disorders and a master's degree in clinical research.

Bledsoe is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and Performing Arts Medicine Association.

Before attending medical school, Bledsoe earned a bachelor's degree in violin performance at Northwestern University. He continues to play and perform in his free time.

  • Education

    Rush University Medical Center, MS in Clinical Research, 2016

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    Stanford University Medical Center, Neurology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University Medical Center, 2014

    Rush University Medical Center, Movement Disorders, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    316 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 12, 2023
    I would recommend ucsf to find a specialist I think I was very lucky when I got Dr. Ian. Bledsoe!
    Nov 04, 2023
    I would absolutely recommend your facility to anybody who was in need
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is the best!
    Oct 15, 2023
    I am most fortunate to have Dr Bledsoe advising me!
    Oct 06, 2023
    Sep 22, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is great!Very knowledgeable good communicator friendly and kind great at answering questions thoughtful/careful/thorough in delivering treatment (discussion of how my tremor symptoms responded to my last treatment and whether anything should change placement/insertion of EMG needles and Botox injections).He has really helped me. His treatments have positively impacted my quality of life and believe it or not - I look forward to my appointments with him knowing I will get stuck with numerous needles!
    Aug 24, 2023
    Dr. Bledsoe have me his complete attention and addressed my concerns with utmost care. His after visit notes were very thorough and detailed.
    Jul 30, 2023
    Always Amazing!!!! Always
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is the best
    Jul 11, 2023
    I so very much appreciate Dr Bledsoe. He is a great healer and possesses exceptional bedside manner
    Jun 24, 2023
    Love Dr Bledsoe! He is so competent great listener clear communicator very interested in my progress and condition. All in all a great physician. Very happy with him.
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr. Bledsoe is the best. I am so appreciative of his level of skill and caring.
    May 20, 2023
    Outstanding practitioner in all areas. I feel very fortunate to have such expert care.
    May 20, 2023
    I have the utmost faith in my Neurologist Dr. Ian Bledsoe.
    May 07, 2023
    Always amazing!!!!
    Apr 24, 2023
    Dr. Bledsoe is a wonderful healer! I'm so grateful that I get to see him as a patient
    Apr 23, 2023
    As always Dr Bledsoe was caring and professional.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is the best!
    Apr 08, 2023
    Dr. Bledsoe is very caring and he listens to me. He always lets me be part of the decisions involving my care.
    Apr 07, 2023
    After years at Kaiser this was like a dream come true. I'm very grateful.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Dr. Bledsoe was very engaged in his discussions with me regarding my Botox injections. He fully answers my questions which allows me to decide if I want the Botox treatment.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Really like Dr Bledsoe. Very competent highly intelligent warm caring friendly responds thoughtfully and thoroughly to questions clear explanations of medical details very engaged in finding the optimal mix of locations and doses for the Botox injections that have significantly improved my Dystonic tremor.
    Mar 13, 2023
    Dr.Bledsoe is incredible. He is a good listener and he is very helpful and considerate in assisting me with decisions regarding my various treatment options. He is very open to and non-judgmental of alternative treatments I am following such as acupuncture and massage therapy.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe has been great! I highly recommend him!
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is very responsive and takes time with his patients so I am willing to wait for him if he's running late. I only recommend that his staff inform us so we know we're not forgotten .
    Jan 20, 2023
    I both respect and like Dr Bledsoe and trust his advice. He takes sufficient time to really complete an examination.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Superb rapport with Dr. Ian Bledsoe
    Jan 06, 2023
    Dr Bledsoe is special
    Jan 06, 2023
    Very good experience
    Dec 23, 2022
    They didn't do nothing
    Dec 18, 2022
    Dr. Bledsoe Is a rare combination or great skill great compassion great human warmth.
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr. Ian Bledsoe is the best. I'm so fortunate to have found him.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Dr Bledsoe is amazing. I should know. I am the medical director of an FQHC
    Nov 19, 2022
    He is the reason we traveled 4 hrs got a hotel and stayed overnight to get there first thing in the morning
    Nov 11, 2022
    Always great experience
    Oct 29, 2022
    For our first visit Dr. Bledsoe was outstanding. He speaks clearly and had our complete attention with his enthusiasm and kindness. We didn't feel rushed and were able to ask a lot of questions and create a plan.
    Oct 26, 2022
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr Bledsoe is the best
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr Bledsoe and team are fabulous!
    Oct 10, 2022
    My experience Initial experience and what I've heard from other medical providers (word on the street) Dr. Is top notch UCSF admin not so much.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Listened & examined thoughtly
    Sep 15, 2022
    He would be more than excellent for all answers if it were an option
    Sep 14, 2022
    Sep 05, 2022
    Dr. Bledsoe and I have detailed discussions about my condition. He discusses the pros/cons of potential meds and I have input as to if I want to try a specific med. Dr. Bledsoe welcomed my son to sit-in on the exam and was very gracious in explaining my condition & answering my son's questions.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Fabulous doctor with a great balance of being personal and being professional.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Great visit. Everything went well.
    Aug 13, 2022
    This was definitely one of the most pleasant office visits I have had.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Bledsoe gets a five star ratingWonderful
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr Bledsoe is a brilliant specialist and an exceptionally good communicator.
    Jun 08, 2022
    May 28, 2022
    I was referred by a neurologist from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Dr. Bledsoe is every bit as good as those top doctors at Mayo. Lucky to live near enough to SF to seek continued care from him.
    May 20, 2022
    Outstanding Dr.
    Apr 27, 2022
    Dr Bledsoe explains everything to the best of his ability and in layman's terms
    Apr 01, 2022
    My previous neurologist since 2007 referred me to UCSF Health neurologist and I am so glad he did and I live 52 miles to the center
    Mar 28, 2022
    I am very happy with the care that I've received at UCSF and Dr. Bledsoe. Thank you!
    Mar 16, 2022
    Waiting for referral for Orthopedic doctor
    Feb 17, 2022
    Feb 17, 2022
    Excellent communication and concern
    Feb 05, 2022