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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
    311 Ratings
    About our process
    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
    Dec 06, 2021
    I feel very lucky and blessed to have found Dr. Bledsoe!
    Nov 30, 2021
    Nov 20, 2021
    Dr Bledsoe is the very best
    Nov 20, 2021
    He is very friendly asks important questions ... A nice man.
    Nov 07, 2021
    I am very happy with my doctor
    Oct 23, 2021
    No one else I know has Parkinson's therefore I would not recommend this care provider to anyone
    Aug 22, 2021
    Dr. Bledsoe spent quality time with me and answered all my questions and concerns in terms I could clearly understand.
    Aug 22, 2021
    I am an integral part of my health care with Dr Bledsoe.
    Aug 21, 2021
    Dr. Bledsoe is wonderful to work with.
    Jun 29, 2021
    Dr. Bledsoe spend a good deal of time with me assessing a complex problem. He was thorough patient and very thoughtful.
    Jun 27, 2021
    Very clear very innovative approaches helpful advice
    Jun 21, 2021
    good doctor
    May 28, 2021
    very good
    May 22, 2021
    Very positive experience from start to finish!