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Dr. Joanne Guo is a neurologist who specializes in multiple sclerosis (MS) and similar disorders, providing comprehensive, individualized care for patients at all stages. Because MS is often a life-altering diagnosis, she has dedicated her career to improving outcomes and quality of life for people living with this condition.

Guo graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University with a degree in biochemistry and psychology. She earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed a residency in neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a fellowship in neuroimmunology at UCSF, joining the faculty in 2019.

  • Education

    Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuroimmunology, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    422 Ratings
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    Nov 27, 2023
    Dr. Guo is phenomenal in all of these ways. We are grateful.
    Nov 19, 2023
    Dr. Guo has been amazing and a pleasure to work with highly recommended
    Nov 18, 2023
    I am so amazed with how great Dr. Guo is with listening to my needs or concerns. She answers them and offers solutions when necessary. I never feel rushed and I feel seen and heard. I am so grateful for her as my neurologist.
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr. Guo is very good very knowledgeable and prob most important to every patient kind and attentive. Some doctor s sadly can make you feel you should be honored to have their presence Dr Guo is thorough and welcoming.
    Oct 27, 2023
    She tends to see the negative first on more than one occasion has ask a question multiple times not believing my answer or didn't see me making any positive progress just because one element I didn't focus on didn't make progress.
    Oct 25, 2023
    Great experience good cold not ask for a better doctor
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr Guo is Amazing her care and advice is unparalleled!! Thank You UCSF and Dr Guo !!
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr. Guo is wonderful. Very patient knowledgeable and compassionate.
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr Guo really listened to me and was very responsive to my concerns.
    Oct 12, 2023
    I am So thankful that I have found the perfect doctor whom I feel very comfortable with. All my questions and concerns are appropriately addressed and I appreciate the honest and logical answers that I receive.
    Oct 02, 2023
    Dr. Guo and all of her staff have been very attentive to all my issues diagnoses and questions.
    Oct 01, 2023
    Dr Guo is informative and listens to my questions.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Dr. Guo has been absolutely wonderful to interact with. She has been very helpful and attentive during my appointments.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Dr. Guo is so professional listens to my comments and answers my questions thoroughly. She provides new insight is positive and encouraging.
    Sep 07, 2023
    Dr Guo was excellent. This was a very valuable productive visit to the clinic.
    Aug 26, 2023
    Dr. Guo has always been a pleasure to see. Her appointments are thorough & she explains everything as she works her way methodically thru the various questions & testing. She's makes decisions & gives advice all along the way. I always leave an appointment with Dr. Guo feeling as though no stone was left unturned. Her personality keeps me calm & I leave feeling like all my concerns were addressed.
    Aug 22, 2023
    It's refreshing to talk with a professional who understands your concerns.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Dr. Guo is excellent and a teacher without making me feel like I'm an experiment. She listens closely to me and responds with comforting and careful words. I know I've got great care with her.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Dr. Guo is truly amazing! She really listens and cares to my needs.and ways to help me in the future
    Aug 11, 2023
    Dr Guo is amazing. She cares about each patient and takes the time to listen and recommend treatments and alternative treatments.
    Aug 05, 2023
    Dr. Guo was friendly and personable. She seemed very well informed and very interested in solving my problems. She was patient and the session was not at all rushed.
    Jul 21, 2023
    Everything my doctor said and did was all about my care diagnosis and treatment
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr. Guo has the human element with patients carefully explains next steps offers updates on therapies and does not rush through her appts.
    Jul 07, 2023
    Excellent thoughtful prepared doctor.
    Jul 06, 2023
    My provider is Dr. Guo whom I like very much. She was mentoring/teaching a medical student who was in the room. There were others listening on the computer one being a scribe. I think my exam was as it should be all bases covered. My emotional feelings about this visit are that Dr. Guo was less present as a very emphatic Dr. and more in the role as a teacher and clinician. I appreciate her efficient and immediate follow up with things to make life go smoothly as someone living with MS albeit a pretty mild expression of this disease. I realize that UCSF is a teaching hospital and she was doing her part with me to educate the next Dr's.
    Jul 02, 2023
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Chu-Yueh Guo is excellent. I had a wonderful and very informative first experience. She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain my condition and possible treatments. I feel like my health and well being Is her primary concern. I couldn't be happier.
    Jun 28, 2023
    My experience with Dr Guo was outstanding very caring and thorough.
    Jun 03, 2023
    I haven't had a doctor ask me about what I know about my diagnosis since I was hospitalized. She made sure that I have all the information I needed and did not treat me like a child.
    May 25, 2023
    I am much happier with the care I received appt 1 compared to yrs At a different hospital. Ucsf ms clinic seem like they want to care about making u feel better. Unlike other hospitals Just throwing the meds at you without explaining much. My neuro at ucsf wants to answer question and wants to actually see what the medicine is doing inside. Sooo that's nice. Def recommend ucsf ms clinic so far seems great:)
    May 18, 2023
    Very professional. excellent human being.
    May 11, 2023
    Dr. Guo is an extremely nice knowledgeableConcerned and caring doctor who listens to you and who takes the time to discuss issues concerning my care. I am grateful for such a good doctor!
    Apr 21, 2023
    Very likely
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr. Guo is a wonderful great physician..
    Apr 21, 2023
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Guo listened to my issues besides my MS. Th appointment was fantastic. Dr. Guo is an excellent Dr and I am grateful to have her on my team.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr. Guo is thorough caring and explains everything well.
    Apr 10, 2023
    Dr. Guo was great
    Apr 02, 2023
    I am comfortable speaking to Dr G about any and everything.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr. Guo provides excellent care.
    Feb 14, 2023
    I love UCSF
    Feb 10, 2023
    I appreciated the amount detail nuance expertise and compassion Dr. Guo brought to the appointment and delivering a diagnosis. The long length of the appointment was a gift.
    Feb 04, 2023
    Dr. Guo is absolutely wonderful!
    Feb 03, 2023
    Love my new neurologist she listened to all my concerns and ran tests to confirm my ms is not progressing and tools to help me.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr. Guo really shows me she cares about my OVERALL well being. I am not just a sku # to her
    Jan 27, 2023
    My experience with Dr.chu was very good I would like to say I appreciate the care she gives me Thanks Dr Chu
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr. Guo is awesome!
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Guo is the MVP of Drs she really cares about me as a person and patient she explains everything to me until I understand and always help me to do reach my goals and inspires me to do more. I am a complicated person andi feel like she really cares and understand me. I wish she could be everyones Dr world would be a better place. I love her
    Jan 10, 2023
    Empathetic and knowledgeable great action plan
    Jan 10, 2023
    Dr. Guo is an awesome doctor. She treats me very well and includes me about decisions regarding my own care.
    Dec 28, 2022
    I work with hundreds of neurologist Including many KOL's in MS and though Dr.Guo is fairly new she is truly an exceptional neurologist and the reason I have continued staying in her care. In addition to her clinical knowledge she is extremely efficient and very quick to respond. Along with her high clinical aptitude she genuinely cares and this means the world to me! It's rare to find all these qualities in one physician.
    Dec 19, 2022
    Dr. Guo is very sensitive of the fact that this diagnosis is hard to hear and allowed all the time my mom and I needed to answer our questions.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr Guo is the best medical professional I have had the pleasure to encounter on this journey. Very competent and caring.
    Dec 07, 2022
    Excellent clinical support and discussion of follow up care.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Superb physician!
    Nov 15, 2022
    If someone told me they were diagnosed with MS or ocular myelitis I would tell them to look outside of UCSF for a secondary opinion before deciding any treatment .
    Nov 08, 2022
    They both listened and very nice. I felt they cared.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr Guo Is an extremely passionate doctor that takes the time you want on all the issues you may have. She allows you to trust her guidance with no reservation.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr. Guo is amazing. So thorough. Kind attentive competent committed professional and personable.
    Oct 20, 2022
    I talk so highly of my doctor and UCSF in general. I have never felt like I was a patient n really listened to til I came here
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr. Guo is amazing! We really like everything about her!!
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Guo was are careful listener great at explaining recommendations and options and simply kind.
    Oct 06, 2022
    This was my first time with my new neurologist and she's wonderful
    Oct 01, 2022
    Dr. Guo is amazing and I have nothing but fantastic things to say about her.
    Sep 21, 2022
    I've experienced a lot of hardship in trying to find doctors who will listen to me about my condition. Guo is the first one to take me seriously and is trying to understand the cause and state of my condition. She showed wonderful bedside manner and made me feel secure in her abilities as a doctor.
    Sep 20, 2022
    She's the best of the best.
    Sep 01, 2022
    This was my first in person meeting and I really enjoyed meeting and talking with her.
    Aug 28, 2022
    Once again as everyone is so busy today I felt I had the doctor's undivided attention and she assisted me with any and all concerns I had.
    Aug 18, 2022
    Dr. Guo is wonderful. She listens very carefully. She is very good at explaining things clearly and concisely. She remembers things about me very well. She has a clear and thoughtful agenda for our time together. She allows time for dialogue and questions. Dr. Guo is very very good.
    Aug 12, 2022
    I couldn't be happier with Dr. Guo and the team. They listen to my concerns as well as my input about available treatments. She is caring and it's obvious.
    Aug 10, 2022
    Dr Guo is the most attentive and compassionate doctor that I have received care from.
    Aug 05, 2022
    I love Dr. Guo
    Jul 29, 2022
    If I could rate Dr Guo as "excellent" or higher than "very good" I would. She is one of the best neurologists I have worked with.
    Jul 23, 2022
    I think they listened but that they really did not understand fully what we were trying to explain about my MS. I feel they had had made up thier minds as to what was the best way to go for treatment. And the other man on the line with me was more Interested that I had been taking Norco for pain. That kind of put me off. My doctor Is the BEST. I did not like the attitude.
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr Guo is excellent in providing above and beyond excellent patient care. She listens and informs and includes in in the decision making regarding my care. She is very perceptive as to changes in my health. She is very reasonable and always answers my concerns and questions via MyChart. I couldn't as for better care and am very grateful to have her as my physician.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr. Guo is incredible - compassionate thorough and clear in her diagnosis
    Jun 03, 2022
    Dr. Was very thoughtful and caring
    May 18, 2022
    The provider was very informative and listen carefully to my concerns and was very respectful.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Dr Guo is always clear in her explanations and willing to do anything to help me.
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. Guo is an amazing caring and knowledgeable physician. I feel very well taken care of.
    Mar 24, 2022
    Dr. Guo is exceptionally thorough knowledgeable and communicative. She took time to answer all my questions in a kind and respectful manner.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Dr. Guo is a really caring people person her title proceeds her she's great in her field of expertise
    Feb 27, 2022
    A resident conducted most of my visit which Is a little unnerving because It was my first face to face appt with Dr. Guo since the start of Covid and for three years I only saw residents. I would like to feel that she Is the doctor I will see. I want the continuity of seeing someone who knows me and my history. I saw the same neurologist for 6 years until she left have seen mostly one resident after another since that time.
    Feb 24, 2022
    This is the best neurologist I've had in 17 years.
    Feb 18, 2022
    Waiting for tests
    Feb 04, 2022
    Dr. Guo was very friendly and professional. She spoke in common terms I could understand and patiently listened as I talked about my symptoms.
    Feb 03, 2022
    Dr guo is always kind and easy to understand and very supportive.