About me

Dr. John Engstrom, a specialist in neuromuscular disorders, is director of neurology outpatient services and a neurologist at the UCSF Spine Center. In addition to treating patients, he studies new therapies for neurological complications of spine disease and peripheral nerve entrapment (a category of conditions involving compressed nerves).

Engstrom earned a bachelor's degree in genetics at the University of California, Davis, followed by a medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a medical residency in neurology at UCSF, where he served as chief resident, before joining the UCSF in 1988.

Engstrom has received numerous awards, including the Betty Anker Fife Distinguished Chair in Neurology from UCSF, Visiting Professor of Neurologic Education at the Mayo Clinic and Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Neurology Residents from UCSF He is director of the Neurology Residency Program at UCSF and an associate editor for Harrison's, an online resource for medical practice and research. He is vice chair of the Department of Neurology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1981

  • Residencies

    John Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1984

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 1984

  • Fellowship

    John Hopkins Hospital, Neuromuscular Disorders, 1989

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Academic Title

    Professor

EMG Clinic

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

Neurology Clinic

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

Peripheral Nerve Center

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

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