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Laura Rosow


Associate Director, ALS Center
Mother of two, musician and outdoor enthusiast

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Laura Rosow is a neurologist who cares for patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders, including neuropathy; myopathy; neuromuscular junction disorders, such as myasthenia gravis; and motor neuron diseases. As associate director of the UCSF ALS and Neurodegenerative Disease Center, she cares for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related conditions. She has expertise in performing electromyography and nerve conduction studies (diagnostic tests that assess electrical activity in muscles and nerves) as well as skin biopsies. She also works in satellite clinics in Santa Rosa and Monterey to help expand access to ALS treatment and is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients from rural and underserved areas.

In research, Rosow is interested in the development of new therapies for various neuromuscular conditions. She serves as principal investigator for multiple clinical trials (studies using human volunteers) at UCSF.

Rosow earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in neurology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Rosow grew up in the Boston area. During her residency training, she fell in love with the Bay Area and was thrilled to establish her career here. When not in the clinic or conducting research, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, running, and making music with friends.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, MD, 2010

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Neuromuscular Medicine, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I believe strongly in collaborative care and enjoy working closely with my patients and their loved ones, whether figuring out the diagnosis or adjusting a treatment plan.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    136 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 02, 2023
    Once you reach the care provider all is really great but getting an appointment in a timely fashion is the BIG ISSUE
    Sep 23, 2023
    Dr. Rosow is a very knowledgeable and easy to work with physician. She takes time to discuss the symptoms examine tge effects and provide treatments.
    May 18, 2023
    Both Dr. Rosow and her medical student Jess provided superb service.
    May 11, 2023
    Dr r is an excellent listener and very congenial as well. So happy she had time to be so thorough in questioning testing and listening!
    Apr 20, 2023
    I have recommended Dr Rosow many many times
    Apr 10, 2023
    Dr. Rosow is superb in every way: she is exceptionally personable a great listener and patient and she goes above and beyond for her patients. I feel incredibly fortunate to have her as my neurologist.
    Mar 04, 2023
    Mar 04, 2023
    Would highly recommend Doctor Rosow to all I love and care for she is that good!
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Rosow has an extremely good balance of the medical side shows genuine care/compassion empathy and treats me like a person and not just a patient. I honestly cannot say enough good things about her.
    Feb 22, 2023
    So Happy to be in Dr. Rosow's care
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr. Rosow is amazing. I've never been able to ask her a question that she hasn't been able to answer succinctly and knowledgeably. She really knows her stuff. I'm always thankful for the insight she's able to provide.
    Dec 17, 2022
    All went well.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Great visit as always!
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr Rosow's knowledge engagement and professionalism were extraordinary. I would strongly recommend her as a provider without question.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is absolutely superb. She's a fabulous listener extremely nice and empathic and incredibly thorough. This is the best experience I've ever had with the physician in my life.
    Oct 23, 2022
    It is difficult to get an appointment with this care provider. It seems that she has too many patients to be able to see them in a timely manner although she does escalate to help me get an appointment when timing is critical. I think that any new patients would have a hard time being seen.
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is excellent at her job. Highly recommended.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is terrific. I enjoy the rapport I have established with her. She really knows her stuff yet doesn't clutter the visit and use up valuable time with unnecessary explanations. I rate her highly in all areas.
    Sep 23, 2022
    I love this Hospital Im getting Better
    Aug 31, 2022
    Aug 18, 2022
    Very professional and caring.
    Aug 14, 2022
    Could have had a little more discussion about goals retesting and pros and cons of embarking on a murky risk/reward outcome of an antibody infusion
    Aug 13, 2022
    Dr. Rosow was very knowledgeable and professional.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is a very good provider and I am thankful that I am her patient.
    Jul 14, 2022
    It makes me feel hopeful that I will know one way or another how to proceed with the condition I have!
    Jun 11, 2022
    Dr Rosow is wonderful
    Apr 28, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is very knowledgeable friendly and professional.
    Apr 25, 2022
    Dr. Rosow is one of several neurologists I have seen. She was thoughtful and thorough during my visit.
    Mar 10, 2022
    Very Professional
    Feb 28, 2022
    Dr Rosow is wonderful in every way