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Leslie C. West


Neurologist and sleep medicine specialist

Dr. Leslie C. West is a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who cares for patients with neurological disorders and sleep disorders. West has a special interest in conditions at the intersection of neurology and sleep medicine, such as REM sleep behavior disorder (in which vivid dreams are accompanied by vocalization and sudden movements) and narcolepsy (which involves intense daytime sleepiness and sudden weakness episodes).

West's research focuses on sleep and movement disorders, with the goal of discovering new treatments. Her current research looks at deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease and the therapy's impact on sleep.

West earned a bachelor's and master's degree at Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree at Central Michigan University. She completed a residency in neurology at the University of California, Davis, where she served as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University.

  • Education

    Central Michigan University, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Neurology, 2021

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Sleep Medicine, 2022

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    121 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    Dr. West was very personable and thorough. I felt that she took the time to listen to me which doesn't always happen from my experience. I appreciate that very much. I only hope that the next step in the process happens soon. It seems like there may be a bit of a wait which will be unfortunate. Having sleep challenges can really mess up your world.
    Dec 01, 2023
    Dr. West is the most professional doctor I have ever met. She is caring respectful and supportive. She addresses each and every question one could ask. She has made my life so much better; her willingness find out what is wrong.
    Nov 29, 2023
    Leslie West is very capable bright as can be a good listener and she explains things well. I feel very comfortable in her Care.
    Nov 15, 2023
    This was one of the best medical consultations I've ever had. She took her time listened ask great questions and clearly was focused on me and my situation.
    Nov 12, 2023
    Listened to concerns. reviewed chart before visit. Highly professional
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr. West is wonderful. I'm so happy I found her!
    Oct 31, 2023
    She is amazing she is the best
    Jul 11, 2023
    This is probably one of the best interactions I've had with the health practitioner in the last year. She was phenomenal explaining what was happening giving honest assessments and showing empathy
    Jun 28, 2023
    Dr. West is amazing!!!
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr. Leslie West is the best Neurologist I have ever had.
    Jun 17, 2023
    Dr. West is an excellent doctor. Listened to all my concerns and gave me solutions. The best experience I have ever had.
    Jun 12, 2023
    I saw Dr West as a second opinion and the difference between the two neurologists was night and day. Dr West was outstanding at her job. Highly skilled efficient and excellent bedside manner. Her treatment of my condition helped me tremendously.
    Jun 09, 2023
    Dr. West couldn't have been more accommodating. Dr. West is the best!
    Jun 07, 2023
    She is fantastic!
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Leslie West is incredible. UCSF is extremely fortunate to have her on its Neurology/RBD team.
    May 28, 2023
    Dr. West spends time on getting to know my complex history listens to what other providers recommend collaborates across specialties and adopts a shared decision making approach with her patients. I am so happy that I switched my care from Stanford to UCSF and established long term care with her.
    May 19, 2023
    If there was better than very good Dr. Leslie West would be that.
    May 17, 2023
    The doctor I saw was a specialist but once she believed that my medical problem was not in her specialty she was eager to leave. She ordered a test but didn't believe it would show anything. Her advice was that I should go back to my primary care physician.
    May 06, 2023
    Dr. West is a Godsend! Finally I have hope for the RLS struggles I've had for years.
    May 05, 2023
    She is very thorough and super friendly. She really listens to me
    May 02, 2023
    Still trying to figure out what's going on with me so some of these questions make no sense
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr. West was excellent. She was well prepared and articulate.
    Mar 13, 2023
    The neurologist I met with was excellent. However since I am out if state she could not provide a treatment plan and referred me to my own neurologist for follow up. Had I known this I would not have extended my stay in California.
    Mar 13, 2023
    Dr. West was extremely professional yet easy to relate to and was forthcoming with information about my tests and issues. She did not rush through appointment and took time to answer all questions. I would highly recommend her to others.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr. West is awesome efficient respectful and caring. A rare gem in today's healthcare system.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Rare to have a physician listen as well and take in the information being offered rather than "processing the issue next patient" mindset. It truly felt a co-created diagnosis and action plan allowing me to be a partner in the process understanding from the inside.
    Feb 02, 2023
    Thank you Dr West.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Very much appreciated Dr. West for taking the time to greet me in the lobby and then to listen and consider my experiences around both the current symptoms and medical history.
    Jan 20, 2023
    She was the first neurologist that I saw that thoroughly explained everything going on & why she wanted to put me on certain medication & what my diagnosis is. She was very friendly & attentive most neurologists aren't friendly or take the time to explain plan of action.
    Jan 18, 2023
    Great job.
    Jan 13, 2023
    No new treatment given for interim pain management while the cause of symptoms being umder investigation.
    Jan 12, 2023
    Dr Leslie West is one of the best doctors I have ever met.
    Jan 06, 2023
    Dr West created a partnership' environment which is appreciated.
    Nov 11, 2022
    No words to say to describe how excellent she was amazing excelente exelent outstanding
    Nov 09, 2022
    I am so grateful to have Dr. West as a practitioner.
    Nov 06, 2022
    Dr. West is truly excellent.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Only take away here is the provider ordered labs for me to complete and didn't not let me know they would be fasting. I drove all the way to Walnut Creek and was not able to complete the test.
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr really listened. And asked pertinent questions- followed up with another Dr on a question I posed
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr. West provided excellent thorough and attentive service. She is an outstanding listener and communicator.
    Oct 04, 2022
    Dr. West was professional and very personable.
    Oct 02, 2022
    No problem w doctor
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. West was very attentive and listened to my concerns. She asked me many questions and also answered all my questions.Her manner was very professional and in no way was she ever condescending or dismissive of my concerns.
    Sep 15, 2022
    I was very pleased with Dr. Leslie West she made me feel very comfortable she listened to my concerns. I feel very good with her going forward
    Sep 09, 2022
    Dr West was attentive and talked through my health issues with me. She seemed actively engaged in my care and we have a plan for how to move forward.
    Sep 08, 2022
    Unbelievable. A visit that lasted approximately 2 hours. Unheard of these days. Thorough exam and informative