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Manu Hegde


Neurologist and epilepsy specialist

Dr. Manu Hegde is a neurologist and epilepsy specialist who cares for adults who have seizures. He treats seizure disorders using the full spectrum of medications and is skilled at using cutting-edge imaging and neurophysiological tools that measure nervous system responses.

Hegde is experienced at guiding patients who are interested in pursuing surgery for epilepsy, including looking at the option of implantable neurostimulation devices. Committed to helping patients improve their quality of life, he takes a holistic approach that aims to do more than just control seizures.

Hegde's research focuses on finding epilepsy biomarkers, factors that might predict the effectiveness of treatment before patients actually have a seizure. He is a principal investigator for the Human Epilepsy Project, a large multicenter observational study of people with epilepsy. His other research interests include the links between epilepsy and autoimmune disease, improving mental health care for people with seizures and improving patient safety.

Hegde earned his medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. He completed a residency in neurology at UCSF, serving as a chief neurology resident for Moffitt Hospital in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at UCSF before joining the faculty. He is a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Education

    UC Davis School of Medicine, MD, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology , 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am grateful for the opportunity to accompany patients on their journey with epilepsy, and to help them chart a happier course.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    171 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr Manu is a wonderful doctor after years of misdiagnosis and disregard for my care by medical professionals He has given me some hope for my Seizures he has been friendly and has made me feel he does care ! He is a very good doctor !
    Oct 31, 2023
    I feel so blessed to be at UCSF and have the opportunity to work with someone of the caliber of Dr. Hegde given his expertise and reputation.
    Oct 20, 2023
    Extremely comfortable w/Dr. Manu Hegde explanations & suggestions. He was thorough & kind & caring.
    Oct 10, 2023
    Dr. Hegde is wonderful & I trust him.
    Sep 26, 2023
    Dr Hegde is the best!!
    Sep 15, 2023
    I am glad he is my doctor.
    Sep 04, 2023
    Excellent doctor
    Aug 31, 2023
    Very patient and attentive all the time during the appointment
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr. Hegde is outstanding in his support.
    Aug 24, 2023
    Aug 20, 2023
    I have been dealing with Epilepsy for almost 8 years. I have seen dozens of neurologists and doctors in that time. I spent 65 minutes talking Dr Hegde . I spent more time talking with him than all the other doctors over the years combined . I felt he cared I felt he was qualified in this area and I feel better knowing that Dr Hegde is going to be my doctor !! Thank You
    Aug 19, 2023
    Dr Hegde is a credit to UCSF
    Aug 09, 2023
    Dr. Hegde is an outstanding professional.
    Jul 27, 2023
    Dr. Hegde was excellent.
    Jun 21, 2023
    Dr Hedge is great!
    Jun 19, 2023
    Greatest doctor
    Jun 03, 2023
    Dr Hedge is great
    Jun 03, 2023
    As always Dr. Manu Hegde is an excellent physician. He's thoughtful compassionate smart objective supportive and so on. I've always received excellent care from him.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr. Hegde is encouraging caring and smart!
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr Hegde is EXCELLENT
    Apr 22, 2023
    Dr. Hegde is a very pleasant person to have for my doctor. I enjoy our appointments.
    Apr 04, 2023
    We are so ever grateful for Dr Manu Hegde to care for our son whom has epilepsy & Lennox Gaustro Syndrome. Since we have gone to Dr Hegde his seizures are under control.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Very thankful for all he has done and will do.
    Jan 26, 2023
    The doctor was patient compassionate and showed empathy.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Excellent provider
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr Hegde is emphatic kind respectful to my needs. He truly is a Dr worth bragging to friends about.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr. Hegde is a very friendly guy he's very understanding and gives good advice. I felt that I had someone on my side while experiencing some of the toughest things I've ever had to go through before. He is very professional and would definitely be my top recommendation.
    Nov 19, 2022
    Dr Hegde is amazing with his knowledge ability to relay the knowledge and his encouragement. We absolutely appreciate him.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Five star Dr. Hegde Is the best.
    Sep 23, 2022
    I have always had a very pleasant experience with the care that my provider has given.
    Sep 11, 2022
    This physician was completely amazing. Honestly I have never experienced this degree of professionalism expertise and overall care before. Excellent in every way
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr. Hegde listens attentively is always respectful offers thoughtful explanations answers all of my questions does not seem rushed and engages me in care decisions. He is an excellent practitioner and deserves recognition for the quality care he provides.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Excellent experience
    Jun 04, 2022
    Dr. Hegde is terrific always responsive and supportive and addresses MyChart questions too
    May 29, 2022
    Apr 27, 2022
    I truly enjoy these appointments.
    Apr 21, 2022
    The Best Doctor so far and I believe that he is going to help me.
    Apr 09, 2022
    Dr. Hegde is an excellent clinician. He is kind compassionate and always works to provide the best treatment.
    Apr 09, 2022
    I really appreciate how my provider wanted to schedule an appointment in the near future to keep track of changes in my medicine doses/weening and dropping off of medicines.
    Apr 09, 2022
    Excellent care for Jacob and his parents. Dr. Hegde seems to understand the toll care taking for a family member with seizures takes on the family.
    Mar 24, 2022
    Dr Manu Hegde is the greatest we appreciate him so much. Always so informative in the care of our son.
    Feb 14, 2022
    We love Dr. Hegde !!