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Mark Terrelonge Jr.


Patient advocate, philosopher, educator and creator

About me

Dr. Mark Terrelonge Jr. is a neurologist who cares for patients with nerve and muscle disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); inflammatory nerve diseases, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; genetic muscle and nerve disorders; and disorders of the neuromuscular junction, such as myasthenia gravis.

At the UCSF School of Medicine, Terrelonge serves as an assistant director for the residency program in neurology and as a lecturer on weakness related to neuromuscular disorders. Other endeavors include developing satellite clinics for people with ALS or other neuromuscular conditions who live in rural areas of Northern California and Hawaii. He is also designing a blueprint for establishing multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the United States and abroad using telehealth to make subspeciality neurological services available to more people. At Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, he is launching a specialty clinic to provide underserved patients in the area with neurological care.

After earning a bachelor's degree in neurobiology at Harvard University, Terrelonge earned a master of public health degree at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at UCSF, serving as chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at UCSF. During his training at UCSF, he received the Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a John A. Watson Faculty Scholar at UCSF.

  • Education

    Stanford Medicine, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2019

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuromuscular Medicine, 2020

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Every patient has a story, and that story deserves to be heard.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    198 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 28, 2023
    Kind friendly courteous and calm
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Terrelonge's kind treatment and support help a lot to regain some of my essential muscle strengths.
    Oct 03, 2023
    I felt genuine care for my healing. That he was incredibly knowledgeable and kind.
    Oct 03, 2023
    Doctor was very thorough and knowledgeable.
    Sep 25, 2023
    Dr Terrelonge is a brilliant compassionate and very sensitive clinician. Ucsf patients are so fortunate that he is working there.
    Sep 09, 2023
    Dr. Terrelonge is very adept at reading non verbal cues to come across with both sympathy and authority so I always feel confident that he heard me and is taking steps to improve my situation.
    Aug 22, 2023
    Dr Terrelonge was very knowledgeable like able intelligent informative and seemed caring.
    Jul 20, 2023
    I was nauseous and so ill dr had to constantly stop to allow me to be taken to toilet or to vomit yet she was So KIND CARING helping me through it all. PLEASE THANK HER FOR ME!!!
    Jun 11, 2023
    Had a quick conversation with Dr. Terrelonge after he called me with an appointment question. He is wonderful and I feel so lucky to have him as my physician.
    Jun 07, 2023
    I feel my provider is extremely competent and also a very nice person
    May 18, 2023
    Brilliant clinical skills knowledge and judgment delivered with kindness and thorough explanation
    May 15, 2023
    Dr. Terrelonge was exceptionally thorough respectful engaged and a great teacher. My husband and I were very impressed with him.
    Apr 30, 2023
    Doctor Terrelonge is absolutely wonderful: He is supportive attentive caring so knowledgeable and very informative.
    Apr 23, 2023
    He is very busy and this comes across. I do not feel the reason for my appointment was believed.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr Terrelonge is absolutely wonderful. He listened he showed concern and care about helping find a complicated diagnosis.
    Apr 19, 2023
    He was very thorough
    Apr 13, 2023
    Very easy to speak to and takes the time to listen to concerns/questions.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Awesome doctor! Was very satisfied with his approach and investigations done empathy shown clarity obtained during conversations. Trust him.
    Apr 01, 2023
    Very smart compassionate thorough documentation and follow-up
    Mar 30, 2023
    Was impressed by Dr. Terrelonge's seriousness and focus in his assessment of my condition.I understood that he is working on a diagnosis and care.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr Terrelonge is very competent and compassionate and one of the best doctors I've ever had - I feel very lucky to be in his care.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Terrelonge is awesome and a great physician who genuinely cares about his patients.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Excellent listener sensitive to my needs offering pros and cons about treatments making decisions and providing follow up notes that were comprehensive and accurately described our interaction -- all much appreciated!
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr Terrelonge explains details very clearly takes the time to think about and answer my questions thoroughly. I'm also very clear on what I need to do between visits. He is also excellent at communicating through My Chart.
    Dec 11, 2022
    We love Dr. Terrelonge
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr. Terrelonge is a pleasure to work with - he listens and expands on information he gives me when I need it. I highly recommend him!
    Oct 05, 2022
    Dr. Terrelonge went out of his way to make things convenient for us since we had driven a long ways. He was very personable and caring. Immediately felt at ease and comfortable. Overall very happy with my experience.
    Sep 11, 2022
    My doctor is very well informed and shares information in ways that facilitate growth on my part in understanding how to best cope with my disease
    Sep 03, 2022
    Dr Terrelonge is always very friendly and is on top of my issues as well as any treatments I have received from other providers it's always a pleasure to meet with him
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr. Mark Terrelonge was so thoughtful and thorough. He spent quality time with me explaining test results and possible treatment options and further tests.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Was very informative and listened to what I had to say.
    Jul 12, 2022
    The care provider made me feel like I was a human being that mattered.
    Jun 10, 2022
    Dr. T was very thorough and listened to my concerns.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Dr Terrelonge is a very experienced ALS doctor and he is very thorough yet kind and caring.
    May 30, 2022
    Still I'll prefer seeing my provider in person so he can do a physical exam.
    Apr 21, 2022
    Dr. Terrelonge is very considerate and tries to obtain all the InformationAs to my condition.
    Apr 19, 2022
    Dr Terrelonge is always very personable and is informed on my treatments from other providers
    Apr 12, 2022
    Brilliant compassionate doctor