Dr. Mike Erkkinen is a neurologist who cares for adults experiencing cognitive and behavioral symptoms, often as a result of neurogenerative diseases or the aging process. He is particularly interested in how his patients' symptoms, including those involving speech or creative expression, relate to alterations in nervous system function.

Erkkinen earned his medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed a residency in neurology through a Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed a fellowship in cognitive and behavioral neurology at UCSF.

Erkkinen believes that all of life's cherished experiences are filtered, colored, shaped and possibly even created by precisely choreographed electrochemical workings of the brain. He feels honored to care for patients who have experienced having the most deeply held part of themselves touched by neurologic illness.

  • Education

    Geisel School of Medicine, MD, 2012

  • Residencies

    Harvard Medical School, Neurology, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

It is an honor to work with individuals and their loved ones to understand, protect and strengthen their unique neural-psychological well-being.

Clinics I work with

Memory and Aging Center

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

1651 Fourth St., Suite 212
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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