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Paul A. Garcia


Director of Clinical Epilepsy Services
Seizure doctor, gardener and beekeeper

Dr. Paul Garcia is a nationally recognized neurologist in the treatment of epilepsy and director of Clinical Epilepsy Services at UCSF Medical Center. His expertise covers a wide range of conditions and therapies, with a particular interest in treating epilepsy patients after surgery, advances in diagnosis and treatment of frontal lobe epilepsy and epilepsy in patients with brain tumors. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society and on the board of directors of the Western EEG Society.

Garcia earned an undergraduate degree with high honors at the University of California, Davis in physiology and a medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed residency and subspecialty training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He joined the staff of UCSF Medical Center in 1991 and is a professor of neurology. Garcia has served as an ad hoc reviewer for several professional publications, including the Annals of Neurology and the Journal of Neurology, and has published numerous research articles.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1987

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Medicine, 1988

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neurology, 1991

    UCSF, Epilepsy, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title


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

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