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Dr. Riley Bove is a neurologist who provides comprehensive care for patients with multiple sclerosis, including women who are pregnant or going through menopause.

Bove's research is dedicated to finding new ways to promote neurological recovery in people with MS, including through emerging technologies and hormonal modulation. She has written more than 25 articles on the role that hormones, such as estrogens and testosterone, play in regulating the course of MS and other neurological disorders. She has also written and lectured on the importance of comprehensively targeting the health needs of men with MS.

Bove also studies how technologies such as telemedicine can improve the abilities of people with MS to obtain medical care, regain function and participate in research.

Bove received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She then completed a residency in the joint neurology program of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals, followed by a clinical research fellowship at the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center. Bove also earned a master's degree through Harvard Medical School's clinical investigation program.

After graduating from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in anthropology, Bove took several years to travel the world on a Fulbright grant, learning from patients and families through ethnographic study and film work.

Bove is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She speaks French, Spanish and some Portuguese.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, 2007

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurology , 2011

  • Fellowships

    Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital , Clinical Research , 2015

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages




I am committed to improving the lives of patients with neurological conditions in California and abroad.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    64 Ratings
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    Nov 15, 2023
    Love Dr. Bove. I am so grateful to and for her.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr. Bove was head and shoulders above my former Neurologist experience at UCSF. She actually listened took In the whole picture and provided solutions that fit my needs and lifestyle. Intelligent and caring. I would definitely recommend her to anyone with MS.
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Bove is attentive listens to my concerns and spends an appropriate amount of time talking with me.
    Aug 31, 2023
    I am incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Bove on my team.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr. Bove is very caring compassionate and knowable. I am very thankful that she is my doctor.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Bove has been exceptional
    Mar 28, 2023
    Dr. Bove takes her time listening to my concerns and tries to remedy any issues I may have.
    Feb 19, 2023
    I am incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Bove for my care.
    Jan 30, 2023
    I feel like I'm doctoring myself at times. I'm the one asking my doctor about follow up labs and MRIs. Late to the scheduled appointment multiple times. No physical assessment done. She mentioned a rare brain infection that she wanted to test me for left me wondering why I'd never been tested for this before. In the AVS it mentioned to follow up with a skin check however that was never discussed in our appointment. Dr. Bove mentioned "I'll keep the appointment brief coded as 10 minute appointment." All I could think was I paid my copay and it's the same price regardless of the time spent at my appointment.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Bove is the best!
    Nov 08, 2022
    Dr. Bove has made all the time in the world for me. She has responded to my emails within 24 hours she answers _all_ of my questions even if they seem silly to me. Every time I speak with her the main focus of our conversation is me and how I'm doing with my diagnosis. The amount of care and consideration she gives me is mind boggling - I honestly do not know how she does it especially considering I know she has other patients she's looking after. If we could clone her - the world would be a better place. I know my world is substantially better with her in it.
    Jul 22, 2022
    I feel at time that I'm treating myself rather than the doctor treating me. I'm frustrated the appointment was 30 minutes behind the schedule my CD of MRI images were lost and that the doctor had very little to ask about or educate me on during my appointment.
    Jul 14, 2022
    It has been almost 3.5 months since I've had my Tysbari infusion! I've given CLEAR instruction what needed to be done for new insurance and NOTHING has been done!
    Feb 08, 2022
    I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Bove as a provider.
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    VIRtual Versus UsuAL In-office Care for Multiple Sclerosis (VIRTUAL-MS)

    The primary outcome will be disability worsening in one of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite components at 24 months. Worsening is defined as 20% worsening in Timed 25 foot walking speed (T25FW), 20% worsening in the 9 h...


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    Emgality for Migraine in Breastmilk

    Levels of galcanezumab (μg/mL) in the breastmilk of women at the selected timepoints before and after each treatment (24H pre, 24H post, 7D post, 28D post). For the third treatment, only 7D post will be collected. This outcome wil...


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    Multiple Sclerosis Falls Insight Track

    This will be measured by calculating the percentage of patients who use the tool during the initial month of the study, and by the percentage of patient-clinical dyads who use the tool during the clinical visit


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    A Closed Loop, Doctor to Patient, Mobile Application for Depression in People With Multiple Scl...

    Clinician screening of depression as documented in the electronic health record (EHR)


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    Bazedoxifene Acetate as a Remyelinating Agent in Multiple Sclerosis

    The primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy of BZA relative to placebo for reducing P100 latencies on full field transient pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (VEPs). In response to a visual stimulus, cortically genera...