Wade Smith

MD PhD

Director of Neurovascular Services
Band member of Bubba's Taxi – on saxophone, guitar and vocals

About me

Dr. Wade Smith, director of the UCSF Neurovascular Service, specializes in stroke prevention, management of acute stroke, critical care medicine and medical management after stroke. He has expertise in transcranial Doppler techniques for cerebral blood-flow monitoring. As a neurointensivist – a specialist in both critical care and neurology – he directs UCSF's 16-bed neurological intensive care unit, dedicated to patients with neurological injuries. He evaluates many patients who have been referred for a second or third opinion, though he also evaluates patients who are seeing a neurologist for the first time.

Smith earned both his medical degree and a doctorate in neurophysiology from the University of Washington. He completed a residency as well as a fellowship in critical care medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Washington, 1989

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 1993

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Critical Care, 1994

  • Academic Title

    Professor

I want to ensure that anyone having a stroke in our country can get rapid access to the best care possible, as patients do at UCSF.

Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Vascular Laboratory at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor, Suite 501
San Francisco, CA 94143

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