Riley Bove, MD

Neurologist

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 over 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 ability 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 the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She is an assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. She speaks French, Spanish and some Portuguese.

Clinics

Multiple Sclerosis Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2069
Fax: (415) 353-2633

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Riley Bove

Additional Languages

French
Portuguese
Spanish

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rankin K, Bove R. Caring for Women with Multiple Sclerosis Across the Lifespan. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2018 May 23; 18(7):36.
  2. Das G, Damotte V, Gelfand JM, Bevan C, Cree BAC, Do L, Green AJ, Hauser SL, Bove R. Rituximab before and during pregnancy: A systematic review, and a case series in MS and NMOSD. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018 May; 5(3):e453.
  3. Bove RM. Why monkeys do not get multiple sclerosis (spontaneously): An evolutionary approach. Evol Med Public Health. 2018; 2018(1):43-59.

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