Scott Zamvil, PhD, MD


Dr. Scott Zamvil is a neurologist and immunologist who specializes in treating multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. His research focuses on developing novel treatments for these autoimmune diseases.

Zamvil earned his medical degree and a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Stanford University. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University and a residency in neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Before coming to UCSF, he was a neurologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Zamvil is a board member of the International Society of Neuroimmunology. He is also an advisor for America's Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Zamvil serves as deputy editor of the journal Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. He is a professor of neurology at UCSF.


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.

Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Stanford University School of Medicine 1988


Stanford University, Ph.D., Medical Microbiology 1986
Stanford University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine 1990
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Prod'homme T, Zamvil SS. The Evolving Mechanisms of Action of Glatiramer Acetate. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2018 Feb 12.
  2. Wang Q, He Z, Huang M, Liu T, Wang Y, Xu H, Duan H, Ma P, Zhang L, Zamvil SS, Hidalgo J, Zhang Z, O'Rourke DM, Dahmane N, Brem S, Mou Y, Gong Y, Fan Y. Vascular niche IL-6 induces alternative macrophage activation in glioblastoma through HIF-2a. Nat Commun. 2018 Feb 08; 9(1):559.
  3. Sabatino JJ, Zamvil SS, Hauser SL. B-Cell Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2018 Jan 22.

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