Vanja Douglas, MD


Dr. Vanja Douglas is a neurohospitalist who specializes in managing the care of patients with neurological diseases while in the hospital. His expertise includes stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, seizures, meningitis and delirium as well as less common conditions such as acute transverse myelitis, refractory status epilepticus, infectious encephalitis and autoimmune encephalitis.

Douglas earned a medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology, serving as chief resident, at UCSF. He also completed a neurohospitalist fellowship at UCSF. In July 2009, Douglas joined the UCSF faculty as an associate clinical professor in the neurohospitalist program. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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UCSF School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center 2008


UCSF, Neurohospitalist Medicine 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wilson MR, O'Donovan BD, Gelfand JM, Sample HA, Chow FC, Betjemann JP, Shah MP, Richie MB, Gorman MP, Hajj-Ali RA, Calabrese LH, Zorn KC, Chow ED, Greenlee JE, Blum JH, Green G, Khan LM, Banerji D, Langelier C, Bryson-Cahn C, Harrington W, Lingappa JR, Shanbhag NM, Green AJ, Brew BJ, Soldatos A, Strnad L, Doernberg SB, Jay CA, Douglas V, Josephson SA, DeRisi JL. Chronic Meningitis Investigated via Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Apr 16.
  2. Wheat J, Myint T, Guo Y, Kemmer P, Hage C, Terry C, Azar MM, Riddell J, Ender P, Chen S, Shehab K, Cleveland K, Esguerra E, Johnson J, Wright P, Douglas V, Vergidis P, Ooi W, Baddley J, Bamberger D, Khairy R, Vikram HR, Jenny-Avital E, Sivasubramanian G, Bowlware K, Pahud B, Sarria J, Tsai T, Assi M, Mocherla S, Prakash V, Allen D, Passaretti C, Huprikar S, Anderson A. Central nervous system histoplasmosis: Multicenter retrospective study on clinical features, diagnostic approach and outcome of treatment. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 03; 97(13):e0245.
  3. Brown EG, Josephson SA, Anderson N, Reid M, Lee M, Douglas VC. Evaluation of a multicomponent pathway to address inpatient delirium on a neurosciences ward. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 02 12; 18(1):106.

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