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Vanja C. Douglas, M.D.

Neurohospitalist

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 assistant clinical professor in the neurohospitalist program. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

More about Vanja C. Douglas

Additional Languages

German
Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2004

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2008

Fellowships

UCSF, Neurohospitalist Medicine 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kamel H, Betjemann JP, Navi BB, Hegde M, Meisel K, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Diagnostic yield of electroencephalography in the medical and surgical intensive care unit. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Dec; 19(3):336-41.
  2. Betjemann JP, Nguyen I, Santos-Sanchez C, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Diagnostic yield of electroencephalography in a general inpatient population. Neurodiagn J. 2013 Sep; 53(3):207-16.
  3. Douglas VC, Hessler CS, Dhaliwal G, Betjemann JP, Fukuda KA, Alameddine LR, Lucatorto R, Johnston SC, Josephson SA. The AWOL tool: derivation and validation of a delirium prediction rule. J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep; 8(9):493-9.
  4. Rubenstein JL, Wong VS, Kadoch C, Gao HX, Barajas R, Chen L, Josephson SA, Scott B, Douglas V, Maiti M, Kaplan LD, Treseler PA, Cha S, Hwang JH, Cinque P, Cyster JG, Lowell C. CXCL13 plus interleukin 10 is highly specific for the diagnosis of CNS lymphoma. Blood. 2013 Jun 6; 121(23):4740-8.
  5. Betjemann JP, Nguyen I, Santos-Sanchez C, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Diagnostic yield of electroencephalography in a general inpatient population. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Apr; 88(4):326-31.
  6. Scott BJ, Douglas VC, Tihan T, Rubenstein JL, Josephson SA. A systematic approach to the diagnosis of suspected central nervous system lymphoma. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Mar 1; 70(3):311-9.
  7. Cassese T, Kaplan E, Douglas V, Dhaliwal G. Getting to the right question. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Sep; 28(9):1242-6.
  8. Douglas VC, Scott BJ, Berg G, Freeman WD, Josephson SA. Effect of a neurohospitalist service on outcomes at an academic medical center. Neurology. 2012 Sep 4; 79(10):988-94.
  9. Toossi S, Josephson SA, Hetts SW, Chin CT, Kralik S, Jun P, Douglas VC. Utility of MRI in spinal arteriovenous fistula. Neurology. 2012 Jul 3; 79(1):25-30.
  10. Douglas V. A message from the editor in chief. Neurohospitalist. 2012 Apr; 2(2):45.
  11. Hetts SW, Moftakhar P, English JD, Dowd CF, Higashida RT, Lawton MT, Douglas VC, Halbach VV. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas and intrathecal venous drainage: correlation between digital subtraction angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical findings. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 May; 16(5):433-40.
  12. Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Altered mental status. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2011 Oct; 17(5 Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital):967-83.
  13. Douglas VC, Neuhaus J, Johnson JK, Racine CA, Miller BL, Josephson SA. Dementia=(MC)2: a 4-item screening test for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011 Jul-Sep; 25(3):220-4.
  14. Douglas VC, Josephson SA. A proposed roadmap for inpatient neurology quality indicators. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Jan; 1(1):8-15.
  15. Douglas VC. A message from the editor in chief. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Jan; 1(1):4.
  16. Woolley J, Douglas VC, Cree BA. Neuromyelitis optica, psychiatric symptoms and primary polydipsia: a case report. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2010 Nov-Dec; 32(6):648.e5-8.
  17. Burnett MM, Hess CP, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Presentation of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome in patients on calcineurin inhibitors. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Dec; 112(10):886-91.
  18. Kim AS, Sidney S, Bernstein AL, Douglas VC, Johnston SC. Urgent neurology consultation from the ED for transient ischemic attack. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 29(6):601-8.
  19. Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Delirium. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2010 Apr; 16(2 Dementia):120-34.
  20. Josephson SA, Douglas VC, Lawton MT, English JD, Smith WS, Ko NU. Improvement in intensive care unit outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage after initiation of neurointensivist co-management. J Neurosurg. 2010 Mar; 112(3):626-30.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.