Victor Valcour, MD


Dr. Victor Valcour is an internist and geriatrician at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF, where he cares for seniors with memory disorders.

Valcour earned a medical degree at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo., a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and a neurobehavioral fellowship at UCSF. He worked as an associate professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii, Manoa before joining UCSF.

He is a professor of neurology at UCSF.


Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

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

Board Certification

Geriatric Medicine

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University of Vermont School of Medicine 1994


Exempla St Joseph Hospital of Denver 1997


University of Hawaii 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Milanini B, Valcour V. Differentiating HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders From Alzheimer's Disease: an Emerging Issue in Geriatric NeuroHIV. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2017 Aug 05.
  2. Clifford KM, Samboju V, Cobigo Y, Milanini B, Marx GA, Hellmuth JM, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Allen IE, Valcour VG. Progressive Brain Atrophy Despite Persistent Viral Suppression in HIV Over Age 60. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jun 22.
  3. Hellmuth J, Colby D, Valcour V, Suttichom D, Spudich S, Ananworanich J, Prueksakaew P, Sailasuta N, Allen I, Jagodzinski LL, Slike B, Ochi D, Paul R. Depression and Anxiety are Common in Acute HIV Infection and Associate with Plasma Immune Activation. AIDS Behav. 2017 May 08.
  4. Kessing CF, Spudich S, Valcour V, Cartwright P, Chalermchai T, Fletcher JL, Takata H, Nichols C, Josey BJ, Slike B, Krebs SJ, Sailsuta N, Lerdlum S, Jagodzinski L, Tipsuk S, Suttichom D, Rattanamanee S, Zetterberg H, Hellmuth J, Phanuphak N, Robb ML, Michael NL, Ananworanich J, Trautmann L. High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens Are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 May 01; 75(1):108-117.
  5. Agsalda-Garcia MA, Sithinamsuwan P, Valcour VG, Chalermchai T, Tipsuk S, Kuroda J, Nakamura C, Ananworanich J, Zhang G, Schuetz A, Slike BM, Shiramizu B. Brief Report: CD14+ Enriched Peripheral Cells Secrete Cytokines Unique to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Apr 01; 74(4):454-458.
  6. Vance DE, Rubin LH, Valcour V, Waldrop-Valverde D, Maki PM. Erratum to: Aging and Neurocognitive Functioning in HIV-Infected Women: a Review of the Literature Involving the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2017 Feb; 14(1):38.
  7. Milanini B, Catella S, Perkovich B, Esmaeili-Firidouni P, Wendelken L, Paul R, Greene M, Ketelle R, Valcour V. Psychiatric symptom burden in older people living with HIV with and without cognitive impairment: the UCSF HIV over 60 cohort study. AIDS Care. 2017 Sep; 29(9):1178-1185.
  8. Watson C, Busovaca E, Foley JM, Allen IE, Schwarz CG, Jahanshad N, Nir TM, Esmaeili-Firidouni P, Milanini B, Rosen H, Carmichael OT, Thompson PM, Valcour VG. White matter hyperintensities correlate to cognition and fiber tract integrity in older adults with HIV. J Neurovirol. 2017 Jun; 23(3):422-429.
  9. Peluso MJ, Valcour V, Phanuphak N, Ananworanich J, Fletcher JL, Chalermchai T, Krebs SJ, Robb ML, Hellmuth J, GisslÚn M, Zetterberg H, Spudich S. Immediate initiation of cART is associated with lower levels of cerebrospinal fluid YKL-40, a marker of microglial activation, in HIV-1 infection. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14; 31(2):247-252.
  10. Wendelken LA, Jahanshad N, Rosen HJ, Busovaca E, Allen I, Coppola G, Adams C, Rankin KP, Milanini B, Clifford K, Wojta K, Nir TM, Gutman BA, Thompson PM, Valcour V. ApoE e4 Is Associated With Cognition, Brain Integrity, and Atrophy in HIV Over Age 60. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 01; 73(4):426-432.
  11. Vance DE, Rubin LH, Valcour V, Waldrop-Valverde D, Maki PM. Aging and Neurocognitive Functioning in HIV-Infected Women: a Review of the Literature Involving the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2016 Dec; 13(6):399-411.
  12. Kamtchum-Tatuene J, Wan Sulaiman WA, Lekoubou A, Hellmuth J, Valcour V, Spudich S. Neurologic signs and symptoms frequently manifest in acute HIV infection. Neurology. 2016 Nov 29; 87(22):2386.
  13. Imp BM, Rubin LH, Tien PC, Plankey MW, Golub ET, French AL, Valcour VG. Monocyte Activation Is Associated With Worse Cognitive Performance in HIV-Infected Women With Virologic Suppression. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 01; 215(1):114-121.
  14. Sereti I, Krebs SJ, Phanuphak N, Fletcher JL, Slike B, Pinyakorn S, O'Connell RJ, Rupert A, Chomont N, Valcour V, Kim JH, Robb ML, Michael NL, Douek DC, Ananworanich J, Utay NS. Persistent, Albeit Reduced, Chronic Inflammation in Persons Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Acute HIV Infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 15; 64(2):124-131.
  15. Corley MJ, Dye C, D'Antoni ML, Byron MM, Yo KL, Lum-Jones A, Nakamoto B, Valcour V, SahBandar I, Shikuma CM, Ndhlovu LC, Maunakea AK. Comparative DNA Methylation Profiling Reveals an Immunoepigenetic Signature of HIV-related Cognitive Impairment. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 15; 6:33310.
  16. Zhang Y, Kwon D, Esmaeili-Firidouni P, Pfefferbaum A, Sullivan EV, Javitz H, Valcour V, Pohl KM. Extracting patterns of morphometry distinguishing HIV associated neurodegeneration from mild cognitive impairment via group cardinality constrained classification. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Dec; 37(12):4523-4538.
  17. Chan P, Hellmuth J, Spudich S, Valcour V. Cognitive Impairment and Persistent CNS Injury in Treated HIV. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2016 Aug; 13(4):209-17.
  18. Muir R, Metcalf T, Tardif V, Takata H, Phanuphak N, Kroon E, Colby DJ, Trichavaroj R, Valcour V, Robb ML, Michael NL, Ananworanich J, Trautmann L, Haddad EK. Altered Memory Circulating T Follicular Helper-B Cell Interaction in Early Acute HIV Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Jul; 12(7):e1005777.
  19. Valcour VG, Rubin LH, Obasi MU, Maki PM, Peters MG, Levin S, Crystal HA, Young MA, Mack WJ, Cohen MH, Pierce CB, Adimora AA, Tien PC. Liver Fibrosis Linked to Cognitive Performance in HIV and Hepatitis C. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jul 01; 72(3):266-73.
  20. Krebs SJ, Slike BM, Sithinamsuwan P, Allen IE, Chalermchai T, Tipsuk S, Phanuphak N, Jagodzinski L, Kim JH, Ananworanich J, Marovich MA, Valcour VG. Sex differences in soluble markers vary before and after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy in chronically HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2016 Jun 19; 30(10):1533-42.

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