Wade Smith, PhD, MD

Director of Neurovascular Services

Dr. Wade Smith, director of the UCSF Neurovascular Service, specializes in stroke prevention, the management of acute stroke, critical care medicine, cerebral blood-flow monitoring with transcranial Doppler techniques and the medical management of patients after stroke. As a neurointensivist trained in both critical care and neurology, he directs the UCSF Neurological Intensive Care Unit, a 16-bed ICU dedicated to the care and resuscitation of patients with neurological injury. Many of the patients he evaluates are referred for a second or third opinion, but he also sees patients on primary referral.

Smith earned a medical degree along with a doctorate in neurophysiology from the University of Washington. He completed a residency as well as a fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Clinics

Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-8897
Fax: (415) 353-8705

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vascular Laboratories at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor, Room M-830A
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1286
Fax: (415) 353-8706

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Title

Professor

More about Wade Smith

Education

University of Washington 1989

Residencies

UCSF, Neurology 1993

Fellowships

UCSF, Critical Care 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nogueira RG, Jadhav AP, Haussen DC, Bonafe A, Budzik RF, Bhuva P, Yavagal DR, Ribo M, Cognard C, Hanel RA, Sila CA, Hassan AE, Millan M, Levy EI, Mitchell P, Chen M, English JD, Shah QA, Silver FL, Pereira VM, Mehta BP, Baxter BW, Abraham MG, Cardona P, Veznedaroglu E, Hellinger FR, Feng L, Kirmani JF, Lopes DK, Jankowitz BT, Frankel MR, Costalat V, Vora NA, Yoo AJ, Malik AM, Furlan AJ, Rubiera M, Aghaebrahim A, Olivot JM, Tekle WG, Shields R, Graves T, Lewis RJ, Smith WS, Liebeskind DS, Saver JL, Jovin TG. Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke with a Mismatch between Deficit and Infarct. N Engl J Med. 2018 01 04; 378(1):11-21.
  2. Winningham MJ, Haussen DC, Nogueira RG, Liebeskind DS, Smith WS, Lutsep HL, Jovin TG, Xiang B, Nahab F. Periprocedural heparin use in acute ischemic stroke endovascular therapy: the TREVO 2 trial. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Oct 31.
  3. Caganap SD, Smith WS. Endovascular Stroke Therapy. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2017 Nov; 43(8):893-901.

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