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Facts & Figures

National Rankings

The current NIH rankings show that UCSF Neurology is second nationally among departments of neurology at US medical schools. We have been at or near the top for over a decade. This ranking does not take into account the NIH support to our faculty at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease.

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for 2016-2017 has ranked UCSF Medical Center among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 15th consecutive year. UCSF’s neurology services are ranked first among California hospitals that offer neurology & neurosurgery services, and 5th in the nation. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital received excellent ratings and is the best in the Bay Area for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.

Our School of Medicine is ranked 3rd in the nation for research schools and for primary care education.


186 faculty
67 postdoctoral fellows
37 clinical fellows
39 residents in adult neurology
7 residents in child neurology
268 staff

NIH Grants

NIH dollars: $48,698,495+
NIH grants: 92 including:

K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards: 2
K02 Independent Scientist Awards (for newly independent scientists): 1
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards: 4
K12 Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award 1
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards: 5
K24 Mid-Career Mentoring Award for Patient-Oriented Research: 4
K99 Pathway to Independence Award: 1

Faculty Memberships in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 6
National Academy of Medicine: 9
National Academy of Sciences: 4
American Neurological Association: 57
American Academy of Neurology: 108

Worth Noting

The UC San Francisco Department of Neurology has 135 Principal Investigators and 74 clinical trials underway at this time. We see over 28,000 patients in clinic each year. Four of our subspecialty clinics have been designated Centers of Excellence: The UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, the San Francisco VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, the UCSF Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Center of Excellence and the UCSF Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence.