2017 Facts & Figures

National Rankings 

The current NIH rankings show that UCSF Neurology has been ranked at or near the top nationally among departments of neurology at US medical schools 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.

The UCSF School of Medicine also received Top 10 rankings in six of seven specialty areas ranked by U.S. News, including internal medicine, in which UCSF was ranked No. 1. UCSF’s medical school ranks as the top public institution for research training and the only medical school in the nation, public or private, ranked in the top five in both biomedical research and primary care education.


202 faculty
68 postdoctoral fellows
39 clinical fellows
47 residents (39 adult neurology residents, 8 child neurology residents)
297 staff

Faculty Memberships in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 6
National Academy of Medicine: 11
National Academy of Sciences: 4
American Neurological Association: 57
American Academy of Neurology: 130

Worthy of Note

The UC San Francisco Department of Neurology has 135 Principal Investigators and nearly 75 clinical trials underway. We see over 30,000 patients annually. Multiple subspecialty clinics have been designated Centers of Excellence including: 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.