2018 Facts & Figures

National Rankings

The current NIH rankings show that UCSF Neurology is ranked #1 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 UCSF School of Medicine is the top recipient of NIH funding for the 6th year in a row, and UCSF overall is number one among public medical institutions.

Best in the West

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for 2018-2019 has ranked UCSF Medical Center among the nation’s premier medical institutions for the 16th consecutive year. UCSF’s neurology services are ranked first among California hospitals that offer neurology & neurosurgery services, and third in the nation.

In 2018, UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.


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: 5
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.