2019 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. As of 2018, for the 12th year in a row, UC San Francisco is the top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and UCSF School of Medicine held the top spot for a 7th year.

Best in the West

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for 2019-2020 has ranked UCSF Medical Center among the nation’s premier medical institutions, marking the 21st year that UCSF Health has been listed among the top 10 hospitals in the prestigious listings. UCSF’s neurology services are again 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.


222 faculty
84 postdoctoral fellows
42 clinical fellows (8 ACGME, 34 non-ACGME)
47 residents (39 adult neurology residents, 8 child neurology residents)
294 staff

Faculty Memberships in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 5
National Academy of Medicine: 10
National Academy of Sciences: 4
Nobel Laureates: 1

Worthy of Note

The UC San Francisco Department of Neurology has 135 Principal Investigators and nearly 75 clinical trials underway. We see over 60,000 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 Foundation Center of Excellence and the UCSF Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence.