2024 Facts & Figures

National Rankings

For 17 consecutive years, UC San Francisco has held the top spot among public institutions in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The current NIH rankings (2023, the most recent year for which figures are available) show that UCSF Neurology is ranked #1 nationally. We have been at or near the top spot for the past 11 years. 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. 

UCSF Neurology Ranked Among the Best 

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for 2023-24 has ranked UCSF Medical Center among the nation’s premier medical institutionsUCSF’s neurology & neurosurgery services are ranked second in the nation among hospitals that offer those services and #1 in the San Francisco Metro Area. This is the 27th year that UCSF has reached the highest echelons for neurology/neurosurgery.

In 2023, UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine placed in the top two nationally in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs are within the top 10.


279 faculty
104 non-faculty academics
92 postdoctoral fellows
55 fellows (9 ACGME fellows, 39 non-ACGME fellows, and 7 non-MD fellows)
54 residents (9 child neurology, 45 adult neurology)
434 staff

Faculty Memberships in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 5
National Academy of Medicine: 9
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, the UCSF Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence, and the UCSF Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence (HDSA COE).