Recent Honors & Awards


Two of our Neurology faculty were recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM): Lennart Mucke, MD, and Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA. Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Read more here.

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD was recently named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2021 by the San Francisco Business Times. 

E. Alexandra Brown, MD has been admitted to The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. Earlier in 2021 she won the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Patient Advocate of the Year Award given by the AAN in recognition of her leadership and advocacy for the patient community.

Cameron Dietiker, MD, Kendall Nash, MD, and Jeffrey Ralph, MD have received the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award given by UCSF’s Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators in recognition of their skill and dedication to teaching.

Jeff Gelfand, MD won the 2021 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award given by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in recognition of his outstanding work and leadership in education.

Ying-Hui Fu, PhD and Louis Ptacek, MD, PhD have won the 2021 Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Prize.



Britta Lindquist, MD, PhD, a neurology resident, has received the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society for her abstract, “Electrobehavioral phenotype and pharmacosensitivity of GAT-1 deficient mice.”


The Staff Appreciation and Recognition Plan (the “STAR Program”) winners for FY21 include the Achievement Awards and the SPOT Awards.

Here are the winners of the Achievement Awards from the Department of Neurology:

Sarah Corr
Thai Hien Ho
Christina Liu
Dominica Randazzo
Ashley Robelo
Iris Solorzano 

Here are Neurology’s SPOT Award winners:

Rudy Asuncion
Andrew Barnecut
Jennifer Cantero
Sarah Corr
Ryan Fitch
Arturo Garcia
Carey Herman
Tim Huynh
Helena Khim
Jennifer Lau
Karen Louie
Collin Molberg
Stacey Morris
Caroline Prioleau
Dominica Randazzo
Leila Sharifi
Xiuying Tan
Jeanie Tran
Sonia Tsoi
Jon-Eric Vanleeuwen
Edward Wahyu
Shannon Warto
Jenna Weight
Antonella Zaratan