San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD - Division Chief

VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence

TBI/Polytrauma Support Clinic – A team of neurologists, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation therapists provides clinical care and community reintegration services for veterans with traumatic brain injuries. The team has an active research program investigating the neuroimaging correlates and behavioral effects of clinical cognitive rehabilitation. Clinical and research post-doctoral training  in neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology is offered by the VA Advanced Fellowship Program through the Office of Academic Affiliations. Contact Gary Yim, Program Assistant, at 415-750-2011 for additional information. 

Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC)

UCSF Neurology Faculty at the SFVAMC

Sergio Arroyo, MD, PhD
Liza Ashbrook, MD
Meredith Bock, MD
Cameron Dietiker, MD
Priyanka Chilakamarri, MD
Nicholas Galifianakis, MD
Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD, Division Chief
Nina Garga, MDDirector, Epilepsy Center of Excellence and Student Clerkship Director
Douglas Goodin, MD
Glenn Graham, MD, PhD
John Hixson, MD
Viktoriya Irodendko, MD, Director, ALS program
Haleh Karbasforoushan, PhD, MS
Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD
Anthony Mefford, MD
Stephen Massa, MD, PhD
Nikhilesh Natraj, PhD
Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, Chief of Staff, VA Health Care System 
Neel Singhal, MD, PhD
Tamara Stiep, MD
Raymond Swanson, MD
Adelyn Tu-Chan, DO
Jose Rafael Zuzuarregui, MDDirector, Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center​
Seokjoon Won, PhD
Midori Yenari, MDDirector, Stroke Program




Raymond Swanson, MD - (SwansonLab) Studying excitotoxicity and cell response to oxidative stress to identify new treatments for preventing cell death in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders.

Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD - (GangulyLab) Using systems neuroscience and neural engineering methods to understand the circuits underlying dexterous skilled motor behaviors in both the intact and the injured nervous system. 

Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD - (KayserLab) Using functional MRI, pharmacology, EEG, and other tools in order to define (and influence) the cognitive and neural correlates of decision making.

John Hixson, MD - Developing and evaluating digital and mobile solutions for improving clinical data capture and management of Veterans with epilepsy and other chronic health conditions.  Implementing proven epilepsy self-management programs in epilepsy patients, using peer-peer support and better health data information to maximize outcomes

Stephen Massa, MD, PhD - Investigation of neurotrophin receptor functions, and discovery and development of therapeutic applications of neurotrophin receptor-modulating agents for treatment of traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease and other neurologic conditions.