Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)
Claude Hemphill III, MD, MAS - Division Chief

The Neurology Service at ZSFG provides comprehensive emergency, inpatient, and outpatient neurological care for patients at ZSFG and the San Francisco Health Network. ZSFG serves as the safety-net public hospital for San Francisco and a major focus includes health equity and compassionate care to the underserved. As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in San Francisco and a Joint Commission-certified Stroke Center, ZSFG provides outstanding care for many critically ill and emergency patients. ZSFG is staffed exclusively by UCSF Neurology faculty and serves as a major training site for UCSF housestaff and medical students as well as clinical fellows in relevant programs. ZSFG-based Neurology faculty have active research programs in special areas of excellence at ZSFG including HIV Neurology and acute treatment of neurological emergencies.


  • New ZSFG hospital opened in 2015 with dedicated Neurointensive Care Unit
  • Strong housestaff participation in all aspects of the clinical service
  • Outpatient clinics in general neurology, epilepsy, MS, neuromuscular, and stroke
  • Neurohospitalist Program
  • “Mission Stroke” protocol emphasizes advanced triage and treatment
  • Excellent collaboration with clinical partners in Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Radiology, and Critical Care
  • Active in clinical trials
  • Special focus on health equity
  • Collaboration with UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center

ZSFG roof deck

Faculty at ZSFG

Edilberto Amorim, MD
Alexandra Brown, MD
Felicia Chow, MD
William Corn, MD
Elizabeth Cahill Hamid. MD 
Claude Hemphill III, MD, MAS
H E Hinson, MD
Douglas Pet, MD
Richard Price, MD
Nicole Rosendale, MD
Vineeta Singh, MD ​​​

Clinical Research Coordinators

Dominica Randazzo, Research Program Manager
Prajwal Prakash
Mateus Otero

Support Staff

Catharine Freyer - Division Administrator
Locus Yuen - Revenue Analyst
Liz Kong - Office Manager

Division Programs

BALANCE: Led by ZSFG physician-researchers Felicia Chow and Nicole Rosendale, BALANCE brings together leaders at UCSF and around the world to address neurologic health inequity in the Bay Area and around the world.