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Facts & Figures

National Rankings

The current NIH rankings show that UCSF Neurology is number one nationally among departments of neurology at US medical schools. This ranking does not take into account the NIH support to our faculty at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease or the Gallo Center.

According to US World and News Report's Best Hospitals list for 2014-15, UCSF Medical Center is ranked for neurology and neurosurgery as #1 in the San Francisco metro area, #1 in the state, and #5 nationally. In pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital achieved a “superior” rating for following best practices, using advanced technology, nursing intensity and use of infection-preventing measures. UCSF Medical Center scored high overall in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

Our School of Medicine is ranked 4th in the nation for research schools and for primary care education.


170 faculty
91 postdoctoral fellows
27 clinical fellows
34 residents in adult neurology
5 residents in child neurology
203 staff

NIH Grants

NIH dollars: $70,000.000.00+
NIH grants: 83, including:

K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards: 2
K02 Independent Scientist Awards (for newly independent scientists): 1
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards: 1
K12 Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award 1
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards: 5
K24 Mid-Career Mentoring Award for Patient-Oriented Research: 1
KL2 Clinical & Translational Science Institute Award: 1
K99 Pathway to Independence Award: 1

Faculty Memberships in Scientific Societies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 6
Institute of Medicine: 8
National Academy of Sciences: 3
American Neurological Association: 51
American Academy of Neurology: 97

Worth Noting

The UC San Francisco Department of Neurology has 135 Principal Investigators and 74 clinical trials underway at this time. We see over 28,000 patients in clinic each year. Four of our subspecialty clinics have been designated Centers of Excellence: 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 Disease Foundation Center of Excellence and the UCSF Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence.