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Carolyn Bevan, MD
Elizabeth Crabtree, MD
Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MCR
Jessica Figlietti, LVN
Jeffrey Gelfand, MD
Douglas Goodin, MD
Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD
Ari Green, MD, MCR
Stephen Hauser, MD
Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD
Amy Schwartzburg RN, CNP
Christian von Büdingen, MD
Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
Michael Wilson, MD
Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD

Carolyn Bevan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Carolyn Bevan, MD is a clinical research fellow in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. Dr. Bevan completed her undergraduate training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2002, then went on to complete an MS in Regulatory Science at the same university in 2004. She completed her MD at Dartmouth Medical School. She then went on to complete a medical internship at New York University followed by a neurology residency at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia Medical Center in 2012.

Currently, she is pursuing subspecialty training in Multiple Sclerosis at the UCSF MS Center. She divides her time between patient care, clinical research and academic activities.

Education
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, BA, 2002
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, MS, 2004
Dartmouth Medical School, MD, 2009

Residencies

The Neurological Institute of New York/Columbia Medical Center, 2013

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Elizabeth Crabtree-HartmanElizabeth Crabtree, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Patient Education and Support Director
(Full UCSF Profile)

Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman, MD is an Associate Professor in Neurology and the Director of Patient Education and Support at the UCSF MS Center. She received her MD from Tulane University and served as chief resident in neurology at UCLA. Her first fellowship was in neurobehavior, and later served as the National MS Society Hampstead Rhodes Clinical Fellow at UCSF. Since joining the faculty at UCSF in 2006, she has been awarded the faculty development award and has completed the Teaching Scholars’ Program. She has focused her efforts on creating a blended curriculum for patient education and support including: a monthly support group, an educational podcast program, a webex program for new diagnosis orientation with the National MS Society, and a collaborative program with the Stanford MS Center that encourages learning and community building. She is a board member for the National MS Society and focuses her efforts on building a comprehensive care program for patients with MS.

Education
Reed College, BA, 1990
Tulane University School of Medicine, 1997

Residencies
University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

Fellowships
Tulane University School of Medicine, Neurobehavior, 2002
UCSF Medical Center, NMSS Hampstead Rhodes Clinical Fellow, 2006

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Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MCRBruce Cree, MD, PhD, MCR
Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Research Director
(Full UCSF Profile)

Bruce Cree, MD, PhD, MCR is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the UCSF. Dr. Cree received his Sc.B. in Neuroscience and A.B. in psychology in 1987 from Brown University. Dr. Cree completed his PhD in Biochemistry and his MD in 1997 at UCSF. His neurology residency training was completed at Columbia University in 2001. He returned to UCSF for his multiple sclerosis fellowship where he received a Masters in Clinical Research. He was a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Sylvia Lawry fellow and received a K-23 career development award from of the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Cree currently serves as the Clinical Research Director at the UCSF MS Center. He divides his time between patient care, clinical research and teaching. His research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of multiple sclerosis, the immunology of neuromyelitis optica and developing novel therapies for multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica through clinical trials.

Education
Brown University, Providence, RI 1987
UCSF School of Medicine 1997

Residencies
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York 2001

Fellowships
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2004

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Jessica Figlietti
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Jeffrey M. Gelfand, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Gelfand received his undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He did his neurology residency at UCSF, where he served as a chief resident. He went on to do subspecialty fellowship training in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology at the UCSF MS Center. He received a Master's degree from UCSF for advanced training in clinical research. He is board-certified in neurology.

At the UCSF MS Center, Dr. Gelfand specializes in evaluating patients with a wide range of inflammatory neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, neurosarcoidosis, neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory or rheumatological diseases; transverse myelitis; optic neuritis; autoimmune encephalitis; and paraneoplastic syndromes. He also founded and directs the neuroimmunology/MS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Gelfand directs the UCSF MS Center Clinical Fellowship Training Program. In 2014 he received the Robert B. Layzer Award for Resident Teaching, awarded annually by the UCSF Neurology residents.

Dr. Gelfand was a recipient of a 2011 American Academy of Neurology / American Brain Foundation clinical research training fellowship. He is currently a UCSF CTSI KL2 Scholar. He is a two-time winner of the Newman Award (2009 and 2011) from the San Francisco Neurological Society for clinical research. Dr. Gelfand conducts clinical research focused on improving clinical care and treatment for people with MS, neurosarcoidosis and encephalitis.

Education
Princeton University, AB, 2001
Harvard Medical School, MD, 2006
University of California, San Francisco, MAS, 2013

Residencies
UCSF, Neurology, 2010

Fellowships
UCSF, MS/Neuroimmunology, 2010-2012

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Douglas GoodinDouglas Goodin, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center
(Full UCSF Profile)

Douglas Goodin, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. Dr. Goodin received his BS in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MS in Molecular Biology from Purdue University. Dr. Goodin completed his MD and medical internship at the University of California, Irvine. His neurology residency and fellowship training in clinical electrophysology were completed at UCSF. In 1982, following his residency, he joined the UCSF faculty.

Currently, he serves as the Director at the UCSF MS Center. He divides his time between patient care, clinical research and teaching. His principle research interests are focused both on the genetic and environmental aspects of MS epidemiology and on the development and assessment of novel MS therapies.

Education
University of Washington, Seattle, BS, 1970
Purdue University, MS, 1973
UC Irvine School of Medicine, MD, 1978

Residencies
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 1982

Fellowships
UCSF, Electrophysiology,1983

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Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Graves is a graduate of Rice University and earned her medical degree and doctorate in Biophysics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency in neurology as well as a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has additional fellowship training in multiple sclerosis from the UCSF adult and pediatric MS Centers. She is board certified in neurology.

Dr. Graves' clinical interests include adult and pediatric demyelinating disease and neuro-ophthalmic disorders, with specific interests in multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis.

Her research interests include modeling the interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors for developing demyelinating diseases and the effects of these risk factors on relapse rate and disability. She has been a recipient of awards from the National MS Society and the Foundation for the Consortium of MS Centers. At the University of Pennsylvania, she received the Arthur K. Asbury award for Clinical Excellence.

Education
Rice University, Houston, BA, 1996
University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School, Dallas, PhD, 2003
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, MD, 2006

Residencies
University of Pennsylvania, Neurology, 2010

Fellowships
University of Pennsylvania, Neuro-ophthalmology, 2011
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, MS, 2012

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Dr. Ari GreenAri Green, MD, MCR
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Clinic Medical Director
Neurodiagnostics Center Director
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Ari Green received his MD from Duke University during which time he spent 2 years as a Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow. He completed medical internship and Neurology residency followed by fellowship training in Neuroimmunology and Neuroophthalmology at UCSF before joining the faculty.

Dr. Green was awarded the first AAN/NMSS Early Career Award in 2005. He received an MCR from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and an NIH sponsored K award from the UCSF Clinical-Translational Science Institute in 2007. In 2008 he received an early career award from HHMI and was named a National MS Society Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar in 2012. He currently holds the title of Debbie and Andy Rachleff Distinguished Professor in Neurology

He currently divides his time between patient care, education, clinical administration, and laboratory and clinical research. He is an expert in the care and assessment of optic neuritis and visual dysfunction. His laboratory focuses on advanced imaging and electrophysiological measures of the visual system to help accelerate the development of treatments meant to prevent neurodegeneration. They are also engaged in early stage testing of promising new treatments for optic neuritis, MS and other diseases of the central nervous system.

Education:
Miami University, BS/BA, 1994
Duke University, MD, 2001
UCSF Medical Center, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MCR, 2007

Residency
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, Chief Resident, 2005

Fellowships
UCSF Medical Center, Neuroimmunology, 2007
UCSF Medical Center, Neuro-ophthalmology, 2007

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Stephen Hauser, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)


Stephen Hauser, MD. trained in internal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and in immunology at Harvard Medical School and the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France, and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School before moving to UCSF in 1992.
A neuroimmunologist, Dr. Hauser’s research has advanced our understanding of the genetic basis, immune mechanisms, and treatment of multiple sclerosis. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Past-President of the American Neurological Association, and is currently an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, and editor-in-chief of Annals of Neurology.

Dr. Hauser has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research. In April 2010 Dr. Hauser was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues charged with advising the President on issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology.

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
Harvard Medical School, MD, Magna Cum Laude, 1975

Residencies
New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1977
Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology, 1980

Fellowships
Harvard Medical School, Neuroimmunology, 1980-1983
Institute Pasteur in Paris, France, Immunogenetics, Moseley Fellow, 1983-1986

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Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Glenn W. Johnson, Jr. Endowed Chair, Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Neurology Department at UCSF. Dr. Pleasure received his BA degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and his MD and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. He completed his Neurology residency at UCSF in 1997 where he also served as Chief Resident. He pursued a research fellowship at UCSF funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and subsequently joined the faculty at UCSF in 2000.

He received K08 and K02 career development awards and his laboratory is funded by awards from NINDS, NIMH and NIDA. Dr. Pleasure’s work has also been funded by numerous private charities and foundations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Pleasure also has served as a standing member of grant review panels for the NIH and currently for the NMSS.

Dr. Pleasure currently divides his time between patient care, laboratory research and teaching. His research focuses on the development of the nervous system including a focus on the development of oligodendrocytes.

Education
University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1986
University of Pennsylvania, MD, PhD, 1993

Residency
UCSF, Department of Neurology, Chief Resident, 1997

Fellowship
UCSF, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2000

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Amy Schwartzburg RN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Amy Schwartzburg received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Masters of Science in Nursing at the M.G.H Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts.

She has been caring for people with multiple sclerosis since 2004. Her primary role at the UCSF MS Center is to see patients for urgent, follow up, disability and research related appointments. Ms. Schwartzburg performs most of the diagnostic lumbar punctures at our center. Her special interests include spasticity management and intrathecal baclofen therapy. She works very closely with all of the MS specialists to provide comprehensive patient care.

Education
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, 1996
M.G.H. Institute of Health Professions, MSN, 2002

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Christian von Büdingen, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Debbie and Andy Rachleff Distinguished Professor
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. von Büdingen is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and currently holds a Debbie and Andy Rachleff Professorship in Neurology.

As a clinician-scientist his work focuses on B cell and antibody related immune mechanisms in MS and related disorders.

His doctoral thesis was awarded “summa cum laude” from the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany in 1997 where he also earned his M.D. He received postdoctoral research training with Drs. Stephen L. Hauser and Claude P. Genain at UCSF and clinical training as a neurologist in Munich, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland. He was awarded the “Helmut Bauer-Award” for MS research from the University of Göttingen, Germany in 2005.

Currently, his work is supported by the NIH/NINDS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS Research, Small Ventures USA/Brass Family Foundation, and through scientific collaborations with Pfizer Inc. and Roche. His laboratory studies the origin, specificity and effect of B cell and antibody mediated immunity in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

Education
Johann-Wolfgang Goethe-University, 1997

Residencies
Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, German 1996 - 1997
Neurology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2003 - 2007
Internal Medicine/Neurology, Zurcher Hohenklinik, Switzerland 2007 - 2008

Fellowships
UCSF, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroimmunology 1998 - 2003

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Emmanuelle L. Waubant, MD, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Regional Pediatric MS Center Director
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Waubant is a Professor of Neurology and director of the Regional Pediatric MS Center at UCSF. She has served as the Nancy Davis Medical Director since 2001, and she directs the MS Fellowship program. She serves on the clinical care and fellowship programs committees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and on the advisory board of the Society's Northern California Chapter. She chairs the scientific program of the Americas Committee on Treatment and Research on MS (ACTRIMS) and the Pediatric MS Network Steering Committee.

Dr. Waubant is also the principal investigator on several clinical trials of promising agents for MS and she directs several translational research projects. Currently, she is the lead investigator for a neuroprotection study of riluzole in early relapsing-remitting MS supported by the National MS Society, and she has an NIH grant to study environmental and genetic risk factors in pediatric MS in the US.

Education
University of Lille, France

Residencies
Neurology Department of Toulouse, Purpan University, France

Fellowships
UCSF Neuroimmunology Laboratory Fellowship
UCSF MS Clinical Research Fellowship

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Michael Wilson, MDMichael Wilson, MD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Wilson graduated from the University of Chicago and earned his medical degree from UCSF. He completed his neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and then did a clinical and research fellowship in neuro-infectious diseases at MGH and at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. He is board certified in neurology.

Dr. Wilson very much enjoys the long term relationships he gets to form with patients, some of whom have demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis and others who are coping with the neurologic complications of a wide array of infections including HIV, cysticercosis, fungal infections and viral causes of encephalitis.

He does research in the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the laboratory of Prof. Joseph L. DeRisi where he is supported by a clinical research training fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology. He is utilizing the DeRisi Lab’s microarray and deep sequencing technologies to identify new infectious causes of encephalitis as well as working to better understand how encephalitis-causing viruses invade and damage the central nervous system.

Education
University of Chicago, B.A., 1998
UCSF School of Medicine, M.D., 2007

Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Neurology, 2011

Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, 2013

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Scott Zamvil, M.D., Ph.D.Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD
Professor in Residence, Neurology
(Full UCSF Profile)

Dr. Scott Zamvil is a neuroscientist and clinical neurologist dedicated to developing novel treatments for multiple sclerosis. He earned his MD and PhD in medical microbiology from Stanford University, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and a residency in Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. He then joined the neurology faculty at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

In 1994, Dr. Zamvil was named a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 1998 he became a member of the neurology faculty at UCSF. He is currently funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Wadsworth Foundation and the Maisin Foundation. His current line of research, including recent publications in Nature, the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the Journal of Immunology, explores the role of different antigen presenting cells in activation of T cells and the possible therapeutic uses of statins in MS.

Education
Stanford University, MD, PhD

Residencies
Stanford, Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurology

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