Alice Edwards, DO

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address744 52nd Street
Oakland CA
Phone415-353-2069
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Alice K. Rutatangwa is a pediatric neurologist who evaluates and cares for children with inflammatory and demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, which comprises the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. (Demyelination is damage to the protective covering on nerve fibers.) She also provides consultations for hospitalized children. Her expertise encompasses multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein) antibody disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, optic neuritis and transverse myelitis.

    Rutatangwa's research focuses on inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system in children. She is working on a multicenter study examining predictors of disease course in pediatric demyelinating disorders.

    Rutatangwa earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed a fellowship in pediatric neuroimmunology at UCSF.

    Rutatangwa teaches medical students and residents, and participates in scholarly conferences pertaining to her specialties.

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    1. Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy in postpartum women with neurological conditions. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2023 11; 10(11):2053-2064. Anderson A, Rowles W, Poole S, Balan A, Bevan C, Brandstadter R, Ciplea AI, Cooper J, Fabian M, Hale TW, Jacobs D, Kakara M, Krysko KM, Longbrake EE, Marcus J, Repovic P, Riley CS, Romeo AR, Rutatangwa A, West T, Hellwig K, LaHue SC, Bove R. PMID: 37675826; PMCID: PMC10647007.
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    2. High serum neurofilament levels are observed close to disease activity events in pediatric-onset MS and MOG antibody-associated diseases. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2023 Jun; 74:104704. Ziaei A, Nasr Z, Hart J, Francisco C, Rutatangwa A, Leppert D, Kuhle J, Flanagan E, Waubant E. PMID: 37031551.
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    3. Risk factors for peripartum depression in women with multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2022 05; 28(6):970-979. Krysko KM, Anderson A, Singh J, McPolin K, Rutatangwa A, Rowles W, Sadovnick AD, Houtchens MK, Bove R. PMID: 34498513.
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    4. High titers of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody are only observed close to clinical events in pediatrics. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Nov; 56:103253. Lui A, Chong J, Flanagan E, Abrams AW, Krysko KM, Arikan B, Francisco C, Rutatangwa A, Waubant E, Ziaei A. PMID: 34517190; PMCID: PMC8678350.
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    5. Multiple Sclerosis Is Rare in Epstein-Barr Virus-Seronegative Children with Central Nervous System Inflammatory Demyelination. Ann Neurol. 2021 06; 89(6):1234-1239. Nourbakhsh B, Cordano C, Asteggiano C, Ruprecht K, Otto C, Rutatangwa A, Lui A, Hart J, Flanagan EP, James JA, Waubant E. PMID: 33704815; PMCID: PMC8244760.
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    6. Clinical and Radiologic Disease Activity in Pregnancy and Postpartum in MS. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2021 03; 8(2). Anderson A, Krysko KM, Rutatangwa A, Krishnakumar T, Chen C, Rowles W, Zhao C, Houtchens MK, Bove R. PMID: 33608303; PMCID: PMC8105896.
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    7. Safety and efficacy of amantadine, modafinil, and methylphenidate for fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a randomised, placebo-controlled, crossover, double-blind trial. Lancet Neurol. 2021 01; 20(1):38-48. Nourbakhsh B, Revirajan N, Morris B, Cordano C, Creasman J, Manguinao M, Krysko K, Rutatangwa A, Auvray C, Aljarallah S, Jin C, Mowry E, McCulloch C, Waubant E. PMID: 33242419; PMCID: PMC7772747.
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    8. Ocrelizumab exposure in the second trimester of pregnancy without neonatal B-cell depletion. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Oct; 45:102398. Rolfes M, Rutatangwa A, Waubant E, Krysko KM. PMID: 32707531.
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    9. Transfer of monoclonal antibodies into breastmilk in neurologic and non-neurologic diseases. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2020 07; 7(4). LaHue SC, Anderson A, Krysko KM, Rutatangwa A, Dorsey MJ, Hale T, Mahadevan U, Rogers EE, Rosenstein MG, Bove R. PMID: 32461351; PMCID: PMC7286664.
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    10. Autoimmune Encephalitis in Children: A Case Series at a Tertiary Care Center. J Child Neurol. 2020 08; 35(9):591-599. Rutatangwa A, Mittal N, Francisco C, Nash K, Waubant E. PMID: 32458722.
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    11. Real-World Effectiveness of Initial Disease-Modifying Therapies in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2020 07; 88(1):42-55. Krysko KM, Graves JS, Rensel M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Rutatangwa A, Aaen G, Belman A, Benson L, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Goyal MS, Harris Y, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Moodley M, Ness J, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waltz M, Casper TC, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers. PMID: 32267005.
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    12. Association Between Breastfeeding and Postpartum Multiple Sclerosis Relapses: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2020 03 01; 77(3):327-338. Krysko KM, Rutatangwa A, Graves J, Lazar A, Waubant E. PMID: 31816024; PMCID: PMC6902174.
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    13. Minimal breast milk transfer of rituximab, a monoclonal antibody used in neurological conditions. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2020 01; 7(1). Krysko KM, LaHue SC, Anderson A, Rutatangwa A, Rowles W, Schubert RD, Marcus J, Riley CS, Bevan C, Hale TW, Bove R. PMID: 31719115; PMCID: PMC6857908.
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    14. A retrospective cohort study of plasma exchange in central nervous system demyelinating events in children. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2019 Oct; 35:50-54. Manguinao M, Krysko KM, Maddike S, Rutatangwa A, Francisco C, Hart J, Chong J, Graves JS, Waubant E. PMID: 31319355.
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    15. Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: A Review. Adv Pediatr. 2019 08; 66:209-229. Langille MM, Rutatangwa A, Francisco C. PMID: 31230695.
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    16. Heterogeneity in association of remote herpesvirus infections and pediatric MS. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Oct; 5(10):1222-1228. Nourbakhsh B, Rutatangwa A, Waltz M, Rensel M, Moodley M, Graves J, Casper TC, Waldman A, Belman A, Greenberg B, Goyal M, Harris Y, Kahn I, Lotze T, Mar S, Schreiner T, Aaen G, Hart J, Ness J, Rubin J, Tillema JM, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Chitnis T, Rose J, Candee M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Shao X, Barcellos L, James J, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers. PMID: 30349857; PMCID: PMC6186938.
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