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S Andrew Josephson, MD

TitleProfessor and Chair
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentNeurology
Address505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-1488
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    Washington UniversityM.D.2001School of Medicine

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    Dr. S. Andrew Josephson specializes in neurovascular and other neurologic disorders, caring for general neurology and stroke patients in the hospital as well as in clinic. He is the founder of UCSF's Neurohospitalist Program and specializes in difficult to diagnose inpatient neurologic conditions. He serves as Chair of the Department of Neurology and is the Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor.

    After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Josephson earned his medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he was chief resident. He also completed fellowships in neurovascular neurology (stroke) and behavioral neurology at UCSF and is board certified in both vascular neurology and neurocritical care.

    Dr. Josephson is known nationally for his pioneering work launching the neurohospitalist model of care and his leadership of its society. His research interests include improving models of inpatient neurologic care delivery, quality and safety in hospitalized patients, neurologic education, delirium, and the contribution of stroke to dementia. He serves as the Editor-In-Chief of JAMA Neurology, a leading journal in the field.

    Dr. Josephson has won numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents at UCSF including being selected to present the keynote address for the School of Medicine Commencement; the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching; the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, and the Robert Layzer Golden Toe Award for resident teaching.


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    1. Kalantar K, LaHue SC, DeRisi JL, Sample HA, Contag CA, Josephson SA, Wilson MR, Douglas VC. Whole-Genome mRNA Gene Expression Differs Between Patients With and Without Delirium. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2018 Jan 01; 891988718785774. PMID: 29991314.
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    2. Josephson SA, Ferro J, Cohen A, Webb A, Lee E, Vespa PM. Quality improvement in neurology: Inpatient and emergency care quality measure set: Executive summary. Neurology. 2017 Aug 15; 89(7):730-735. PMID: 28733339.
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    3. Vespa PM, Ferro J, Josephson SA. Inpatient quality metrics in neurology: A grand challenge. Neurology. 2017 Aug 15; 89(7):646-649. PMID: 28733337.
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    4. Cowdell JC, Burton MC, Harris D, Holmes-Maybank K, Harte BJ, Josephson SA. Rendered Speechless. J Hosp Med. 2017 05; 12(5):352-355. PMID: 28459907.
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    5. Feldman WB, Kim AS, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Chiong W. Effect of waivers of consent on recruitment in acute stroke trials: A systematic review. Neurology. 2016 04 19; 86(16):1543-51. PMID: 27009262; PMCID: PMC4836887 [Available on 04/19/17].
    6. Kamel H, Betjemann JP, Navi BB, Hegde M, Meisel K, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Diagnostic yield of electroencephalography in the medical and surgical intensive care unit. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Dec; 19(3):336-41. PMID: 22820998.
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    7. Rodríguez-Hernández A, Josephson SA, Lawton MT. Bypass surgery for the prevention of ischemic stroke: current indications and techniques. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2012 Feb; 23(1):5-14. PMID: 22520098.
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    8. Rodríguez-Hernández A, Josephson SA, Josephson AS, Langer D, Lawton MT. Bypass for the prevention of ischemic stroke. World Neurosurg. 2011 Dec; 76(6 Suppl):S72-9. PMID: 22182275.
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    9. Dasilva KB, Josephson SA. Patient management problem-preferred responses. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2011 Oct; 17(5 Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital):1178-85. PMID: 22809992.
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    10. Dasilva KB, Josephson SA. Patient management problem. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2011 Oct; 17(5 Neurologic Consultation in the Hospital):1173-7. PMID: 22809991.
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    11. Douglas VC, Neuhaus J, Johnson JK, Racine CA, Miller BL, Josephson SA. Dementia=(MC)2: a 4-item screening test for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011 Jul-Sep; 25(3):220-4. PMID: 21566510; PMCID: PMC3156889.
    12. Barazangi N, Wintermark M, Lease K, Rao R, Smith W, Josephson SA. Comparison of computed tomography angiography and transesophageal echocardiography for evaluating aortic arch disease. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Sep-Oct; 20(5):436-42. PMID: 20813553.
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    13. Easter JS, Josephson SA, Vinton DT, Saint S, Edlow JA. Clinical problem-solving. All in the family. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 03; 362(22):2114-20. PMID: 20519683.
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    14. Josephson SA. Predicting neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest: the crystal ball becomes cloudy. Ann Neurol. 2010 Mar; 67(3):A5-6. PMID: 20373336.
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    15. Josephson SA, Douglas VC, Lawton MT, English JD, Smith WS, Ko NU. Improvement in intensive care unit outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage after initiation of neurointensivist co-management. J Neurosurg. 2010 Mar; 112(3):626-30. PMID: 19731990.
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    16. Mekuria S, Ching EC, Josephson SA, Tavee J, Harte BJ. The third time's the charm. J Hosp Med. 2009 Oct; 4(8):515-20. PMID: 19824101.
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    17. Ghoshal N, Cali I, Perrin RJ, Josephson SA, Sun N, Gambetti P, Morris JC. Codistribution of amyloid beta plaques and spongiform degeneration in familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the E200K-129M haplotype. Arch Neurol. 2009 Oct; 66(10):1240-6. PMID: 19822779; PMCID: PMC2796207.
    18. Geschwind MD, Tan KM, Lennon VA, Barajas RF, Haman A, Klein CJ, Josephson SA, Pittock SJ. Voltage-gated potassium channel autoimmunity mimicking creutzfeldt-jakob disease. Arch Neurol. 2008 Oct; 65(10):1341-6. PMID: 18852349; PMCID: PMC2736144.
    19. Carey CL, Kramer JH, Josephson SA, Mungas D, Reed BR, Schuff N, Weiner MW, Chui HC. Subcortical lacunes are associated with executive dysfunction in cognitively normal elderly. Stroke. 2008 Feb; 39(2):397-402. PMID: 18096844; PMCID: PMC2443738.
    20. Roy S, Josephson SA, Fridlyand J, Karch J, Kadoch C, Karrim J, Damon L, Treseler P, Kunwar S, Shuman MA, Jones T, Becker CH, Schulman H, Rubenstein JL. Protein biomarker identification in the CSF of patients with CNS lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jan 01; 26(1):96-105. PMID: 18056677; PMCID: PMC4134101.
    21. Josephson SA, Schmidt RE, Millsap P, McManus DQ, Morris JC. Autosomal dominant Kufs' disease: a cause of early onset dementia. J Neurol Sci. 2001 Jul 15; 188(1-2):51-60. PMID: 11489285.
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