I'm currently a faculty member in the Dept of Neurology at both UCSF and the SF VA Medical Center. I primarily treat epilepsy patients, but am also developing several projects exploring the use of mobile health applications to improve the longitudinal care of patients with chronic disease. More specifically, I am interested in conducting clinical trials utilizing mobile health technologies (online diary systems and databases, electronic pillboxes) to improve clinical outcomes and cost efficiency. I am a part of the UCSF mHealth Group and the VA Innovations Initiative Patient-Facing Effort.
I am always eager to discuss these mobile health interests (mhealth) more specifically and am looking for collaborators!
From the UCSF Epilepsy Website:
Dr. John D. Hixson is a neurologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. His research interests include emotion processing in temporal lobe epilepsy, antiepileptic drug management, and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). Dr. Hixson also spends part of his time working on public advocacy and health service issues as relates to epilepsy care.
Dr. Hixson is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at UCSF. He earned a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Following residency, he conducted research and completed a fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Hixson serves on the policy advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California and on the advocacy advisory board of the American Academy of Neurology. He also serves as the medical editor-in-chief for the AAN News publication.
Specialities: Epilepsy, Neurology
Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001
Residencies: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Neurology, 2005
Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2006