Sara LaHue, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, #784
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of California , San Francisco, CA2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San Francisco, CAFellowshipNeurohospitalist
    University of California , San Francisco, CAResidencyNeurology
    University of California, San Francisco, CAMDMedicine
    University of California, Berkeley, CABAMolecular and Cell Biology; History of Art
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    Larry L. Hillblom Foundation2023Terry C. Hillblom Research Scholar Award
    American Geriatrics Society 2023Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award
    American Federation for Aging Research2023RCCN Scholars Program in Multidisciplinary Research
    UCSF2022Maxine Papadakis Award for Faculty Professionalism and Respect
    National Institute on Aging2022Butler-Williams Scholar
    American Delirium Society 2022William and Judith Borten Junior Investigator Award
    American Federation for Aging Research2021RCCN Measuring Biologic Age Travel Award
    UCSF2020Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Award
    STAT News2019STAT Wunderkind
    American Delirium Society2019Best Poster Abstract in Education/Quality Improvement Award
    San Francisco Neurological Association 2018Newman Award for Best Paper on Clinical Neurology
    American Academy of Neurology2015Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology

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    Dr. Sara C. LaHue is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF, and holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She is a neurohospitalist (neurologist focused on the care of hospitalized adults), researcher and educator. As a neurohospitalist, she serves on the Neurohospitalist Society Executive Board, the Neurohospitalist Editorial Board, and is an active member of several American Delirium Society committees. She is coauthor of the textbook "Emergency Neurology" (Oxford University Press 2021).

    Dr. LaHue's research interests span several areas within neurology, though the majority of her grant-funded work centers on translational investigations of delirium, sleep, and cognitive impairment in hospitalized older adults. She is also passionate about improving the care of women with neurological disorders through educational initiatives and research. Dr. LaHue is both Co-I and Director of Education for Sex and Gender Enriched (SAGE) Neurology R25, as well as an affiliate member of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Dr. LaHue also directs the emergency neurology simulation curriculum for residents.

    Dr. LaHue obtained her medical degree and completed residency in Neurology at UCSF, where she served as chief resident. She also completed her Neurohospitalist Fellowship at UCSF. Dr. LaHue is board certified in Neurology.

    (Photo credit: Christopher Michel)

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    Translational geroscience and the pathophysiology of delirium
    Bakar Aging Research Institute Investigator Award Nov 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biological signatures of neurodegeneration and aging associated with delirium in older adults following hip fracture surgery
    NIH R03AG074035Jul 15, 2021 - Mar 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biological signatures of neurodegeneration and aging in postoperative delirium
    Larry L. Hillblom Foundation A137420Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCSF Pepper Center PESC Scholar Award A131552Jun 30, 2021 - Jun 29, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Associations of Systemic Inflammation and Senescent Cell Biomarkers with Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults with Schizophrenia. medRxiv. 2024 Mar 08. Chui MKK, Schneider K, Miclau K, LaHue SC, Furman D, Leutwyler H, Newman JC. PMID: 38496401; PMCID: PMC10942530.
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    2. Association of biological aging with frailty and post-transplant outcomes among adults with cirrhosis. Geroscience. 2024 Jan 21. LaHue SC, Fuentealba M, Roa Diaz S, Seetharaman S, Garcia T, Furman D, Lai JC, Newman JC. PMID: 38246968.
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    3. Emerging Subspecialties in Neurology: Women's Neurology. Neurology. 2024 Jan 09; 102(1):e208009. Thornton HF, LaHue SC, Bove R, Waters J, O'Neal MA, Bui E. PMID: 38165380; PMCID: PMC10834140.
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    4. Clinical Reasoning: A 22-Year-Old Man With Multifocal Brain and Osseous Lesions. Neurology. 2023 Nov 27; 101(22):1025-1031. Reddy S, Cha S, LaHue SC. PMID: 37813582; PMCID: PMC10727208.
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    5. 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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    6. Advancing specificity in delirium: The delirium subtyping initiative. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Jan; 20(1):183-194. Bowman EML, Brummel NE, Caplan GA, Cunningham C, Evered LA, Fiest KM, Girard TD, Jackson TA, LaHue SC, Lindroth HL, Maclullich AMJ, McAuley DF, Oh ES, Oldham MA, Page VJ, Pandharipande PP, Potter KM, Sinha P, Slooter AJC, Sweeney AM, Tieges Z, Van Dellen E, Wilcox ME, Zetterberg H, Cunningham EL. PMID: 37522255; PMCID: PMC10917010.
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    7. Reexamining cholinesterase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of delirium in high-risk populations. Crit Care. 2023 03 31; 27(1):129. Lieberman OJ, Douglas VC, LaHue SC. PMID: 37004115; PMCID: PMC10064732.
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    8. My Rosalind Franklin Benchmark. N Engl J Med. 2023 Mar 23; 388(12):1063-1065. LaHue SC. PMID: 36942784.
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    9. American Delirium Society 2022 Year in Review: Highlighting the Year’s Most Impactful Delirium Research. Delirium Communications. 2023. C. Adrian Austin, Ben J. A. Palanca , Kendall Smith, Benjamin Chapin, Shih-Yin Lin , Sikandar Khan, Heidi Lindroth, Mark Oldham , Kerri Maya, American Delirium Society Committee Members*. View Publication.
    10. Reviews in Medical Education: Advances in Simulation to Address New Challenges in Neurology. Neurology Education. 2023; 1(2). Catherine S.W. Albin, J. Palmer Greene, Sara C. LaHue, Prem Kandiah, Arielle M. Kurzweil, Yara Mikhaeil-Demo, Nicholas A. Morris. View Publication.
    11. Clinical and Radiographic Characteristics of Nocardia vs Non-Nocardia Brain Abscesses. Neurol Clin Pract. 2023 Apr; 13(2):e200134. LaHue SC, Guterman EL, Mikhail M, Li Y, Cha S, Richie MB. PMID: 37064583; PMCID: PMC10101715.
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    12. Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistula with nerve root enhancement mimicking myeloradiculitis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2023 Feb 07; 23(1):62. Chiang S, Pet DB, Talbott JF, LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Rosendale N. PMID: 36750779; PMCID: PMC9903490.
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    13. Predisposing and Precipitating Factors Associated With Delirium: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 01 03; 6(1):e2249950. Ormseth CH, LaHue SC, Oldham MA, Josephson SA, Whitaker E, Douglas VC. PMID: 36607634; PMCID: PMC9856673.
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    14. Potential for remote vital sign monitoring to improve hospital patient sleep: A feasibility study. Int J Med Inform. 2023 02; 170:104970. Beaman H, Douglas VC, Patel K, John Boscardin W, Youn J, LaHue SC. PMID: 36603390.
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    15. Reproductive Rights in Neurology-The Supreme Court's Impact on All of Us. JAMA Neurol. 2022 10 01; 79(10):961-962. LaHue SC, Gano D, Bove R. PMID: 35830178; PMCID: PMC9561053.
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    16. Opinion and Special Article: The Need for Specialized Training in Women's Neurology. Neurology. 2023 01 03; 100(1):38-42. LaHue SC, Paolini S, Waters JFR, O'Neal MA. PMID: 36180236; PMCID: PMC9827127.
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    17. Jugular Foramen Syndrome Caused by Varicella Zoster Virus Infection. Neurohospitalist. 2023 Jul; 13(3):290-293. Adjepong KO, LaHue SC, Ha D, Holmes BB. PMID: 37441204; PMCID: PMC10334059.
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    18. Hepatic and renal function impact concentrations of plasma biomarkers of neuropathology. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2022; 14(1):e12321. Berry K, Asken BM, Grab JD, Chan B, Lario Lago A, Wong R, Seetharaman S, LaHue SC, Possin KL, Rojas JC, Kramer JH, Boxer AL, Lai JC, VandeVrede L. PMID: 35845260; PMCID: PMC9274803.
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    19. Giant cell myositis associated with metastatic thymoma and granulomatous hypercalcaemia. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Jun 06; 15(6). Jimenez JC, Lucas CG, LaHue SC, Sharpe BA. PMID: 35667693; PMCID: PMC9171203.
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    20. COVID-19 severity and age increase the odds of delirium in hospitalized adults with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection: a cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2022 02 28; 22(1):151. LaHue SC, Escueta DP, Guterman EL, Patel K, Harrison KL, Boscardin WJ, Douglas VC, Newman JC. PMID: 35227231; PMCID: PMC8883244.
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    21. Approach to Altered Mental Status and Inpatient Delirium. Neurol Clin. 2022 02; 40(1):45-57. LaHue SC, Douglas VC. PMID: 34798974; PMCID: PMC9469667.
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    22. KIBRA, MTNR1B, and FKBP5 genotypes are associated with decreased odds of incident delirium in elderly post-surgical patients. Sci Rep. 2022 01 11; 12(1):556. Terrelonge M, LaHue SC, Tang C, Movsesyan I, Pullinger CR, Dubal DB, Leung J, Douglas VC. PMID: 35017578; PMCID: PMC8752781.
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    23. Outcomes Following Implementation of a Hospital-Wide, Multicomponent Delirium Care Pathway. J Hosp Med. 2021 07; 16(7):397-403. LaHue SC, Maselli J, Rogers S, Casatta J, Chao J, Croci R, Gonzales R, Holt B, Josephson SA, Lama S, Lau C, McCulloch C, Newman JC, Terrelonge M, Yeager J, Douglas VC. PMID: 34197303; PMCID: PMC9621338.
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    24. Prevalence and risk factors for delirium in critically ill patients with COVID-19 (COVID-D): a multicentre cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 03; 9(3):239-250. Pun BT, Badenes R, Heras La Calle G, Orun OM, Chen W, Raman R, Simpson BK, Wilson-Linville S, Hinojal Olmedillo B, Vallejo de la Cueva A, van der Jagt M, Navarro Casado R, Leal Sanz P, Orhun G, Ferrer Gómez C, Núñez Vázquez K, Piñeiro Otero P, Taccone FS, Gallego Curto E, Caricato A, Woien H, Lacave G, O'Neal HR, Peterson SJ, Brummel NE, Girard TD, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, COVID-19 Intensive Care International Study Group. PMID: 33428871; PMCID: PMC7832119.
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    25. Emergency Neurology (Oxford University Press). 2021. LaHue, Sara C & Levin, Morris . View Publication.
    26. Pregnancy outcomes of refractory epilepsy patients treated with Brain-responsive neurostimulation. Epilepsy Res. 2021 01; 169:106532. Li Y, Eliashiv D, LaHue SC, Rao VR, Martini ML, Panov F, Oster JM, Yoshii-Contreras J, Skidmore CT, Kalayjian LA, Millett D, Meador KJ. PMID: 33360540.
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    27. The One-Two Punch of Delirium and Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Front Neurol. 2020; 11:596218. LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Miller BL. PMID: 33224102; PMCID: PMC7674550.
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    28. Reply to: Diagnostic Delay in Cervical Dystonia-Dystonia With Antecedent ET? Mov Disord. 2020 06; 35(6):1086-1087. LaHue SC, Tanner CM. PMID: 32562459.
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    29. 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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    30. Collaborative Delirium Prevention in the Age of COVID-19. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 05; 68(5):947-949. LaHue SC, James TC, Newman JC, Esmaili AM, Ormseth CH, Ely EW. PMID: 32277467; PMCID: PMC7262233.
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    31. A 52-Year-Old Man With Seizures and Progressive Cerebrovascular Lesions. Neurohospitalist. 2020 Apr; 10(2):109-114. McGraw CM, LaHue SC, Ferris S, Bollen AW, Richie MB. PMID: 32373273; PMCID: PMC7191657.
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    32. Cervical dystonia incidence and diagnostic delay in a multiethnic population. Mov Disord. 2020 03; 35(3):450-456. LaHue SC, Albers K, Goldman S, Lo RY, Gu Z, Leimpeter A, Fross R, Comyns K, Marras C, de Kleijn A, Smit R, Katz M, Ozelius LJ, Bressman S, Saunders-Pullman R, Comella C, Klingman J, Nelson LM, Van Den Eeden SK, Tanner CM. PMID: 31774238; PMCID: PMC10683845.
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    33. 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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    34. Navigating monoclonal antibody use in breastfeeding women: Do no harm or do little good? Neurology. 2019 10 08; 93(15):668-672. LaHue SC, Gelfand AA, Bove RM. PMID: 31492717.
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    35. Association between Inpatient Delirium and Hospital Readmission in Patients ≥ 65 Years of Age: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Hosp Med. 2019 04; 14(4):201-206. LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Kuo T, Conell CA, Liu VX, Josephson SA, Angel C, Brooks KB. PMID: 30933669; PMCID: PMC6628723.
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    36. Stroke Characteristics, Risk Factors, and Outcomes in Transgender Adults: A Case Series. Neurologist. 2019 Mar; 24(2):66-70. LaHue SC, Torres D, Rosendale N, Singh V. PMID: 30817494.
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    37. Abstract WP332: Social Determinants of Access to Stroke Care in Women. Stroke. 2019 Feb 1; 50(Suppl_1). LaHue LS, Gautami GR, Singh SV, Singh SV. .
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    38. Abstract TP232: Characteristics of Stroke in Women Vary by Race and Ethnicity. Stroke. 2019 Feb 1; 50(Suppl_1). LaHue LS, Gautami GR, Singh SV. .
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    39. Whole-Genome mRNA Gene Expression Differs Between Patients With and Without Delirium. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2018 07; 31(4):203-210. Kalantar K, LaHue SC, DeRisi JL, Sample HA, Contag CA, Josephson SA, Wilson MR, Douglas VC. PMID: 29991314; PMCID: PMC6817976.
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    40. In search of a there there. Neurology. 2018 May 22; 90(21):977-978. LaHue LS. .
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    41. Frequency and characteristics associated with inherited thrombophilia in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 130(4):1346-1350. LaHue SC, Kim H, Pawlikowska L, Nelson J, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Singh V. PMID: 29624150; PMCID: PMC6173991.
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    42. Parkinson's disease patient preference and experience with various methods of DBS lead placement. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Aug; 41:25-30. LaHue SC, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Ziman N, Wang S, Racine CA, Starr PA, Larson PS, Katz M. PMID: 28615151.
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    43. The best medicine? The influence of physical activity and inactivity on Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2016 10; 31(10):1444-1454. LaHue SC, Comella CL, Tanner CM. PMID: 27477046; PMCID: PMC9491025.
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    44. Alpha phase dynamics predict age-related visual working memory decline. Neuroimage. 2016 Dec; 143:196-203. Tran TT, Hoffner NC, LaHue SC, Tseng L, Voytek B. PMID: 27577719.
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    45. Loud and Clear: Sensory Impairment, Delirium, and Functional Recovery in Critical Illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 08 01; 194(3):252-3. LaHue SC, Liu VX. PMID: 27479057; PMCID: PMC4970597.
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    46. A PIECE OF MY MIND. Armchairs and Bow Ties. JAMA. 2015 Oct 13; 314(14):1451-2. LaHue SC. PMID: 26461994.
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    47. Resting state magnetoencephalography functional connectivity in traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jun; 118(6):1306-16. Tarapore PE, Findlay AM, Lahue SC, Lee H, Honma SM, Mizuiri D, Luks TL, Manley GT, Nagarajan SS, Mukherjee P. PMID: 23600939; PMCID: PMC4071964.
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    48. Independent component analysis of DTI reveals multivariate microstructural correlations of white matter in the human brain. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Jun; 33(6):1431-51. Li YO, Yang FG, Nguyen CT, Cooper SR, LaHue SC, Venugopal S, Mukherjee P. PMID: 21567660; PMCID: PMC6870149.
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    49. Microstructural correlations of white matter tracts in the human brain. Neuroimage. 2010 Jun; 51(2):531-41. Wahl M, Li YO, Ng J, Lahue SC, Cooper SR, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. PMID: 20206699; PMCID: PMC2856800.
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