Neurology

Virginia Sturm, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Virginia Sturm, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. After undergraduate work at Georgetown University, she received her PhD degree in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and subsequently completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF. Her research centers on laboratory measurement of emotion and social behavior in patients with neurodegenerative disease.

Michael Schaffer

Director of Technology
Neurology

Michael holds a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of software development, technology strategy and management experience, Michael Schaffer has led teams at companies large and small in the design and implementation of a wide variety of technology-based projects. As an independent consultant, Michael has advised a number of clients in system architecture and in organizational design; he also performs technical due diligence for private equity and similar investment funds.

Rosalie Gearhart, RN, MS, CS

Executive Nurse
Neurology

Ms. Gearhart received her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she worked in acute care on Osler 4 General Medicine. Ms. Gearhart continued working in general medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center where she was nurse manager. She received her master's degree in Nursing Administration at UCSF and is certified as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. 

Bill Seeley, MD

Professor
Neurology

Dr. Seeley received his MD degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine internship at UCSF and Neurology residency at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. He is currently Professor of Neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, where he participates in patient evaluation and management. He is also Director of the UCSF Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank.

Victor Valcour, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Neurology

Dr. Valcour is a Professor of Medicine with a shared appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Neurology.  His work crosses disciplines to research and care for cognitive disorders in aging populations and to understand brain injury in the setting of HIV among all ages, including funded pediatric HIV studies.  His clinical work involves consultations for patients with cognitive disorders at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.  

Howie Rosen, MD

Professor
Neurology

Dr. Rosen is a behavioral neurologist. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and subsequently completed a neurology residency at UCSF. After residency, Dr. Rosen pursued fellowship training in brain imaging at the Washington University School of Medicine, and then returned to UCSF to join the team at the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) in 1999.

Joel Kramer, PsyD

Director of Neuropsychology
Neurology

Dr. Kramer is a Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and the Director of the Memory and Aging Center Neuropsychology program. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Baylor University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Martinez VA hospital. Dr. Kramer is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Bruce Miller, MD

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology
Director, Memory and Aging Center
Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute
Neurology

Dr. Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model care to all of the patients who enter the clinical and research programs at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).

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