Jeffrey Gelfand, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand is a neurologist who specializes in caring for patients with a wide range of autoimmune, inflammatory and neurodegenerative neurological disorders. This includes multiple sclerosis (MS), neurosarcoidosis, encephalitis, meningitis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica, central nervous system vasculitis, autoimmune dementias and encephalopathies, autoimmune cerebellar ataxia, and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. He also treats neurological problems in people with rheumatological and other systemic inflammatory or medical illnesses.
Gelfand received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, he completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in neurology, and fellowship training in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. He went on to earn a master's degree in advanced study in clinical research at UCSF.
Gelfland is also director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center's Clinical Fellowship Training Program at UCSF. He received the Robert B. Layzer teaching award in 2014 and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators in 2015.