Director of the ALS Center

Research Focus:
"Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth specializes in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She is director of the ALS Center at UCSF Medical Center. Lomen-Hoerth is particularly interested in research involving electrophysiological and genetic predictors in ALS. Her patients have the opportunity to participate in research projects or clinical trials of new treatments. She also is interested in the overlap of ALS and frontotemporal dementia, a related disease involving degeneration of the nervous system. Lomen-Hoerth earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. She earned her medical degree and a doctorate in neurosciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. At UCSF, she served as chief resident in neurology and completed a fellowship in electromyography and neuromuscular disorders. Lomen-Hoerth is a member of the Bay Area chapter of the ALS Association."

years treating ALS:

Number of ALS Patients Treated Annually: 100

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400 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA, United States, 94143

Phone: 415-476-9206

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