Editor Profile

S. Andrew Josephson, MD


About the NEJM Journal Watch Neurology Board

S. Andrew Josephson, MD, is Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of the Neurohospitalist Program, Vice-Chairman of Neurology, and Medical Director of Inpatient Neurology, all at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. His residency training in neurology at UCSF was followed by fellowships in vascular neurology and behavioral neurology.

His research interests include cognitive impairment after stroke and in medical illness, neurological education, and the quality of hospital care for patients with neurological disorders. He published the first article on a neurohospitalist model of care and is a national leader in this growing field. He serves as an Associate Editor for both the Annals of Neurology and the Neurohospitalist.

Dr. Josephson is a decorated teacher at UCSF, winning numerous departmental, schoolwide, and campuswide teaching awards, including the 2010 UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, the 2007 Henry J. Kaiser Award for excellence in classroom teaching, and the 2010 Robert Layzer Golden Toe Award for resident teaching in neurology. Dr. Josephson was been Co-Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Journal Watch Neurology from 2010 until 2014, when he became Editor-in-Chief.


Editorial boards

The Neurohospitalist; Continuum Audio (American Academy of Neurology)

Leadership positions in professional societies

The Neurohospitalist Society (Vice President)

Summaries by Andrew Josephson