Editor Profile

S. Andrew Josephson, MD

Editor-in-Chief, 2010–2016

About the NEJM Journal Watch Neurology Board

Dr. S. Andrew Josephson is a neurologist who specializes in neurovascular and other neurologic disorders. At UCSF, he cares for general neurology and stroke patients in the hospital as well as in clinic. He is the Director of the UCSF Neurohospitalist Program and Medical Director of Inpatient Neurology. He is the Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Josephson earned his medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at UCSF, where he was chief resident. He also completed fellowships in neurovascular neurology (stroke) and behavioral neurology at UCSF. He is currently Professor of Neurology and Senior Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Josephson’s research interests include improving models of inpatient neurological care delivery, quality and safety in hospitalized patients, neurologic education, delirium, and the contribution of stroke to dementia.

Dr. Josephson has won numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents at UCSF, including being selected to present the keynote address for the School of Medicine Commencement, the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, and the Robert Layzer Golden Toe Award for resident teaching.

Dr. Josephson was co-Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Journal Watch Neurology with S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD, from 2010 to 2014 and Editor-in-Chief from 2014 to 2016.

The above information was accurate at the time Dr. Josephson last served on the board.


Editorial boards

The Neurohospitalist; Continuum Audio (American Academy of Neurology)

Leadership positions in professional societies

The Neurohospitalist Society (Vice President)

Summaries by S. Andrew Josephson