Department of Neurology
Patient Care
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Dr. Claude Hemphill
J. Claude Hemphill III, MD, MAS

Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Kenneth Rainin Chair in Neurocritical Care
Co-Director, UCSF Brain & Spinal Injury Center
Director, Neurocritical Care, SFGH

Phone: 415-206-3213
Fax: 415-476-5582
Box #: 0870

Dr. Claude Hemphill is Co-Director of the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center, and Director of the Neurocritical Care Program at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hemphill received his medical degree from Emory University and completed his residency in neurology and fellowships in critical care medicine and neurocritical care/stroke at UCSF. He is a neurointensivist with specialty interest in head injury and intracranial hemorrhage. SFGH is the San Francisco County trauma center where patients with significant neurotrauma are treated, in addition to anyone in proximity who has a neurological emergency.

His clinical and research interests have included (1) intracerebral hemorrhage and (2) advanced neuromonitoring in neurocritical care. His National Institutes of Health-funded research has focused on secondary brain injury in intracerebral hemorrhage and the new NETT (Neurological Emergency Treatment Trials network) for which he is PI of SF-NET (the San Francisco site).

Dr. Hemphill is a founding director and current officer (secretary) of the Neurocritical Care Society. He is a member of various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Stroke Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Neurocritical Care. Additionally, he regularly presents lectures at national and international meetings on advances in neurocritical care, brain injury, and stroke, with an emphasis on practical clinical implementation.

Dr. Hemphill's research interests include:

Selected publications:

Clarke JL, Johnston SC, Farrant M, Bernstein R, Tong D, and Hemphill JC III. External validation of the ICH Score. Neurocritical Care 1:53-60,2004

Hemphill JC III, Newman J, Zhao S, Johnston SC. Hospital usage of early do-not-resuscitate orders and outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke 35:1130-1134,2004

Hemphill JC III, Barton CW, Morabito D, Manley GT. M.D. Influence of data resolution and interpolation method on assessment of secondary brain insults in neurocritical care. Physiological Measurement 26:373-386,2005

Hemphill JC, Smith WS, Sonne DC, Morabito D, Manley GT. Relationship between brain tissue oxygen tension and CT perfusion: feasibility and initial results. AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology 26:1095-1100,2005

Hemphill JC III, Morabito D, Farrant M, Manley GT. Brain tissue oxygen monitoring in intracerebral hemorrhage: lessons from translational research. Neurocritical Care 3:260-270,2005

Link to my publications on PubMed



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