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John W. Engstrom, M.D.
08 September 2012 (online)
The Guest Editor of this issue of Seminars in Neurology is John W. Engstrom, M.D. Dr. Engstrom holds the Betty Anker Fife Distinguished Chair in Neurology, is the Director of the Neurology Residency Program and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Engstrom did his undergraduate work at the University of California and the University of Edinburgh, majoring in genetics and graduating with highest honors. He earned his M.D. from Stanford Medical School. He did an internal medicine internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified (and recertified) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (with added qualification in clinical neurophysiology), the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Engstrom has received the Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award from the American Neurologic Association, the Neurology Residency Program Director Recognition Award from the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors and American Academy of Neurology, the UCSF Exceptional Physician Award, and the J. Elliott Royer Award in Neurology for Academic Excellence and Community Service, in addition to many other teaching and leadership awards. Dr. Engstrom has been instrumental in the development and maturation of the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors.
Myelopathy changes the course of a person's life, and yet only neurologists understand this disorder. We are so grateful to Dr. Engstrom and to all of the contributors to this issue of Seminars in Neurology for sharing their expertise with us.