Felicia Chow, MD

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  • Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Felicia Chow is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-infectious diseases physician who specializes in caring for patients with a wide range of neurological infections, including brain abscesses, neurocysticercosis, neurosyphilis, neurological complications of HIV and infectious causes of meningitis, encephalitis and myelitis. She directs the UCSF Neuro-Infectious Diseases Clinic on the Parnassus campus and also sees patients at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Chow has an active clinical research program focused on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of neurological complications of infections (e.g., cerebrovascular disease in HIV), with the goal of developing and implementing diagnostic tools and interventions to improve the outcomes of patients with neuro-infectious diseases worldwide. In addition, she is involved in global health education and mentorship for neurology trainees interested in the field of global health, coordinating international experiences for residents and supporting the development of their scholarly projects.

Dr. Chow earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital followed by a residency in neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was selected to serve as chief resident. She completed fellowship training in neuro-infectious diseases and HIV neurology and earned an MAS in clinical research from UCSF. Dr. Chow is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and has a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association.

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  1. Chow FC, Regan S, Zanni MV, Looby SE, Bushnell CD, Meigs JB, Grinspoon SK, Feske SK, Triant VA. Elevated ischemic stroke risk among women living with HIV infection. AIDS. 2017 Sep 18. View on Pubmed
  2. Chow FC, Price RW, Hsue PY, Kim AS. Greater Risk of Stroke of Undetermined Etiology in a Contemporary HIV-Infected Cohort Compared with Uninfected Individuals. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 May; 26(5):1154-1160. View on Pubmed
  3. Chow FC, Li Y, Hu Y, Chan J, Wang H, Xu W, Price RW, Sorond FA, Li T. Relationship Between HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, Inflammatory Markers, and Cerebrovascular Endothelial Function Among Adults in Urban China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Mar 01; 74(3):339-346. View on Pubmed
  4. Bhatia NS, Chow FC. Neurologic Complications in Treated HIV-1 Infection. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Jul; 16(7):62. View on Pubmed
  5. Hessler C, Kauffman CA, Chow FC. The Upside of Bias: A Case of Chronic Meningitis Due to Sporothrix Schenckii in an Immunocompetent Host. Neurohospitalist. 2017 Jan; 7(1):30-34. View on Pubmed
  6. Chow FC, Boscardin WJ, Mills C, Ko N, Carroll C, Price RW, Deeks S, Sorond FA, Hsue PY. Cerebral vasoreactivity is impaired in treated, virally suppressed HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2016 Jan 02; 30(1):45-55. View on Pubmed
  7. Zhang C, Chow FC, Han Y, Xie J, Qiu Z, Guo F, Li Y, Wang H, Li T. Multicenter cohort study of diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose in HIV-infected patients in China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Mar 01; 68(3):298-303. View on Pubmed
  8. Chow FC, Glaser CA, Sheriff H, Xia D, Messenger S, Whitley R, Venkatesan A. Use of clinical and neuroimaging characteristics to distinguish temporal lobe herpes simplex encephalitis from its mimics. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 May 01; 60(9):1377-83. View on Pubmed
  9. Chow FC, Schwartz BS, Josephson SA. Opinion and special articles: An interdisciplinary neuroinfectious diseases clinic to improve patient care and training. Neurology. 2015 Jan 06; 84(1):e1-4. View on Pubmed
  10. Chow FC, Bacchetti P, Kim AS, Price RW, Hsue PY. Effect of CD4+ cell count and viral suppression on risk of ischemic stroke in HIV infection. AIDS. 2014 Nov 13; 28(17):2573-7. View on Pubmed
  11. Chow FC, He W, Bacchetti P, Regan S, Feske SK, Meigs JB, Grinspoon SK, Triant VA. Elevated rates of intracerebral hemorrhage in individuals from a US clinical care HIV cohort. Neurology. 2014 Nov 04; 83(19):1705-11. View on Pubmed
  12. Chow FC, Glaser CA. Emerging and reemerging neurologic infections. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Oct; 4(4):173-84. View on Pubmed
  13. Marcus JL, Leyden WA, Chao CR, Chow FC, Horberg MA, Hurley LB, Klein DB, Quesenberry CP, Towner WJ, Silverberg MJ. HIV infection and incidence of ischemic stroke. AIDS. 2014 Aug 24; 28(13):1911-9. View on Pubmed
  14. Chow FC. HIV infection, vascular disease, and stroke. Semin Neurol. 2014 Feb; 34(1):35-46. View on Pubmed
  15. Chow FC, Marson A, Liu C. Successful medical management of a Nocardia farcinica multiloculated pontine abscess. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Dec 05; 2013. View on Pubmed
  16. Chow FC, Regan S, Feske S, Meigs JB, Grinspoon SK, Triant VA. Comparison of ischemic stroke incidence in HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients in a US health care system. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Aug 01; 60(4):351-8. View on Pubmed
  17. Chow FC, Marra CM, Cho TA. Cerebrovascular disease in central nervous system infections. Semin Neurol. 2011 Jul; 31(3):286-306. View on Pubmed
  18. Chow FC, Edlow BL, Frosch MP, Copen WA, Greer DM. Outcome in patients with H1N1 influenza and cerebrovascular injury treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Aug; 15(1):156-60. View on Pubmed
  19. Verani JR, Lorick SA, Yoder JS, Beach MJ, Braden CR, Roberts JM, Conover CS, Chen S, McConnell KA, Chang DC, Park BJ, Jones DB, Visvesvara GS, Roy SL. National outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis associated with use of a contact lens solution, United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug; 15(8):1236-42. View on Pubmed
  20. Tan K, Patel S, Gandhi N, Chow F, Rumbaugh J, Nath A. Burden of neuroinfectious diseases on the neurology service in a tertiary care center. Neurology. 2008 Oct 07; 71(15):1160-6. View on Pubmed
  21. Chow F, Espiritu N, Gilman RH, Gutierrez R, Lopez S, Escombe AR, Evans CA, Moore DA. La cuerda dulce--a tolerability and acceptability study of a novel approach to specimen collection for diagnosis of paediatric pulmonary tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Apr 04; 6:67. View on Pubmed