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 F. Brain and Spinal Epidural Abscess. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2018 Oct; 24(5, Neuroinfectious Disease):1327-1348. View on Pubmed
  2. Chow FC, Makanjuola A, Wu K, Berzins B, Kim KA, Ogunniyi A, Ellis R, Robertson K, Tassiopolous K, Taiwo B. Physical activity is associated with lower odds of cognitive impairment in women but not men living with HIV infection. J Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 18. View on Pubmed
  3. Narvid J, Callen A, Talbott J, Uzelac A, Dupont SM, Chow F, Price RW, Rehani B. Brain MRI Features of CSF Human Immunodeficiency Virus Escape. J Neuroimaging. 2018 Aug 05. View on Pubmed
  4. Myint T, Chow FC, Bloch KC, Raymond-Guillen L, Davis TE, Wright PW, Woc-Colburn L, Khairy RN, Street AC, Yamamoto T, Albers A, Wheat LJ, Hage CA. Detection of (1,3)-β-d-Glucan in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Histoplasma Meningitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jul 18. View on Pubmed
  5. Chow FC, Wang H, Li Y, Mehta N, Hu Y, Han Y, Xie J, Lu W, Xu W, Li T. Cerebral Vasoreactivity Evaluated by the Breath Holding Challenge Correlates with Performance on A Cognitive Screening Test in Persons Living with Treated HIV Infection in China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Jul 09. View on Pubmed
  6. Chow FC, Wilson MR, Wu K, Ellis RJ, Bosch RJ, Linas BP. Stroke incidence is highest in women and non-Hispanic blacks living with HIV in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials cohort. AIDS. 2018 Jun 01; 32(9):1125-1135. View on Pubmed
  7. Wilson MR, O'Donovan BD, Gelfand JM, Sample HA, Chow FC, Betjemann JP, Shah MP, Richie MB, Gorman MP, Hajj-Ali RA, Calabrese LH, Zorn KC, Chow ED, Greenlee JE, Blum JH, Green G, Khan LM, Banerji D, Langelier C, Bryson-Cahn C, Harrington W, Lingappa JR, Shanbhag NM, Green AJ, Brew BJ, Soldatos A, Strnad L, Doernberg SB, Jay CA, Douglas V, Josephson SA, DeRisi JL. Chronic Meningitis Investigated via Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Apr 16. View on Pubmed
  8. Abdallah A, Chang JL, O'Carroll CB, Musubire A, Chow FC, Wilson AL, Siedner MJ. Stroke in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): A Systematic Review. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Apr 05. View on Pubmed
  9. Bloch KC, Myint T, Raymond-Guillen L, Hage CA, Davis TE, Wright PW, Chow FC, Woc-Colburn L, Khairy RN, Street AC, Yamamoto T, Albers A, Wheat LJ. Improvement in Diagnosis of Histoplasma Meningitis by Combined Testing for Histoplasma Antigen and Immunoglobulin G and Immunoglobulin M Anti-Histoplasma Antibody in Cerebrospinal Fluid. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 06; 66(1):89-94. View on Pubmed
  10. 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. 2018 Jan 02; 32(1):59-67. View on Pubmed
  11. Baud MO, Vitt JR, Robbins NM, Wabl R, Wilson MR, Chow FC, Gelfand JM, Josephson SA, Miller S. Pleocytosis is not fully responsible for low CSF glucose in meningitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2018 Jan; 5(1):e425. View on Pubmed
  12. Chow FC. Sex Matters in Neuroinfectious Diseases. Semin Neurol. 2017 Dec; 37(6):694-704. View on Pubmed
  13. Bradshaw MJ, Cho TA, Chow FC. Central Nervous System Infections Associated with Immunosuppressive Therapy for Rheumatic Disease. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Nov; 43(4):607-619. View on Pubmed
  14. 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
  15. 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 03 01; 74(3):339-346. View on Pubmed
  16. Bhatia NS, Chow FC. Neurologic Complications in Treated HIV-1 Infection. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 07; 16(7):62. View on Pubmed
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Chow FC, Glaser CA. Emerging and reemerging neurologic infections. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Oct; 4(4):173-84. View on Pubmed
  25. 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
  26. Chow FC. HIV infection, vascular disease, and stroke. Semin Neurol. 2014 Feb; 34(1):35-46. View on Pubmed
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Chow FC, Marra CM, Cho TA. Cerebrovascular disease in central nervous system infections. Semin Neurol. 2011 Jul; 31(3):286-306. View on Pubmed
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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