Nicole Rosendale, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor
Neurology
She/Her/Hers

CLINICAL INTERESTS: After completing residency and fellowship training at UCSF, Nicole Rosendale joined the faculty in the Neurohospitalist Division of the Department of Neurology at UCSF in 2017. She primarily attends on the teaching service at San Francisco General Hospital, the city's safety-net hospital and only Level 1 trauma center. Her clinical expertise encompasses the acute manifestations of neurologic disease, including cerebrovascular disease, neuroinfectious disease, and the neurologic manifestations of systemic illness.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Rosendale is dedicated to advancing health equity in neurology through research and education, particularly in regard to LGBTQ+ health. Her work has highlighted the importance of LGBTQ+ health in neurology, educated around caring for transgender individuals in the acute setting and, most recently, exposed discrepancies between self-reported competence in caring for LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+ health knowledge in U.S. neurologists. Dr. Rosendale is currently investigating other neurodisparities in LGBTQ+ individuals, including in stroke, multiple sclerosis, and migraine, with the goal of informing culturally appropriate interventions to improve brain health in this community. She has also spoken nationally about the importance of LGBTQ+ health in neurology.

SERVICE: Dr. Rosendale serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Neurology LGBTQI Section, co-editor of the Neurology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion specialty website, and member of the American Academy of Neurology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Joint Coordinating Council.