Sara LaHue, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor

Dr. Sara C. LaHue is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF, and holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She is a neurohospitalist (neurologist focused on the care of hospitalized adults), researcher and educator. As a neurohospitalist, she serves on the Neurohospitalist Society Executive Board, the Neurohospitalist Editorial Board, and is an active member of several American Delirium Society committees. She is coauthor of the textbook "Emergency Neurology" (Oxford University Press 2021).

Dr. LaHue's research interests span several areas within neurology, though the majority of her grant-funded work centers on translational investigations of delirium, sleep, and cognitive impairment in hospitalized older adults. She is also passionate about improving the care of women with neurological disorders through educational initiatives and research. Dr. LaHue is both Co-I and Director of Education for Sex and Gender Enriched (SAGE) Neurology R25, as well as an affiliate member of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Women’s Health Clinical Research Center, and UCSF BALANCE. Dr. LaHue also directs the emergency neurology simulation curriculum for residents.

Dr. LaHue obtained her medical degree and completed residency in Neurology at UCSF, where she served as chief resident. She also completed her Neurohospitalist Fellowship at UCSF. Dr. LaHue is board certified in Neurology.

(Photo credit: Christopher Michel)


Associations of Systemic Inflammation and Senescent Cell Biomarkers with Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults with Schizophrenia.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Chui MKK, Schneider K, Miclau K, LaHue SC, Furman D, Leutwyler H, Newman JC

Association of biological aging with frailty and post-transplant outcomes among adults with cirrhosis.


LaHue SC, Fuentealba M, Roa Diaz S, Seetharaman S, Garcia T, Furman D, Lai JC, Newman JC

Emerging Subspecialties in Neurology: Women's Neurology.


Thornton HF, LaHue SC, Bove R, Waters J, O'Neal MA, Bui E

Anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy in postpartum women with neurological conditions.

Annals of clinical and translational neurology

Anderson A, Rowles W, Poole S, Balan A, Bevan C, Brandstadter R, Ciplea AI, Cooper J, Fabian M, Hale TW, Jacobs D, Kakara M, Krysko KM, Longbrake EE, Marcus J, Repovic P, Riley CS, Romeo AR, Rutatangwa A, West T, Hellwig K, LaHue SC, Bove R

Advancing specificity in delirium: The delirium subtyping initiative.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Bowman EML, Brummel NE, Caplan GA, Cunningham C, Evered LA, Fiest KM, Girard TD, Jackson TA, LaHue SC, Lindroth HL, Maclullich AMJ, McAuley DF, Oh ES, Oldham MA, Page VJ, Pandharipande PP, Potter KM, Sinha P, Slooter AJC, Sweeney AM, Tieges Z, Van Dellen E, Wilcox ME, Zetterberg H, Cunningham EL

My Rosalind Franklin Benchmark.

The New England journal of medicine

LaHue SC

American Delirium Society 2022 Year in Review: Highlighting the Year’s Most Impactful Delirium Research

Delirium Communications

C. Adrian Austin, Ben J. A. Palanca , Kendall Smith, Benjamin Chapin, Shih-Yin Lin , Sikandar Khan, Heidi Lindroth, Mark Oldham , Kerri Maya, American Delirium Society Committee Members*

Reviews in Medical Education: Advances in Simulation to Address New Challenges in Neurology

Neurology Education

Catherine S.W. Albin, J. Palmer Greene, Sara C. LaHue, Prem Kandiah, Arielle M. Kurzweil, Yara Mikhaeil-Demo, Nicholas A. Morris

Clinical and Radiographic Characteristics of Nocardia vs Non-Nocardia Brain Abscesses.

Neurology. Clinical practice

LaHue SC, Guterman EL, Mikhail M, Li Y, Cha S, Richie MB

Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistula with nerve root enhancement mimicking myeloradiculitis: a case report.

BMC neurology

Chiang S, Pet DB, Talbott JF, LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Rosendale N

Predisposing and Precipitating Factors Associated With Delirium: A Systematic Review.

JAMA network open

Ormseth CH, LaHue SC, Oldham MA, Josephson SA, Whitaker E, Douglas VC

Potential for remote vital sign monitoring to improve hospital patient sleep: A feasibility study.

International journal of medical informatics

Beaman H, Douglas VC, Patel K, John Boscardin W, Youn J, LaHue SC

Jugular Foramen Syndrome Caused by Varicella Zoster Virus Infection.

The Neurohospitalist

Adjepong KO, LaHue SC, Ha D, Holmes BB

Jugular Foramen Syndrome Caused by Varicella Zoster Virus Infection.

The Neurohospitalist

Kwame O. Adjepong, Sara C. LaHue, Deborah Ha, Brandon B. Holmes

Hepatic and renal function impact concentrations of plasma biomarkers of neuropathology.

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Berry K, Asken BM, Grab JD, Chan B, Lario Lago A, Wong R, Seetharaman S, LaHue SC, Possin KL, Rojas JC, Kramer JH, Boxer AL, Lai JC, VandeVrede L

Giant cell myositis associated with metastatic thymoma and granulomatous hypercalcaemia.

BMJ case reports

Jimenez JC, Lucas CG, LaHue SC, Sharpe BA

COVID-19 severity and age increase the odds of delirium in hospitalized adults with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection: a cohort study.

BMC psychiatry

LaHue SC, Escueta DP, Guterman EL, Patel K, Harrison KL, Boscardin WJ, Douglas VC, Newman JC

Approach to Altered Mental Status and Inpatient Delirium.

Neurologic clinics

LaHue SC, Douglas VC

KIBRA, MTNR1B, and FKBP5 genotypes are associated with decreased odds of incident delirium in elderly post-surgical patients.

Scientific reports

Terrelonge M, LaHue SC, Tang C, Movsesyan I, Pullinger CR, Dubal DB, Leung J, Douglas VC

Outcomes Following Implementation of a Hospital-Wide, Multicomponent Delirium Care Pathway.

Journal of hospital medicine

LaHue SC, Maselli J, Rogers S, Casatta J, Chao J, Croci R, Gonzales R, Holt B, Josephson SA, Lama S, Lau C, McCulloch C, Newman JC, Terrelonge M, Yeager J, Douglas VC

Prevalence and risk factors for delirium in critically ill patients with COVID-19 (COVID-D): a multicentre cohort study.

The Lancet. Respiratory medicine

Pun BT, Badenes R, Heras La Calle G, Orun OM, Chen W, Raman R, Simpson BK, Wilson-Linville S, Hinojal Olmedillo B, Vallejo de la Cueva A, van der Jagt M, Navarro Casado R, Leal Sanz P, Orhun G, Ferrer Gómez C, Núñez Vázquez K, Piñeiro Otero P, Taccone FS, Gallego Curto E, Caricato A, Woien H, Lacave G, O'Neal HR, Peterson SJ, Brummel NE, Girard TD, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, COVID-19 Intensive Care International Study Group

Emergency Neurology (Oxford University Press)

Emergency Neurology (Oxford University Press)

LaHue, Sara C & Levin, Morris

Pregnancy outcomes of refractory epilepsy patients treated with Brain-responsive neurostimulation.

Epilepsy research

Li Y, Eliashiv D, LaHue SC, Rao VR, Martini ML, Panov F, Oster JM, Yoshii-Contreras J, Skidmore CT, Kalayjian LA, Millett D, Meador KJ

The One-Two Punch of Delirium and Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.

Frontiers in neurology

LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Miller BL

Reply to: Diagnostic Delay in Cervical Dystonia-Dystonia With Antecedent ET?

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

LaHue SC, Tanner CM

Transfer of monoclonal antibodies into breastmilk in neurologic and non-neurologic diseases.

Neurology(R) neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation

LaHue SC, Anderson A, Krysko KM, Rutatangwa A, Dorsey MJ, Hale T, Mahadevan U, Rogers EE, Rosenstein MG, Bove R

Collaborative Delirium Prevention in the Age of COVID-19.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

LaHue SC, James TC, Newman JC, Esmaili AM, Ormseth CH, Ely EW

A 52-Year-Old Man With Seizures and Progressive Cerebrovascular Lesions.

The Neurohospitalist

McGraw CM, LaHue SC, Ferris S, Bollen AW, Richie MB

Cervical dystonia incidence and diagnostic delay in a multiethnic population.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

LaHue SC, Albers K, Goldman S, Lo RY, Gu Z, Leimpeter A, Fross R, Comyns K, Marras C, de Kleijn A, Smit R, Katz M, Ozelius LJ, Bressman S, Saunders-Pullman R, Comella C, Klingman J, Nelson LM, Van Den Eeden SK, Tanner CM

Minimal breast milk transfer of rituximab, a monoclonal antibody used in neurological conditions.

Neurology(R) neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation

Krysko KM, LaHue SC, Anderson A, Rutatangwa A, Rowles W, Schubert RD, Marcus J, Riley CS, Bevan C, Hale TW, Bove R

Association between Inpatient Delirium and Hospital Readmission in Patients ≥ 65 Years of Age: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Journal of hospital medicine

LaHue SC, Douglas VC, Kuo T, Conell CA, Liu VX, Josephson SA, Angel C, Brooks KB

Abstract WP332: Social Determinants of Access to Stroke Care in Women.


Sara C LaHue, Richa Gautami, Vineeta Singh, Vineeta Singh

Whole-Genome mRNA Gene Expression Differs Between Patients With and Without Delirium.

Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology

Kalantar K, LaHue SC, DeRisi JL, Sample HA, Contag CA, Josephson SA, Wilson MR, Douglas VC

In search of a there there.


Sara Catherine LaHue

Frequency and characteristics associated with inherited thrombophilia in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula.

Journal of neurosurgery

LaHue SC, Kim H, Pawlikowska L, Nelson J, Cooke DL, Hetts SW, Singh V

Parkinson's disease patient preference and experience with various methods of DBS lead placement.

Parkinsonism & related disorders

LaHue SC, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Ziman N, Wang S, Racine CA, Starr PA, Larson PS, Katz M

The best medicine? The influence of physical activity and inactivity on Parkinson's disease.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society

LaHue SC, Comella CL, Tanner CM

Alpha phase dynamics predict age-related visual working memory decline.


Tran TT, Hoffner NC, LaHue SC, Tseng L, Voytek B

Loud and Clear: Sensory Impairment, Delirium, and Functional Recovery in Critical Illness.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

LaHue SC, Liu VX

Resting state magnetoencephalography functional connectivity in traumatic brain injury.

Journal of neurosurgery

Tarapore PE, Findlay AM, Lahue SC, Lee H, Honma SM, Mizuiri D, Luks TL, Manley GT, Nagarajan SS, Mukherjee P

Independent component analysis of DTI reveals multivariate microstructural correlations of white matter in the human brain.

Human brain mapping

Li YO, Yang FG, Nguyen CT, Cooper SR, LaHue SC, Venugopal S, Mukherjee P

Microstructural correlations of white matter tracts in the human brain.


Wahl M, Li YO, Ng J, Lahue SC, Cooper SR, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P