Katherine S Wong

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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Dr. Wong is a board certified neurologist specializing in movement disorders and behavioral neurology. She completed neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship at University of California San Francisco. She is interested in Parkinson’s disease clinical trials, the contribution of the blood brain barrier and the gut microbiome to PD clinical symptoms, the overlap of memory and movement disorders, and increasing access to specialty care and clinical trials for a diverse population of patients.


  • Variation in SARS-CoV-2 molecular test sensitivity by specimen types in a large sample of emergency department patients Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Dec; 50:381-387. . View in PubMed
  • Hepatitis B vaccine and risk of acute myocardial infarction among individuals with diabetes mellitus Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 10; 30(10):1441-1446. . View in PubMed
  • Baseline neuropsychological profiles in prion disease predict survival time Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 09; 7(9):1535-1545. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic PrP Prion Diseases Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2018 05 01; 10(5). . View in PubMed
  • Genetic prion disease: Experience of a rapidly progressive dementia center in the United States and a review of the literature Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2017 01; 174(1):36-69. . View in PubMed
  • Metabolic disorders with clinical and radiologic features of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Neurol Clin Pract. 2015 Apr; 5(2):108-115. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic CJD with a novel E200G mutation in the prion protein gene and comparison with E200K mutation cases Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2013 Dec 12; 1:80. . View in PubMed
  • Quinacrine treatment trial for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Neurology. 2013 Dec 03; 81(23):2015-23. . View in PubMed
  • Sporadic Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease presenting as primary progressive aphasia JAMA Neurol. 2013 Feb; 70(2):254-7. . View in PubMed
  • Differential diagnosis of Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease Arch Neurol. 2012 Dec; 69(12):1578-82. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical overlap between Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease and Lewy body disease Can J Neurol Sci. 2012 May; 39(3):304-10. . View in PubMed