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Stephen W. Asher, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

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  • Neurology

About Stephen W. Asher


Stephen Asher, MD specializes in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. He has been involved with the neurosurgical management of disorders of movement (deep brain stimulation), as well as the use of botulinum toxin in various dystonias and spasticity. He has extensive experience in the management of Parkinson’s disease, both in medical treatment and in programming deep brain stimulation systems. 

Dr. Asher is medical director of St. Luke's movement disorders program, which operates the multidisciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology. He serves on several medical boards, and is a charter member of the Movement Disorder Society. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers and published essays.

Dr. Asher earned his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from UCLA and his medical degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Between college and medical school, he was a fellow in biochemistry at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He served as an intern in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, followed by two years in the Public Health Service, then completed his residency in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After residency and chief residency, he was an assistant professor of Neurology at UCSF, involved in clinical research and teaching.

  • Medical School

    University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Residency

    University of California, San Francisco
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