If you've been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or need to be evaluated, you've come to the right place.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is complex and different for each person. You need top experts in the field who can guide you through your options and work with you to develop a care plan that meets your needs.

We offer you the full spectrum of individualized medical and support services as well as access to leading ALS research programs and clinical trials.

Why Choose Us for ALS Diagnosis and Care?

We offer the most comprehensive ALS program in San Diego.

Efficient Appointments

When you come to the ALS Clinic, you meet with every member of your care team in one appointment. We serve as a one-stop opportunity to take care of everything without the hassle of many appointments.

Integrated Care

The clinic serves the comprehensive needs of patients with ALS in a multidisciplinary manner. That means your team members are not operating in isolation to care for you or your loved one, but are working as an integrated expert unit.

After each appointment, the entire care team meets to discuss recommendations, medications, assistive device needs, clinical trial opportunities, any coordination needed with your primary care physician, and just about everything else.

We're Leaders in the Field

The UC San Diego ALS Clinic is recognized by the Muscular Dystrophy Association  and ALS Association . Our clinicians and staff are dedicated to ALS therapy and are on the forefront of the newest information about the disease. Because of this, we are recognized leaders in the field of ALS.


ALS Research

Our physicians and scientists conduct research in the UC San Diego School of Medicine that leads to innovations in treatment for patients. Patients are also invited to donate samples to our biorepositories.

See a list of clinical trials for ALS

Meet Our ALS Team

Our clinical team strives to ensure you can function at the highest level and maintain the best quality of life possible.

Led by Neurologist John Ravits, MD, our neuromuscular doctors can evaluate your condition and make or confirm a diagnosis.

See Evaluation and Diagnosis 

We take a proactive approach to oversee your treatment plans. At the same time, we educate you and your caregivers to help you make informed decisions about your care.   

Our team also includes specialists from:

  • Neurology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Social work
  • Respiratory care
  • Gastroenterology
  • ALS Association (patient advocacy)