ALS Program

Caring for patients with Lou Gehrig's disease.

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"Learn from yesterday, live for today,
hope for tomorrow."

-Albert Einstein

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive terminal illness. UC San Diego Health is home to San Diego’s most comprehensive care program for people with ALS.

We provide compassionate, individualized medical and support services to those living with ALS and other motor neuron disorders. The clinic provides access to leading ALS research programs and clinical trials.

Patient Care

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From evaluation to diagnosis to treatment, we offer a holistic approach with a team of committed experts at your side.

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Our Team


Get to know our ALS multidisciplinary team and their roles. Watch the Ask the Experts Panel sponsored by the ALS Association – Greater San Diego chapter.

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John Ravits photo Read a Q & A with Dr. John Ravits about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and its impact on ALS research and potential treatments.


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Learn about our ALS research biorepositories and our basic science research.

Contact Us

Existing Patients

New Patients

Support our Work

Help support UC San Diego's ongoing research in ALS. Make an online donation.

You can also make a gift via check to UC San Diego Foundation. The check memo should read: ALS Clinic Fund (2331). Please send your check to: UCSD Gift Processing; 9500 Gilman Drive, #0940; La Jolla, CA 92093-0940