Our Epilepsy Pharmacist
Brian K. Alldredge, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Neurology
Pharmacist, UCSF Epilepsy Center
Brian Alldredge, PharmD is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and his PharmD from UCSF. He completed pharmacy practice residency training at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Alldredge is active in patient care, clinical research, teaching and administration. His primary interests are epilepsy pharmacotherapy, seizure emergencies, out-of-hospital care, and pharmacogenomics. He is an editor of Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs - a pharmacotherapy text book used widely in health professions education, which was recently published in its 10th edition. He participates on invited review groups for the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, and he serves as a reviewer for journals in pharmacy, neurology and medicine. In his role as Associate Dean, Academic Affairs for the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Alldredge serves on numerous committees and task forces related to faculty development, faculty life, and academic diversity.
University of California, Los Angeles, BS, 1980
University of California, San Francisco, PharmD, 1984
Long Beach Memorial Hospital, 1985
Gilbert Woo, MFT
Clinical Social Worker III
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, UCSF Epilepsy Center
Gilbert Woo, MS, MFT is the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the UCSF and SFVA Epilepsy Centers. He is a proud native of San Francisco having been born in Chinatown and raised in the Sunset District. He attended UC Davis and began conducting psychological research in 2002 at the UC Davis Department of Psychology and continued research in personality and social behavior at the UCSF Epilepsy Center. For his thesis, he investigated change of empathic and emotional abilities in epilepsy patients after having brain surgery. He obtained his Master of Science degree in clinical psychology and clinical psychotherapy training from San Francisco State University in 2009. Gil is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Dominican University. His areas of interest include health psychology, behavioral medicine, and mental health for people with epilepsy and has been working with the epilepsy population since 2004.
University of California at Davis, BS, 2003
San Francisco State University, MS, 2009
UCSF Alliance Health Project, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 2009
Child Adolescent Services, Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital, 2011
Lisa Boice, RD (pediatrics)
Melody O’Donnell, RD (adult)
Melody O'Donnell provides nutrition counseling for a variety of conditions, including HIV, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. A native San Franciscan, she also provides nutrition counseling at several community clinics and facilitates a healthy food pantry in the Bayview neighborhood.
O'Donnell received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from San Francisco State University. She completed her dietetic internship at UCSF.
Our Social Worker
Monica Eisenhardt, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
UCSF Epilepsy Center
Monica Eisenhardt is a clinical social worker in the cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, family medicine, neurology, orthopedics, Osher Center, rheumatology, surgery, surgical movement disorders, urology, and women's health clinics. She provides patients with counseling, support, information and referral to community resources. She assists patients with various needs, including emotional support, insurance and disability, substance use, hospice and home care, domestic violence, and other psychosocial issues. She also supervises students and social workers working towards licensure. Ms.Eisenhardt is particularly interested in mindfulness-based stress reduction to assist patients and families in dealing with chronic and serious illness, and enjoys assisting a diversity of patients with a broad range of social service needs.
University of California, Berkeley, MSW 1991
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA 1985