Our Clinical Specialists

Our Epilepsy Pharmacist

Brian K. Alldredge, PharmD

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Neurology
Pharmacist, UCSF Epilepsy Center

Brian Alldredge

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

Our Therapist

Gilbert Woo, MS, MFT
Mental Health Director
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Gilbert is the Director of Mental Health for the UCSF Epilepsy Center. 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. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. 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, 2003, BS Biology and Psychology
San Francisco State University, 2009, MS Clinical Psychology

UCSF Alliance Health Project, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 2009
SFGH Department of Psychiatry, Child Adolescent Services, 2011

Our Dieticians

Lisa Boice, RD (pediatrics)

Melody O’Donnell, RD (adult)
Melody Odonnell

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

LCSW 1999