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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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John D. Hixson, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Informatics, SFVAHCS

Digital Health and Remote Monitoring Technologies for Chronic Health Conditions

Dr. John Hixson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he is a clinician in the Epilepsy Center of Excellence.  Additionally, he serves as Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Informatics at the SF VAMC. Through this informatics work, Dr. Hixson is primarily focused on patient-facing software development and the treatment of patient-generated health data. He is the principal investigator for a national VA-based study of the PatientsLikeMe platform in a cohort of Veterans with epilepsy. Dr. Hixson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and completed his Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

To see Dr. Hixson on PubMed, click here.