Dr. John D Hixson MD Neurologist

Dr. John Hixson is a neurologist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Hixson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 32 doctors at San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 140 at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Neurology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

Clinical Interests: mHealth Home health monitoring, Database Management Systems, Medical Informatics, Anxiety, Brain, Anticonvulsants, Depression, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Emotions, Epilepsy, Seizures

Hospital Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center
Ranked #5 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

San Franciso Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2001–2002

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Neurology, 2002–2005

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 2001

Texas A&M University
Other Training, Biochemistry and Genetics, 1992–1997

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internship, 2001–2002

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency, Neurology, 2002–2004

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Residency, Neurology, 2004–2005

University of Iowa
Fellowship, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, 2005–2006

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 8 years in Neurology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

VA Office of Speciality Care Transformation Leadership Nominee

Clinical Research Award, American Academy of Neurology Foundation

Zeritsky Award for Resident Research, University of Pennsylvania

Dreifuss Award for Epilepsy Research, National Epifellows Foundation

Outstanding Student in College of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

Beckman Award for Undergraduate Research, Texas A&M University

Nominated for National Rhodes Scholar Semi-finalist, Texas A&M University

Phi Kappa Phi National Scholar Fellowship for Senior Thesis

University Undergraduate Research Fellow, Texas A&M University

Former Students Thesis Honors Award, Texas A&M University

Barry M. Goldwater National Congressional Scholar

James Earl Rudder Normandy Scholarship for Study Abroad

Corps of Cadets Most Outstanding Cadet Designation, Texas A&M University

Sophomore Scholar Award (6 awarded), Texas A&M University

President’s Scholarship Award (12 awarded), Texas A&M University

Publications & Presentations

JD Hixson, MA Mont, KM Baumgarten, LC Jones, SC Mears, EF McCarthy, and DS Hungerford

JD Hixson, P Barker, B Wityk, and A Hillis

DT Ren, JD Hixson, AE Salvucci, and G Glosser

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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