Peter Pressman, MD


  • Former clinical instructor in neurology at the Memory and Aging Center of UC San Francisco
  • Member of editorial team for Neurology
  • Presented and published papers on specialized neurological imaging techniques; focuses on using simulation technology in neurological education


Peter Pressman, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering neurology who has been interested in the brain and neurology since college. He also has a long-standing interest in scientific education. As a fellow and clinical instructor in neurology, Dr. Pressman is passionate about raising awareness of the nervous system and neurological diseases.

Dr. Pressman worked in Alzheimer's disease research prior to beginning medical school. Dr. Pressman serves on the editorial team for the Residents and Fellows Section of Neurology, the world's leading neurology journal and the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


Dr. Pressman received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, and completed his residency in neurology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

A Word From Peter Pressman, MD

The brain is responsible for all we experience, think, and do. I have been fascinated by the nervous system for almost two decades, and I enjoy the time I spend teaching patients about their neurological conditions. It is my goal to offer a resource where anyone whose life has been changed by neurological illness can find answers to their questions as well as a place of community and support.

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