Sheldon M. Wolf, M.D.

Position Title
Physician of Neurology


UCLA School of Medicine

Director, Memory Disorders Clinic, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Memory Disorders Clinic at
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Clinic B 2A-185 Room 8
14445 Olive View Drive, (Education & Research Institute)
Sylmar, CA 91342-1437
Appts: (818) 364-1555 (English & Spanish Speaking)


I am trained and board certified as a clinical Neurologist, and I subspecialize in cognitive and neurobehavioral disorders. I am the director of the Memory Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. I am also the director, at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center of the ADRC research team. I have a strong research background, and was the Chair of the IRB for 25 years, and the Regional Coordinator of Medical Research for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Southern California.





ADRC - Clinical Core (UCLA-Olive View)

Memory Disorders Clinic at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Education and Degrees

    B.A., Columbia College, 1955.

    M.D., Neurology, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1959.

    Neurological Institute of New York, 1960-1963.

    NIH Fellow in Neurology and Immunology, 1963-1964.

    Awards and Honors

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Alpha Omega Alpha

    Chair Institutional Review Board, Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Southern California, 1980-1999.

    Regional Research Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Southern California, 1980-1999.

    Attending Staff Neurologist, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, current.

    Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, current.

    Director, Memory Disorders Research, Diagnostic and Treatment Program, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, current.

    Fellow of American Academy of Neurology.

    Member, American Neurological Association.



    Schotland D, Wolf SM, White H, Dubin H. Neurologic aspects of Behcet's disease. Am. J. Med. 34:544, 1963.

    Wolf SM, Simmons RL, Nastuk WL. Effect of age and sex on sensitivity to D-tubocurarine in the rat. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 117:1, 1964.

    Wolf SM, Schotland D, Phillips H. Involvement of nervous system in Behcet's syndrome. A.M.A. Archives of Neurology. 13:315, 1965.

    Simmons RL, Wolf SM, Chandler JG, Nastuk WL. The effect of allogeneic bone marrow on lethally irradiated thymectomized mice. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 120:81, 1965.

    Wolf SM, Rowland LP, McKinney A, Schotland D, Aranow H, Hoefer P. Myasthenia gravis as an autoimmune disease: clinical aspects. 3rd International Myasthenia Gravis Symposium, Transactions New York Academy of Sciences 135:517, 1966.

    Wolf SM, Barrows HS. Myasthenia gravis and systemic lupus erythematosus. A.M.A. Archives of Neurology. 14:254, 1966.

    Wolf SM. The relationship between thyoma and myasthenia gravis. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society 31:107, 1966.

    Wolf SM, Wagner JH, Davidson S: Oral contraceptives and neurological illness. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 32:141, 1967.

    Wolf SM, Davidson S, Grossman R, Barrows H, Wagner J. Myopathy, tremor, emotional illness and visual loss in a large family. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 33:197, 1968.

    Wolf SM, Lusk W. Hypocalcemic myopathy. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 37:167, 1972.

    Wolf S.M. Delayed traumatic myelopathy following transfixion of the spinal cord by a knife blade. J. Neurosurgery. February 1973.

    Wolf SM. Reserpine: cause and cure of oral-facial dyskinesia. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 38:80, 1973.

    Ching A, Wolf S, Ruskin J. Cryptococcosis-a cause of intracranial mass lesions. Calif. Med. 119:59, 1973.

    Wolf SM. An unusual case of brain stem glioma with prolonged survival and downbeat nystagmus. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 38:202, 1973.

    Wolf SM, Carr AC, Hanson RA, Dale EP, Davis DC, Goldenberg ED, Lulejian GA, Sharpe KS, Treitman P, Weinstein AW. Parental compliance in the continuous administration of Phenobarbital for the prevention of febrile seizures. J. Pediatrics. 83:1085, 1973.

    Wolf SM. Right-left difficulties in a normal population. Arch. Neurol. 29:128, 1973.

    Wolf SM, Davis R. Permanent dementia associated with levodopa therapy. Arch. Neurol. 28:276, 1973.

    Wolf SM. Low spinal fluid sugar in viral meningitis. Arch. Neurol. 30:109, 1973.

    Wolf SM, Verity A. Neurological aspects of progressive facial hemiatrophy. J. Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 37:997, 1974.

    Ratcliffe J. Rittman, A, Wolf S, Verity M. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with focal onset unsuccessfully treated with amantadine. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 40:18, 1975.

    Wolf S, Forsythe A. Febrile seizures. Letter to the Editor, British Medical Journal, 22nd May, 1976.

    Wolf SM, Carr A, Davis D, Davidson S, Dale E, Forsythe A, Goldenberg E, Hanson R, Lulejian GA, Nelson MA, Treitman P, Weinstein A. The value of phenobarbital in the child who has had a single febrile seizure: a controlled prospective study. Pediatrics. 59:278, 1977.

    Wolf S, Keane J, Feigenbaum J, Lu A. Myelopathy simulating spinal cord tumor. Bull. Los Angeles Neurological Society. 40:131, 1975.

    Wolf S, Goldberg L, Verity MS. Neuromyopathy and periarteriolitis in a patient receiving levodopa. Arch. Int. Med. 135:1055, 1976.

    Wolf S. The effectiveness of daily phenobarbital in the prevention of febrile seizure recurrences in "simple" febrile convulsions and "epilepsy triggered by fever." Epilepsia. 18:95, 1977.

    Wolf S. Phenobarbital in the prevention of recurrent febrile convulsions in "normal" and "abnormal" children. Acta Ped. Scand. 66:585-587, 1977.

    Ratcliffe J, Wolf S. Lumbar puncture in the child who has had a febrile convulsion. Annals of Neurology. 1:285, 1977.

    Wolf SM, Forsythe A. Behavior disturbance, phenobarbital, and febrile seizures. Pediatrics. 61:728-731, 1978.

    Wolf S, Wagner J, Davidson S, Forsythe A. Treatment of Bell palsy with prednisone: a prospective randomized study. Neurology. 28:158-161, 1978.

    Wolf S. Laboratory evaluation of the child with a febrile convulsion. Pediatrics. 62:1074-1076, 1978.

    Wolf S. Controversies in the treatment of febrile convulsions. Neurology. 29:287-290, 1979.

    Wolf S, Forsythe A, Stunden A, Friedman R, Diamond H. The long-term effect of phenobarbital on cognitive function in children with febrile convulsions. Pediatrics. 68:820-823, 1981.

    Munsat T, Easterday C, Levy S, Wolf S, Hiatt R. Amantadine and guanidine are ineffective in ALS. Neurology. 31:1054-5, 1981.

    Wolf S. Dietary cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and strokes. Neurology. 32:1408, 1982.

    Wolf S, Munsat T, Dunne P, Matsuda M. Neurology case studies, 3rd edition, Medical Examination Publishing Co., New York, 1984.

    Wolf S. Neuro-ophthalmic signs of hysteria and Shakespeare. Neurology. 34:988-9, 1984.

    Wolf S, Forsythe A. Epilepsy and mental retardation following febrile seizures in childhood. Acta. Ped. Scand. 78:291, 1989.

    Deiter P, Wolf S. Driving and Alzheimer's disease. Ann. Neurol. 26:289-290, 1989.

    Deiter P, Wolf S. Driving and Alzheimer's disease. Ann. Neurol. 28:591, 1990.

    Wolf S, Hopson K. Vocal abnormalities in hypothyroidism. J. Fam. Prac. 37:225, 1993.

    SidneyS, Petitti D, Quesenberry C, Klatsky A, Ziel H, Wolf S. Myocardial Infarction in Users of Low Dose Oral Contraceptives. Obst Gynecol. 88:939-44, 1996.

    Pettiti D, Sidney S, Bernstein A, Wolf S, Quesenberry C, Ziel H. Stroke in Users of Low Dose Oral Contraceptives. New England J.Med. 35:8-15, 1996.

    Wheeler S, Wolf S, Steinberg E. Cat-scratch encephalopathy. Neurology. 49:876, 1997.

    Furman Y, Wolf S, Rosenfeld D. Shakespeare and Sleep Disorders. Neurology. 49:1171, 1997.

    Jones J, Wolf S. Neuropathic Shoulder Arthropathy (Charcot Joint) associated with Syringomyelia. Neurology. 50:825, 1998.

    VickreyB, Shatin D, Wolf S, Myers L, et al. Management of multiple sclerosis across managed care and fee for service systems. Neurology. 55:1341, 2000.

    Cheng E, Myers L, Wolf S, Shatin D, Cui XP, Ellison G, Belin T, Vickrey B. Mobility impairments and use of preventive services in women with multiple sclerosis Brit Med. J. 323:968, 2001.

    Wolf S, Furman Y. Sleep Apnea and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Ann. Int. Med. 136:490, 2002.