Dr. John Hixson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Additionally, he serves as Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Informatics at the SF VAMC, and is integral in the national Health Informatics Initiative. Through this work, Dr. Hixson is primarily focused on patient-facing software development and the treatment of patient-generated health data. He also 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.