Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2020)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship (2000) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Neurology Residency (1997) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1994) CA
  • Medical Education: Westminster Medical School (1980) England

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinical Trials Director, Stanford Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program (2015 - Present)
  • Member, SHC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Specialty Drug Sub-Committee (2016 - 2017)


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Practice Locations

Multiple Sclerosis Center in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Multiple Sclerosis Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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(120 reviews)

He’s awesome!! Doctor Lock is the best!!
Very nice and pleasant Dr. Answered questions and explained things where we could understand them. Did not rush the visit and was very patient.
I had alot of questions and they were answer thank you Dr Lock
Dr. Lock is an excellent physician, listens intently, and is compassionate. His advice has been very helpful to me.
I appreciate the video visit option very much. Thank you.
My experience with Dr. Lock was amazing! He was so patient, so kind, so willing to answer all of my questions, explain and educate. He was not rushed and took extra time with me, thorough in his evaluation. He was polite and respectful, as well as caring. He was open with what he was trained in and what he wasn't and to direct me to someone who was. I finished the visit feeling reassured and hopeful and knew that I could trust him to watch over me.
Always appreciate the time you take!
Stanford Health Care is extremely lucky to have Dr. Christopher Lock on staff. He is one of the smartest, kindest human beings I have ever met, not to mention one of the most competent doctors. He is a gift to your facility and to all of his patients.
Based on my experience, Dr. Christopher Bruce Lock is an excellent physician....he is a great listener and is compassionate.
He was really good about reviewing the MRI results and answering my questions about potential medications
I really like Dr Lock and was a patient of his before moving. Now back close to the Bay Area I have been able to return to him at my request. I really appreciate his knowledge of MS and that he keeps up with all of the new research.
I've always liked Dr.Lock from the very first visit years ago.Never felt rushed during visit,took his time and genuinely seems to care. Always explains things thoroughly in ways I can understand. I can ask any questions and not feel too dumb to ask. Very helpful on things I can do to help with my MS. Dr Lock is one of the greatest human beings I know! Greatful to have him as my Neurologist 😊
Lina Medina was wonderful at check in and went above and beyond! Dr. Lock was thorough and showed that he cared about my concerns.
As always, Dr. Lock is A wonderful part of my care I receive at Stanford. He gives me confidence my treatment plan is correct. He is also my favorite, giving his time, listening, suggesting and smiling. I always feel great after I’ve had a appointment with Dr. Lock.
He’s a wonderful Doctor
Dr Lock exceeds all expectations. He is kind and patient, I feel so blessed he is our doctor.
Dr. Lock consistantly listens to my concerns and responds with a humanistic and science supported response. And, he provides space that allows me to question or ask for further clarification.
Excellent, thorough.
He's a great physician. I have moved to southern California but plan to retain him. The video calls allow for this.
Wouldn't change a thing
All staff exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
He’s an excellent doctor! He’s very kind and offers great info.
He’s great! He listens, I feel heard, that he cares and I never feel rushed.
Patient and active listener
He’s a great Doctor
Dr. Lock is a great and compassionate doctor, and takes the time to be a very wonderful listener.
Calm Informative Spent time
He’s amazing!! An A+ doctor! Very caring and a great listener!
Dr Christopher Lock has been extremely kind and helpful to me since I began this journey with my multiple sclerosis. He's very patient, understanding and very insightful on this disease. I am very glad to have Dr lock as my multiple sclerosis doctor. I would not want anyone else.
The video visits are always great. He shares his screen and goes over the MRI scans thoroughly and answers all my questions.
Dr Lock is an excellent doctor. He care so much to his patient health. I am highly recommend him.
He is a wonderful, kind, smart man. There should be more people like him in the world.
Very pleasant and professional visit online. Excellent communication and thorough appointment.
Lisened Was honest with his comments Was able to to provide avenue we could search Follow up appointment scheduled
I like his detailed responses.
He listens well and is informative.
He is an awesome Doctor. He knows what he is talking about and takes care of his patience with his best knowledge.
We love Dr Lock and I would like to thank him for putting my husband’s mind at ease about TMS.
Very nice doctor. Listens to my concerns and has the knowledge on how to address them. I am very happy with my care.
Very good doctor. Very efficient professional. Took his time explain everything clearly. Made visit very easy, clear to Understand. Very thorough doctor. Made sure I understood the test and addressed all my concerns professionally and with concern. Answered all my questions precisely. Very good doctor spoke clearly and with compassion. Very lucky to have him as my doctor. Feel good knowing he has my best intentions and willing to address all concerns. Thank you to the doctor and Stanford for my ongoing care.
He took time to cover all the bases and let me ask questions as well. He is always nice to see and I am grateful.
Dr. Locke is great. I wouldn't want anyone else as my ms doctor
Dr. Lock is an incredible doctor who is very knowledgeable!
Due to the pandemic I had not seen my neurologist for over a year so we had much to discuss. Dr. Lock took extra time with me to review my MRI, discuss concerns, answer questions, perform physical tests, and make a plan for my future care. He is wonderful.
Superb visit; one of the most professional doctor's visit I've ever experienced. I have total confidence in Dr. Lock, would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Lock is amazing!
Dr. Lock was amazing. He did a thorough exam, explained all of my test results in great detail and truly was an amazing person. He answered all of my questions and wanted to make sure I felt comfortable.
Dr. Lock spent was very thorough in his exam. He asked a lot of questions and was very observant.
Answered all my questions in great detail.
This was an exceptionally positive experience.
Caring - kind physician.
Dr. Lock is amazing!
Dr lock is the best. I wouldn't want to see anyone else
Dr. Lock has always taken very good care of me and has always taken any and all the time we needed to answer any questions.
Dr. exceeds my expectations. Goes to great length to have a conversations regards my daughters condition. He explain things in a clear manner and very open to feedback. Extremely helpful with necessary resources for both me and my daughter.
All good!
he is the best doctor I've ever had! I never feel rushed, he answers all my questions, and never talks down to me.
Excellent explanations; Dr. Lock spent the time to listen as well as explain.
Dr. Lock was one of the best doctors I worked with.
I absolutely love seeing my neurologist he's awesome
I feel lucky to have such a great neurologist!
The dr. was very good & kind, A+.
Very pleasant visit, well explained of my questions and concepts.
Exceptionally informative, competent, caring. Addressed my requests for information at a technical level and personal level.
The fellow, (Nina, was especially helpful and attentive.
Always answered my questions no matter how silly they sounded. Never makes me feel I'm taking up his valuable time. Good man overall.
Dr. Lock is by far the most compassionate, caring & knowledgeable dr. that I have entrusted my care to. Thank you.
the best
I may be able to answer the above after my 2nd appt.
Dr. Lock is a great doctor.
Dr. Lock was very engaged with my situation and gave clear and respectful advice and treatment options. A very good encounter
My first visit with Dr. Lock was great. He made me and my husband (who was also in the interview) feel comfortable and at ease.
Excellent experience!
my care provider is good however I find they are so busy we do not get the attention or time we deserve
Dr. Lock is by far the best neurologist I've seen.
Dr. Lock is an amazing doctor and an even better human being. He is a gift. We should all be so lucky as to know someone like him.
Dr Lock answer all my questions I was concerned about
I have a excellent dr . Dr lock is very caring ,polite and a great specialist on ms. I am very grateful for him being my dr.
Dr. Lock was very thorough and insightful.
I had an excellent visit with Dr. Lock. He is very thorough and very caring.
Excellent visit - so thoughtful & thorough.
Dr. Lock is probably one of the best. I'm lucky to be assigned him.
pleasant visit
Excellent attention. All the team very professional.
i am very very happy with my neurologist here. And i am extremely grateful to him and the staff for really caring and taking my health issues seriously and really understanding and easing my concerns
Dr. Lock is an attentive, caring and extremely knowedgable provider.
Dr. Lock was very personable, friendly, understanding, and knowledgable.
I love doctor Lock!! He is a wonderful doctor and always listens to my questions and provides me with wonderful care! Thanks doctor!
I felt that my doctor was very concern about me.
I had an excellent visit with Dr. Lock. He took the time to answer my questions and we spent a lot of time discussing my possible diagnosis. He has a low-key demeanor that might have lowered my confidence ranking, however, my primary care doctor (from another clinic) recently told me that he had the utmost respect for Dr. Lock and would trust him implicitly if he were his patient. That certainly was a confidence booster!
Very thorough
Very friendly easy to talk to.
dr. lock spent generous time with me during visit. great presence and thorough visit.
I am very satisfied with Dr. Lock
Dr. Lock is outstanding!
Dr. Christopher B Lock is extremely patient and highly talented at tackling all worries and questions that is thrown his way. I walk in nervous and I never fail to walk out of his office feeling at ease. Dr. Lock really goes the extra mile to make sure he exhausts all avenues to make sure his patients are treated with the utmost care.
Dr Christopher Lock is outstanding and I would have no hesitation recommending him to others. excellent bedside manner as well as the advice and concern that obviously came from someone very knowledgeable in their field.
Absolutely love Dr. Lock! He is an outstanding Doctor and I am very happy with his care. He is very knowledgeable and very helpful with my situation.
Dr. Lock is the best
This is how health care should be. Highly recommend to anyone in need.
I just loved Dr. Lock. He made me feel quite comfortable & at ease.
I have gone through many different MS neurologists in different states and Dr. Lock is by far the most thorough and interested than any other.
Very good experience. The best doctor I have ever been too. Dr. was very nice and answered all my questions. I would recommend him to everyone 10/10 rating excellent neurologist.
I loved Dr. Lock and his fellow. They treated me with kindness and respect. They were thorough in their examination. They provided excellent explanations. They were lovely.
In the e-age of techno treatment, I felt a my provider took an interest in my complaints and we made a decision to follow up with an MRI if conditions worsen. I was very impressed with the compassion of Dr. Lock.
awesome doctor
dr lock was outstanding
Dr. Lock is incredible always diligent about his assessment of me very kind and respectful. A full service and caring doctor.
One of the first experiences with a MD who took time to understand the background of my condition. Thank you!
Very happy with MD.
Dr. Lock is a great neurologist. He understands my hesitation to get super medicated in order to take care of my migraines. He discussed a lot of alternative medicine ideas. He's warm, calm, and knowledgeable about neurology, and easy to talk to. I would have liked if his sole practice was around headache/migraine care like the doctor I was originally referred to, because at times, it felt like I was teaching him some things. But in general, I was pleasantly surprised by the visit
dr Lock is fantastic. I have had a number of neurologists in my life and he clearly is brilliant, but never talks down to you and is always so gracious and spends as much time as needed. he is like a teddy bear.
Good doctor!
My husband and I really like Dr. Lock and his staff. Very accommodating to our requests to schedule all appointments and tests in 1 day. We like the way he treats us.
Best advice & care.
I enjoyed talking with Dr. Chris Lock and nurse Julie they were - very relaxing.
Because he concluded my problem/symptoms are not within his scope of expertise, I left with even more questions. I felt marginalized that my concerns/questions were of little consequences. Despite my questions he could not give me a direction in which to follow-up except agreeing to do some further lab work at my husband's insistence.
Dr. Lock spent a lot of time w/me I appreciate it.
Dr. Lock takes time to really communicate with me.
Absolutely Love Dr Lock!

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