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Donna Ferriero, M.D.

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Donna M. Ferriero, a pediatric neurologist, is chair of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She is the former chief of Pediatric Neurology and an expert in epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, developmental disabilities and cancer as well as the care of newborns and children with neurological disabilities. She also is the director of the Neonatal Brain Disorders Center at UCSF, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.

Ferriero is a professor of neurology and pediatrics and a member of the graduate program in biomedical sciences. She earned a medical degree at UCSF and completed child neurology training and a postdoctoral research fellowship at UCSF before joining the UCSF faculty in 1987. She has been honored at UCSF with the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate, Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women and Sidney Carter Award from the American Academy of Neurology for excellence in child neurology. In 2010, Ferriero was appointed to the National Neurological Disorders and Stroke Advisory Council.

Clinics

Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery
505 Parnassus Ave., 15th floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1565

Conditions & Treatments

  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Neonatal Stroke

More about Donna Ferriero

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1979

Residencies

Mass General, Pediatrics 1982

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jenster M, Bonifacio SL, Ruel T, Rogers EE, Tam EW, Partridge JC, Barkovich AJ, Ferriero DM, Glass HC. Maternal or neonatal infection: association with neonatal encephalopathy outcomes. Pediatr Res. 2014 Jul; 76(1):93-9.
  2. Sheldon RA, Lee CL, Jiang X, Knox RN, Ferriero DM. Hypoxic preconditioning protection is eliminated in HIF-1a knockout mice subjected to neonatal hypoxia-ischemia. Pediatr Res. 2014 Jul; 76(1):46-53.
  3. Ferriero DM, Bonifacio SL. The search continues for the elusive biomarkers of neonatal brain injury. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 164(3):438-40.
  4. Juul SE, Ferriero DM. Pharmacologic neuroprotective strategies in neonatal brain injury. Clin Perinatol. 2014 Mar; 41(1):119-31.
  5. Qu Y, Wu J, Chen D, Zhao F, Liu J, Yang C, Wei D, Ferriero DM, Mu D. MiR-139-5p inhibits HGTD-P and regulates neuronal apoptosis induced by hypoxia-ischemia in neonatal rats. Neurobiol Dis. 2014 Mar; 63:184-93.
  6. Hauser SL, Johnston SC, Ferriero DM, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Messing RO, Oksenberg JR. Quo vadis? - peering into the future. Ann Neurol. 2013 Dec; 74(6):A5-7.
  7. Ziv E, Tymofiyeva O, Ferriero DM, Barkovich AJ, Hess CP, Xu D. A machine learning approach to automated structural network analysis: application to neonatal encephalopathy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e78824.
  8. Chen CY, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, Ferriero D, Semple BD. Traumatic injury to the immature frontal lobe: a new murine model of long-term motor impairment in the absence of psychosocial or cognitive deficits. Dev Neurosci. 2013; 35:474-90.
  9. Johnston SC, Ferriero DM, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Messing RO, Oksenberg J, Stewart A, Hauser SL. Have the Annals editors added value? Ann Neurol. 2013 Nov; 74(5):A7-9.
  10. Liu J, Sheldon RA, Segal MR, Kelly MJ, Pelton JG, Ferriero DM, James TL, Litt L. 1H nuclear magnetic resonance brain metabolomics in neonatal mice after hypoxia-ischemia distinguished normothermic recovery from mild hypothermia recoveries. Pediatr Res. 2013 Aug; 74(2):170-9.
  11. Tymofiyeva O, Hess CP, Ziv E, Lee PN, Glass HC, Ferriero DM, Barkovich AJ, Xu D. A DTI-based template-free cortical connectome study of brain maturation. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63310.
  12. Semple BD, Blomgren K, Gimlin K, Ferriero DM, Noble-Haeusslein LJ. Brain development in rodents and humans: Identifying benchmarks of maturation and vulnerability to injury across species. Prog Neurobiol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 106-107:1-16.
  13. Dzietko M, Derugin N, Wendland MF, Vexler ZS, Ferriero DM. Delayed VEGF treatment enhances angiogenesis and recovery after neonatal focal rodent stroke. Transl Stroke Res. 2013 Apr; 4(2):189-200.
  14. van Velthoven CT, Sheldon RA, Kavelaars A, Derugin N, Vexler ZS, Willemen HL, Maas M, Heijnen CJ, Ferriero DM. Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation attenuates brain injury after neonatal stroke. Stroke. 2013 May; 44(5):1426-32.
  15. Pathipati P, Müller S, Jiang X, Ferriero D. Phenotype and secretory responses to oxidative stress in microglia. Dev Neurosci. 2013; 35(2-3):241-54.
  16. Zhao J, Qu Y, Wu J, Cao M, Ferriero DM, Zhang L, Mu D. PTEN inhibition prevents rat cortical neuron injury after hypoxia-ischemia. Neuroscience. 2013 May 15; 238:242-51.
  17. Gonzalez FF, Larpthaveesarp A, McQuillen P, Derugin N, Wendland M, Spadafora R, Ferriero DM. Erythropoietin increases neurogenesis and oligodendrogliosis of subventricular zone precursor cells after neonatal stroke. Stroke. 2013 Mar; 44(3):753-8.
  18. Nash KB, Josephson SA, Sun K, Ferriero DM. Should there be pediatric neurohospitalists? Neurology. 2013 Mar 5; 80(10):957-62.
  19. Miller SP, Ferriero DM. Paediatric neurology: improved care of the developing brain. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Jan; 12(1):16-8.
  20. Knox R, Zhao C, Miguel-Perez D, Wang S, Yuan J, Ferriero D, Jiang X. Enhanced NMDA receptor tyrosine phosphorylation and increased brain injury following neonatal hypoxia-ischemia in mice with neuronal Fyn overexpression. Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Mar; 51:113-9.

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