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Neurology Clinic

The Child Neurology Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and teens with conditions of the nervous system. Children often are referred first to the Neurology Clinic and evaluated by doctors, nurses and other health professionals before being referred to other neurological specialists.

Many neurological problems in children are congenital — birth defects or conditions that emerge in the womb — that don't develop in adults. For newborns and infants, specialized teams treat rare and complex conditions of the brain, spine and other parts of the nervous system.

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We are experts in treating conditions such as brain tumors, cerebral palsy, Chiari malformation, Devic's disease, hydrocephalus, vein of Galen malformations and others. We offer state-of-the-art treatment for craniofacial anomalies, which are abnormalities of the skull and face, and craniosynostosis, the premature closure of the skull's sutures or fibrous joints between the bones of the skull.

Our UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center is staffed by the world's leading experts in stroke and cerebrovascular disease among children. And our Pediatric Epilepsy Center specializes in comprehensive diagnosis and the most advanced treatments for infants, children and adolescents living with epilepsy.

One of only a few programs of its kind in Northern California, UCSF's Spina Bifida Program offers medical and social support and treatment to infants, children and adolescents with spina bifida and other spinal birth defects involving exposed vertebrae.

UCSF's Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center is the only one of its kind on the West Coast and our Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is the only one in San Francisco.

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Getting Here

Child Neurology
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
First visit: (415) 353-3682
Follow-up: (415) 353-3653
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations
Greenbrae
Pleasanton

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of your child's medication allergies
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Patient Services

Parking

Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation

Parnassus

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus
  • For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.

    * Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Clinic Team

Audrey Brumback
Dr. Audrey Brumback,
pediatric neurologist
Audrey Foster-Barber
Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber,
pediatric neurologist
Christine Fox
Dr. Christine Fox,
pediatric stroke neurologist
Heather Fullerton
Dr. Heather Fullerton,
pediatric stroke neurologist
Hannah Glass
Dr. Hannah Glass,
pediatric neurologist
Ari Green
Dr. Ari Green,
neurologist
Sheila Jenkins
Dr. Sheila Jenkins,
pediatric neurologist
Jessica Litwin
Dr. Jessica Litwin,
pediatric neurologist
Elysa Marco
Dr. Elysa Marco,
pediatric neurologist
Elliott Sherr
Dr. Elliott Sherr,
pediatric neurologist
Jonathan Strober
Dr. Jonathan Strober,
pediatric neurologist
Yvonne Wu
Dr. Yvonne Wu,
pediatric neurologist
Desiree Dieste
Desiree Dieste,
social worker
Sara Rzasa
Sara Rzasa,
nurse coordinator

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