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.
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UCSF School of Medicine 1979
Mass General, Pediatrics 1982
UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology 1985
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