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Jonathan Strober, M.D.

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Jonathan Strober is director of clinical services for Child Neurology and director of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, treats children with disorders of the muscle and nerve. Strober, a specialist in childhood neuromuscular disorders, is board certified in pediatrics, neurology and psychiatry and has special certification in child neurology. He also is trained to perform electromyography (EMG) to evaluate patients with suspected neuromuscular disorders.

Strober's research includes studies of new therapies, including research to determine the safety of a dietary supplement called creatine monohydrate for children with neuromuscular and mitochondrial disorders. He earned a medical degree at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia and completed a residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in pediatrics. He completed fellowships in child neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and in neuromuscular disorders at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.

Clinics

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

Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
First visit: (415) 353-3682
Follow-up: (415) 353-3653

Spina Bifida Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3899

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Temple University Medical School 1992

Residencies

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Pediatrics 1995

Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania, Child Neurology 1998
Emory University School of Medicine, Neuromuscular disorders 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gupta N, Henry RG, Strober J, Kang SM, Lim DA, Bucci M, Caverzasi E, Gaetano L, Mandelli ML, Ryan T, Perry R, Farrell J, Jeremy RJ, Ulman M, Huhn SL, Barkovich AJ, Rowitch DH. Neural stem cell engraftment and myelination in the human brain. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Oct 10; 4(155):155ra137.
  2. Kitterman JA, Strober JB, Kan L, Rocke DM, Cali A, Peeper J, Snow J, Delai PL, Morhart R, Pignolo RJ, Shore EM, Kaplan FS. Neurological symptoms in individuals with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. J Neurol. 2012 Dec; 259(12):2636-43.
  3. Fay AJ, Mowry EM, Strober J, Waubant E. Relapse severity and recovery in early pediatric multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2012 Jul; 18(7):1008-12.
  4. Krahn M, Goicoechea M, Hanisch F, Groen E, Bartoli M, Pécheux C, Garcia-Bragado F, Leturcq F, Jeannet PY, Lobrinus JA, Jacquemont S, Strober J, Urtizberea JA, Saenz A, Bushby K, Lévy N, Lopez de Munain A. Eosinophilic infiltration related to CAPN3 mutations: a pathophysiological component of primary calpainopathy? Clin Genet. 2011 Oct; 80(4):398-402.
  5. Waubant E, Mowry EM, Krupp L, Chitnis T, Yeh EA, Kuntz N, Ness J, Chabas D, Strober J, McDonald J, Belman A, Milazzo M, Gorman M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Rodriguez M, Oksenberg JR, James JA. Common viruses associated with lower pediatric multiple sclerosis risk. Neurology. 2011 Jun 7; 76(23):1989-95.
  6. Chitnis T, Krupp L, Yeh A, Rubin J, Kuntz N, Strober JB, Chabas D, Weinstock-Guttmann B, Ness J, Rodriguez M, Waubant E. Pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurol Clin. 2011 May; 29(2):481-505.
  7. Johnson EC, West TW, Ko NU, Strober JB. A 41-year-old man with new headache and altered mental status. Neurohospitalist. 2011 Jan; 1(1):48-54.
  8. Fiore DM, Strober JB. Treatment of hypokalemic periodic paralysis with topiramate. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan; 43(1):127-9.
  9. Mowry EM, Julian LJ, Im-Wang S, Chabas D, Galvin AJ, Strober JB, Waubant E. Health-related quality of life is reduced in pediatric multiple sclerosis. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Aug; 43(2):97-102.
  10. Huang EJ, Zhang J, Geser F, Trojanowski JQ, Strober JB, Dickson DW, Brown RH, Shapiro BE, Lomen-Hoerth C. Extensive FUS-immunoreactive pathology in juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with basophilic inclusions. Brain Pathol. 2010 Nov; 20(6):1069-76.
  11. Mowry EM, Krupp LB, Milazzo M, Chabas D, Strober JB, Belman AL, McDonald JC, Oksenberg JR, Bacchetti P, Waubant E. Vitamin D status is associated with relapse rate in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2010 May; 67(5):618-24.
  12. Marco EJ, Anderson JE, Neilson DE, Strober JB. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in 3 brothers. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):e693-8.
  13. Chabas D, Ness J, Belman A, Yeh EA, Kuntz N, Gorman MP, Strober JB, De Kouchkovsky I, McCulloch C, Chitnis T, Rodriguez M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Krupp LB, Waubant E. Younger children with MS have a distinct CSF inflammatory profile at disease onset. Neurology. 2010 Feb 2; 74(5):399-405.
  14. Waubant E, Chabas D, Okuda DT, Glenn O, Mowry E, Henry RG, Strober JB, Soares B, Wintermark M, Pelletier D. Difference in disease burden and activity in pediatric patients on brain magnetic resonance imaging at time of multiple sclerosis onset vs adults. Arch Neurol. 2009 Aug; 66(8):967-71.
  15. Strober J, Cowan MJ, Horn BN. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for refractory myasthenia gravis. Arch Neurol. 2009 May; 66(5):659-61.
  16. Chabas D, Castillo-Trivino T, Mowry EM, Strober JB, Glenn OA, Waubant E. Vanishing MS T2-bright lesions before puberty: a distinct MRI phenotype? Neurology. 2008 Sep 30; 71(14):1090-3.
  17. Chabas D, Strober J, Waubant E. Pediatric multiple sclerosis. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2008 Sep; 8(5):434-41.
  18. Smith AB, Gupta N, Strober J, Chin C. Magnetic resonance neurography in children with birth-related brachial plexus injury. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb; 38(2):159-63.
  19. Strober JB. Do all patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy require surgery for the correction of scoliosis? Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2007 Jan; 3(1):18-9.
  20. Strober JB. Therapeutics in duchenne muscular dystrophy. NeuroRx. 2006 Apr; 3(2):225-34.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.