Elysa Marco, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Elysa Marco is a neurologist who specializes in cognitive and behavioral child neurology. She cares for children with various deficits of social cognition at both the UCSF Medical Center Pediatric Neurology Clinic and Autism and Neurodevelopment Clinic. Marco also conducts functional imaging research to evaluate cognition, behavior and emotion in children with autism and people with agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Marco received her medical degree at UCSF, where she also completed an internship in pediatrics and residency in neurology and child neurology, during which she was appointed chief resident of child neurology. She joined the UCSF neurology faculty in 2005 as a clinical instructor of child neurology. She is a member of various professional organizations, such as the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Human Genetics and Association of California Neurologists.

Read a Q&A with Marco, who discusses her research on autism.

Clinics

Autism NeuroGenetic Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor (Neuro) and Sixth Floor (Genetics)
San Francisco, CA 94158
New Patient Appointments: (415) 514-5863
Nursing Assistance: (415) 353-2859
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Child and Adolescent Neurology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Neuro-Gastrointestinal Clinic
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
New Patient Appointments: (415) 514-5863
Nursing Assistance: (415) 353-2859
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Neurology at Greenbrae
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Appointments: (855) PBC-UCSF
Office: (415) 461-4396
Fax: (415) 353-2739

More about Elysa Marco

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology 2004

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Brandes-Aitken A, Anguera JA, Rolle CE, Desai SS, Demopoulos C, Skinner SN, Gazzaley A, Marco EJ. Characterizing cognitive and visuomotor control in children with sensory processing dysfunction and autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychology. 2018 Feb; 32(2):148-160.
  2. Alber M, Kalscheuer VM, Marco E, Sherr E, Lesca G, Till M, Gradek G, Wiesener A, Korenke C, Mercier S, Becker F, Yamamoto T, Scherer SW, Marshall CR, Walker S, Dutta UR, Dalal AB, Suckow V, Jamali P, Kahrizi K, Najmabadi H, Minassian BA. ARHGEF9 disease: Phenotype clarification and genotype-phenotype correlation. Neurol Genet. 2017 Jun; 3(3):e148.
  3. Demopoulos C, Yu N, Tripp J, Mota N, Brandes-Aitken AN, Desai SS, Hill SS, Antovich AD, Harris J, Honma S, Mizuiri D, Nagarajan SS, Marco EJ. Magnetoencephalographic Imaging of Auditory and Somatosensory Cortical Responses in Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Dysfunction. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017; 11:259.
  4. Anguera JA, Brandes-Aitken AN, Antovich AD, Rolle CE, Desai SS, Marco EJ. A pilot study to determine the feasibility of enhancing cognitive abilities in children with sensory processing dysfunction. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0172616.
  5. Platzer K, Yuan H, Schütz H, Winschel A, Chen W, Hu C, Kusumoto H, Heyne HO, Helbig KL, Tang S, Willing MC, Tinkle BT, Adams DJ, Depienne C, Keren B, Mignot C, Frengen E, Strømme P, Biskup S, Döcker D, Strom TM, Mefford HC, Myers CT, Muir AM, LaCroix A, Sadleir L, Scheffer IE, Brilstra E, van Haelst MM, van der Smagt JJ, Bok LA, Møller RS, Jensen UB, Millichap JJ, Berg AT, Goldberg EM, De Bie I, Fox S, Major P, Jones JR, Zackai EH, Abou Jamra R, Rolfs A, Leventer RJ, Lawson JA, Roscioli T, Jansen FE, Ranza E, Korff CM, Lehesjoki AE, Courage C, Linnankivi T, Smith DR, Stanley C, Mintz M, McKnight D, Decker A, Tan WH, Tarnopolsky MA, Brady LI, Wolff M, Dondit L, Pedro HF, Parisotto SE, Jones KL, Patel AD, Franz DN, Vanzo R, Marco E, Ranells JD, Di Donato N, Dobyns WB, Laube B, Traynelis SF, Lemke JR. GRIN2B encephalopathy: novel findings on phenotype, variant clustering, functional consequences and treatment aspects. J Med Genet. 2017 Jul; 54(7):460-470.
  6. Jansen S, Geuer S, Pfundt R, Brough R, Ghongane P, Herkert JC, Marco EJ, Willemsen MH, Kleefstra T, Hannibal M, Shieh JT, Lynch SA, Flinter F, FitzPatrick DR, Gardham A, Bernhard B, Ragge N, Newbury-Ecob R, Bernier R, Kvarnung M, Magnusson EA, Wessels MW, van Slegtenhorst MA, Monaghan KG, de Vries P, Veltman JA. De Novo Truncating Mutations in the Last and Penultimate Exons of PPM1D Cause an Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Apr 06; 100(4):650-658.
  7. Anguera JA, Brandes-Aitken AN, Rolle CE, Skinner SN, Desai SS, Bower JD, Martucci WE, Chung WK, Sherr EH, Marco EJ. Characterizing cognitive control abilities in children with 16p11.2 deletion using adaptive 'video game' technology: a pilot study. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 09 20; 6(9):e893.
  8. Aschbacher K, Milush JM, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon SM, Marco EJ, Puterman E, Epel E. Chronic stress is associated with reduced circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell number: A maternal caregiving model. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Jan; 59:245-252.
  9. Steinman KJ, Spence SJ, Ramocki MB, Proud MB, Kessler SK, Marco EJ, Green Snyder L, D'Angelo D, Chen Q, Chung WK, Sherr EH. 16p11.2 deletion and duplication: Characterizing neurologic phenotypes in a large clinically ascertained cohort. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Nov; 170(11):2943-2955.
  10. Chang YS, Owen JP, Pojman NJ, Thieu T, Bukshpun P, Wakahiro ML, Marco EJ, Berman JI, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Buckner RL, Roberts TP, Nagarajan SS, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. Reciprocal white matter alterations due to 16p11.2 chromosomal deletions versus duplications. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 08; 37(8):2833-48.
  11. Hinkley LB, Marco EJ, Brown EG, Bukshpun P, Gold J, Hill S, Findlay AM, Jeremy RJ, Wakahiro ML, Barkovich AJ, Mukherjee P, Sherr EH, Nagarajan SS. The Contribution of the Corpus Callosum to Language Lateralization. J Neurosci. 2016 Apr 20; 36(16):4522-33.
  12. Chang YS, Gratiot M, Owen JP, Brandes-Aitken A, Desai SS, Hill SS, Arnett AB, Harris J, Marco EJ, Mukherjee P. White Matter Microstructure is Associated with Auditory and Tactile Processing in Children with and without Sensory Processing Disorder. Front Neuroanat. 2015; 9:169.
  13. Demopoulos C, Brandes-Aitken AN, Desai SS, Hill SS, Antovich AD, Harris J, Marco EJ. Shared and Divergent Auditory and Tactile Processing in Children with Autism and Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction Relative to Typically Developing Peers. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Jul; 21(6):444-54.
  14. Tharp JA, Wendelken C, Mathews CA, Marco EJ, Schreier H, Bunge SA. Tourette Syndrome: Complementary Insights from Measures of Cognitive Control, Eyeblink Rate, and Pupil Diameter. Front Psychiatry. 2015; 6:95.
  15. Oza VS, Marco E, Frieden IJ. Improving the Dermatologic Care of Individuals with Autism: A Review of Relevant Issues and a Perspective. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 32(4):447-54.
  16. Demopoulos C, Arroyo MS, Dunn W, Strominger Z, Sherr EH, Marco E. Individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum show sensory processing differences as measured by the sensory profile. Neuropsychology. 2015 Sep; 29(5):751-758.
  17. Chang YS, Owen JP, Desai SS, Hill SS, Arnett AB, Harris J, Marco EJ, Mukherjee P. Autism and sensory processing disorders: shared white matter disruption in sensory pathways but divergent connectivity in social-emotional pathways. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e103038.
  18. Owen JP, Chang YS, Pojman NJ, Bukshpun P, Wakahiro ML, Marco EJ, Berman JI, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Buckner RL, Roberts TP, Nagarajan SS, Sherr EH, Mukherjee P. Aberrant white matter microstructure in children with 16p11.2 deletions. J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 30; 34(18):6214-23.
  19. Adviento B, Corbin IL, Widjaja F, Desachy G, Enrique N, Rosser T, Risi S, Marco EJ, Hendren RL, Bearden CE, Rauen KA, Weiss LA. Autism traits in the RASopathies. J Med Genet. 2014 Jan; 51(1):10-20.
  20. Owen JP, Marco EJ, Desai S, Fourie E, Harris J, Hill SS, Arnett AB, Mukherjee P. Abnormal white matter microstructure in children with sensory processing disorders. Neuroimage Clin. 2013; 2:844-53.

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