Heather Fullerton, MD

Pediatric stroke neurologist

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Heather Fullerton earned a medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a residency and fellowship in child neurology. While a child neurology fellow, she developed an interest in neurovascular diseases in children, performing studies on the epidemiology of childhood stroke.

In July 2002, Fullerton joined the child neurology staff at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, where she completed a vascular neurology fellowship. In 2006 she established the UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center and serves as its director. Fullerton's current projects include identifying risk factors for recurrent childhood stroke, studying blood vessel abnormalities or arteriopathies in children with stroke and determining if infection plays a role in childhood stroke.


HHT Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-3158

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Conditions & Treatments

More about Heather Fullerton


Baylor College of Medicine 1996
Masters Degree in Clinical Research 2005


UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics 1999


UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology 2002
UCSF Medical Center, Vascular Neurology 2003