Jonathan Strober, MD

Pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular specialist

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.


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

Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7596
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2342
Fax: (415) 353-2400

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Temple University Medical School 1992


Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Pediatrics 1995


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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Quintanilla-Bordás C, Nourbakhsh B, Strober J, Raffel C, Waubant E. Clinical Reasoning: A 16-year-old girl with subacute weakness and sensory loss. Neurology. 2017 Jun 06; 88(23):e225-e229.
  2. Ho ML, Glenn OA, Sherr EH, Strober JB. Serial prenatal and postnatal MRI of dystroglycanopathy in a patient with familial B3GALNT2 mutation. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Jun; 47(7):884-888.
  3. Ananth AL, Robichaux-Viehoever A, Kim YM, Hanson-Kahn A, Cox R, Enns GM, Strober J, Willing M, Schlaggar BL, Wu YW, Bernstein JA. Clinical Course of Six Children With GNAO1 Mutations Causing a Severe and Distinctive Movement Disorder. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jun; 59:81-4.
  4. Van Haren K, Ayscue P, Waubant E, Clayton A, Sheriff H, Yagi S, Glenn-Finer R, Padilla T, Strober JB, Aldrovandi G, Wadford DA, Chiu CY, Xia D, Harriman K, Watt JP, Glaser CA. Acute Flaccid Myelitis of Unknown Etiology in California, 2012-2015. JAMA. 2015 Dec 22-29; 314(24):2663-71.
  5. Tunovic S, Barañano KW, Barkovich JA, Strober JB, Jamal L, Slavotinek AM. Novel KIF7 missense substitutions in two patients presenting with multiple malformations and features of acrocallosal syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Nov; 167A(11):2767-76.
  6. Esmaeeli Nieh S, Madou MR, Sirajuddin M, Fregeau B, McKnight D, Lexa K, Strober J, Spaeth C, Hallinan BE, Smaoui N, Pappas JG, Burrow TA, McDonald MT, Latibashvili M, Leshinsky-Silver E, Lev D, Blumkin L, Vale RD, Barkovich AJ, Sherr EH. De novo mutations in KIF1A cause progressive encephalopathy and brain atrophy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Jun; 2(6):623-35.
  7. Bann CM, Abresch RT, Biesecker B, Conway KC, Heatwole C, Peay H, Scal P, Strober J, Uzark K, Wolff J, Margolis M, Blackwell A, Street N, Montesanti A, Bolen J. Measuring quality of life in muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2015 Mar 10; 84(10):1034-42.
  8. Rosow LK, Strober JB. Infant botulism: review and clinical update. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 May; 52(5):487-92.
  9. Chitnis T, Guttmann CR, Zaitsev A, Musallam A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Yeh A, Rodriguez M, Ness J, Gorman MP, Healy BC, Kuntz N, Chabas D, Strober JB, Waubant E, Krupp L, Pelletier D, Erickson B, Bergsland N, Zivadinov R. Quantitative MRI analysis in children with multiple sclerosis: a multicenter feasibility pilot study. BMC Neurol. 2013 Nov 13; 13:173.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 07; 76(23):1989-95.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Fiore DM, Strober JB. Treatment of hypokalemic periodic paralysis with topiramate. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan; 43(1):127-9.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Marco EJ, Anderson JE, Neilson DE, Strober JB. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in 3 brothers. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):e693-8.

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