Dr. Alyssa Reddy is a pediatric neurologist with expertise in treating children who have tumors of the central nervous system. She has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and managing brain tumors and other neurologic disorders. She cares for children and young adults in both the clinic and the hospital.
Reddy directs UCSF's program in neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder in which tumors form on nerves and can affect many elements of the body, including skin, bones and senses such as hearing. She aims to provide patients with compassionate care as well as access to cutting-edge treatment.
Reddy's research has focused mainly on improving long-term survival and quality of life for children with brain tumors. She believes these goals are best accomplished through a collaborative approach from a diverse team of scientists and health care providers with the ability to offer new therapies through clinical trials.
After earning her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Reddy completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's of Alabama. She completed fellowships in child neurology at Children's of Alabama and in neuro-oncology at the Children's National Medical Center. She is a member of the Children's Oncology Group, Society for Neuro-Oncology and Child Neurology Society.
In college, Reddy participated in track and cross-country, where she met her husband, Michael. They have three children, Alex, Rachael and Brooks, who each live in a different state. Reddy enjoys spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors.