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Danilo Bernardo


Pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist
Childhood epilepsy doctor and researcher

Dr. Danilo Bernardo is a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with epilepsy. He specializes in treating epilepsy that begins in early childhood as well as drug-resistant epilepsy. His expertise includes surgical treatments for drug-resistant epilepsy.

His research focuses on developing new computational approaches – using computers and mathematics – to guide the diagnosis and treatment of severe forms of childhood-onset epilepsy.

He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in neurology. At the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, he completed a residency in child neurology and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and pediatric epilepsy.

He is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. As a resident in 2012, he received a Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Education from Kaiser Permanente.

  • Education

    UNC School of Medicine, MD, 2010

  • Residencies

    University of North Carolina, Neurology, 2014

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Child Neurology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Epilepsy, 2019

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Neurology w/ Special Qualification in Child Neurology - General, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Providing hope and compassionate care to patients and their families is my mission.

Clinics I work with (2)

    Selected research

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.