Dr. Dawn Gano is a pediatric neurologist who cares for newborns and other young patients in the neurological intensive care nursery. She specializes in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders in newborns, as well as comprehensive follow-up throughout childhood.

Gano's research centers on promoting brain health in premature babies by identifying modifiable risk factors for brain injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Gano earned an undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University in Montreal, followed by a medical degree from McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed a residency in pediatric neurology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. At UCSF, she completed a fellowship in neonatal neurology and earned a master of advanced study degree.

Gano is a member of the Child Neurology Society and Society for Pediatric Research.

  • Education

    Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, MD, 2007

  • Residencies

    University of British Columbia, Pediatric Neurology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neonatal Neurology, 2015

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (5)

    Fetal surgery firsts

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

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