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Elliott H. Sherr


Pediatric neurologist
Physician-scientist and amateur chef

Dr. Elliott H. Sherr is a pediatric neurologist dedicated to caring for children with neurological disorders and to finding the causes and best treatments for these diseases. He has a focus on treating children with MRI-visible disorders of brain development – patients who frequently have epilepsy, developmental delay and autism. He also co-directs UCSF's program for care of children with neurological diseases caused by abnormal metabolism, such as phenylketonuria.

Sherr directs the UCSF Brain Development Research Program, which studies the genetics and biology of autism and epilepsy. His work receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and March of Dimes.

Sherr graduated from Stanford University with bachelor's degrees in philosophy and biology. He earned his medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience at Columbia University. At UCSF, he completed a residency in pediatrics a fellowship in child neurology.

  • Education

    Columbia University School of Medicine, MD, 1995

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1997

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology, 2000

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I feel honored to search for cures that improve the lives of children.

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