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Hannah Glass


Director, Neonatal Neurocritical Care Services
Co-director, Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery
Neonatal brain specialist and avid traveler

Dr. Hannah Glass is a pediatric neurologist, founding co-director of the UCSF Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery and director of neurological critical care for newborns at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She also directs the neonatal neurology fellowship program.

Glass specializes in brain-focused care for children with a variety of neurological conditions diagnosed in the newborn period, including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (brain injury resulting from a period without oxygen), stroke, seizures and brain injuries following premature birth. She performs comprehensive evaluations for children who experience brain injuries as newborns. She provides care from the neonatal period through childhood.

Glass' research involves using advanced imaging and brain monitoring to predict outcomes following newborn brain injury. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes and Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation.

Glass earned her medical degree at McGill University and completed a residency in pediatric neurology, serving as chief resident, at Alberta Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Calgary. At UCSF, she completed a fellowship in neonatal neurology and earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2006.

  • Education

    McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    University of Calgary, Pediatric Neurology, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neonatal Neurology, 2008

  • Academic Title


It is a privilege and honor to work with children and their families to improve brain health.

Where I see patients (5)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Neonatal Seizure Registry, GEnetics of Post-Neonatal Epilepsy

    The presence or absence of a post-neonatal epilepsy diagnosis at age 5 in children with a prior history of acute symptomatic neonatal seizures will be determined by telephone interview with the parent and corroborated by medical r...


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    Neonatal Seizure Registry - Developmental Functional EValuation

    The WPPSI-IV is an in-person assessment administered by a psychologist or psychometrician that will be used to measure neurocognitive ability. Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) will be generated for each participant from the following subtests...


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    Fetal surgery firsts

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