Dr. Heather Fullerton is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in caring for children who have strokes. She established and directs the UCSF Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center.
In research, Fullerton's projects include identifying risk factors for recurrent childhood stroke, studying blood vessel abnormalities in children with stroke and determining whether infection plays a role in childhood stroke.
Fullerton graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, then earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, followed by a residency as well as a fellowship in child neurology. While a fellow in child neurology, she developed an interest in neurovascular diseases in children and carried out studies on the epidemiology of childhood stroke.
In 2002, Fullerton joined the child neurology staff at UCSF, where she completed a vascular neurology fellowship. She has also earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF.