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Dr. Joseph Shieh specializes in evaluating complex medical problems of unknown cause as well as inherited disorders. He focuses on rare diseases and syndromes that have components of common disorders, including birth defects, heart disease and brain disorders. He is experienced in providing personalized care to children, adults and families.

As a member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, Shieh combines state-of-the-art technology with discovery-based research to decipher how genetics impacts health. His overarching goal is to bring patients the best possible outcomes by emphasizing diagnostic precision, preventive medicine and comprehensive care.

Shieh completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his doctoral degree. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Washington. After completing a fellowship in medical genetics at Stanford University, he joined UCSF.

Shieh is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics. His work has received support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Education

    Perelman School of Medicine, 2002

    University of Pennsylvania, PhD

  • Residencies

    University of Washington, Pediatrics, 2004

  • Fellowships

    Stanford Medical Center, Medical Genetics, 2006

    UCSF, Medical Genetics, 2007

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor