Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with a broad range of neurological conditions. She has special interests in diagnosis and treatment for developmental delay, movement disorders, epilepsy and headaches. She is also interested in neurodiversity (normal differences in human brain function that influence individual cognition and behavior), social-emotional learning and precision medicine. She is passionate about working holistically with children and families to provide the best care and help her patients reach their full potential.

Jenkins earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in child neurology. After a decade of caring for patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and California Pacific Medical Center, where she served as co-director of child neurology, she returned to UCSF in 2011.

Jenkins is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. She has a long history of working to advance global health. She co-founded the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatán, Honduras, which has provided the island's children with more than 50,000 health care visits and helped train more than 250 doctors in international pediatric medicine. She has served for 10 years on the board of directors of the nonprofit Global Healing, which has improved access to high-quality health care in underserved countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

A mother of three, Jenkins enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes to travel, windsurf and participate in community engagement.

  • Education

    University of South Alabama College of Medicine, MD, 1994

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 1997

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Child and Adult Neurology, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Every child is unique and special, and deserves the best possible care and quality of life.

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