Sheila Jenkins, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist who has expertise in a broad range of neurological conditions in children. She is especially interested in diagnosing and managing cerebral palsy and other movement disorders, concussions, developmental delay, seizures and epilepsy, headaches and tics.

Jenkins earned her medical degree at the University of South Alabama. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adult and child neurology. Prior to returning to UCSF in 2011, her work experience included serving as co-director of child neurology at California Pacific Medical Center.

Jenkins is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. The quality of her patient care has been recognized in regional and national publications. She is a co-founder of the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatán, Honduras, and a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit Global Healing, which seeks to improve access to high-quality health care in underserved countries.


Neurology at Fremont
1900 Mowry Ave., Suite 1
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 794-2918
Fax: (510) 794-2851

Neurology at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

Conditions & Treatments

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University of South Alabama College of Medicine, MD 1994


UCSF, Pediatrics 1997


UCSF, Child and Adult Neurology 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gorospe JR, Naidu S, Johnson AB, Puri V, Raymond GV, Jenkins SD, Pedersen RC, Lewis D, Knowles P, Fernandez R, De Vivo D, van der Knaap MS, Messing A, Brenner M, Hoffman EP. Molecular findings in symptomatic and pre-symptomatic Alexander disease patients. Neurology. 2002 May 28; 58(10):1494-500.
  2. Lightdale JR, Hayer C, Duer A, Lind-White C, Jenkins S, Siegel B, Elliott GR, Heyman MB. Effects of intravenous secretin on language and behavior of children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms: a single-blinded, open-label pilot study. Pediatrics. 2001 Nov; 108(5):E90.

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