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Dr. Dawn Gano is a pediatric neurologist who cares for newborns and other young patients in the neurological intensive care nursery. She specializes in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders in newborns, as well as comprehensive follow-up throughout childhood.

Gano's research centers on promoting brain health in premature babies by identifying modifiable risk factors for brain injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Gano earned an undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University in Montreal, followed by a medical degree from McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed a residency in pediatric neurology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. At UCSF, she completed a fellowship in neonatal neurology and earned a master of advanced study degree.

Gano is a member of the Child Neurology Society and Society for Pediatric Research.

  • Education

    Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, MD, 2007

  • Residencies

    University of British Columbia, Pediatric Neurology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neonatal Neurology, 2015

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    85 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 14, 2023
    Ditto. Dr, Gano really took the time to review my daughter's history and the patience during the appointment to follow up on all of our concerns.
    Jan 31, 2023
    We are thankful and grateful for our neurologist
    Oct 25, 2022
    She was great cared about everything we discussed and made me understand everything we discussed and was very reassuring that my care where valid so amazing thank you
    Aug 26, 2022
    The Dr. was great. The person scheduling the EEG appt. was very rushed, and impatient. He was borderline rude and it was as if I was bothering him by asking him to explain the procedure/prep for the appointment.
    Jul 29, 2022
    My experiences are always extremely positive.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Apr 01, 2022
    I say I was mostly confident that if I needed help on anything they would made it easier and helpful to me to the way I was more comfortable for help.
    Jan 21, 2022
    That I am happy with the doctor who treats my son.
    Jul 16, 2021
    Nothing except that we appreciate all the UCSF medical staff we have had dealing with so far.
    Jun 04, 2021
    Very pleasant and comforting