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Elliott H. Sherr


Pediatric neurologist
Physician-scientist and amateur chef

Dr. Elliott H. Sherr is a pediatric neurologist dedicated to caring for children with neurological disorders and to finding the causes and best treatments for these diseases. He has a focus on treating children with MRI-visible disorders of brain development – patients who frequently have epilepsy, developmental delay and autism. He also co-directs UCSF's program for care of children with neurological diseases caused by abnormal metabolism, such as phenylketonuria.

Sherr directs the UCSF Brain Development Research Program, which studies the genetics and biology of autism and epilepsy. His work receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and March of Dimes.

Sherr graduated from Stanford University with bachelor's degrees in philosophy and biology. He earned his medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience at Columbia University. At UCSF, he completed a residency in pediatrics a fellowship in child neurology.

  • Education

    Columbia University School of Medicine, MD, 1995

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1997

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Child Neurology, 2000

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    51 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 26, 2023
    Doc was really late which a certain amount of is understood it's just that they ask you to log in 10 minutes early then in addition to that 10 minutes of waiting it was an additional 35-40 minutes. I really like this doctor and the fact that he seems determined to figure out what is wrong. And while I really like him and this is meant only to be constructive and not a complaint, he spent a lot of time reading records and comparing MRI's etc. Seems like that took at least half of the time on the phone. So I guess I am saying that it would be nice if he was prepared before the call but maybe that is unrealistic? I certainly don't know his schedule.
    May 15, 2023
    Very good care.
    Apr 03, 2023
    We felt very cared for, listened to, and respected.
    Jul 11, 2022
    He is thorough, good listeners and makes you feel as if your input and concerns/question are important. He provides a safe environment to be vocal about your child and feel part of the team to address your child's challenges and needs
    Jul 11, 2022
    UCSF doctors need to be more accessible and prepared for their appts. This is not the first time or the only department at UCSF where care has clearly been below standard of what would be expected for specialists caring for children. Over all disappointed with pretty much every MD we've ever seen at UCSF for over a decade.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Wonderful-phenomenal. Thank you!
    Apr 25, 2022
    I am happy with my provider
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    Brain Development Research Program