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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

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    102 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 07, 2023
    Me and my daughter are extremely happy with the provider and the service and knowledge that he provides us in regards to her condition. We just want to say that were very happy and pleased with his feedback and care. It feels like he's very genuinely sympathetic to our struggles.
    Feb 07, 2023
    It was very good
    Feb 06, 2023
    Dr. Shieh is incredibly thoughtful and intellectually, I appreciate the kindness with with he approached me and how well he handled my care.
    Jan 18, 2023
    He was kind and attentive
    Jan 03, 2023
    I liked the attention
    Oct 24, 2022
    The doctor's and nurse where helpful
    Sep 07, 2022
    We would like for there to be a complete and perfect communication among the three providers and services to avoid duplication of the exams so that we can meet each of their requirements.