Sheila Jenkins, MD

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist who has broad expertise in neurological conditions in children and a specific interest in the diagnosis and management of cerebral palsy, concussions, developmental delay, epilepsy and seizures, headaches, movement disorders and tics. She is board certified in neurology and psychiatry, with special certification in child neurology. Prior to returning to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in 2011, she treated patients at Children's Hospital Oakland and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where she served as co-director of Child Neurology.

Jenkins received a medical degree at the University of South Alabama. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, followed by a residency and fellowship in neurology and child neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society. Her quality of patient care has been recognized in regional and national publications. She is co-founder of the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatan, Honduras, and a member of the board of directors of the non-profit Global Healing. She is an assistant clinical professor of neurology at UCSF.

Academic Title

HS Asst Clinical Professor

More about Sheila Jenkins


University of South Alabama 1994


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 1997


UCSF Medical Center, 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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