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Donna M. Ferriero, M.D.

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Chief of the Division of Child Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco 

Donna M. Ferriero, M.D., is chief of the Division of Child Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she is also professor of neurology and pediatrics. Dr. Ferriero is director of the NINDS-funded Neonatal Brain Disorders Center and co-director of the Newborn Brain Research Institute at UCSF, which combines clinical and basic research on the mechanisms of injury and repair during brain development. Her work has been critical in defining the role of oxidative stress when newborns suffer from stroke or hypoxia-ischemia. Dr. Ferriero received her M.D. from UCSF, where she completed her child neurology residency. In 2005, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Dr. Ferriero is president of the Child Neurology Society. She is also a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Pediatric Society, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals. Her many honors include the American Academy of Neurology's Sidney Carter Award for excellence in child neurology, the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, the UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women, and the American Heart Association's Willis Award.

Last Modified January 23, 2012