Sheila Jenkin
HS Asst Clinical Professor
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist whose clinical interests span the full breadth of general child neurology. She returned to UCSF in 2011, after a decade of exclusively clinical practice at Children’s Hospital Oakland and California Pacific Medical Center, where she served as Co-Director of Child Neurology. Jenkins has specific interests in the diagnosis and management of seizures, headaches, concussions and movement disorders.

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

Education and Training

Residency, School of Medicine - Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco


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.
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.