Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (BCH OAK)
Marisa Gardner, MD - Division Chief

Welcome to the UCSF BCH Oakland Child Neurology Division, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children with neurological disorders. Child neurology in Oakland is a core part of the cross-bay Pediatric Brain Center at UCSF, established to bring together all specialists involved in the care of children with nervous systems disorders, from neurological surgeons to neuropsychologists, and from neurocritical care physicians to physiatrists. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to all of our core missions: clinical care, teaching, and education.

We offer integrated clinical care to children across a wide range of neurological disorders. Our clinical programs aim to improve the lives of children with neurological disorders today, while our research and training programs aim to improve the lives of affected children of tomorrow. We offer neurocritical care and traumatic brain injury care within our Oakland hospital as well as robust inpatient and outpatient neuro-rehab services. We offer a broad range of neurological subspecialty clinics in our outpatient center in Oakland. We also have satellite clinics located in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, and Brentwood.

Clinics and Services

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland offers more than 30 pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized epilepsy treatment center.

Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Full list of clinics A-Z

Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence

Pediatric Headache Program

Pediatric Brain Center Neurology Program



UCSF Faculty at BCH OAK Neurology

Alexander Fay, MD, PhD
Neuromuscular disease and neurogenetics

Marisa Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Division Chief
Pediatric neurologist, neonatal neurology, and epilepsy specialist

Mary Jeno, MD​​​​​
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Pediatric Neurologist

Bethany Johnson-Kerner, MD, PhD
Pediatric Neurologist and Neuro-Rehab

Jennifer Martelle Tu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Pediatric Neurohospitalist and Rett Syndrome specialist 

Ali Mostajelean, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Neurologist and epilepsy specialist

Alice Rutatangwa Edwards, DO
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Pediatric neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis

Roxanne Simmons, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Neurologist and epilepsy specialist

Sharon Orbach Wietstock, MD, MSc
Pediatric Neurohospitalist 

Jennifer Yuen, DO
Associate Professor, Neurology
Pediatric Neurologist