Sharon Sha, MD, MS

Sharon Sha, MD, MS

Memory disorders specialist, Movement disorders specialist

Bio:   Dr. Sha received her Bachelor’s degrees from UC Berkeley in Cognitive Science and Molecular Cell Biology, emphasizing in Neurobiology. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Physiology and MD from Georgetown University. She trained in Neurology at UCLA and Stanford University, and completed a clinical and research fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at UCSF, where she focused on identifying biomarkers for genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia and caring for patients with movement disorders and cognitive impairment.

While at UCSF, she saw the majority of patients with Huntington’s disease and ataxia in clinic and research, including ENROLL HD and the Natural History Study of and Genetic Modifiers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias. She has been a member of the Hungtington’s Study Group since 2011. She is board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and subspecialty boarded in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Sha’s clinical expertise include Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body disease, corticobasal syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy, Huntington’s disease, ataxia, multiple system atrophy, and other dementias.

Dr. Sha’s non-clinical time is spent conducting clinical trials in order to identify disease modifying treatments for dementia. She has a special interest in genetic forms of dementia and the cognitive impairment in Parkinsonian-related disorders.
4.8 out of 5
212 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Memory Disorders Center

Movement Disorders Center

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2014)
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2010) CA
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University (2006) DC
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2010)
  • Residency: University of California Los Angeles (2008) CA
  • Internship: California Pacific Medical Center (2007) CA

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship (2015 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Neurosciences Clinical Trials Group (2016 - Present)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Best dr. I have ever seen. Professional, personable, very informative, gave me options. I felt extreme confidence in Dr. Sha.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Sha shares her expertise in a non-intimidating fashion and always shows genuine concern for our comfort and care. She always has great suggestions and follow-up.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Great experience with Dr. Sharon Sha - she exhibits exceptional competence!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Sha gave me good information and a referral for a new condition.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Sha is outstanding in her bedside manner and knowledge. I am so happy I found her UCSF didn't tell me where she went glad I found her again! You are very lucky to have her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

LOVE Dr. Sha - husband's diagnosis is not a good one however each and every time we leave our meetings with Dr. Sha, my husband is extremely positive and feels great. Dr. Sha's energy and people skills are infectious and outstanding and it's clear she is extremely intelligent but does not have one ounce of pretentiousness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

very nice

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Doctors were great!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Sha is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Very impressive visit.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Thoughtful and caring. Dr. Sha will contact psychiatrist about medication suggestions -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Provider was very clear in herexplanation to me about what my next step was to continue mytreatment.

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4.8 out of 5
212 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Best dr. I have ever seen. Professional, personable, very informative, gave me options. I felt extreme confidence in Dr. Sha.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Sha shares her expertise in a non-intimidating fashion and always shows genuine concern for our comfort and care. She always has great suggestions and follow-up.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Great experience with Dr. Sharon Sha - she exhibits exceptional competence!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Sha gave me good information and a referral for a new condition.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Sha is outstanding in her bedside manner and knowledge. I am so happy I found her UCSF didn't tell me where she went glad I found her again! You are very lucky to have her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

LOVE Dr. Sha - husband's diagnosis is not a good one however each and every time we leave our meetings with Dr. Sha, my husband is extremely positive and feels great. Dr. Sha's energy and people skills are infectious and outstanding and it's clear she is extremely intelligent but does not have one ounce of pretentiousness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

very nice

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Doctors were great!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Sha is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Very impressive visit.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Thoughtful and caring. Dr. Sha will contact psychiatrist about medication suggestions -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Provider was very clear in herexplanation to me about what my next step was to continue mytreatment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Sha was outstanding, especially in medication knowledge & suggestions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Sha provided a lot of information in a short period of time, using language unfamiliar to us. Because of experience with identity theft, we do not wish to share or exchange private information on the internet. Thus, it was helpful to receive the report to Dr. Oba which then helped us to understand the important points of the diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

excellent service by direct staff. I dont know why a photo of only the neuri doctors though is on the summary discharge sheet without the rest of the staff.. seems silly

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

doctors were excellent. the best I have ever experienced

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Sha provided much greater information on test results than I had been provided before.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I received very good information from the provider that helped me to understand the procedures.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

my time with Dr Sharon Sha was informative and useful and I look forward to having time with her again I do wish she would just mention my memory not being a good as in the past and still very good compared to others my age I am very uncomfortable with the label of dementia

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sha was professional but explained everything clearly in layman's terms. She is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sha was delightful and very professional. She is my go to Doc for neurology now!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor does not spend enough time with patient. We did not receive a print out of the change in medicine taking.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The appointment was excellent. We used a speaker phone & so my daughters in Florida and Minnesota were able to participate and hear all of the conversation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Resident was good - Primary - Dr. Sha was excellent

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I don't think your staff could improve in any way.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Sharon was very nice and tested me more than prior physician. I saw at different hospital. I am planning to return to Sharon for my next visit.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Sha is our Stanford provider - always ensures our PCP is notified and invlolved from his level

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

She was very understanding doctor

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sha was excellent. She provided a thorough explanation of my test results in words I understood and made meaningful recommendations for my future well-being.She patiently listened to my concerns and alleviated them with explanations/discussions. Having had many interactions with medical providers, this was clearly one of the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Professional.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Again, I wasn't getting the LP for an illness, but she & her team were great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Both my husband and I thought highly of her.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Couldn't have asked for a better care system. Outstanding!

SHC Patient, May 2015

We love Dr Sha. We fly up from Southern CA every 6 months to see her. She is excellent at explaining where we are with my Wife's LPA.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I am quite familiar with the relevant medical jargon, and she was comfortable talking at a highly technical level back and forth with me, which I appreciate VERY much. She is MUCH better with this than many/most docs.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Sha is the model from which all doctors should aspire to be. Direct, honest, confident and kind.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Sha was outstanding.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excellent service by Dr. Sha, she is friendly & knowledgeable. I have high confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Sha is a true lady and I have complete confidence in her as a doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

The entire staff have made my experience. 'EXCELLENT.'