Dr. Sha is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University where she serves as Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Co-Director of the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence and Ataxia Clinic, Co-Director of the Lewy Body Disease Association Research Center of Excellence, Clinical Core Co-Leader of the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and Director of the Behavioral Neurology Fellowship. Her clinical time is devoted to caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and her research is devoted to finding treatments for these cognitive disorders. She also served on the California Governor’s Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force Chaired by Maria Shriver in 2020.

Dr. Sha received a Master’s degree in Physiology and an MD from Georgetown University, followed by Neurology training at UCLA and Stanford University. She 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 with cognitive impairment.

Professional Summary

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

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology (2021 - Present)
  • Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship (2015 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Neurosciences Clinical Trials Group (2016 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Memory Disorders Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Dr. Sha has been caring for my father for approx 6 years. She is incredibly knowledgeable and explains the facts and science but at the same time is so easy to speak with, helpful and caring.
Dr. Sha is a very good doctor, we are very happy she is our doctor.
Both doctors that came in to see my father and family are great. Explained everything thoroughly and listened to us and my family. Dr. Sha is wonderful and the doctor before her.
Very professional, thorough and efficient.
As good as it gets.
Our appointment ran late, and most of the time was spent with what I would describe as an intake doctor, who ran some tests on my husband. We only met with Dr. Sha relatively briefly at the end of the appointment, and she was already running very late for her next appointment, so she seemed a bit rushed.
Dr. Sha was amazing. She made me feel very comfortable & explained everything.
I am extremely pleased and impressed with Dr. Sha's concern and caring and the time she took to answer our questions and talk to us.
Great visit!
Dr. Sha. She never rustled us. She talks to me as a colleague. She is so positive.
we are thankful
Dr. Sha was friendly, compassionate, & caring.
I have been at Stanford several times and each time I have felt very comfortable with service being efficient and professional.
I have never had a doctor rush me out the door. They have always listened to me and always made me feel they really cared.
Dr. Shaw has been very caring and helpful. Very happy to have her as my doctor
Dr. Sha and the assistant doctor were compassionate, thorough and kind.
Dr. Sha is very kind and seemingly caring. She appeared more than willing to provide us with clear descriptions of the diagnosis and the medication alternatives, and she did not rush us during the visit.
Best possible care during & after the visit.
Painless lumbar puncture!!
All 3 doctors care put my mind at ease.
Our experiences with Dr. Sha have always been good!
Dr. Sha is an attentive listener and a thorough physician. We are grateful
very good !!!!
Very professional without being stuffy. Excellent bedside manners. Caring and knowledgeable.
Only good experiences. I have been well informed by the staff in the waiting room.
Referrals made to other medical specialists were & continue to be very beneficial e.g., urology, sleep clinic, MRI of brain, OT driving performance assessment.
I saw a different dr. than the one listed on this form.
All good.
Outstanding experience with Dr. Sha from start to finish.
Dr Sha is great. Her admin support seems to have screwed around when she was out of town
Gppd Experience
Dr was great as usual. She showed great concern for my problem, and was very straight with what I am facing in the time forward. She was very positive and I felt she knows where I am headed and must follow her instructions to ensure the best possible result, even though the end result will not change only will increase in time.
I agree with another of Dr Sha's patients from your website: All doctors should follow Dr Sha's impeccable example!
My biggest problem is that the doc does not ask or check on 0 refills and then no one responds when the pharmacist faxes - This causes my husband to be without meds for days.
I had given a document of Dementia symptoms to the nurse at check-in. Dr Sha read the document before meeting dad and kept it confidential. So did the nuse. That was very well done, so thanks.
all went well
care and concern of doctors was amazing.
Best dr. I have ever seen. Professional, personable, very informative, gave me options. I felt extreme confidence in Dr. Sha.
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.
Great experience with Dr. Sharon Sha - she exhibits exceptional competence!
Dr. Sha gave me good information and a referral for a new condition.
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.
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.
very nice
Doctors were great!
Dr. Sha is excellent.
Very impressive visit.
Thoughtful and caring. Dr. Sha will contact psychiatrist about medication suggestions -
Provider was very clear in herexplanation to me about what my next step was to continue mytreatment.
Dr. Sha was outstanding, especially in medication knowledge & suggestions.
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.
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
Dr. Sha provided much greater information on test results than I had been provided before.
doctors were excellent. the best I have ever experienced
I received very good information from the provider that helped me to understand the procedures.
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
Dr. Sha was professional but explained everything clearly in layman's terms. She is an excellent doctor.
Dr. Sha was delightful and very professional. She is my go to Doc for neurology now!
Doctor does not spend enough time with patient. We did not receive a print out of the change in medicine taking.
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.
Resident was good - Primary - Dr. Sha was excellent
I don't think your staff could improve in any way.
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.
Dr Sha is our Stanford provider - always ensures our PCP is notified and invlolved from his level
She was very understanding doctor
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.
Again, I wasn't getting the LP for an illness, but she & her team were great.
Both my husband and I thought highly of her.
Couldn't have asked for a better care system. Outstanding!
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.
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.
Dr. Sha is the model from which all doctors should aspire to be. Direct, honest, confident and kind.
Dr. Sha was outstanding.
Good experience.
Excellent service by Dr. Sha, she is friendly & knowledgeable. I have high confidence in her.
Dr. Sha is a true lady and I have complete confidence in her as a doctor.
The entire staff have made my experience. 'EXCELLENT.'

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