Dr. Sha is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University where she serves as Chief for the Memory Disorders Division and the Stanford Memory Disorders Center, Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research, 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. She has been featured in international media and documentaries such as the BBC "How to Stay Young" and the Docuseries "Limitless with Chris Hemsworth".

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University Internal Medicine Residency (2006) DC
  • Internship, California pacific medical center, Internal medicine (2007)
  • Residency: University of California Los Angeles (2008) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2010) 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)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2010)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology (2021 - Present)
  • Chief, Memory Disorders Division (2023 - 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 Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(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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(153 reviews)

Excellent treatment. The doctor did more than she had to.. I’m very pleased!!
Excellent Doctor
She is a wonderful doctor and I felt heard and cared about during the whole time we spoke. She is personable, knowledgeable and very helpful.
I feel very confident about working with her going forward to a diagnosis.
Good. informative Dr helping me with important issues
Thank you Dr Sha for such a thorough care for my parents. You always recommend the best ways to care for them and recommend me tangible ways to help my parents. Thank you so very much!!
Sharon Sha definitely understands my issues regarding my memory history.
Very professional, smart, pleasant, beautiful, well dressed I am very impressed by her
They were excellent in helping us
Dr. Sha is knowledgeable and personable. We are lucky to have her as my husband's doctor.
She is very easy to talk to and is great
Dr. Sha is exceptional medical doctor.
She is positive, Responds to questions thoughtfully and provides good information to help guide treatment options
Dr. Sha was very caring, pleasant, and professional.
Very pleasant talking with Dr. Sha.
Went great
She's fabulous. We are so grateful to have her on our team. She clearly knows what she's talking about and what she's seeing when she's with Sandra. Her support over these years has been indispensable.
Friendly, smart staff
He appreciates her willingness to be sensitive to his perspective.
Dr.Sha provides her up-to-date Neural Specialty background to benifit her patients.
Always a pleasure to go to Stanford. Always treated with respect and kindness.
Dr Sharon Sha is the best!!
She was great and easy to talk to
She’s great!
Excellent care. Very professional and friendly
Excellent appointment! We appreciate Dr. Sha so much!
Dr. Sha, though very professional, was personable and friendly and made me feel comfortable during our audio visit. Dr. Russo made the initial contact by calling me for our 9am visit because I was unable to make our video connection in time for our appointment. I am looking forward to meeting and working with Dr. Sha at Stanford concerning my memory issues.
I very much enjoyed working with Dr. Sha. I feel she is going to be able to help me.
She was positive, informative, answered our questions, and provided good suggestions.
It is always a pleasure to be with her
Very impressed with the detailed explanation of my condition and in a very caring way..
She is AWESOME - I love her support team - so much better than before.
we felt it was an excellent conversation
Always a good experience .
I thought the appt was very comprehensive though frustrating at times.
Very impressed with dr Sha’s explanations & bedside manner
We love Dr. Sha….she is informative and so very pleasant. Will, the resident was also great and informative
Awesome She feel much better about my condition
A very good resource providing us comfort with her oversight of this disease. We are in good hands!
Great doctors
Dr Sha is very competent, caring, and compassionate. She is a good listener.
Very warm, friendly, well-spoken and clearly communicated her thoughts. Same with resident Dr Brian who was also in the appt.
Excellent, professional and efficient on all phases of the visit. I was especially impressed by the comfortable and supportive nature of Dr. Shaw and her intern.
She was excellent in her discussions with me; worked in a timely fashion and made me feel comfortable.
Very very good .
Dr. Sha was uplifting, informed, positive and thoughtful with sensitive situations. Also she was great in explaining the beginning of our process as we move forward together
She is a wonderful, knowledgeable, caring doctor.
Dr. Sha was very gracious and was very patient throughout the interview. She explained things well and it was easy to understand her remarks. She also has a very nice personality.
the doctor was very thorough and pleasant
Dr. Sha was very approachable, open, comfortable and direct in communicating her diagnosis and answering my questions. Although this was a virtual visit, she seemed to be sitting at a coffee shop table talking candidly about the situation. She provided my wife and me with steps to take going forward. Dr. Russo was very patient, comfortable and easy to work with for the preliminary testing. In sum, this experience was enlightening and warm, not sterile in its impact.
We so appreciate Dr. Sha's care, concern, advice, and sense of humor!
I like dr Sha but dislike having to use the computer to talk to her. I cannot work well with the computer and need help with it which takes away the privacy.
Excellent attending physician and support staff. Patient. Communicative. Kind.
She was very helpful, attuned to our questions, and suggested another approach to try.
She is a wonderful doctor!
Sharon is lovely, compassionate, personable friendly. I was very impressed.
Dr. Sha was very friendly and professional.
Appreciated the professional and kind attention Dr Sha gave to my concerns.
Dr. Sha is excellent in taking care of my illness.
My research based visits are specialized and thus “one offs†but nevertheless less reflect well on the efficiency and professionalism of the professional staff
She explained everything good
She is a very good doctor. I love her bedside manners.
She was very professional and personable. She took the time to answer all the questions we had.
Completely lovely. Wonderful energy, attentive and great listener. Super knowledgeable. Her care definitely came through.
Clear, thorough, very good at explaining and listening. Good plan going forward!
Dr. Sha and her associate gave me more information and test results than I have had--very helpful.
I received comprehensive information about my condition and recommendations
I love her! I am very fortunate to have her guiding my care.
Absolutely perfect (and her resident was excellent, as well)
We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Sha as a provider.
Dr Sha is a terrific doctor, and clearly remembered everything about my previous visits were her. She is extremely related, and I felt put at ease by the sense that she really "knew me." Her reassurance that my memory is functioning adequately well, and that I do not need to worry that i will have the same devastating decline that i had experienced with my older siblings and my father was extraordinarily helpful to me as i negotiate my way through my eighties..
She respected our holistic outlook.
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
doctors were excellent. the best I have ever experienced
Dr. Sha provided much greater information on test results than I had been provided before.
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.
I don't think your staff could improve in any way.
Resident was good - Primary - Dr. Sha was excellent
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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