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.
- Huntington Disease
- Alzheimer Disease
- Frontotemporal Dementia
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Associate Chair, Medical Director, Stanford Neurosciences Clinical Trials Group (2016 - Present)
Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship (2015 - Present)
Internship:California Pacific Medical Center Dept of Ophthalmology (2007) CA
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