Uzma Sharif, MD, is a pediatric neurologist with the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She specializes in treating children with epilepsy and structural brain abnormalities.

It’s important to Dr. Sharif that families come away from their visits to CHOP knowing their children are receiving excellent care.

“We do our very best to help your child and each child is as precious to us as the next,” she says.

As a medical student, Dr. Sharif became intrigued by the developing fetal brain and the ways a child’s brain continues to evolve with developmental milestones. During her medical rotations, Dr. Sharif grew enthusiastic about helping children after seeing how various factors can negatively affect brain development.

She is encouraged by progress in diagnosing and treating epilepsy. “Things have changed quite a bit even from my residency days and I am excited to be learning every day,” she says.

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan


Child Neurology - Tufts University/Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA
Pediatrics - Tufts University/Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA


Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Child Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Epilepsy – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments and Services




*T. Gross Kelly, U. Sharif, J. Southern, H. Segall. An Unusual Case of Hydranencephaly Presenting with an Anterior Midline Cyst, a Posterior Calcified Mass, Cerebellar Hypoplasia and Occlusion of the Posterior Cerebral Arteries. Pediatric Radiology. Nov 2010. Volume: 41, Issue: 2, Pages: 274-277 PubMed: 21104240


N. P. Rosman, Douglass LM, U. Sharif, Paolini J. The Neurology of Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis of Infancy: Report of 10 New Cases and Review of the Literature. J Child Neurol. 2009 Feb;24(2):155-60. PubMed: 19182151


R.R. Clancy, U.Sharif, R.Ichord, J.W.Gaynor, T.L. Spray, S.Nicholson, S.Tabbutt, G.Wernovsky. Electrographic Neonatal Seizures After Newborn Heart Surgery. Epilepsia. 2005. Jan;46(1):84-90. PMID: 15660772


Hayflick SJ, Penzien JM, Michl W, Sharif U.M, Rosman NP, Wheeler PG. Cranial MRI changes may precede symptoms in Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2001. Aug;25 (2):166-9. PMID: 11551748

Sharif U.M, Kuban K.C.K. Prenatal intracranial hemorrhage and neurological complications in alloimmune thrombocytopenia. J Child Neurol. 2001. Nov;16(11):838-42. PMID: 11732770



Sindrome De Alstrom: Cilioapatia Asociada a epilepsia. C.B. Aguilar, M. Goldenthal, D.S Khurana, K.S Carvalho, I Valencia, D.M Hasbani, M. Schneider, U Sharif, A Legido.

Posters and Presentations


Perampanel and Brivaracetam: Efficacy and safety in Pediatric Refractory Epilepsy. D.S Khurana, K.S Carvalho, I Valencia, D.M Hasbani, U Sharif, A Legido. International Child Neurology Society Association. Nov 15-18, Mumbai, India


Sharif U. “Common Neurological Problems in Childhood”. Johnson and Wales Physician Assistant program, Neurology Module. Providence, RI. Mar 27th, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2014 - Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges
2006 - Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges
1990, Honors in Ophthalmology, University of Karachi

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2011-present, Ad hoc reviewer reviewer, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
2009-present, Ad hoc reviewer reviewer, Pediatric Neurology 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2009-present, American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
2003-present, American Epilepsy Society (AES)
2008-present, Pediatric Content Committee AES