Sheila Jenkins, MD
Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a board-certified Pediatric Neurologist who has been caring for Bay Area children for over 20 years. She has expertise in the full spectrum of neurologic conditions in children, with a particular interest in neurodiversity, social emotional learning, and resilience. She loves working with families of all backgrounds, reflected in a career spanning UCSF, Children’s Hospital Oakland, and California Pacific Medical Center, where she also served as Co-Director of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Jenkins is passionate about partnering holistically with patients and families to provide the best quality of care to help children reach their maximum potential.
Dr. Jenkins was born in Mississippi and raised as a military brat in the Philippines, South Korea, and across the US. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. She then completed a Residency in Pediatrics followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.
Dr. Jenkins has a long-standing history of advancing global health. She is co-founder of the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatan, Honduras, which has provided over 50,000 patient-visits for the island’s children and helped train over 250 doctors in international pediatric medicine. She has served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Global Healing, which has improved access to high-quality health care in underserved countries, from Asia to Africa to Latin America. Dr. Jenkins lives in the East Bay with her husband and three children and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, water sports, and community engagement.