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Susy Jeng, MD

  • “The true art of medicine is how you tailor your approach to each family and child.”

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be either a teacher, a doctor or a mother. I grew up and got to be all three.

I have always been fascinated with the human body. In neurology, you're looking at a very elaborate system. The brain is an organ that connects to every part of your body; when I treat patients, I look at each component of their physical system.

Because my patients are children, I treat the whole family. It is an honor to have parents entrust me with the most precious thing in their lives — their children. The true art of medicine is how you tailor your approach to each family and child.

I love my job because I have the privilege of getting to know patients and families and affecting their lives in a positive way. Each family has a personal story; being able to have a part in their story is incredibly rewarding.


Neurology - Child Neurology

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 06/01/2003


UCSF Child Neurology Residency, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/2011

UCSF Pediatric Residency, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/2006

Board Certifications

Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

All Publications

50 Years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: a chromosome anomaly in an infant with a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. journal of pediatrics Jeng, S. 2013; 162 (2): 292-?

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.09.004

View details for PubMedID 23321045

A Chromosome Anomaly in an Infant with a Degenerative Disease of the Central Nervous System JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS Jeng, S. 2013; 162 (2): 292-292
Prevalence of Congenital Hydrocephalus in California, 1991-2000 PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY Jeng, S., Gupta, N., Wrensch, M., Zhao, S., Wu, Y. W. 2011; 45 (2): 67-71


In a population-based retrospective cohort of 5,353,022 California births from 1991 to 2000, 3,152 newborns were diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus during the birth hospitalization. We compared demographic and clinical characteristics of infants with and without congenital hydrocephalus, and examined in-hospital fatality rates. The prevalence of congenital hydrocephalus was 5.9 per 10,000. During the study period, there was a decline in congenital hydrocephalus due to spina bifida (1.4 to 0.9 per 10,000), and an increase in congenital hydrocephalus due to obstructive hydrocephalus (0.5 to 1.0 per 10,000). Independent risk factors for congenital hydrocephalus were birth weight <1,500 g (odds ratio [OR] 51.6, 95% confidence interval [CI] 47.7-55.8) and birth weight 1,500-2,000 g (OR 14.1, 95% CI 12.4-16) compared to birth weight greater than 2,000 g, low socioeconomic status (OR 1.5, 95% CI 1.4-1.6), and male sex (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.1-1.3). Asians had a decreased risk for congenital hydrocephalus (OR 0.7, 95% CI 0.6-0.8) when compared to whites. Thirteen percent of affected neonates died before hospital discharge.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2011.03.009

View details for Web of Science ID 000293260800001

View details for PubMedID 21763944