Alyssa Reddy MD, pediatric neurologist

Alyssa Reddy, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Director, UCSF Neurofibromatosis Program
Specialties: Pediatric brain tumors

Dr. Reddy is a pediatric neurologist with expertise in treating children who have tumors of the central nervous system. She has more than 20 years of experience in diagnosing and managing brain tumors and other neurologic disorders. She cares for children and young adults in both the clinic and the hospital.

Dr. Reddy directs UCSF's program in neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder in which tumors form on nerves and can affect many elements of the body, including skin, bones and senses such as hearing. She aims to provide patients with compassionate care as well as access to cutting-edge treatment.

Dr. Reddy's research has focused mainly on improving long-term survival and quality of life for children with brain tumors. She believes these goals are best accomplished through a collaborative approach from a diverse team of scientists and health care providers with the ability to offer new therapies through clinical trials.


Education and Training

1993: MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
1995: Residency, Pediatrics, Children's of Alabama
1998: Fellowship, Child Neurology, Children's of Alabama
1998: Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology, Children's National Medical Center

Academic Positions

2018 - Present: Professor, Neurology, UCSF
2018 - Present: Director, Neurofibromatosis Program, UCSF Pediatric Brain Center