Elysa Marco, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director of SNAP

Dr. Elysa Marco is a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist who combines an active clinical practice with neuroscience research.

Her laboratory focuses on understanding the basic mechanisms of sensory perception and processing in typical children as well as children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research combines a detailed clinical assessment with innovative imaging techniques that provide ultrafast snapshots of neural activity, with the overarching goal of finding therapeutic interventions to help children enhance learning, socialization, and daily well being.

Dr. Marco treats children with all forms of brain-based disorders. However, her specialty clinics focus on children with cognitive and behavioral differences. She works with children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with sensory processing disorder, prematurity, stroke, and brain malformations.

Dr. Marco joined the UCSF faculty in 2005 after completing her medical school, residency, and fellowship training there. She is an active clinician caring for children at the UCSF Sensory Neurodevelopment & Autism Program Clinic at the San Francisco and Marin Campuses.