Shafali Jeste, MD, FAAN

Shafali Jeste, MD, FAAN, is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She is Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Neurology and Pediatrics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and a lead investigator within the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART).

After earning a BA in philosophy from Yale University in 1997, and her MD from Harvard Medical School, Jeste completed a residency in child neurology and a fellowship in behavioral child neurology at Children’s Hospital, Boston.

She has served on the board of the Child Neurology Foundation and received its Researcher‐in‐Training Award. She was also a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Clinical Researcher‐in‐Training Award, and currently serves on the Academy’s Science Committee. She recently was elected to the Board of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).”


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