Dr. Jerry Shih, MD

Epilepsy  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Jerry Shih, MD
Jerry Shih, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy. He directs UC San Diego Health’s Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which provides the highest level of care to people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and is the only nationally designated epilepsy center in the region. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic monitoring and neuroimaging for diagnosing complex epilepsy conditions, and advanced medical and surgical treatment options. Dr. Shih’s expertise also includes managing the care of patients with refractory epilepsy, or seizures that are not controlled with medications.As a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Shih instructs medical students, residents, and fellows. His research focuses on brain-computer interfaces, diagnostic utility of magnetoencephalography for epilepsy, and medical and surgical treatments of drug-resistant epilepsy.Dr. Shih is extensively published and has co-authored numerous book chapters and abstracts, and over 60 peer-reviewed articles. His work has appeared in journals such as JAMA, Nature, and Annals of Neurology, among others. He also serves as a reviewer for several medical journals and lectures frequently at national medical conferences.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Shih was director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Jacksonville, Florida. He was also an associate professor of in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.He completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and critical care neurology at UC Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in neurology and earned his medical degree. He is board-certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Dr. Shih is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association, a board of director’s member for the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, and co-chair of the American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Symposium on Epilepsy Therapies.Outside of work, Dr. Shih enjoys staying active through tennis and swimming.

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Jerry Shih, MD

Dr. Jerry Shih, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Shih's Experience

Dr. Shih's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Epilepsy
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Cedars Sinai medical center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of California-Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ucla Neuropsychiatric Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shih has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shih accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shih has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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