Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Dr. Bethany Johnson-Kerner is a child neurologist with a special interest in neurorecovery and helping children return to school and life after a brain injury. She completed medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 2014. She completed a PhD program there as well, creating stem cell models of degenerative neurological disease to look for treatments. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF followed by a child neurology fellowship at UCSF in 2019. After fellowship she did post-doctoral research to understand how inherited conditions change how the brain forms early in development. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics at UCSF and project lead for the Brain Recovery Education (BREd) Initiative within the Pediatric Brain Center at UCSF which seeks to take a multidisciplinary approach to innovating tailored educational programs for children recovering from acute brain injury in order to maximize their cognitive outcomes.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET