Shifteh Sattar, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5009
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

St. George's University School of Medicine


University of Nevada School of Medicine


University of Nevada School of Medicine


Miami Childrens Hospital, University Calif. San Diego

Board Certifications

Epilepsy, Neurology, Pediatrics




Dr. Shifteh Sattar is the medical director of epilepsy surgery at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is triple board certified in pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and epilepsy.

Dr. Sattar came to Rady Children's from Miami Children's Hospital, where she was trained in surgical approaches for the treatment of epilepsy.

At Rady Children's, Dr. Sattar has built a comprehensive epilepsy surgery program, with the goal of improving patients' quality of life. Her interest is in identifying epilepsy surgery candidates and tailoring the best surgical treatment option with the consideration of minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures such as the use of robotic stereotactic assistance for implantation of electrodes and laser ablation therapy. Epilepsy surgery is a potential option for patients with intractable epilepsy to help reduce or eliminate seizures and Dr. Sattar has dedicated her career to help achieve this for children with epilepsy.


Neurological Outcomes After Presumed Childhood Encephalitis.
Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Nespeca M, Crawford JR, Wang SG

Epilepsy After Resolution of Presumed Childhood Encephalitis.
Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser CA, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Crawford JR, Nespeca M, Wang SG

Co-occurrence of distinct ciliopathy diseases in single families suggests genetic modifiers.
Zaki MS, Sattar S, Massoudi RA, Gleeson JG

New recessive syndrome of microcephaly, cerebellar hypoplasia, and congenital heart conduction defect.
Zaki MS, Salam GM, Saleem SN, Dobyns WB, Issa MY, Sattar S, Gleeson JG

The ciliopathies in neuronal development: a clinical approach to investigation of Joubert syndrome and Joubert syndrome-related disorders.
Sattar S, Gleeson JG

Expanding the clinical spectrum of SPG11 gene mutations in recessive hereditary spastic paraplegia with thin corpus callosum.
Abdel Aleem A, Abu-Shahba N, Swistun D, Silhavy J, Bielas SL, Sattar S, Gleeson JG, Zaki MS

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