Sonya Wang, MD




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Ctr


Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Ctr


Childrens Hospital of Boston, Floating Hospital for Children @ Tufts Medical Ctr, Massachusetts General Hospital

Board Certifications

Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology




Dr. Sonya Wang is a neurologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego.

Dr. Wang earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University and completed her pediatrics residency at the Floating Hospital for Children. She then completed her child neurology fellowship in at Tufts Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. She further subspecialized her training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 2011, Dr. Wang joined the UC San Diego faculty as an assistant professor in neurosciences to help develop and expand the epilepsy program in the Neurology Division of Rady Children's. Her clinical interests include exploring comprehensive therapeutic approaches to the treatment of epilepsy while balancing quality of life. She evaluates each child individually and tailors their treatment to their specific needs. This includes evaluating cognitive skills, social situations, and quality of life while utilizing appropriate antiepileptic medications, epilepsy surgery, dietary therapies, vagal nerve stimulation, and alternative complementary therapies.

Dr. Wang is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology with special qualification in child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and epilepsy. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, American Epilepsy Society, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, and Professional Advisory Board of the San Diego Epilepsy Foundation.

Dr. Wang's research interests are in the relationships between EEG abnormalities, seizure activity, cognition and the use of complimentary medicine to help with the treatment of epilepsy. She is particularly interested in noninvasive and intraoperative EEG in monitoring epilepsy to assist her clinical treatment goals.


Assessing the Feasibility of Providing a Real-Time Response to Seizures Detected With Continuous Long-Term Neonatal Electroencephalography Monitoring.
Sharpe C, Davis SL, Reiner GE, Lee LI, Gold JJ, Nespeca M, Wang SG, Joe P, Kuperman R, Gardner M, Honold J, Lane B, Knodel E, Rowe D, Battin MR, Bridge R, Goodmar J, Castro B, Rasmussen M, Arnell K, Harbert M, Haas R

Alzheimer's Dementia due to Suspected CTE from Subconcussive Head Impact.
Yuan SH, Wang SG

Tumor-related epilepsy: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management.
Chen DY, Chen CC, Crawford JR, Wang SG

Emotional Lability as a Unique Presenting Sign of Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Yuan SH, Wang SG

Prophylactic anticonvulsants in patients with primary glioblastoma.
Wali AR, Rennert RC, Wang SG, Chen CC

A Potential Role for Felbamate in TSC- and NF1-Related Epilepsy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Mishal NM, Arkilo D, Tang J, Crawford JR, Wang SG

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

Localizing seizure-susceptible brain regions associated with low-grade gliomas using voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping.
Wang Y, Qian T, You G, Peng X, Chen C, You Y, Yao K, Wu C, Ma J, Sha Z, Wang S, Jiang T

The role of continuous electroencephalography in childhood encephalitis.
Gold JJ, Crawford JR, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Wang S, Nespeca M

Time interval required for return to baseline of the background rhythm on electroencephalogram after recorded electrographic seizures.
Arkilo D, Wang S, Thiele EA

Lyme neuroborreliosis presenting as Alice in Wonderland syndrome.
Binalsheikh IM, Griesemer D, Wang S, Alvarez-Altalef R

Urgent referrals for seizure evaluation to a tertiary care neurology center: a pilot study.
Arkilo D, Griesemer D, Padulsky K, Lam D, Wang S, Hyder D

The variability of stimulus thresholds in electrophysiologic cortical language mapping.
Wang SG, Eskandar EN, Kilbride R, Chiappa KH, Curry WT, Williams Z, Simon MV

The effects of EEG suppression and anesthetics on stimulus thresholds in functional cortical motor mapping.
Simon MV, Michaelides C, Wang S, Chiappa KH, Eskandar EN

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