Julia Devi Sharma, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.A.N.S. for UC Davis Health

Julia Devi Sharma, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.A.N.S.

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery

Chief of Pediatric Epilepsy

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Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sharma believes in a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to care. She strives to educate patients and their families and work with them to develop a care plan tailored to their unique needs. She is dedicated to improving access to advanced techniques and technology in order to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sharma is fellowship trained and board certified in general Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Neurological Surgery. She provides medical and surgical care to pediatric patients with epilepsy, spinal dysraphism, spasticity, brain and spinal cord tumors, hydrocephalus, craniofacial disorders, vascular anomalies and traumatic brain injury. She has special clinical interest and expertise in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, spasticity, and complex spinal lipomas.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sharma's research focuses on improving the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. She has particular interest in optimizing the technique of robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography.


Neurological Surgery

Undergraduate School

B.Sc., Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2004

Medical School

M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2010


Neurological Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2010-2016


Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK 2016-2017


Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus OH 2017-2018

Best Resident Teacher Award, 2016

Dr. P.D. Moyes Best Resident Research Award, 2015

CREMS Distinction in Research, 2008

Clara Adele Brown M.D. Memorial Scholarship, 2007

Women Associates of McGill Scholarship, 2004

Naeem F, Laningham F, Giglio L, Sharma J, Clerkin PQ, McCarty JM. Central Nervous System Coccidioidomycosis in Children: A Retrospective Case Series. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Apr 1;42(4):286-291. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000003813. Epub 2022 Dec 28. PMID:36728889.

De Vloo P, Sharma J, Alderson L, Jankovic I, Tahir MZ, Desai D, Pang D, Thompson DNP. Radical resection of lumbosacral lipomas in children: the Great Ormond Street Hospital experience. Childs Nerv Syst. 2022 Jun;38(6):1113-1123. doi:10.1007/s00381-022-05483-x. Epub 2022 Mar 9. PMID:35262755.

Sharma JD, Seunarine KK, Tahir MZ, Tisdall MM. Accuracy of robot-assisted versus optical frameless navigated stereoelectroencephalography electrode placement in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Jan 4;23(3):297-302. doi:10.3171/2018.10.PEDS18227. PMID:30611155.

Sharma JD, O'Hara JL, Borghi A, Rodriguez-Florez N, Breakey W, Ong J, Jeelani NO, Dunaway DJ, James G. Results Following Adoption of a Modified Melbourne Technique of Total Scaphocephaly Correction. J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jul;29(5):1117-1122. doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000004593. PMID:29771828.

Ozoani G, Sharma J, Wahab S, Aquilina K, James G. Antenatally diagnosed prepontine arachnoid cysts with significant post-natal supratentorial progression: report of 2 cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Sep 16;33:2071-2073. doi:10.1007/s00381-017-3599-3.

Sharma J, Bonfield C, Steinbok P. Selective dorsal rhizotomy for hereditary spastic paraparesis in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Aug;32(8):1489-94. doi:10.1007/s00381-016-3122-2. Epub 2016 Jun 16. PMID:27312078.

Bonfield CM, Sharma J, Cochrane DD, Singhal A, Steinbok P. Minimizing blood transfusions in the surgical correction of craniosynostosis: a 10-year single-center experience. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jan;32(1):143-51. doi:10.1007/s00381-015-2900-6. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID:26351073.

Sharma J, Bonfield CM, Singhal A, Hukin J, Steinbok P. Intracystic interferon-α treatment leads to neurotoxicity in craniopharyngioma: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Sep;16(3):301-4. doi:10.3171/2015.2.PEDS14656. Epub 2015 May 29. PMID:26023721.

Bonfield CM, Sharma J, Dobson S. Pediatric intracranial abscesses. J Infect. 2015 Jun;71 Suppl 1:S42-6. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2015.04.012. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PMID:25917804.

Sharma J, Kestle J, Singhal A. Hematologic Adjuvant Treatment for Preventing and Treating Blood Loss in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Hamilton M, Couldwell WT, Golfinos JG, Pineo G (eds). Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgeons, Thieme Publishers. 2014;28.