William Benko, M.D.

William Steven Benko, M.D.


Pediatric Neurology




  • Associate Professor


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UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Additional Phone Numbers

Fax: 916-734-7188
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Benko utilizes a very personal approach, involving the child in the decision making process when appropriate.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Benko sees patients with general child neurological concerns, as well as neurogenetic, developmental delays, epilepsy, spasticity, and sialorrhea.  He is very interested in medical education.

Dr. Benko brings nearly 9 years of primarily outpatient community practice to the Pediatric Neurology team.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Benko is interested in Neurogenetics, TeleNeurology, and educational pediatric neurology.


Pediatric Neurology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary 1999

B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester NY 1993

Internship: Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey/Atlantic Health System, Morristown NJ 2000-2001


Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey/Atlantic Health System, Morristown NJ 2000-2002


Pediatric Neurology, George Washington University, Washington DC 2002-2005

Metabolic and Developmental Neurology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD 2005-2007

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Child Neurology Society

United Leukodystrophy Foundation

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Junior Member Award, Child Neurology Society 2004, 2005

Top Scholar Award, Ortho McNeil, 2003

Select Recent Publications

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