Sharief Taraman

Sharief Taraman, MD

Assistant Division Chair of the CHOC Children's Specialists Pediatric Neurology Division


Dr. Sharief Taraman is the Assistanct Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology at CHOC Children’s Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Taraman is one of CHOC’s Physician Informaticists and serves on the Board of Directors for OCPHRIO, Inc. Named one of OC Metro’s 40 under 40, Dr. Taraman continues to push the boundaries of technology in medicine with collaborative research in brain computer interfaces and a provisional patent to use nanoparticles as a therapeutic agent.

Dr. Taraman graduated with Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in a major in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and went on to complete residency training in pediatrics and pediatric neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Taraman’s clinical interests include, neuroimmuniology (demyelinating disorders, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), multiple sclerosis, central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis), epilepsy, encephalitis, stroke and neurorehabilitation.