Terrence Sanger

Chief Scientific Officer

CHOC Children's

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Terrence Sanger

A renowned physician and research scientist, Dr. Terence Sanger is vice president for research and chief scientific officer at CHOC. He brings decades of experience in pediatric neurology, movement disorders and robotics to CHOC’s Research Institute.

Dr. Sanger received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and completed his medical internship and residency training in pediatrics at the USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. Sanger completed residency and fellowship training in neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and additional fellowship training in the movement disorders unit at Toronto Western Hospital. In addition to his clinical fellowships, Dr. Sanger completed research fellowship training at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at MIT.

Prior to CHOC, Dr. Sanger served as provost professor in the biomedical engineering, neurology and biokinesiology departments at the University of Southern California. He was also an attending neurologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he served as director of the pediatric movement disorders program, the David Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Sciences and Technology and the founding director of the health technology and engineering program. Previously, he was a tenured professor of child neurology at Stanford University and on medical staff at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sanger is also a member of CHOC’s medical staff and is tenured faculty and vice chair for research in the department of pediatrics at UC Irvine.

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