Sharief Taraman, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology
CHOC Children's Specialists

Sharief Taraman, M.D. is dual board-certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer at Cognoa, a Silicon Valley based startup developing artificial intelligence-based digital diagnostics and personalized therapeutics that provide accurate, earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments to improve outcomes and lower behavioral healthcare costs. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan having majored in Biochemistry. He completed his medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2006 and went on to complete residency training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He remains clinically active as the Division Chief of the CHOC Children’s Specialists Pediatric Neurology Division and a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine where he is also the Site Director for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship and mentors biomedical engineering students. Dr. Taraman is active in the community as a board member of the AAP Orange County Chapter, Irvine Unified School District Medical Advisory Board, volunteering for Girl Scouts of Orange County and Capistrano Unified School District.