Shafali Jeste, M.D.


Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Brain Research Institute

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: 310-825-2761

Mailing Address:

760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Jeste is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and a lead investigator within UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART).


A selected list of publications:

Jeste Shafali Spurling, Tuchman Roberto   Autism Spectrum Disorder and Epilepsy: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Journal of child neurology, 2015; .
Hasenstab Kyle, Sugar Catherine A, Telesca Donatello, McEvoy Kevin, Jeste Shafali, Şentürk Damla   Identifying longitudinal trends within EEG experiments Biometrics, 2015; .
Baker Elizabeth, Jeste Shafali Spurling   Diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorder in the era of genomics: rare disorders can pave the way for targeted treatments Pediatric clinics of North America, 2015; 62(3): 607-18.
Jeste Shafali Spurling   Neurodevelopmental behavioral and cognitive disorders Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.), 2015; 21(3 Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry): 690-714.
McPartland James C, Jeste Shafali S   Connectivity in context: emphasizing neurodevelopment in autism spectrum disorder Biological psychiatry, 2015; 77(9): 772-4.
Varcin Kandice J, Nelson Charles A, Ko Jordan, Sahin Mustafa, Wu Joyce Y, Jeste Shafali Spurling   Visual Evoked Potentials as a Readout of Cortical Function in Infants With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Journal of child neurology, 2015; 62(3): .
Jeste Shafali S, Geschwind Daniel H   Developmental disorders Current opinion in neurology, 2015; 28(2): 89-90.
Jeste Shafali S, Frohlich Joel, Loo Sandra K   Electrophysiological biomarkers of diagnosis and outcome in neurodevelopmental disorders Current opinion in neurology, 2015; 28(2): 110-6.
McEvoy Kevin, Hasenstab Kyle, Senturk Damla, Sanders Andrew, Jeste Shafali S   Physiologic artifacts in resting state oscillations in young children: methodological considerations for noisy data Brain imaging and behavior, 2015; 9(1): 104-14.
Frohlich Joel, Irimia Andrei, Jeste Shafali S   Trajectory of frequency stability in typical development Brain imaging and behavior, 2015; 9(1): 5-18.
Stamoulis Catherine, Vogel-Farley Vanessa, Degregorio Geneva, Jeste Shafali S, Nelson Charles A   Resting and task-modulated high-frequency brain rhythms measured by scalp encephalography in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 2015; 45(2): 336-53.
Jeste Shafali S, Kirkham Natasha, Senturk Damla, Hasenstab Kyle, Sugar Catherine, Kupelian Chloe, Baker Elizabeth, Sanders Andrew J, Shimizu Christina, Norona Amanda, Paparella Tanya, Freeman Stephanny F N, Johnson Scott P   Electrophysiological evidence of heterogeneity in visual statistical learning in young children with ASD Developmental science, 2015; 18(1): 90-105.
Becerra Tracy A, von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Heck Julia E, Olsen Jorn, Arah Onyebuchi A, Jeste Shafali S, Rodriguez Michael, Ritz Beate   Autism spectrum disorders and race, ethnicity, and nativity: a population-based study Pediatrics, 2014; 134(1): e63-71.
Jeste Shafali S, Geschwind Daniel H   Disentangling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder through genetic findings Nature reviews. Neurology, 2014; 10(2): 74-81.
Jeste Shafali Spurling, Hirsch Suzanna, Vogel-Farley Vanessa, Norona Amanda, Navalta Mary-Clare, Gregas Matt C, Prabhu Sanjay P, Sahin Mustafa, Nelson Charles A   Atypical face processing in children with tuberous sclerosis complex Journal of child neurology, 2013; 28(12): 1569-76.
Peters Jurriaan M, Taquet Maxime, Vega Clemente, Jeste Shafali S, Fernández Iván Sánchez, Tan Jacqueline, Nelson Charles A, Sahin Mustafa, Warfield Simon K   Brain functional networks in syndromic and non-syndromic autism: a graph theoretical study of EEG connectivity BMC medicine, 2013; 11(7): 54.
Lewis William W, Sahin Mustafa, Scherrer Benoit, Peters Jurriaan M, Suarez Ralph O, Vogel-Farley Vanessa K, Jeste Shafali S, Gregas Matthew C, Prabhu Sanjay P, Nelson Charles A, Warfield Simon K   Impaired language pathways in tuberous sclerosis complex patients with autism spectrum disorders Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2013; 23(7): 1526-32.
Peters Jurriaan M, Sahin Mustafa, Vogel-Farley Vanessa K, Jeste Shafali S, Nelson Charles A, Gregas Matthew C, Prabhu Sanjay P, Scherrer Benoit, Warfield Simon K   Loss of white matter microstructural integrity is associated with adverse neurological outcome in tuberous sclerosis complex Academic radiology, 2012; 19(1): 17-25.
Maski Kiran P, Jeste Shafali S, Spence Sarah J   Common neurological co-morbidities in autism spectrum disorders Current opinion in pediatrics, 2011; 23(6): 609-15.
Lemmon Monica E, Gregas Matt, Jeste Shafali S   Risperidone use in autism spectrum disorders: a retrospective review of a clinic-referred patient population Journal of child neurology, 2011; 26(4): 428-32.
Jeste Shafali S   The neurology of autism spectrum disorders Current opinion in neurology, 2011; 24(2): 132-9.
Ching Michael S L, Shen Yiping, Tan Wen-Hann, Jeste Shafali S, Morrow Eric M, Chen Xiaoli, Mukaddes Nahit M, Yoo Seung-Yun, Hanson Ellen, Hundley Rachel, Austin Christina, Becker Ronald E, Berry Gerard T, Driscoll Katherine, Engle Elizabeth C, Friedman Sandra, Gusella James F, Hisama Fuki M, Irons Mira B, Lafiosca Tina, LeClair Elaine, Miller David T, Neessen Michael, Picker Jonathan D, Rappaport Leonard, Rooney Cynthia M, Sarco Dean P, Stoler Joan M, Walsh Christopher A, Wolff Robert R, Zhang Ting, Nasir Ramzi H, Wu Bai-Lin, Wu Bai-Lin   Deletions of NRXN1 (neurexin-1) predispose to a wide spectrum of developmental disorders American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 2010; 153B(4): 937-47.
Shen Yiping, Dies Kira A, Holm Ingrid A, Bridgemohan Carolyn, Sobeih Magdi M, Caronna Elizabeth B, Miller Karen J, Frazier Jean A, Silverstein Iris, Picker Jonathan, Weissman Laura, Raffalli Peter, Jeste Shafali, Demmer Laurie A, Peters Heather K, Brewster Stephanie J, Kowalczyk Sara J, Rosen-Sheidley Beth, McGowan Caroline, Duda Andrew W, Lincoln Sharyn A, Lowe Kathryn R, Schonwald Alison, Robbins Michael, Hisama Fuki, Wolff Robert, Becker Ronald, Nasir Ramzi, Urion David K, Milunsky Jeff M, Rappaport Leonard, Gusella James F, Walsh Christopher A, Wu Bai-Lin, Miller David T, Miller David T   Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders Pediatrics, 2010; 125(4): e727-35.
Maski Kiran Prasad, Jeste Shafali Spurling, Darras Basil T   Child neurology: past, present, and future: part 2: Present training structure Neurology, 2010; 74(6): e17-9.
Krishnan Michelle L, Commowick Olivier, Jeste Shafali S, Weisenfeld Neil, Hans Arne, Gregas Matthew C, Sahin Mustafa, Warfield Simon K   Diffusion features of white matter in tuberous sclerosis with tractography Pediatric neurology, 2010; 42(2): 101-6.
Jeste Shafali S, Friedman Sandra L, Urion David K   Child neurology: autism as a model: considerations for advanced training in behavioral child neurology Neurology, 2009; 73(9): 733-5.
Jeste Shafali S, Nelson Charles A   Event related potentials in the understanding of autism spectrum disorders: an analytical review Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 2009; 39(3): 495-510.
Quant Eudocia C, Jeste Shafali S, Muni Rajeev H, Cape Alison V, Bhussar Manveen K, Peleg Anton Y   The benefits of steroids versus steroids plus antivirals for treatment of Bell's palsy: a meta-analysis BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2009; 339(2): b3354.
Markowitz Jennifer A, Jeste Shafali S, Kang Peter B   Child neurology: chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy in children Neurology, 2008; 71(23): e74-8.
Jeste Shafali S, Sahin Mustafa, Bolton Patrick, Ploubidis George B, Humphrey Ayla   Characterization of autism in young children with tuberous sclerosis complex Journal of child neurology, 2008; 23(5): 520-5.
Jeste Shafali D, Patterson Thomas L, Palmer Barton W, Dolder Christian R, Goldman Sherry, Jeste Dilip V   Cognitive predictors of medication adherence among middle-aged and older outpatients with schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2003; 63(1-2): 49-58.