Sharief Taraman, MD
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1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-7601
fax: (714) 509-7650
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Physician BioSharief Taraman, M.D. is a CHOC Children’s Specialists pediatric neurologist and assistant professor at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Taraman is board certified in Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology and board eligible in Pediatrics. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. 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. Dr. Taraman served as Pediatric Neurology Chief Resident in 2010-2011.
Dr. Taraman served as physician liaison responsible for evaluating and assisting in the implementation of the electronic health record throughout the medical system at the Detroit Medical Center and is one of CHOC Children's Medical Informaticists.
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. His research interests include, neurotechnology (brain/computer interfaces) and bioinformatics. Dr. Taraman serves on the planning committee for Pediatrics 2040: Trends and Innovations for the Next 25 Years, a one-of-a-kind conference designed to cover relevant and future pediatric trends and technology advances, revolutionizing care for pediatric patients.
Dr. Taraman is a recipient of the 2011 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Scholarship, a 2010 Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee and is a member of the International Child Neurology Association. Dr. Taraman was nominated as the first recipient of the “Friend to Nurses” Award.
Joining CHOC Children’s in 2011, Dr. Taraman has continued his commitment to educating and exploring his research interests in neurotechnology, advancement of electronic health records, and telemedicine as well as continuing his community involvement by helping the medically underserved communities of Southern California.
“We are in the midst of something very exciting... a time in which various disciplines: medicine, art, computer science, psychology... are all intersecting at neurology. We are very close to unlocking the secrets of the mind.” - Dr. Sharief Taraman
- Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
- Pediatrics Residency
Children's Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
- Pediatric Neurology Residency
Children's Hospital of Michigan/Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
- Child Neurology
- Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Honors and Awards
- Norman M. Rosenberg Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resident Award - 2008
- 2nd Place - Best Research Poster Award - 2010 Michigan Neurological Association Winter Meeting
- American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Scholarship recipient - 2011
The Reason Why I Entered Pediatrics: Dr. Taraman
Dr. Sharief Taraman shares with us how he decided to enter the field of pediatrics. ...
Is it a Brain Tumor? Dr. Taraman, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Sharief Taraman, CHOC Children's, tells us what type of condition could mimic a brain tumor and what are the syptoms that patients can experience. ...
|CHOC Night at Angel Stadium
September 24, 2012
The Angels and CHOC Children’s partnership in the spotlight....
Taraman S, Jani-Acsadi A, Tselis A. Central nervous system vasculitis and pediatric stroke. Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2010; 8, 3: 311-319. Role: Primary author
Bhattacharya P, Taraman S, Shankar L, Chaturvedi S, Madhavan R. Clinical Profiles, Complications, and Disability in Cocaine-Related Ischemic Stroke.
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 2010, Aug 31. Role: data collection, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation.