Dr. Terence Sanger, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Terence Sanger, Chief Scientific Officer

  • Terence Sanger MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-509-7601
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Board Certified: Child Neurology

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.

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders

Terence Sanger MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


CHOC Neuroscience Institute Outpatient Center
505 S. Main St., Suite 350
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-7601
fax: 714-509-7650

CHOC Center for Children’s Health
Building: Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, UCI Health – Irvine
19200 Jamboree Rd., Suite 2000
Irvine, CA 92612


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA