Stanford Neurology at Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley

The Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Neurology program offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient neurological services for patients in the TriValley region and beyond. Stanford Tri-Valley medical center is one of the few Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Centers in the area and a proud recipient of the American Heart/Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award", the highest recognition possible in the first year of a medical center's stroke program. Our neurologists also provide comprehensive neurological services to our patients in the outpatient setting. Our faculty physicians collaborate with several neurological subspecialties at Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto to ensure the highest quality care for our patients as would be expected of Stanford while keeping patients locally in their communities.

Stanford Neurology Tri-Valley also provides educational opportunities for students and trainees. Our neurologists are actively involved in community outreach and have held several educational programs for members of the community over the years. 

Stanford Neurology at Tri-Valley

Contact us:

Phone (925) 263-5588
Fax (650) 320-9443  

Hanna Louse Kirsch, MD
Clinical Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Kirsch joined Stanford University in 2020 after residency at the University of California, San Francisco and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell Hospitals. She cares for neurologically critically ill patients in the intensive care unit and for neurology inpatients at Stanford Healthcare Valley Care Hospital. Her research interests include how best to teach and evaluate palliative care skills in neurology trainees, and how to evaluate and reduce moral distress in neurointensive care physicians. 

Prashanth Krishnamohan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Medical Director of Neurology, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley

Dr. Krishnamohan joined the Stanford Stroke Center as a Fellow in Neurocritical Care and Stroke in 2015 after completing an Internal Medicine residency in India and Neurology residency at the University of Kentucky. His clinical focus is on caring for patients with neurological illnesses in the intensive care unit. His research interest focuses on identifying predictors of brain injury severity after cardiac arrest. He is also the Medical Director of Neurology at Stanford Healthcare Tri-Valley hospital where he is involved in building and expanding the Neurology program and also cares for hospitalized patients with acute strokes and other neurological diseases.

Kenneth Leung, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Leung is a board-certified neurologist who practices both comprehensive neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of disorders affecting muscle and nerves, including motor neuron disease, neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorders, and myopathy. Additionally, he is an avid clinician educator who develops course work, is involved in education research, and teaches medical students and neurology residents/fellows. He currently serves as Director of the Neurology Clerkship for medical students within the Stanford University School of Medicine.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he was awarded the 2011 Departmental Citation Award for Excellence in Research in Immunology. In 2016 he earned his medical degree and concurrent master’s degree in applied anatomy from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. During this time, he developed a passion for neurology education and served on graduate medical education committees for curricular development, trainee well-being and resilience, and quality improvement. For his work in medical education, he was selected as a Harvard Macy Institute Scholar in 2018 and was awarded the 2020 Institute for Medical Education House Staff Excellence in Teaching Award. He was also inducted as a house staff in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then went on to complete a neuromuscular medicine fellowship at Stanford prior to joining as faculty.

Jamie McDonald, MD, MSc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. McDonald specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, including neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD). Dr. McDonald also provides comprehensive neurological care to general neurology patients.

Dr. McDonald received the National MS Society’s Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship and completed her two-year clinical MS/neuroimmunology fellowship at Stanford Multiple Sclerosis Center. Prior to her MS fellowship, Dr. McDonald completed her adult neurology residency at the University of Utah. Dr. McDonald trained in clinical trial methodology as part of her master’s in epidemiology and clinical research and has an interest in disease biomarkers and clinical trials.

Fanglin Zhang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Zhang is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty board certification in clinical neurophysiology. She relocated to Stanford after completing her neurology fellowship training at UCLA medical center. Before that, she underwent neuroscience research training and then served as a research assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a recipient of a grant Award from the National MS Society and the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications. Her passion in neurology has largely grown in her research work. After completing her research training, she pursued Neurology Residency training at the University of Miami, Miller school of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and then fellowship training at UCLA. 

Besides a wide variety of acute and chronic neurological diseases, her clinical interests and focused training include intractable Epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases. Beyond providing patient-centered high-quality care, she values a strong alliance with her patients to overcome diseases and improve quality of life. As a clinician educator, she enjoys patient education and trainee education. Her current research interest includes clinical trials and large cohort studies on the relationship between seizures and acute stroke.