Katherine Clifford, MD

EDUCATION

  •  Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  •  Medical School: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  •  Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuro-infectious disease, neuro-HIV
  • Neuroimaging in setting of neurodegenerative disorders

PUBLICATIONS

Kallianpur KJ, Jahanshad N, Sailasuta N, Benjapornpong K, Chan P, Pothisri M, Dumrongpisutikul N, Laws E, Ndhlovu LC, Clifford KM, Paul R, Jagodzinski L, Krebs S, Ananworanich J, Spudich S, Valcour V; SEARCH010/RV254 Study Group. “Regional brain volumetric changes despite 2 years of treatment initiated during acute HIV infection.” AIDS, 2020 Mar 1;34(3):415-426. PMID: 31725432.

Clifford KM, Hobson-Webb LD, Benatar M, Burns TM, Barnett C, Silvestri NJ, Howard JF, Visser A, Crum BA, Nowak R, Beekman R, Kumar A, Ruzhansky K, Chen IA, Pulley MT, LaBoy SM, Fellman MA, Kolb NM, Greene SM, Pasnoor M, Dimachkie MM, Barohn RJ, Hehir MK. “Thymectomy may not be associated with clinical improvement in MuSK myasthenia gravis.” Muscle & Nerve, 2019 Apr;59(4):404-410. PMID: 30575980.

Clifford KM, Samboju V, Cobigo Y, Milanini B, Marx GA, Hellmuth JM, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Allen IE, Valcour VG. “Progressive Brain Atrophy Despite Persistent Viral Suppression in HIV Patients Older than 60 Years.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2017 Nov 1;76(3):289-297. PMID: 28650401.

Wendelken LA, Jahanashad N, Rosen HJ, Busovaca E, Allen I, Coppola G, Adams C, Rankin KP, Milanini B, Clifford K, Wojta K, Nir TM, Gutman BA, Thompson PM, Valcour V. “ApoE ε4 Is Associated With Cognition, Brain Integrity, and Atrophy in HIV Over 60.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, Dec 2016, 73(4): 426-432. PMID: 27228100.

Guha A, Wang L, Tanenbaum T, Esmaeilli-Firdouini P, Wendelken LA, Busovaca E, Clifford K, Desai A, Ances BM, Valcour, V. “Intrinsic network connectivity abnormalities in HIV-infected individuals over age 60.” J. Neurovirol, Feb 2016, 22(1): 80-87. PMID: 26265137.

Portmann, T., Yang, M., Mao, R., Panagiotakos, G., Ellegood, J., Dolen, G., Bader, P.L., Grueter, B.A., Goold, C., Fisher, E., Clifford, K., Rengarajan, P., Kalikhman, D., Loureiro, D., Saw, N.L., Zhengqui, Z., Miller, M.A., Lerch, J.P., Henkelman, M., Shamloo, M., Malenka, R.C., Crawley, J.N., Dolmetsch, R.E., “Behavioral Abnormalities and Circuit Defects in the Basal Ganglia of a Mouse Model of 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome.” Cell Reports, 22 May 2014, 7(4): 1077-92. PMID: 24794428.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence, 2019
  • Golseth Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), 2018
  • Summer Research Fellowship Merit Award, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, 2017
  • Exemplary Clinical Exam Skills Award, Standardized Patient Program, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, 2017
  • Graham Prize for excellence in natural science, Wesleyan University, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Wesleyan University, 2014

HOBBIES

  • Hiking
  • Dancing
  • Gardening