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  • Geoffrey A. Kerchner

    Geoffrey A. Kerchner

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Kerchner is a behavioral neurologist who cares for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other age-related neurodegenerative illnesses. He studies the use of ultra-high field MRI and other advanced neuroimaging technologies to reveal how these diseases affect the microscopic structure and circuitry of the brain, with the intent of creating new strategies for early diagnosis. Dr. Kerchner also supervises the participation of patients in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Lucas B. Kipp, MD

    Lucas B. Kipp, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Kipp specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroimmunological disorders, particularly demyelinating conditions such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. He is interested in translational research connecting expert MS clinicians, world-renown immunology laboratories, and advanced neuroimaging techniques to identify biomarkers of disease and treatment response.

  • Kathryn Kvam

    Kathryn Kvam

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Kvam is a board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained neurohospitalist, specializing in the care of patients with a variety of acute neurological disorders including headache, epilepsy, Guillain-Barre, myasthenia gravis, encephalitis, multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory diseases as well as neurologic complications of systemic disease.

    She is the founding director of the Stanford Neurohospitalist Program and spends most of her time attending on the neurohospitalist ward and consult services. She is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Kvam also helps co-direct the Neurology Resident Safety, Quality & Improvement Curriculum and has led a number of quality improvement initiatives on the inpatient neurology service. Her research interests include improving the quality and value of care for hospitalized neurology patients, transitions of care, postacute care of encephalitis, and resident and interprofessional education.

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