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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 and Division Chief of the Stanford Neurohospitalist Division 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 founded and continues to co-direct the novel Neurology Resident 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, encephalitis, and resident and interprofessional education. She is a former editorial board member of The Neurohospitalist journal, and was recently appointed as Deputy Editor of Neurology Clinical Practice.For more information about our Stanford Neurohospitalist Program, please visit our website: https://med.stanford.edu/neurology/divisions/neurohospitalist.html
Dr. Kvam's research focuses on 1) how to measure quality of care for patients with neurologic disease, 2) the value and impact of neurohospitalist models of care on patient outcomes and trainee education and 3) outcomes in rare diseases like autoimmune encephalitis.