Kathleen Lombard Poston, MS, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University
Location: Stanford, California, United States
Kathleen Poston, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. In her research and clinical work, Dr. Poston aims to understand cognitive and other non-motor changes in people with Lewy body pathology, a feature shared by several neurological disorders. Using imaging and biomarkers as research tools, she aims to understand changes in the brain associated with cognitive decline in people with Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dr. Poston holds joint appointments in Movement Disorders and Memory Disorders and is part of the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Pacific Udall Center. She earned a bachelorís degree in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a masterís in biomedical engineering and medical degree at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Poston completed her neurology residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was co-chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in clinical movement disorders at Columbia University and post-doctoral research training in functional neuroimaging at the Feinstein Institute in New York.