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Kathleen Lombard Poston, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA United States

Dr. Kathleen Poston is associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences and neurosurgery at Stanford University. She received her BS in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and her MS in biomedical engineering and her MD at Vanderbilt University. She completed her neurology residency training at UCSF, 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.

Dr. Poston’s research and clinical emphasis is focused on understanding the cognitive and other non-motor impairments that develop in patients with Lewy body pathology. Her current studies use imaging and biological biomarkers to understand the underlying pathophysiology associated with the cognitive problems in people with Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. She 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.

Associated Grants

  • Adaptive Immune Markers for Predicting Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease


  • Tool to Identify Parkinson’s Disease Using Digital Facial Expression Biomarkers


  • Can Brain Inflammation Predict Dementia Associated with Parkinson's Disease?


  • Development of Multimodal Imaging Biomarkers for Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease


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