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Kathleen Poston, MD, MS

Chief, Movement Disorders at Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA United States

Dr. Kathleen Poston is chief of the Movement Disorders Division in the department of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University. She received her Bachelor's of Science 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 the University of California, San Francisco, a fellowship in clinical movement disorders at Columbia University and postdoctoral research in functional neuroimaging at the Feinstein Institute. Dr. Poston’s research and clinical emphasis is focused on understanding the motor and non-motor impairments, such as dementia, that develop in patients with alpha-synuclein pathology, such as Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and Multiple System Atrophy. Her lab uses functional and structural imaging biomarkers, along with biological biomarkers, to understand the underlying pathophysiology associated these symptoms.

Associated Grants

  • Development of Standardized Measurements for Monitoring the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease via MRI


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