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Kathleen Poston

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Department of Neurology 300 Pasteur Dr Rm A343 MC 5235 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-2116 Fax (650) 725-7459
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 723-2116
    Alternate Contact
    Sandra Wong Martin Administrative Associate, Movement Disorders Center Tel Work 650-723-2116
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Neurology
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Palsy, Progressive Supranuclear
  • Essential Tremor
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Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence, Stanford University (2009-2010)

Professional Education

Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine TN (2002)
Internship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2003)
Residency: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2006)
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center NY (2008)
Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2007)
Post-Doc: Feinstein Institute, Functional Neuroimaging (2009)
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Courses

2013-14

Postdoctoral Advisees

Kai Zhang

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Poston’s research interests include the development, validation and application of functional and structural neuroimaging as biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. Specifically, her research focuses on using FDG PET and fMRI to understand abnormal brain networks that lead to both motor and cognitive dysfunction in patients with parkinsonism. She is also interested in the development of novel imaging analysis techniques for establishing diagnosis and monitoring disease progression in early parkinsonian disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration. Such techniques can be used in the development and testing of novel therapeutic interventions, such as gene transfer therapy in Parkinson’s disease.

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