Jeffrey Dunn, MD

Multiple sclerosis specialist

Bio:   Jeffrey Dunn, MD, FAAN is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Division Chief of Clinical Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at Stanford University. His clinical focus is the care of men and women with Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, and other conditions in which the immune system disrupts the central nervous system to cause disease. His research employs a collaborative approach to identify biomarkers of disease status and potential therapeutic targets via translational research for novel drug development. Dr. Dunn has served as Principal Investigator in more than 20 clinical trials of new and emerging treatments for MS. Dr. Dunn is dedicated to medical education, serving as the Neurology Clerkship Director for the Stanford University School of Medicine, and as Fellowship Director for the Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program that seeks to train the next generation of leaders in Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Dunn is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He has been awarded the prestigious Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the Arthur Bloomfield Award in recognition of excellence in the teaching of clinical medicine, and the Lysia Forno Award for teaching excellence.
4.9 out of 5
264 Patient Ratings
47 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Multiple Sclerosis Center

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1994)
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (1989) WA
  • Internship: Eastern VA Medical School (1989) VA
  • Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine (1989) PA
  • Residency, University of Washington, Neurology (1993)
  • M.D., Temple University, Medicine (1989)
  • B.A., Haverford College, French Literature (1983)

Honors & Awards

  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Top Doctors, US News & World Report (2012-2013)
  • AUPN Neurology national recuitment award, Association of University Professors of Neurology (2012)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011-2012)
  • AUPN Neurology Recruitment Award (highest percentage in U.S.), Association of University Professors of Neurology (2011)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010-2011)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009-2010)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2008-present)
  • Lysia K. Forno Award for Excellence in Teaching Neurology Residents, Stanford University Department of Neurology & Neurosciences (2008-2009)
  • Excellence in Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford University Department of Neurology & Neurosciences (2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016)
  • "America's Top Rated Physicians", Guide to Top Doctors (1998-2007, 2010-2015)

Administrative Appointments

  • Division Chief, Clinical Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford Healthcare (2009 - Present)
  • Neurology Clerkship Director, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program; Stanford University (2010 - 2016)
  • Vice Chair, Multiple Sclerosis Section; American Academy of Neurology (2014 - 2016)
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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

I always have a good experience when visiting the Stanford care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Dunn is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Dunn is really wonderful. He always listens carefully and answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

The visits improve as we get to know each other and I get more comfortable with the disease.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

All contact with physicians were excellent. They put me at ease immediately. My first time at Stanford & quite impressed with all aspects from the time I walked in to the time I left!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Dunn is a superb caregiver and one that I have complete trust in as far as his ability to provide information and care. I was not impressed with the young woman doctor that I saw first prior to seeing Dr. Dunn.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Dunn is excellent. I am so thankful to have found him for my sister. He is truly a Godsend.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Dunn is by far one of the best medical professionals with. He is very attentive and genuinely cares about the welfare of his patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Caring explanations given.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Doctors Kipp & Dunn were both very professional, respectful, & extremely knowledgeable. I learned more about my condition & how it related to me personally during this visit than the previous 1.5 yrs. seeing other providers.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

awesome doctor and staff

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

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4.9 out of 5
264 Patient Ratings
47 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

I always have a good experience when visiting the Stanford care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Dunn is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Dunn is really wonderful. He always listens carefully and answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

The visits improve as we get to know each other and I get more comfortable with the disease.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

All contact with physicians were excellent. They put me at ease immediately. My first time at Stanford & quite impressed with all aspects from the time I walked in to the time I left!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Dunn is a superb caregiver and one that I have complete trust in as far as his ability to provide information and care. I was not impressed with the young woman doctor that I saw first prior to seeing Dr. Dunn.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Dunn is excellent. I am so thankful to have found him for my sister. He is truly a Godsend.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Dunn is by far one of the best medical professionals with. He is very attentive and genuinely cares about the welfare of his patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Caring explanations given.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Doctors Kipp & Dunn were both very professional, respectful, & extremely knowledgeable. I learned more about my condition & how it related to me personally during this visit than the previous 1.5 yrs. seeing other providers.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

awesome doctor and staff

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Dunn is an incredible, sweet doctor, could not find a better man to take care of me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I remain very happy with Dr. Dunn's service & care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Dunn is one of Stanford's better doctors.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr Dunn is the best doctor I have ever seen, knowledgeable, friendly, and sincerely concern about my wellness.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Dunn was thorough & kind.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Dunn is wonderful. He is patient and explained everything in lay terms. I understood what was wrong and next steps.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

IN MY 35+ YEARS OF SEEING NUEROLOGY DOCTORS DR. DUNN IS ONE OF THE BEST. HE REALLY CARES ABOUT TREATING THE WHOLE PERSON NOT JUST THE MS. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Dunn is thorough, professional and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I love Dr. Dunn my husband & I COULD NOT find better care for me - Total trust in Jeff Dunn!! - Perfection.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Dunn is fantastic! I have referred a number of people to him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Dunn provided me with an accurate diagnosis to my debilitating disease after several hours researching.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Kindest dr. I've ever encountered.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Dunn is the most astonishingly wonderful physician I've ever met with in my 46 years on the planet. This was my first office visit with him. I have never been so impressed in my life. He is clearly at the top of his field. His bedside manner is an "11" on a scale of 1-10. I did not feel rushed. I felt his concern for me was genuine. He is amazing.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Love Dr. Dunn! He's awesome.

SHC Patient, May 2015

He is very, very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I was very impressed with Dr.'s Dunn, Shum, & Sherman.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Dunn is the BEST! His attitude and empathy always makes me feel positive about my condition when I leave the office.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Dunn listens carefully, answers questions thoroughly and instills great confidence that my health and well being are WELL addressed. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Dunn always explains my problems in detail - (a great person/doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

The care and compassion that Dr. Dunn shared with me (and my husband) was very much appreciated!! Thank you.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Dunn & his staff are the ultimate professionals. They are very caring and comforting. They encourage me and give me hope -

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Again - I just wish we could have seen images at initial visit instead had to come back for follow up which was very inconvenient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dunn is an outstanding doctor and I am fortunate to be able to be under his care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Dunn was fantastic! He spent more time with me and I never felt he was rushed. Very thorough. Superb clinical acumen.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Dunn is very good at what he does.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Dunn was very informative, thoughtful, and sincere.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Wonderful doc - knows his stuff - very kind - he is wroth the wait.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Jeff Dunn is the best doctor - absolute trust in him -

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Dunn is very friendly and very good at explaining my condition to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Dunn is the best doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I felt in the best of care -

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Extremely good! Very respectful of me & my illness.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Excellent staff! Very clean office.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Dunn made me feel well taken care of. I slept well for the 1st time in many weeks after that appt.