Biography


Jeffrey Dunn, MD is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Chief of Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and research of immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system, including Multiple Sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Dunn is regarded nationally as among the foundational leaders in his field and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is the past Chair of the MS Section of the AAN and serves on the national medical advisory board of the National MS Society. As Principal Investigator in more than 30 clinical research trials, Dr. Dunn has helped usher in new and improved immunotherapies for Multiple Sclerosis. He is the architect of Project BIG (see www.projectbig.com), an interdisciplinary research collaborative with Stanford scientists to identify biomarkers and candidate therapeutic targets within the paradigm of precision medicine. He is a US patent holder for a marker of MS treatment response with co-inventors, and has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts. Dr. Dunn has been recognized for excellence in clinical teaching with numerous and sustained awards (see below). In recognition of his dedication to the educational mission, his name is given to the eponymous Fishers-Dunn Prize, awarded annually to best medical student teaching among active Neurology residents. His formative contributions to medical education were recently recognized by the inaugural Oscar Salvatierra Award for exceptional service to Stanford medical students and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (1993) WA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1994)
  • 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
  • "America's Top Rated Physicians", Guide to Top Doctors (1998-2007 inclusive)
  • A. B. Baker National Teacher of the Year Recognition Award, American Academy of Neurology (2019)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • AUPN Neurology highest percentage National Recruitment Award, Association of University Professors of Neurology (2012, 2011)
  • Excellence in Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford University Neurology (2008-2017 inclusive)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009-2010)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010-2011)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2008-present)
  • Healthcare Partner of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, NorCal (2019)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Lysia K. Forno Award for Excellence in Teaching Neurology Residents, Stanford University Department of Neurology & Neurosciences (2008-2009)
  • Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford University Neurology (2019-2020)
  • Oscar Salvatierra Award for Exceptional Service to Medical Students and the School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2021)
  • Special Commendation for outstanding care, research and contributions to the MS community, California State Senate (2016)
  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2012-2021 inclusive)

Administrative Appointments
  • Board Member, National Medical Advisory Committee, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2018 - Present)
  • Chair, Multiple Sclerosis Section; American Academy of Neurology (2018 - 2020)
  • Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences (2009 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program; Stanford University (2010 - 2017)
  • Neurology Clerkship Director, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - 2019)

Publications

Practice Locations


Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Multiple Sclerosis Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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I don't have the words to describe the exceptional care I receive from Dr. Dunn.
I feel very fortunate that I am under his care, not only for his medical expertise about multiple sclerosis, but for the compassion and insight he shows every time I have spoken to him.
He is an excellent neurologist. Have been seeing him for 10 years and have great confidence in him. He is thorough, listens, explains well, and is reassuring. I would highly recommend him to anyone with MS!
Dr Dunn is very personable and professional. I greatly appreciate his time and willingness to try and understand what is happening with me even though there does not currently appear to be a definite course of action at this time.
THE BEST
Dr. Dunn is excellent. He never makes me feel rushed, always makes me feel like my questions are important and relevant and I leave the visit clear on next steps for my plan of care.
Dr. Dunn is great.
A+. I love you guys!
Dr. Dunn is outstanding in every way!
Dr. Dunn always listens to my concerns and adjusts medications, plan of care with thoughtful and caring consideration. I truly respect his expertise and also know he takes my best interest into heart.
Have referred two friends to Dr. Dunn.
Dr. Jeffrey Dunn is an excellent MS doctor and why I go to him. He answers my questions and gives me the latest info on the MS drug I take.
Dr. Dunn is great!
I appreciated the care from both Dr. McDonald, who did the first examination, and Dr. Dunn, who came in later to follow up with additional examination and conversation.
Dr. Dunn always patiently answers my list of questions brought to every appointment. He, and also nurses, make me feel positive about my health and future health while encouraging me to live life fully.
Dr. Dunn is exceptional and makes you feel like you're in such great hands.
Dr. Dunn has always treated me with kindness and true concern.
Dr Dunn seemed to be the best in his field
Dr. Dunn is wonderful!
Can't say better things about Dr. Dunn and his staff and about Stanford as a whole.
Dr. Dunn is a fantastic doctor! They don't come any better!
My husband and I were very pleased and encouraged after meeting Dr. Dunn fotr the first time. His personal interest in my case was heart-warming.
Dr. Dunn is wonderful!
After our return to the East Coast 18 months ago, (following a seven year stay in CA) we commute as necessary to continue treatment with Dr Jeff Dunn at Stanford. Our confidence in Dr Dunn is absolute and the level of care and support received is excellent.
The student doctor was excellent. Dr.Dunn was fantastic as always.
Dr. Dunn was very POSITIVE!
Dr. Dunn is the best doctor I have ever come across.
Wish he had been able to tell me more.
dr. Dunn was amazing! not only did he know his field but he knew me and explained everything.
Dr Dunn is an excellent doctor and patient focused.
Dr. Dunn is an amazing & very caring provider.
He spent lots of time explaining unroll I was sure of his findings. He is a very caring and humble person. I mostly appreciate how he did not waste any time ( mine or his ).
He is fantastic! I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Dunn.
Dr. Jeffrey Dunn is an exceptional health care provider who shows me the care/concern/interest as if I were family.
I was exceptionally pleased when he told me to take my time and go over my list & concerns.
It was a bad experience. Dr. was late and very stressed. Stated: "If time is my concern, he could refer me to a dr. who would have me in and out in 10 minutes - " he further noted, "I just don't need to be here!"
I would highly recommend Dr. Dunn & the Stanford facility to family & friends without hesitation.
Excellent!
Dr Dunn is an excellent doctor. And so is his nurse Heather and Grace. Amazing team and I am lucky to have them.
Dr Dunn is the best doctor I have ever seen!
Excellent care! I would like to commend them on their wonderful service and attention to my needs while I was there.
Again, I love Dr. Jeffrey Dunn!
Dr. Dunn is AMAZING! I could not have gotten a better neurologist. He takes time, asks questions, understands, explains and has a great bedside manner (including a great sense of humor when appropriate!)
Couldn't be happier to be apart of Stanford community! Love my doctor - so lucky!! Have sent others up to you guy!
I was very pleasantly surprised at how much time Dr. Dunn spent with me and my wife, talking through the test results, answering our questions, and listening to our concerns. it was nice to not feel rushed or like he had somewhere he'd rather be.
Dr. Dunn is a very personable doctor. I always leave feeling better informed and hopeful of my condition. Thank you.
Dr. Dunn is the single most amazing, insightful, intelligent, caring, informed doctor I have ever had. Above all that, he is a true compassionate and wholistic healer. Part of his beneficial effect is the joy he so clearly finds in his clinical work and research/teaching. I fly in from Flagstaff, AZ for these visits and our appointments fill me with the hope and confidence I so need to handle having MS. He is integrated medicine in its finest form. Thank you for providing the setting for him to practice!
Dr. Dunn is a caring & compassionate physician. He takes the time to listen & discuss my concerns. I am confident in his knowledge & expertise about my condition.
great experience
I appreciate the time Dr. Dunn takes to answer my questions and to give me an update on the relatively new treatment I am taking.
The best doctor I have ever seen.
I love Dr. Dunn like a family member! Dr. Dunn
Dr. Dunn has knowledge of all the MS therapies and their efficiencies and considerations. His advice is delivered in an appropriate way, he does not "dumb down" his words.
extremely professional and considerate.
Dr. Dunn clearly understands my medical diagnosis and it's surrounding issues. I have 100% confidence in him.
Dr Dunn is the most warm and caring doctor I have ever worked with.
Dr. Dunn is wonderful. The compassion and knowledge he shows is great. He makes visiting very warm & informative.
Dr. Dunn is a wonderful human being!
Love the staff at Stanford Medical. Dr Dunn is the best!
Dr. Jeffrey Dunn is the BEST neurologist - in every way. He is knowledgeable; listens to his patients concerns; thinks through things thoroughly regarding the best treatment; is direct and communicates very clearly. He is excellent - excellent.
Dr. Dunn is the best
Dr. Dunn always patient & always answers my questions. He makes sure I understand the answers.
My Doctor's team is the best! I am so grateful for everyone!
Dr. Dunn is fantastic.
Dr. Dunn always makes one feel everything is going to be OK. I fully trust his judgment.
Fantastic doctor!! Dr. Dunn MD amazing!
Dr. Dunn is an incredible person who truly cares about his patient. He explained the status of my condition very well and spent as much time as we needed.
I felt listened to and understood in a way I have yet to encounter with my current symptoms and I felt confident that Dr. Dunn and Carlson with sleuth out what is going on.
Good explanation from care provider.
I feel so blessed to have met Dr Dunn & Dr Carlson. I felt completely understood. They are referring me to someone else and I trust their guidance.
Dr. Dunn is awesome. I have recommended him to others already. I never want to lose him and I feel he is a blessing to me (including his staff).
Very comfortable with him. I was not made to feel like a number and out in fifteen minutes. Thank you -
Dr. Jeffery Dunn is a very compassionate, informative and helpful doctor. He is also very good with the "student PA"; helping them in understanding what to look for, which interns helps me also. Thank you for Dr. Dunn.
Excellent care; and that's clearly main point.
I have been very happy with my doctor and his team thru the many years.
Excellent, superb & wonderful!
I cannot say how appreciative I am for Dr. Dunn. My sister's thinking is the same. She does not as thoroughly understand the seriousness of her disease but she is beginning to understand it better. Dr. Dunn is very good about explaining things well to her.
Dr. Dunn always answer my questions. He always makes sure I am comfortable with my treatment.
Dr Dunn is great, still come to see him even though we moved 3000 miles away, will always make the trip just to see him
Truly exceptional doctor and such a pleasure to have him see me.
Dr Dunn is a wonderful, caring doctor. His expertise, concern, support and kindness is so natural for him and provides me with so much more than "just" the exceptional care I receive. Of course, we come to expect excellence standards at Stanford, but when your doctor really cares, he redefines excellence in so many ways. Well done Dr Dunn !
Dr. Dunn is amazing!! I couldn't have asked for a better neurologist and I believe he truly does watch out for my best interest!
Dr. Dunnis, without a doubt, the most professional, knowledgeable, and kind physician I've ever known in my 48 years on the planet. He is absolutely extraordinary. Stanford is blessed to have him on their staff, and I am blessed to have him as my provider.
I feel like Dr. Dunn cares about my complete well-being and is willing to spend the necessary time with me to make sure I'm comfortable with my situation. He's the best doctor I've had.
I like and respect my neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Dunn. He is very likeable, knowledgeable and helpful. I referred my best friend to him too.
Dr. Dunn is excellent.
The PA and dr. were both wonderful both spent time, were very patient and gave me everything I needed; I've been singing your praises!
Office Visits are excellent with Dr Dunn. Office assistant, Monica also professional with scheduling and handling any paperwork ect.
Dr. Dunn and his fellow were beyond amazing. They took a lot of interest in my diagnosis, treated me like a real person, and walked me through each treatment option with great care. Very kind, down to earth, humble.
Dr. Dunn is excellent. I feel he truly cares, has answers to my questions in general and in detail I feel he partners with me so I can have the best life possible given MS.
I love Dr. Dunn!
I have recommended him many times.
Really appreciate the effort and time Dr. Sum and his team spent with us. He tried to understand and answer all our queries & informed about his opinion on the treatment plan that he finds best for me.
Dr. reviewed my file and asked me questions about comments I made at previous apts. >6 months ago. Impressive!
Dr. Dunn was the most honest and caring doctor I have ever met.
dr Dunn is very thorough and I appreciate his kindness and his ability to show caring and understanding while he does his job
Dr Dunn is awesome in all aspects of patient care
I saw both Dr. Kipp and Dr. Dunn. DR. DUNN ROCKS!!! This was the first time I saw Dr. Kipp and he was amazing as well. I have a lot of trust and faith in Dr. Dunn. I didn't answer a couple questions because since I'm in a study, my treatment is mostly planned for me. Dr. Dunn keeps me in the loop as much as he can without compromising the study. I've brought up issues before outside of treatment/appointment days with Dr. Dunn and he has always been responsive and great on the follow up.
Dr. Dunn is very detailed, listen s to patients and is one of the best physicians I have been associated with. Would highly recommend him
I always feel hopeful and empowered when I leave my appointments with Dr. Dunn. I appreciate his great knowledge about MS, that he keeps me up to date on the newest developments with my medication, his sensitivity, and sense of humor. I feel well cared for by him, Heather, and the whole MS Department at Stanford. And love the new building!
Dr.Dunn has made it easier to navigate & deal with a stressful & complicated medical condition. I appreciate his help & expertise immensly.
Very good experiences.
The concern Dr. Dunn shows for me is very comforting. He really cares.
Jeffery Dunn, MD was my care provider. He is outstanding: competent, experienced, empathetic, wonderful.
Very good.
Dr. Dunn & the resident were amazing! As always.
Hands down best doctor I have ever seen! Truly cares about his patients and listens.
Dr. Dunn is an amazing doctor. He is a nice person, always explains everything thoroughly.
Dr. Dunn is always very thorough and spends a lot of time with me. I never feel rushed and he answers all my questions.
Dr. Dunn and I continue to see we are on the same wave length regarding medication. He was very reassuring and helped me realize that recent discomforts are just that, and not a worsening of the disease. Every patient loves hearing that the exercise and yoga she is doing are showing some results!
First time meeting Dr. Dunn, he and his staff were very thorough and made me feel at ease and taken care of. They spent a lot of time with me and discussed everything at length.
Dr. Dunn is, by FAR, the BEST physician I've ever had in my life, no contest!!
Excellent physician. She is an asset to the department!
love my doctor! the staff and facilities are amazing - always have a good experience at Stanford Neurology
Very excellent. I like that DR. Dunn was able to take his time and answer all my questions w/o rushing.
The above answers apply to BOTH Dr. Dunn and Dr. Kipp. THEY ARE WONDERFUL!
Appt. was great! Dr. Kepp & Dr. Dunn spent a lot of time with me. I appreciate it greatly!
The doctor was great about spending unhurried time with me during my appointed visit, even though it was the end of the day. I always felt my concerns were his most importance and very attentive during our time together.
Doctor Dunn is the best. He is very compassion, excellent knowledge, explain everything very clearly.
Dr. Dunn & his staff always make me feel like they really care. Their concern for my needs are excellent.
Dr. Dunn was amazing. Spent his time helping to figure out and explain my problem.
Truly exceptional doctor who spends so much time working with me and answering any questions. I particularly like he uses his first name.
Dr. Dunn is always an excellent care provider in all the ways an MS patient needs, and he is also good at ruling out MS, fantastic Dr.
Never a bad experience -
Not sure which "care provider" this is talking about because I saw 2 M.D.'s. I filled it out about Dr. Dunn because Dr. Dunn is awesome!! The other doctor was one of the blinded docs so I don't really chat with them a whole lot just to make sure I don't say too much about the study drug I'm on.
I always have a good experience when visiting the Stanford care.
Dr. Dunn is the best!!!
Dr. Dunn is really wonderful. He always listens carefully and answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
The visits improve as we get to know each other and I get more comfortable with the disease.
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!
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.
Dr. Dunn is excellent. I am so thankful to have found him for my sister. He is truly a Godsend.
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.
Caring explanations given.
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.
awesome doctor and staff
Good.
Dr. Dunn is an incredible, sweet doctor, could not find a better man to take care of me.
I remain very happy with Dr. Dunn's service & care.
Dr. Dunn is one of Stanford's better doctors.
Dr Dunn is the best doctor I have ever seen, knowledgeable, friendly, and sincerely concern about my wellness.
Dr. Dunn was thorough & kind.
Dr. Dunn is wonderful. He is patient and explained everything in lay terms. I understood what was wrong and next steps.
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.
I love Dr. Dunn my husband & I COULD NOT find better care for me - Total trust in Jeff Dunn!! - Perfection.
Dr. Dunn is thorough, professional and easy to talk to.
Dr. Dunn is fantastic! I have referred a number of people to him.
Dr. Dunn provided me with an accurate diagnosis to my debilitating disease after several hours researching.
Kindest dr. I've ever encountered.
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.
Love Dr. Dunn! He's awesome.
He is very, very good.
I was very impressed with Dr.'s Dunn, Shum, & Sherman.
Dr. Dunn is the BEST! His attitude and empathy always makes me feel positive about my condition when I leave the office.
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.
Dr. Dunn always explains my problems in detail - (a great person/doctor.
The care and compassion that Dr. Dunn shared with me (and my husband) was very much appreciated!! Thank you.
Great doctor!
Dr. Dunn & his staff are the ultimate professionals. They are very caring and comforting. They encourage me and give me hope -
Again - I just wish we could have seen images at initial visit instead had to come back for follow up which was very inconvenient.
Dr. Dunn is an outstanding doctor and I am fortunate to be able to be under his care.
Dr. Dunn was fantastic! He spent more time with me and I never felt he was rushed. Very thorough. Superb clinical acumen.
Dr. Dunn is very good at what he does.
Dr. Dunn was very informative, thoughtful, and sincere.
Wonderful doc - knows his stuff - very kind - he is wroth the wait.
Jeff Dunn is the best doctor - absolute trust in him -
Dr. Dunn is very friendly and very good at explaining my condition to me.
Dr. Dunn is the best doctor ever!
I felt in the best of care -
Extremely good! Very respectful of me & my illness.
Dr. Dunn made me feel well taken care of. I slept well for the 1st time in many weeks after that appt.
Excellent staff! Very clean office.

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