Biography


Dr. Meador is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences at Stanford University, and Clinical Director, Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Meador graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Applied Biology (with high honor) and received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia. After an internship at the University of Virginia and service as an officer in the Public Health Corps, he completed a residency in Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia and a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida. Dr. Meador joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia (1984-2002) where he became the Charbonnier Professor of Neurology. He was the Chair of Neurology at Georgetown University (2002-2004), the Melvin Greer Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Florida (2004-2008) where he served as Director of Epilepsy Program and Director of the Clinical Alzheimer Research Program, and Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Emory University (2008-2013) where he served as Director of Epilepsy and of Clinical Neurocience Research. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2013. Dr. Meador has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include: cognitive mechanisms (e.g., memory and attention); cerebral lateralization; pharmacology and physiology of cognition; mechanisms of perception, consciousness and memory; EEG; epilepsy; epilepsy and pregnancy; preoperative evaluation for epilepsy surgery; intracarotid amobarbital procedure (i.e., Wada test); functional imaging; therapeutic drug trials; neurodevelopmental effects of antiepileptic drugs; psychoimmunology; behavioral disorders (e.g., aphasia, neglect, dementia); and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Meador has served as the PI for a long running NIH multicenter study of pregnancy outcomes in women with epilepsy and their children. Dr. Meador has served on the editorial boards for Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Behavior, Epilepsy Currents, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, and Epilepsy.com. His honors include Resident Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia; Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Clinical Sciences Medical College of Georgia; Distinguished Faculty Award for Clinical Research Medical College of Georgia Lawrence C. McHenry History Award American Academy of Neurology; Dreifuss Abstract Award American Epilepsy Society; Fellow of the American Neurological Association; Diplomat of American Neurologic Association; past Chair of the Section of Behavioral Neurology of American Academy of Neurology; past President of Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; past President of the Society for Behavioral & Cognitive Neurology; past President of the Southern EEG & Epilepsy Society; ranking in the top 10 experts in epilepsy worldwide by Expertscape; Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University 2015; American Epilepsy Society Clinical Research Award; and named award by the American Epilepsy Society: “Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award.”

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Fellowship: University of Florida Behavioral Neurology Fellowship (1984) FL
  • Residency: Medical College of Georgia Neurology Residency (1983) GA
  • Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia Registrar (1976) GA
  • Internship: University of Virgina School of Medicine (1977) VA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1985)

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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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We respect & follow Dr. Kimford Meador, he is kind & understanding of the medical needs for my son
I felt Dr. Meador went above and beyond to know me and how I am using this information for a care plan. Had seizures over 35 years, dealing with Dr. Meador a true blessing.
I was very nervous about coming in at first, but left feeling good and well cared for.
All staff or nurse are good/very good for helping the patience. No bad experience.
Excellent dr., really friendly, very kind.
Dr. Meador is very personable and understanding of my fears and concerns. He was very sweet with wife.
Makes you feel better just by seeing you! Dr. Meador was the ONLY dr. I have seen that totally understands my disease, it's effects, and meds needed.
despite the MD's lateness for my appt (almost a hr late) he was careful in the review of my MRI and records, he reviewed my history carefully and explained what happened and what to expect, plus a referral to another specialty for further examination
Wonderful doctor & team.
Dr. Meador was very thorough. He explained things well & fully addressed all of my questions & concerns.
The doctor spoke too fast and it was upsetting that he didn't realize my brain injury makes this difficult. He also didn't notice when I was in pain after a test. HOWEVER I think this was because my situation is complex and he spent so much time with me. I wanted more information that was probably beyond the scope of the appointment.
Dr. Meador is the BEST!
Dr. Meador is very caring, compassionate doctor.
Very good.
Awesome doctor. Everyone should go to him.
Dr. Meador is a good doctor and understands that every patient is different and listens. That makes my 5 hours drive worth the trip.
The dr. answered all questions and gave me the answers to where I could understand then my son being a new patient. He took the time to go back to the beginning and start I was very please with the care he showed.
I like Dr. Meador very much.
Dr. Meador did not listen to me! Was not familiar with my medical history & other doctors on my team. Argued about seeing a psychiatrist, which I did - His response "no you didn't then, "let me check your chart."
Excellent. Would highly recommend Dr. Meador.
Dr. Meador is a wonderful doctor. He always takes time to listen and explain the situation.
He spent a goodly amount of time going through my records and putting several things into the computer. When I got upset, he was very calming and did not rush the visit.
i tell every friend and family member that if anything happens to them or there kids go to the best hospital i have ever been lucky enough to be took care by Stanford!!!
Doc Meador made me feel so comfortable & his nurse was an angel!
One of the best MD's I've ever seen! I received amazing care - the kind Stanford is noted for at its best.
Very friendly and easy to understand; also, he took extra time for me and showed that he really cared about my problem.
Dr. Kimford J. Meador is in the top 5% of his field - based on overall knowledge, excellent bedside manner, publications and research studies.
He was informative and helpful.
Dr. Meador is excellent!
Provider gave me a complete examination & answered all my questions.
Good. Dr. spent plenty of time to answer questions. Calm and active listener.
The dr spent over an hour with me concerning my health problem.
He is very kind & listens well but talks too for people like me who are hard of hearing but he is a terrific dr. and very nice & thorough.

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