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 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,” and ranked in the top 500 neuroscientist in the world and top 300 in USA by in 2022.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • 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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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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As always great care taken to making sure I am healthy
Dr Meador is great and very knowledgeable..He has been very responsive.
Excelent service
He acts quickly to ensure my needs are met.
Dr. Meador’s expertise, coupled with his kindness and supportive manner, have helped to make a scary condition less frightening. The first time I saw him, he seemed totally interested in my symptoms and was able to come up with a plan that gave me hope. The bottom line is that Dr. Meador makes you feel like you’re important.
Great doctor always has an answer to problems.
Excellent doctor with a lot of clinical options for a patient with my long history.
He is an excellent neurologist and provides great and immediate care for his epileptic patients.
Very thorough and caring. Discussed my concerns about medication I’m taking and helped me determine what the next steps would be.
Dr Meador is very knowledgeable and caring physician. He does not rush through my appointment. He goes over some of my medical history then follows through with current medical questions.... I am able to ask questions. He is open to listen to my concerns.
Very attentive and thorough
Everyone was polite and I was seen in a timely manner
He is great!
He is great at what he does.
Dr Meador is an excellent doctor who cares so much for his patient and also very knowledgeable about his treatments. The patient was very well taken care with her severe illness by Dr Meador with his treatment plans throughout the years
Dr Meador is by far the Best Dr. anyone could ask for!
Excellent Informative...caring, sensitive...and great sense of humor!
Good as always Dr Meador care
Better than Very Good, Superb!
Dr. Meador is very caring and professional. He makes sure that I am well and comfortable. Not just in health, but in all realms of life. I am very lucky and pleased to have met him.
Very professional. Very personable. Very friendly.
The Neurologist was very accomplished
He is an amazing doctor. So attentive, thorough and caring. I can't say enough about him. I am so blessed and so grateful to be in his care.
staff was very helpful :>>
Dr. Meador is wonderful! Thank you!
Dr. Meador is phenomenal, and I would highly recommend him to any patient.
Great job!
Friendly and professional.
He conveys himself as being interested in my health, is friendly and easy to talk to.
I am very happy having Dr. Meador as my neurologist. I switched my healthcare to Stanford and am very happy I did. Now, with Dr. Meador, my seizures are under control. Dr. Meador has always been responsive to my concerns. I know I am in excellent hands which is a great comfort. I think he explains things well I also appreciate that he respects my choices and places a priority on my wishes. I recommend Dr. Meador to others. Stanford is lucky to have him and so am I.
Great group of people
Everyone was extremely helpful
Dr. Meador is such a wonderful and caring doctor. I feel totally supported by him and his staff~~they always get back to me within a few hours if I have a concern.
Dr.Meador is hands down the best doctor I’ve ever had in my entire life. Very thankful for him. Solid dude.
Excellent people skills. Patient and explains things well.
Great guy, putting us at ease immediately.
I appreciate Dr. Meador going over the full scope of my condition and starting from scratch to gauge his opinion. He shared information I hadn't heard before and put my options on the table in general and for varying situations while leaving the decision up to me. I feel more prepared and knowledgable now.
Everyone is very nice. The doctor takes his time and answers all my questions.
I am extremely happy with Dr. Meador. I would absolutely recommend him to others. My health has improved under Dr. Meador’s care. He is also a very kind and compassionate doctor. He understands what I am going through. He is always responsive to my needs. He includes me in decision-making about my care. He also provides a thorough explanation of what is wrong and recommends a course of treatment instead of imposing his wishes upon me. He has always been right about his recommendations.
It was a short appointment but it went well. I had the doctor, a nurse and a student. All really nice.
Dr. Meador is one of the most helpful and caring doctor I have even seen. I wanted him to see my daughter too. I'd recommend anyone to see Dr. Meador if I am asked.
Dr. Meador has been so good to my mom and our family. He explains everything to us in a way we can understand my mom’s medical diagnosis and her test results. He goes over everything in great detail. He shows that he genuinely cares for his patients. We are very blessed that he took on my mom’s case. We are very grateful that he takes time with us to answer all our questions. We never feel rushed. He always asks us if there’s anything that he can help us with as far as my mom’ is concerned.
He is an outstanding Dr. and anyone would be lucky to have him.
He's knowledgeable, personable, and professional. It doesn't get any better than that. So glad he's my doctor.
Oh man if all my friends and fam could get the love from you guys i would spread the love to all
Great Doctor!!
I think he’s a great doctor
Absolutely amazing doctor, would recommend to anyone.
He’s a wonderful neurologist and person
Great guy, very knowledgeable and caring.
Dr.Meador is an excellent neurologist.
great doctor
Excellent service. Would highly recommend.
Very pleasant and professional, explains everything well and at a level the patient can understand. Always answers every question/concern I may have in an empathetic way.
Dr. Kimford was absolutely amazing! Caring, understanding, patient, he spent 1 1/2 hr with me he lifted so much stress out of my life. Grateful.
Thank you for the excellent care!
He always does an excellent job. I'm very pleased to have him as my neurology dr. Thank you Dr. Kimford Meador.
Very positive experience.
Dr. Meader is amazing. We've never had a Dr spend 45 minutes of their time with us. It shows the importance Dr. Meader takes in his work. We are truly blessed to be able to have such quality care.
Dr. helped to resolve meds side effects.
Answered all my questions I had written down. Provided additional information that was needed.
strongly recommend.
I felt from beginning through process of consult with Dr. Kimford Meador on was a positive one. My sister, myself & doctor were there & he was very knowledgeable, caring & took the time & to evaluate it did an initial coordination testing & answered questions, gave feedback regarding my medical condition.
Dr. spent large amount of time on his computer.
Very nice and explained everything about my health problem.
Dr Meador is fantastic, very caring and down to earth but extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions.
D. Kimford is such a wonderful person and I feel so blessed to have him as my care provider.
Dr. Meador is the most wonderful doctor I've ever had. He explains everything and always gives options.
Dr. Kimford Meador & his team give good treatment to my son.
He took his time with us.
Dr. Meador has an excellent "bedside manner" that makes you feel better just seeing him.
Dr. Meador is fantastic.
In the middle of the appointment they interrupted her of a call that she received. In general excellent.
Dr. Meador is calm & phenomenal doctor. I truly feel his presence when his talking to me. Keep up a great job, Dr. Meador! I salute and respect you. God bless.
Dr. Meador is a fantastic doctor. Responds very quickly to any questions or concerns when contacted via messaging or phone.
great service received by Kimford Meador MD & his team
All good.
Dr. Meador is very thorough with me. He goes over my condition and reviews new problems and we discuss all options.
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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