Kimford J. Meador, MD

Epilepsy specialist, Neurophysiologist

Bio:   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 350 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.
4.7 out of 5
109 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Professional Education

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

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Friendliness

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Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Meador is fantastic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

In the middle of the appointment they interrupted her of a call that she received. In general excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Meador is a fantastic doctor. Responds very quickly to any questions or concerns when contacted via messaging or phone.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

great service received by Kimford Meador MD & his team

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

All good.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Meador is very thorough with me. He goes over my condition and reviews new problems and we discuss all options.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

We respect & follow Dr. Kimford Meador, he is kind & understanding of the medical needs for my son

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I was very nervous about coming in at first, but left feeling good and well cared for.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

All staff or nurse are good/very good for helping the patience. No bad experience.

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4.7 out of 5
109 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Meador is fantastic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

In the middle of the appointment they interrupted her of a call that she received. In general excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Meador is a fantastic doctor. Responds very quickly to any questions or concerns when contacted via messaging or phone.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

great service received by Kimford Meador MD & his team

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

All good.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Meador is very thorough with me. He goes over my condition and reviews new problems and we discuss all options.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

We respect & follow Dr. Kimford Meador, he is kind & understanding of the medical needs for my son

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I was very nervous about coming in at first, but left feeling good and well cared for.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

All staff or nurse are good/very good for helping the patience. No bad experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Excellent dr., really friendly, very kind.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Meador is very personable and understanding of my fears and concerns. He was very sweet with wife.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

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

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Wonderful doctor & team.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Meador was very thorough. He explained things well & fully addressed all of my questions & concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Meador is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Meador is very caring, compassionate doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Awesome doctor. Everyone should go to him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Meador is a good doctor and understands that every patient is different and listens. That makes my 5 hours drive worth the trip.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I like Dr. Meador very much.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

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."

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent. Would highly recommend Dr. Meador.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Meador is a wonderful doctor. He always takes time to listen and explain the situation.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

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!!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Doc Meador made me feel so comfortable & his nurse was an angel!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

One of the best MD's I've ever seen! I received amazing care - the kind Stanford is noted for at its best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very friendly and easy to understand; also, he took extra time for me and showed that he really cared about my problem.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Kimford J. Meador is in the top 5% of his field - based on overall knowledge, excellent bedside manner, publications and research studies.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He was informative and helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Meador is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Provider gave me a complete examination & answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good. Dr. spent plenty of time to answer questions. Calm and active listener.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

The dr spent over an hour with me concerning my health problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

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.