Kathleen Poston, MD, MS

Movement disorders specialist

Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.8 out of 5
162 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

Movement Disorders Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2002) TN

Internship: Univ of California San Francisco (2003) CA

Residency: Univ of California San Francisco (2006) CA

Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center (2008) NY

Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2007)

Post-Doc, Feinstein Institute, Functional Neuroimaging (2009)

BSE, University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering

MS, Vanderbilt University, Bioengineering (1998)

Honors & Awards

Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence, Stanford University (2009-2010)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Experience in all and the best thank you so very much God bless - will recommend.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

We are very pleased with Dr. Poston. She has been superior in every way.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Poston is great! She listens, educates, & makes time for my questions & concerns. She's also clearly enthusiastic & current in her knowledge. MUCH appreciated.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Provider is great in my specific health care problem and instills confidence in her coverage.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Functional brain networks and abnormal connectivity in the movement disorders
Poston, K. L., & Eidelberg, D. (2012). Functional brain networks and abnormal connectivity in the movement disorders. NEUROIMAGE, 62(4), 2261-2270.

Network correlates of disease severity in multiple system atrophy
Poston, K. L., Tang, C. C., Eckert, T., Dhawan, V., Frucht, S., & Eidelberg, D. (2012). Network correlates of disease severity in multiple system atrophy. NEUROLOGY, 78(16), 1237-1244.

AAV2-GAD gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease: a double-blind, sham-surgery controlled, randomised trial
LeWitt, P. A., Rezai, A. R., Leehey, M. A., Ojemann, S. G., Flaherty, A. W., & Feigin, A. (2011). AAV2-GAD gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease: a double-blind, sham-surgery controlled, randomised trial. LANCET NEUROLOGY, 10(4), 309-319.

Differential diagnosis of parkinsonism: a metabolic imaging study using pattern analysis
Tang, C. C., Poston, K. L., Eckert, T., Feigin, A., Frucht, S., & Eidelberg, D. (2010). Differential diagnosis of parkinsonism: a metabolic imaging study using pattern analysis. LANCET NEUROLOGY, 9(2), 149-158.

Abnormalities in Metabolic Network Activity Precede the Onset of Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease
Tang, C. C., Poston, K. L., Dhawan, V., & Eidelberg, D. (2010). Abnormalities in Metabolic Network Activity Precede the Onset of Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 30(3), 1049-1056.

Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) with Myoclonus
Poston, K. L., McGovern, R. A., Goldman, J. S., Caccappolo, E., & Mazzoni, P. (2010). Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) with Myoclonus. MOVEMENT DISORDERS, 25(4), 514-516.

FDG PET in the Evaluation of Parkinson's Disease.
Poston, K. L., & Eidelberg, D. (2010). FDG PET in the Evaluation of Parkinson's Disease. PET clinics, 5(1), 55-64.

Action tremor of the legs in essential tremor: Prevalence, clinical correlates, and comparison with age-matched controls
Poston, K. L., Rios, E., & Louis, E. D. (2009). Action tremor of the legs in essential tremor: Prevalence, clinical correlates, and comparison with age-matched controls. PARKINSONISM & RELATED DISORDERS, 15(8), 602-605.

Network biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders
Poston, K. L., & Eidelberg, D. (2009). Network biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 35(2), 141-147.

Movement disorder emergencies
Poston, K. L., & Frucht, S. J. (2008). Movement disorder emergencies. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 255, 2-13.

Zydis selegilline in the management of Parkinson's disease
Poston, K. L., & Waters, C. (2007). Zydis selegilline in the management of Parkinson's disease. EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY, 8(15), 2615-2624.

4.8 out of 5
162 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Experience in all and the best thank you so very much God bless - will recommend.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

We are very pleased with Dr. Poston. She has been superior in every way.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Poston is great! She listens, educates, & makes time for my questions & concerns. She's also clearly enthusiastic & current in her knowledge. MUCH appreciated.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Provider is great in my specific health care problem and instills confidence in her coverage.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Unqualified recommendation!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excellent, I'm always impressed by Dr. Poston's manner & teaching. I ALWAYS learn something.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Poston gave me my life back.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I go home with a positive feeling & filled with hope. Great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

We drive 500 miles round trip to see Dr. Poston.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Highly recommend! Dr. Poston gets an A +.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Poston and her complete staff are the best!