Kathleen Poston, MD, MS

Kathleen Poston, MD, MS

Movement disorders specialist

Bio:   Dr. Kathleen Poston is Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and (by courtesy) Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, her Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and her MD at Vanderbilt University where she received the Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology. She completed her Neurology residency training at UCSF, where she was Chief Resident. She also completed a fellowship in clinical Movement Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Stanley Fahn at Columbia University and post-doctoral research training in Functional Neuroimaging with Dr. David Eidelberg at the Feinstein Institute.

Dr. Poston's research focuses on the development of novel neuroimaging biomarkers to improve diagnostic accuracy and monitor the efficacy of investigational treatments for Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Her current studies focus on cognitive and memory problems in people with Parkinson’s disease. She has been awarded grant funding by the NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research. She is co-investigator for the Stanford Alzheimer’s disease Center (ADRC), which is funded by the National Institute for Aging and will focus on early cognitive problems in both Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also co-investigator for the NINDS funded Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s disease Research.
4.9 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Movement Disorders Center

Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Professional Education

  • Residency: Univ of California San FranciscoCA
  • Internship: Univ of California San FranciscoCA
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Medical CenterNY
  • Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2002) TN
  • 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)
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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Poston is a very knowledgeable doctor. We love her, she's very professional, kind and very understanding. She uses language we can easily understand.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Posten is awesome

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Poston is excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Postor took her time to access my condition. She is very courteous and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Poston & staff are a pleasure to see.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Poston's time approach, & ability to communicate are much appreciated - an excellent provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

my mom tends to get sad over her condition, but dr posten's attitude is so positive and my mom really adopts it---HUGE DEAL! we try to tell my mom to look at the bright side, eh she listens--but when the doctor encourages, she takes it like medicine!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

No test or examination has been ordered to reaffirm the diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

We love Dr. Poston. She always listens carefully, provides good information, helpful, kind, caring. Would have liked more info on potential side effects of increasing med because we had a problem w/this.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Poston is the best doctor I have ever had. I am 78 years old and have seen many doctors. She is the best!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Poston & Kara Richardson were lovely, brilliant, gracious and a dynamic team. We feel blessed to have worked with them.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Poston ranks as one of the best physicians I've seen in terms of knowledge, experience, health teaching... & accessibility. I'm so pleased to be in her care. Thanks!

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4.9 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Poston is a very knowledgeable doctor. We love her, she's very professional, kind and very understanding. She uses language we can easily understand.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Posten is awesome

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Poston is excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Postor took her time to access my condition. She is very courteous and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Poston & staff are a pleasure to see.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Poston's time approach, & ability to communicate are much appreciated - an excellent provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

my mom tends to get sad over her condition, but dr posten's attitude is so positive and my mom really adopts it---HUGE DEAL! we try to tell my mom to look at the bright side, eh she listens--but when the doctor encourages, she takes it like medicine!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

No test or examination has been ordered to reaffirm the diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

We love Dr. Poston. She always listens carefully, provides good information, helpful, kind, caring. Would have liked more info on potential side effects of increasing med because we had a problem w/this.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Poston is the best doctor I have ever had. I am 78 years old and have seen many doctors. She is the best!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Poston & Kara Richardson were lovely, brilliant, gracious and a dynamic team. We feel blessed to have worked with them.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Poston ranks as one of the best physicians I've seen in terms of knowledge, experience, health teaching... & accessibility. I'm so pleased to be in her care. Thanks!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Provider is specialist in rare illness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

N/A trial work.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The best!

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!