Jessica Falco-Walter, MD is board certified in Neurology as well as in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology and practices as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Walter received her BA in Cognitive Science with distinction from Yale University. She received her MD and completed her internship at Georgetown University School of Medicine and then completed her neurology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center of the Icahn School of Medicine. She then went on to pursue fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, IL. She is board certified by the ABPN in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. She was one of the first ABPN Epilepsy fellows in the country. Her clinical focus is diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders and epilepsy, with commitment to treating complex patients and improving quality of life as well as seizure control.

She has a particular interest in dietary treatments for epilepsy and has created a clinic to better manage ketogenic diet treatments for adults with epilepsy. She has published research on ketogenic dietary treatments and continues to work on research related to Vitamin D and epilepsy. While she has particular interest in dietary treatments in epilepsy she is well versed in all currently available medications and surgical treatments for epilepsy and works with patients to treat epilepsy medically, surgically, and wholistically. She is involved in research on new treatments for epilepsy as well.

Dr. Falco-Walter is the Students Interested in Neurology (SIGN) faculty lead for the Department of Neurology and really enjoys working with undergraduates and medical students at the beginning of their careers. She is the course instructor for the Introduction to Neurology Seminar that runs in the fall for medical students that introduces students to all the subspecialty areas within Neurology.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010) DC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2014)
  • Fellowship: Rush University Epilepsy Fellowship (2016) IL
  • Fellowship: Rush University Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship (2015) IL
  • Internship: Georgetown University Internal Medicine Residency (2011) DC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2017)
  • Board Certifications, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology (2015)
  • Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL), Neurophysiology (2015), Epilepsy (2016)
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center/Icahn School of Medicine (New York, NY), Neurology (2014)
  • Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Neurology Residency (2014) NY
  • Internship, Georgetown University Hospital Center/Medstar (Washington, DC), Internal Medicine (2011)
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC) (2010)
  • Undergrad, Yale University (New Haven, CT), Cognitive Science (2005)

Awards & Memberships
  • Emerging Leaders Program, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) (2021-2022)
  • Epilepsy Program, J. Kiffin Penry (2012)
  • Fellows Program, American Epilepsy Society (AES) (2015-2016)
  • Intramural Training Award Recipient (IRTA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2005-2006)

Administrative Appointments
  • Education Advisory Committee (Neurology), Stanford (2023 - Present)
  • Neurology Faculty Wellness Council, Stanford (2022 - Present)
  • Neurology Medical Education Sub-Committee, Stanford (2022 - Present)
  • Neurology Quality Council, Stanford (2023 - Present)
  • Students Interested in Neurology (SIGN) Faculty Lead, Stanford chapter of American Academy of Neurology (2020 - Present)


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Comprehensive Neurology in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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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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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Great as always, thank you!
Dr Walter is great , very pleasant and listens to our concerns and wishes
Dr Walter is a great Neurologist
our appointment with Dr. Walters is always very good she is a very good doctor
Dr. Jessica Walter is an excellent care provider!!
Dr. Walter is very patient and polite. She took care of everything I believe I needed. Thank you.
Dr. Walter is not only my doctor but two of my daughters’ doctor… We are in such wonderful hands and are very grateful for her.
Listened, helpful and caring
Exceptional well explained
I am always skeptical when starting with a new doctor, especially a neurologist. In the 21 years since my AVM surgery, many of the neurologists I've been treated by were too analytical, somewhat cold, and rarely willing to listen to details about hallucinations and other things they could not fix. Dr. Walter is attentive, sympathetic, funny, and simply has the best bedside manner of any neurologist I've been with at Stanford or anywhere else, for that matter. In today's video-visit Dr. Walter listened and responded to everything I had to say. Her recommendations and comments were very comforting. She is a great doctor, and probably, a great person. Thanks for adding her to your staff.
Excellent explanations and discussion for continuing treatment.
She is amazing !! Very helpful.
Dr Walter was extremely helpful with dealing with my concerns for my appointment and gave me significant information on how I should make sure I knew what to do to make about my treatment plan. I have found that Jessica Walter is a very understanding person and was very up to date on my medical history.
Very professional
Excellent care
Dr. Walter was professional and very informative.
Dr. Walter's is a very professional and Knowledgeable physician!! She makes me feel more comfortable and secure than Any other Dr. I've seen before! She gives me Hope!
Dr Walter is the best!
Professional, easy to talk to, and didn’t make me feel as if I was being rushed through the appointment.
Very knowledgeable and informative. Very good communication.
Dr Walter is able to provide me w/ good answers to my questions
Excellent!!! Grately Appreciated!!! Best Hospital in the world!!!
She helped me relax, and that made me open to listen, and take in her suggestions. It was a two way conversation. That is what a great doctor appointment is, in my opinion.
She was very attentive and answered all of our questions.
Very Understandable
Doctor Jessica Walter a very good docter. She was carring and paitent with my special son. She anwered all my question. Thank you very much Doctor.
Dr. Jessica Walter is excellent. She is a great listener and answered all my questions thoroughly.
Dr. Walter is thorough and professional in her treatment.
Did not wait long. Staff is very friendly.
Dr. Walter went above and beyond in answering my questions.
We are always impressed with how efficient Stanford Health is - never have to wait long for our appointment, and all the staff are so friendly and competent.
Dr. Walter was very attentive to my condition and concerns. I find her to be an outstanding physician, and I consider myself very lucky to have her as my doctor.
Dr Walter is nice
Jessica was an excellent doctor, told me about my medications and driving limitations. She was very knowledgeable about my condition.
She is a very knowledgeable doctor in the field that she represents
She a caring doctor who takes the time to listen and answer all questions.
Best neurologist I've ever had :)
She’s been more helpful to me than my previous three neurologists combined. She cares about my situation and wants to see me seizure-free while also caring about my well-being as a whole.
Staff is amazing and very friendly! My Doctor (Dr.Walter) is also amazing and caring!
Dr. Walter was very accommodating. I canceled my in person appointment at the last minute because of an illness. She was nice enough to hold a video conference.
Dr. Walter is an amazing neurologist who seem very confident. She listens carefully and care for patient's.
Dr Walter is a very attentive physician. She has carefully followed all the details of my case, from when I first came to see her with the referral from my primary care doctor, with an MRI report that concluded there was evidence of seizures. She followed through with eeg and tried different medications. As things progressed she has kept in mind my history even when a surgery had results that couldn't be explained in the context of what had been accepted from previously observed and recorded data. I appreciate her helping me feel continuity of support in confusing times like that. I always feel that she is overseeing my case with an overview of the most useful of the medical information available and any details of my life that can explain or be helpful in any way. This is a tremendous comfort to me since I have had very difficult long stretches of time that I couldn't previously explain or address. Dr Walter has kindly been there helping guide me through next steps. I appreciate knowing that I can reach out to her if I have any further epilepsy related issues.
Excellent clinician and personal care
Very thorough and knowledgeable and skilled neurologist. Easy to talk to and understands my unique situation. She also respects my decisions about what I would like to do with my own health.
Was a great visit, thank you!
Dr. Walter has only been my doctor for about a year, and I've only met her once in person. The other visits were video calls. Until today's video visit, I really didn't know much about her. In today's appointment, Dr. Walter was incredibly attentive, kind, and informative. She took the time to walk me through some MRI's, explaining details and patiently answering all my questions. I am very grateful to have Dr. Walter as my neurologist and feel that with her help, I will live a long, happy life.
caring and intelligent
Jessica Walter is an excellent provider. I would recommend her to anyone needing neurological care.
Very knowledgeable and personable.
Thank you for answering my questions thoughtfully and for giving me the option to get my meds through my primary care doctor. I appreciate the flexibility this provides.
Very sincere, knowledgeable doctor and a wonderful communicator.
Excellent. Very knowledge.
Understanding and compassionate enjoyed the video chat. Was impressed that she wanted a test no previous doctor had considered. Thanks to dr. Jessica!
Very knowledgeable, liked her desire manner very professional
Dr. Walter is an amazing physician and I am extremely fortunate to be under her care
Maybe its the time or just that day but I know the staff and team are excellent.
Our consultation today was centered on questions about side-effects of medications. Dr. Walter was very informative and came up with a possible solution that sounds easy and safe to try to overcome hand and face tremors due to having to take Depakote. We are EXTREMELY grateful for her time, her kindness, and her expertise and experience in dealing with epilepsy.
She is an amazing doctor.
She is very knowledgeable. A great listener. Helps us solve problems and concerns. She is very accessible and we are able to get in touch with her quickly.
very good experience
Very easy to talk to and very informative.
Jessica Walter is so kind, caring and a great doctor. We came to her after UCSF that could not help.
My appointment was originally an hour, but I was able to stay for an hour and a half and got all of my questions answered.
Very good.
very knowledgeable
Dr Walter has answered every concern I put forth with courtesy and professionalism, very much appreciate her time
Dr. Walter provided excellent service.
Very grateful in everything.
Dr. Walter was very, very good. Correctly identified a wrong diagnosis from a different doctor. Outstanding.
I had my first meeting with Dr. Walter and it went very well.
I liked her friendliness.
I love Dr Walters- she smart, compassionate, interested in my input and not condescending in any way
Dr. Jessica Walter is fantastic in her dealings with my daughter, who has cognitive issues. Dr. Walter made Kira feel very, very comfortable.
Dr Walter is an excellent Doctor and is a credit to herself and Stanford Hospital.
Care provider was new but familiarized herself with my matter. She answered all questions and concerns.
During the week at home sometimes is very difficult to get in contact or even get a message to her.
Dr. Walter was great!!
I'm a mystery on what is wrong but they listened and want to help.
surprised at amount of time she spent explaining the various issues. Welcomed
This was our first time but we were very happy & very pleased with Dr. Jessica.
Very good condition. Thank.
The doctors were great Dr. Eric Rider and Dr. Jessica Walter were great on explaining and giving suggestions.
I was not diagnosed until I saw Dr. Walters on my 1st visit. I suffered from 2011 to 2017. I cannot thank her enough!
Dr. Walter is a wonderful physician. I am very lucky to be her patient. I feel confident and in great hands with her.
Excellent Dr. Walter very professional and very human providing all the easiness and wisdom in the patient's wellbeing.
she's excellent!
She never seems to be in a hurry to go to other patients.
Dr. Walter was amazing--better than we could have hoped. She listened, she asked great questions, she responded to our questions clearly. She supports my wish to order tests to continue investigation and hopefully find answers to the root problem of my gait issues. I feel blessed to have her as my neurologist.
Absolutely outstanding experience. Definitely impressed with thoroughness of interview and examination, the time Dr. Walter spent with me and her general professionalism.
Dr. Walter is brilliant, personable, and very generous with her time.
Excellent, knowledgeable, clear & succinct.
Doctor explain in simple words what could have been my health problem.she gave advise on ways to avoid sleep disorder.
Jessica Walter is an amazing doctor. She always takes ample time for the appointment and answers all the questions my husband and I have. Could not be better.
Everything good -
Dr. Jessica Walter was very kind & nice to me, trying very hard to understand my issue, she never rush the time doing thorough diagnostic on my medical issue. She is a wonderful care provider to have.
Dr. Walter was fabulous. I was so pleased with my experience. She spent a great deal of time with me. She was very thorough and detailed in her questions and evaluation. Not only this, she was extremely caring and kind. I was so impressed with her and grateful for her help. She involved me in the care and made sure all my questions were answered. She was great and gave excellent care. I could not say enough good things. Thank you Dr. Walter!!
I was very worried about my condition, and the doctor was very concerned and kind and thorough
Dr. Walters was competent & caring.
I have more confidence in this doctor than I have had in a long time.
It shows that they care for your health.
We were half an hour early but the Jessica Walter helped us immediately, and then also took our regular appointment time. This means that instead of 60 minutes we had 90 minutes with her which was amazing as she had so much knowledge to share, was so patient in answering all of our questions and made us feel at ease.
overall, had very good experience with all the doctors. didn't feel rushed at all, except with cardiologist
This doctor provided more information than any neurologist I have seen.
Perfect without words.
I found Dr. Walter to be very competent and attentive regarding my issues and medical history.
Dr Walter is very good
Extremely impressed by Dr. Walter - she was easy to talk to and very focused on trying to help me. Obviously a highly qualified physician.
Dr. Walter very nice & seemed to care. Dr. Ziefert very very attentive & wanted to get the solutions as did Dr. Walter.
Dr. Walter is simply superb in ALL respects!

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