Kathleen Poston MD, MS

Stanford University

Dr. Kathleen Poston is Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and (by courtesy) Neurosurgery at Stanford University. 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. She completed her Neurology residency training at UCSF, where she was co-chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in clinical Movement Disorders at Columbia University and post-doctoral research training in Functional Neuroimaging at the Feinstein Institute. Dr. Poston’s research and clinical emphasis is to understand the cognitive and other non-motor impairments that develop in patients with Lewy body pathology. Her lab uses functional and structural imaging biomarkers, along with biological biomarkers, to understand the underlying pathophysiology associated with the cognitive and memory problems in people with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. She holds joint appointments in Movement Disorders and Memory Disorders and is a founding member of the NIA funded Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), which focuses on early cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and she leads the Stanford Clinical Core for the NINDS funded Pacific Udall Center.