Associate Professor of Neurology
Chicago, Illinois – United States
Kathrin LaFaver, MD, FAAN, is Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. LaFaver is a native from Germany and completed her neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by fellowships in movement disorders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. She joined University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, as Assistant Professor of Neurology in 2013 and served as Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Clinic and Raymond Lee Lebby Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research from 2015-2019. Dr. LaFaver has a longstanding interest in functional movement disorders and established an inpatient motor retraining (“MoRe”) program for the treatment of FMD at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville in 2014. She recently joined Nothwestern University and oversees a clinical and research program for FMD at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. She is chair of the FMD study group by the International Movement Disorder society and is a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. Her research is focused on understanding the pathophysiology and defining best treatment options for patients affected by FMD.
Friday, November 8
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM