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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Gregory P. Van Stavern, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Neurology

Specialty Areas
Optic Neuritis

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Van Stavern:

Ask the Expert - Ladue News:  Optic Neuritis

Featured Physician

Patients Seen At
Eye Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, C, 12
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-3725
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8096
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Mitchondrial diseases, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, pseudotumor cerebri, double vision, visual migraine, visual field loss, optic atrophy, papilledema, pituitary tumors, pupillary abnormalities, nystagmus, ocular myasthenia gravis, and other diseases that affect the visual system. Vision loss or eye movement abnormalities resulting from multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, brain tumor, trauma, and autoimmune disease.

Areas of Research Interest
Multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Board Certification
Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Psychology; LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989
Medical Degree: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1993
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1999
Residency: Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1999
Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Peer Reviewer
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Journal of Neurological Sciences

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

Salvay DM, Padhye LV, Huecker JB, Gordon MO, Viets R, Sharma A, Van Stavern GP. Correlation Between Papilledema Grade and Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Marshall BK, Goel M, Pitha IF, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM. Sequential episodes of perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy after hip surgery. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Jun;34(2):165-8.

Jacobs SM, Van Stavern GP. Neuro-ophthalmic deficits after head trauma. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013 Nov;13(11):389.

Padhye LV, Van Stavern GP, Sharma A, Viets R, Huecker JB, Gordon MO. Association between visual parameters and neuroimaging features of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Sep 15;332(1-2):80-5

Costello F, Van Stavern GP. Should optical coherence tomography be used to manage patients with multiple sclerosis? J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec.

Khanna S, Sharma A, Huecker J, Gordon M, Naismith RT, Van Stavern GP. "Magnetic resonance imaging of optic neuritis in patients with neuromyelitis optica versus multiple sclerosis." J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Sep;32(3):216-20.

McClelland C, Van Stavern GP, Shepherd JB, Gordon M, Huecker J. "Neuroimaging in Patients Referred to a Neuro-ophthalmology Service: The Rates of Appropriateness and Concordance in Interpretation." Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1701-4.

Rajagopal R, Bateman R, Van Stavern GP. "Visual Involvement in Corticobasal Syndrome." J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Sep 15.

McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP, Tselis AC. "Leber hereditary optic neuropathy mimicking neuromyelitis optica." J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Sep;31(3):265-8

Bruce BB, Kedar S, Van Stavern GP, Corbett JJ, Newman NJ, Biousse V. "Atypical idiopathic intracranial hypertension: normal BMI and older patients." Neurology. 2010 Jun 1;74(22):1827-32.

Miller RC, Tewari A, Miller JA, Garbern J, Van Stavern GP. "Neuro-ophthalmologic features of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7." J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Sep;29(3):180-6.

Bruce BB, Kedar S, Van Stavern GP, Monaghan D, Acierno MD, Braswell RA, Preechawat P, Corbett JJ, Newman NJ, Biousse V. "Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in men." Neurology. 2009 Jan 27;72(4):304-9.

Colen CB, Ketko A, George E, Van Stavern GP. "Periodic alternating nystagmus and periodic alternating skew deviation in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6." J Neuroophthalmol. 2008 Dec;28(4):287-8.

Randhawa S, Van Stavern GP. "Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri)." Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov;19(6):445-53.

Mears KA, Van Stavern GP. "Bilateral simultaneous anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy associated with Sticky Platelet Syndrome." Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;93(7):885-6, 913

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