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Gregory P. Van Stavern, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Neurology

Specialty Areas

Neuro-ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Optic Neuritis

Board Certifications

Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-EYES
Fax: 314-362-3725

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

HINTS in the Acute Vestibular Syndrome: Pearls and Pitfalls.
Kung NH, Van Stavern GP, Gold DR
J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jan 9; doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000608.

PMID:
    29319559
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Incidence and Causes of Overdiagnosis of Optic Neuritis.
Stunkel L, Kung NH, Wilson B, McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 1; 136(1)76-81. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.5470.

PMID:
    29222573
    [PubMed - in process]
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Optic Nerve Head Drusen: The Relationship Between Intraocular Pressure and Optic Nerve Structure and Function.
Nolan KW, Lee MS, Jalalizadeh RA, Firl KC, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM
J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Nov 9; doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000587.

PMID:
    29135812
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ethambutol optic neuropathy associated with enhancement at the optic chiasm.
Lu PG, Kung NH, Van Stavern GP
Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct; 52(5)e178-e181. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.03.001.

PMID:
    28985827
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Assessing the utility of 2.5% phenylephrine for diagnostic pupillary dilation.
Liu JC, Green W, Van Stavern GP, Culican SM
Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug; 52(4)349-354. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.01.023.

PMID:
    28774515
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Middle-aged Man With Progressive Ophthalmoparesis, Ataxia, and Spastic Paraparesis.
Kung NH, Van Stavern GP, Bucelli RC
JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jun 1; 74(6)733-736. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0055.

PMID:
    28437518
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia Causing An Optic Tract Syndrome.
Holmes BB, Green WC, Kung NH, Goebel JA, Van Stavern GP
J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Jun; 37(2)179-181. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000495.

PMID:
    28350571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neuroimaging Features of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Persist After Resolution of Papilloedema.
Chang RO, Marshall BK, Yahyavi N, Sharma A, Huecker J, Gordon MO, McClelland C, Van Stavern GP
Neuroophthalmology. 2016 Aug; 40(4)165-170.

PMID:
    27928402
    [PubMed]
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Acute vision loss and choroidal filling delay in the absence of giant-cell arteritis.
Bei L, Lee I, Lee MS, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM
Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 101573-1578.

PMID:
    27695279
    [PubMed]
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A Young Man With Progressive Vision and Hearing Loss.
Kung NH, Bucelli RC, Van Stavern RB, Goebel JA, Van Stavern GP
JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jul 1; 73(7)880-3. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.1336.

PMID:
    27213952
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Young Woman With Blurred Vision and Distal Paresthesias.
Kung NH, Bartlett NL, Yaseen NR, Van Stavern GP, Bucelli RC
JAMA Neurol. 2015 Dec; 72(12)1519-23. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.2390.

PMID:
    26501203
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Papilledema in an otherwise clinically typical case of Miller Fisher syndrome.
Bruce CT, McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP
Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct; 50(5)e69-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2015.04.016.

PMID:
    26455984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isolated Ocular Motor Nerve Palsies.
Kung NH, Van Stavern GP
Semin Neurol. 2015 Oct; 35(5)539-48. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1563568.

PMID:
    26444399
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ocular Neuromyotonia Associated with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.
Kung NH, Bucelli RC, McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP
Neuroophthalmology. 2015 Oct; 39(5)240-242.

PMID:
    27928362
    [PubMed]
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IgG4-associated orbital and ocular inflammation.
Lee CS, Harocopos GJ, Kraus CL, Lee AY, Van Stavern GP, Couch SM, Rao PK
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2015; 515. doi: 10.1186/s12348-015-0047-y.

PMID:
    26034515
    [PubMed]
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An Eye on Brain Integrity: Acute Optic Neuritis Affects Resting State Functional Connectivity.
Wu GF, Brier MR, Parks CA, Ances BM, Van Stavern GP
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Apr; 56(4)2541-6. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-16315.

PMID:
    25813992
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A test of lens opacity as an indicator of preclinical Alzheimer Disease.
Bei L, Shui YB, Bai F, Nelson SK, Van Stavern GP, Beebe DC
Exp Eye Res. 2015 Nov; 140117-123. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2015.03.010.

PMID:
    25773986
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combined anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and hemiretinal artery occlusion during hemodialysis.
Purgert RJ, Peralta E, McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP
Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 50(1)e19-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.10.019.

PMID:
    25677295
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Visual cycle suppression via patching in central serous chorioretinopathy.
Earl JB, Lee CS, Yom V, Van Stavern GP, Abuattieh M, Chin-Yee D, Rao PK, Apte RS
Ophthalmology. 2014 Dec; 121(12)2502-4.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2014.06.038.

PMID:
    25109933
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Metabolic, hereditary, traumatic, and neoplastic optic neuropathies.
Van Stavern GP
Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2014 Aug; 20(4 Neuro-ophthalmology)877-906. doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000453313.37143.9b.

PMID:
    25099099
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, idiopathic intracranial hypertension