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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, migraine, 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

Association of Preclinical Alzheimer Disease With Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Findings.
O'Bryhim BE, Apte RS, Kung N, Coble D, Van Stavern GP
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov 1; 136(11)1242-1248. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3556.

PMID:
    30352114
    [PubMed - in process]
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Identifying Incidence of and Risk Factors for Fluoroscopy-Guided Lumbar Puncture and Subsequent Persistent Low-Pressure Syndrome in Patients With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
Lu P, Goyal M, Huecker JB, Gordon MO, Van Stavern GP
J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Sep 20; doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000719.

PMID:
    30247220
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pupillary light reaction in preclinical Alzheimer's disease subjects compared with normal ageing controls.
Van Stavern GP, Bei L, Shui YB, Huecker J, Gordon M
Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep 11; pii: bjophthalmol-2018-312425. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-312425.

PMID:
    30206156
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Incidence and Causes of Overdiagnosis of Optic Neuritis: Physician Insecurity-Reply.
Stunkel L, Kung NH, Van Stavern GP
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov 1; 136(11)1312-1313. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3485.

PMID:
    30128566
    [PubMed - in process]
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Preoperative Electrophysiological Characterization of Patients with Primary Macula-involving Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment.
Lin JB, Sein J, Van Stavern GP, Apte RS
J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2018 Jul-Sep; 13(3)241-248. doi: 10.4103/jovr.jovr_161_17.

PMID:
    30090179
    [PubMed]
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Steroid Treatment of Optic Neuropathies.
Stunkel L, Van Stavern GP
Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2018 Jul-Aug; 7(4)218-228. doi: 10.22608/APO.2018127.

PMID:
    29962119
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Retrospective, Multicenter Comparison of the Clinical Presentation of Patients Presenting With Diplopia From Giant Cell Arteritis vs Other Causes.
Ross AG, Jivraj I, Rodriguez G, Pistilli M, Chen JJ, Sergott RC, Moster M, Sheldon CA, Liu GT, Foroozan R, Ko MW, Francis CE, Williams ZR, Lee AG, McClelland CM, Shindler KS, Yalamanchili S, Osborne B, Hedges TR 3rd, Van Stavern GP, Puckett E, Rigi M, García-Basterra I, Tamhankar MA
J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Apr 24; doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000656.

PMID:
    29697441
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cerebellar Ataxia With Neuropathy and Vestibular Areflexia Syndrome Presenting With Neurotrophic Keratopathy.
Paley GL, Kung NH, Bucelli RC, Margolis TP, Van Stavern GP
J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Sep; 38(3)342-343. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000638.

PMID:
    29474200
    [PubMed - in process]
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Skew Deviation and Partial Ocular Tilt Reaction Due to Intratympanic Gentamicin Injection, with Review of the Literature.
Dresner SM, Kung NH, Palko JR, McJunkin JL, Goebel JA, Van Stavern GP
Neuroophthalmology. 2017 Oct; 41(5)268-270. doi: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1296469.

PMID:
    29339961
    [PubMed]
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HINTS in the Acute Vestibular Syndrome: Pearls and Pitfalls.
Kung NH, Van Stavern GP, Gold DR
J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jun; 38(2)244-250. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000608.

PMID:
    29319559
    [PubMed - in process]
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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. 2018 Jun; 38(2)147-150. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000587.

PMID:
    29135812
    [PubMed - in process]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

Multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, idiopathic intracranial hypertension