Kathryn McVicar, M.D.

Kathryn McVicar, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology & Pediatrics

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pediatric Neurology
777 Washington Ave. Suite 335
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (901) 287-5207
Fax: (901) 287-5325
Email: Kathryn McVicar


  • M.D. Institution: School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. State University of New York at Buffalo, New York
  • Residency: Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, 1996-2001 Neurological Institute of New York and Children's Hospital of New York. New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia Presbyterian Campus
  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Interests

Language regression, autism, epilepsy and immunology

Representative Publications

  • Urraca N, Cleary J, Brewer V, Pivnick EK, McVicar K, Thibert RL, Schanen NC, Esmer C, Lamport D, Reiter LT. The interstitial duplication 15q11.2-q13 syndrome includes autism, mild facial anomalies and a characteristic EEG signature. Autism Res. 2013 Aug;6(4):268-79. doi: 10.1002/aur.1284. Epub 2013 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 23495136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3884762.
  • Valicenti-McDermott MD, McVicar K, Cohen HJ, Wershil BK, Shinnar S. Gastrointestinal symptoms in children with an autism spectrum disorder and language regression. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Dec;39(6):392-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.07.019. PubMed PMID: 19027584.
  • Valicenti-McDermott M, McVicar K, Rapin I, Wershil BK, Cohen H, Shinnar S. Frequency of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autistic spectrum disorders and association with family history of autoimmune disease. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Apr;27(2 Suppl):S128-36. PubMed PMID: 16685179.
  • McVicar K. Seizure-like states. Pediatr Rev. 2006 May;27(5):e42-4; discussion e44. Review. PubMed PMID: 16651272.
  • McVicar KA, Ballaban-Gil K, Rapin I, Mosh√© SL, Shinnar S. Epileptiform EEG abnormalities in children with language regression. Neurology. 2005 Jul 12;65(1):129-31. PubMed PMID: 16009899.
  • McVicar KA, Shinnar S. Landau-Kleffner syndrome, electrical status epilepticus in slow wave sleep, and language regression in children. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2004;10(2):144-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 15362173.

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