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Karl Misulis, M.D., Ph.D.

Biographical Summary

MisulisDr. Karl Misulis is a neurologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specializing in Hospital Neurology. He received a B.Sc. From Queen's University, Canada, majoring in Life Sciences. He subsequently received an M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Physiology from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He was Resident and then Chief Resident in Neurology at Vanderbilt. After a fellowship in neurophysiology, he joined the Vanderbilt faculty practicing general neurology and researching nerve regeneration and brain tumor biology.

Dr. Misulis transitioned to West Tennessee Healthcare where he was a hospital neurologist and Chief Medical Information Officer, while retaining his faculty appointment at Vanderbilt. He has returned to full-time practice at Vanderbilt University Hospital as Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of the Neurology Hospitalist service. He has a secondary appointment as Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics.

Dr. Misulis is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, certified in Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventative Medicine, and certified in EEG by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.

He has received numerous awards including being listed in Best Doctors for many years, Doctor of the Year at West Tennessee Healthcare in 2011.

Dr. Misulis has published 19 books, with his 20th soon to be released and a 21st  in preparation. He has taught medicine around the world, working directly with physicians on three continents, and lecturing on six.