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Jeffrey Dunn, MD

Jeffrey Dunn, MD

Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (1993) WA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1994)
Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine (1989) PA
Residency, University of Washington, Neurology (1993)
M.D., Temple University, Medicine (1989)
B.A., Haverford College, French Literature (1983)
Phone: 
(650) 736-4310
Jeffrey Dunn, MD is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Chief of Neuroimmunology in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and research of immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system, including Multiple Sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Dunn is regarded nationally as among the foundational leaders in his field and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is the past Chair of the MS Section of the AAN and serves on the national medical advisory board of the National MS Society. As Principal Investigator in more than 30 clinical research trials, Dr. Dunn has helped usher in new and improved immunotherapies for Multiple Sclerosis. He is the architect of Project BIG (see www.projectbig.com), an interdisciplinary research collaborative with Stanford scientists to identify biomarkers and candidate therapeutic targets within the paradigm of precision medicine. He is a US patent holder for a marker of MS treatment response with co-inventors, and has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts. Dr. Dunn has been recognized for excellence in clinical teaching with numerous and sustained awards (see below). In recognition of his dedication to the educational mission, his name is given to the eponymous Fishers-Dunn Prize, awarded annually to best medical student teaching among active Neurology residents. His formative contributions to medical education were recently recognized by the inaugural Oscar Salvatierra Award for exceptional service to Stanford medical students and the Stanford University School of Medicine.