Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


About the Speakers

Kathryn Idol Xixis, MD

Kathryn Xixis, MD

Kathryn Idol Xixis, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She completed her combined Pediatrics and Child Neurology training at Duke University. Prior to matriculating to the University of Virginia, Dr. Xixis worked for several years at East Tennessee State University where her work with residents and medical students ignited her interest in medical education. She currently serves as Program Director for the Child Neurology Residency Program at UVA, and she is a member of the UVA Academy for Excellence in Education. Additionally, Dr. Xixis has a clinical interest in neurofibromatosis and helped to establish the UVA Comprehensive Pediatric Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Outside of medicine, Dr. Xixis enjoys spending time with her family including her husband, Terry, and their two young sons, James and William.

Anup Patel, MD

Anup Patel, MD

Anup Patel, MD is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. In addition, he is board certified in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He is the President for the Child Neurology Foundation Board of Directors. He is the Vice-Chair of the Quality Committee for the American Academy of Neurology and Chair of the Practice Management Committee for the American Epilepsy Society.  He is a medical director of quality in the Center for Clinical Excellence at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor in Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has interests in child neurology, pediatric epilepsy, and quality improvement.