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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.

Mathew Stokes, MD

Mathew Stokes, MD

Dr. Mathew Stokes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his medical degree and Pediatric Neurology Residency at UT Southwestern. Following residency he completed fellowship training in Pediatric Headache, focusing on sports neurology and concussion. His clinical interests include caring for children and adolescents with headache or concussion and treating athletes with any neurological conditions preventing them from participating in sports and activities with their peers. His research interests include autonomic dysfunction in concussion, as well as epidemiology and long-term outcomes following concussion.