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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.

John R. Mytinger, MD

John R. Mytinger, MD

John R. Mytinger, MD is an Assistant Professor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. He is board certified in Pediatric Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. He specializes in the management of difficult to control pediatric epilepsy with a clinical and research interest in the developmental and epileptic encephalopathies. He is the Director of the Infantile Spasms Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His research interests are in the area of pediatric epilepsy and EEG, with an emphasis on epileptic encephalopathies.