Kathrin LaFaver, M.D.

Assistant Professor

401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 510, Louisville, KY 40292 Clinical: 502-589-0802 Academic: 502-852-7981


Medical School: Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany; 10/1998-11/2005

Residency: Psychiatry, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany; 01/2006-06/2006
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester; 07/2006-06/2007
Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester; 07/2007-06/2010

Clinical Fellowship: Movement disorders, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
(Program director: Dr. Daniel Tarsy); 07/2010-06/2011

Research Fellowship: Movement disorders, Human Motor Control Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (Mentor: Dr. Mark Hallett); 07/2011-06/2013

Board Certifications/Medical Licensures

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 03/2006
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), 09/2010
German Chamber of Physicians; 11/2005, inactive
Minnesota State License; 07/2008, inactive
Massachusetts State License; 04/2010, active
Kentucky State License; 06/2013, active

Clinical Interests

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's

Research Interests

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's

Selected Publications

Czarnecki K, Kranick SM, Horovitz SG, Voon V, Ostuni JL, Hallett M. Voxel-Based Morphometry and Cortical Thickness in Motor Conversion Disorders. Poster presentation at the 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 04/2012.

Czarnecki K, Iseki K, Collins CR, Ghosh PT, Park HS, Yoon JW, Hallett M. Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease under virtual reality conditions studied with a novel treadmill system: a pilot trial. Poster presentation at the 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Dublin, Ireland, 06/2012.

LaFaver K, Toledo R, Hallett M. Heart Rate Variability and Cortisol Diurnal Profiles in Psychogenic Movement Disorder Patients. Poster presentation at the 65th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, San Diego, 03/2013