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Kristen Fisher, DO

  • Neuroimmunology Specialist, Division of Neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Specialist, Division of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



As a pediatric neurologist, I treat children and young adults with neuroimmune conditions, including multiple sclerosis, demyelinating disease, autoimmune encephalitis and other immune mediated conditions that affect the nervous system.

In my training, I was inspired by many children with demyelinating and neuroimmune conditions and saw how their diagnosis affected their everyday functioning. With this, my particular interest and passion lies with not only treating a child’s diagnosis but also in managing the long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae, including physical impairments, school and learning difficulties and psychosocial problems.

As a DO and neurodevelopmental specialist, I was trained to look at my patients comprehensively. I treat the disease or diagnosis and in addition, how it impacts everyday life and functioning for the patient. I do my best to help a child or young adult achieve optimal functioning in the home, school and social settings.

In my research, I seek to optimize the care of children and young adults with neuroimmune conditions to improve diagnosis, long-term outcomes and overall daily functioning.

In my free time, I love trying new things and being creative. You can find me painting, sewing and embroidering. These activities allow me to use the creative part of my brain.

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Multiple Sclerosis in a Multi-Ethnic Population in Houston, Texas: A Retrospective Analysis. Mercado, V; Dongarwar, D; Fisher, K; Salihu, HM; Hutton, GJ; Cuascut, FX. Biomedicines. 2020; 8.


Current Advances in Pediatric Onset Multiple Sclerosis. Fisher, KS; Cuascut, FX; Rivera, VM; Hutton, GJ. Biomedicines. 2020; 8.

Clinical Profile and Long-Term Outcome in Neonatal Cerebral Sinus Venous Thrombosis. Herman, I; Karakas, C; Webber, TA; Kralik, SF; Takacs, DS; Fisher, KS; Edmondson, EA; Riviello, JJ; Clark, GD; Pehlivan, D. Pediatric Neurology. 2021; 121:20-25.

Pediatric Autoimmune Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: Evaluation of Presentation and Treatment Outcomes in a Large Cohort. Fisher, KS; Gill, J; Todd, HF; Yang, MB; Lopez, MA; Abid, F; Lotze, T; Shah, VS. Pediatric Neurology. 2021; 118:12-19.

Coronavirus Infections in the Nervous System of Children: A Scoping Review Making the Case for Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Surveillance. Singer, TG; Evankovich, KD; Fisher, K; Demmler-Harrison, GJ; Risen, SR. Pediatric Neurology. 2021; 117:47-63.

Pediatric Ocular Myasthenia Gravis. Fisher, K; Shah, V. Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 2019; 21.

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