Kristin  Guilliams, MD, MSCI

Kristin Guilliams, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Kristin Guilliams, MD, MSCI, was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Furman University in Greenville, SC and her medical degree at the University of Virginia. She came to Washington University for her pediatric neurology residency and accidentally fell in love with pediatric critical care during her training, and so completed her pediatric critical care fellowship here at Wash U after her pediatric neurology training. She currently enjoys practicing as both a pediatric neurology consultant in the ICU as well as a primary pediatric intensivist.

Her research combines her dual-training by focusing on oxygen delivery and metabolism to the brain,and understanding how changes in the developing brain across childhood impact a child’s risk for stroke or neurologic impairment after critical illness, particularly for children with sickle cell disease. She leads the Pediatric Stroke Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is the co-director of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program and Pediatric Neurocritical Care fellowship, and neurocritical care follow-up program. She is actively involved in the International Pediatric Stroke Study, International Pediatric Stroke Organization and the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group.