Kwee  Liu Lin  Thio, MD, PhD

Kwee Liu Lin Thio, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience
Division of Pediatrics and Developmental Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Liu Lin Thio is a Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience in the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology.  He was born in The Hague, The Netherlands and was raised in several US cities including Atlanta, GA.  He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University before joining the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University where he received his MD and PhD.  He completed his child neurology residency at Washington University and a pediatric epilepsy fellowship at Washington University and Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.   He is board certified in child neurology and epilepsy.  He joined the Department of Neurology as faculty in 1999.  He currently is the Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center, the Program Director for the Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, and the Director of the Dietary Therapies Clinic for Neurological Disorders. Thio’s clinical interests include drug-resistant epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, the ketogenic diet, status epilepticus, and EEG.  His preclinical research interests include elucidating the antiseizure and neuroprotective mechanisms of the ketogenic diet.  His translational and clinical research interests include the ketogenic diet, epilepsy genetics, and the mental health of parents of children with epilepsy.