Douglas P Larsen, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology



Additional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics


  • Chief Resident, Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 2007-2008
  • Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007


  • Larsen P, Butler AC, Roediger HL 3rd. Repeated testing improves long-term retention relative to repeated study: a randomized, controlled trial. Medical Eduatio 2009;43:1174-81
  • Larsen DP, Butler AC, Roediger HL 3rd. Test-enhanced learning in medical education. Medical Education 2008;42:955-66

Since joining the faculty in 2008, Dr. Douglas Larsen has combined his interest in clinical neurology with teaching and medical education research. Dr. Larsen’s interest in education lead him to pursue additional training in education. In 2010, he completed a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Cincinnati. In collaboration with faculty from the Department of Psychology, his research program investigates learning and memory in medical education settings. His research has been funded by the American Academy ofNeurology and the Washington University McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. Dr. Larsen serves as the director for medical student education for the Division of Pediatric Neurology, and he is heavily involved with resident education. Clinically, Dr. Larsen sees patients from all areas of child neurology including patients with epilepsy, headaches, developmental problems, and genetic disorders. In his free time, Dr. Larsen enjoys photography and spending time with his wife and children.