Kristin Guilliams, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Additional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics - Certified
  • Pediatric Critical Care - Certified
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Certified


  • 2014 Child Neurology Foundation Scientific Research Award
  • 2010 Steven M. Rothman Award (Outstanding Teaching by a Child Neurology Resident)
  • 2005 Dean Ellison’s Center for Global Health Scholar


  • Guilliams KP, Fields M, Hulbert M. “Higher-than-expected prevalence of silent cerebral infarcts in children with Hemoglobin SC disease” Blood. 2015 Jan 8; 125(2): 416-7. PMID: 25573975
  • Gross H., Guilliams KP, Sung G. “Emergency Neurological Life Support: Acute Ischemic Stroke”. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Dec; 23 Suppl 2:94-102. PMID: 26438453
  • Guilliams K, Wainwright M. (201) Pathophysiology and management of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury in children. J Child Neurol2016 Jan; 31 (1): 35-45. PMID: 25512361.
  • Guilliams K, Rosen M, Buttram S, Zempel J, Pineda J, Miller B, Shoykhet M. Hypothermia for Pediatric Refractory Status Epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2013 Sep; 54(9). 1586-94. doi: 10.1111/epi.12331.
  • Sejvar JJ, Kakooza AM, Foltz JL, Makumbi I, Atai-Omoruto AD, Malimbo M, Ndyomugyenyi R, Alexander LN, Abang B, Downing RG, Ehrenberg A, Guilliams K, Helmers S, Melstrom P, Olara D, Perlman S, Ratto J, Trevathan E, Winkler AS, Dowell SF, Lwamafa D. Clinical, neurological, and electrophysiological features of nodding syndrome in Kitgum, Uganda: an observational case series. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Feb; 12(2): 166-74 doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70321-6

Dr. Guilliams is a dually trained pediatric neurologist and pediatric intensivist. Her practice encompasses both management of primary neurologic disease as well as implemention of neuroprotective strategies in the general pediatric critical care population. Much of her clinical effort focuses on developing a comprehensive pediatric stroke program to manage both the acute and long-term complications of stroke and cerebrovascular disease in children. Her research interests include clinical presentations of pediatric stroke and understanding how alterations of cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism influence stroke risk in children. She is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study. Dr. Guilliams also has a strong interest in global pediatric neurology and neurocritical care.