Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD
Dr. Shannon received her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University then went on to get her medical degree, internship, Neurology residency and Movement Disorders fellowship at Rush University Medical School. She has had faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University, Rush Medical College and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Shannon specializes in Movement Disorders, a field that includes degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease as well as other conditions characterized by abnormal involuntary movements (tremor, ataxia, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, tics). Dr. Shannon has research interests in clinical trials of new approaches to these conditions, as well as gastrointestinal changes in Parkinson's disease.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics


Madison, WI 53792

Contact Information

(608) 263-5442

Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD

Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

What interests me about neurology and degenerative movement disorders is the ability to offer treatments that improve quality of life.  These diagnoses are made based on history and physical examination, which is the old-fashioned kind of medicine. Even though there are a lot of interesting technologies, we still make all of our diagnoses based on listening to and examining the patient and examining that patient. It's wonderfully appealing to be able to sit down with someone, listen to their story, and then figure out what's wrong with them, educate them about their diagnosis, and work together for a plan. Because neurology has had so few effective treatments for so long, it's a very explosive field now. It looks like we're going to have a lot of big breakthroughs in our area in just the next decade or so. I think we're on the threshold of some really big science that's going to affect our patients' lives everyday.
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Dr. Shannon's Experience

Dr. Shannon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor


  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Rush Pres St Lukes Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Rush Pres St Lukes Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Ct
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Shannon accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shannon has admitting privileges

University of Wisconsin Hospitals And Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
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