Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD

Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Kathleen Shannon, MD is a neurology specialist in Madison, WI and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1981 and specializes in neurology.Read her story


Madison, WI 53792

Contact Information

(608) 263-5442

Insurance Accepted

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

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Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 81% of peers
Essential Tremor
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Shannon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shannon "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. "


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This content was provided by Dr. Shannon "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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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

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

21  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor

1  Procedures

  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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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