Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD is a neurology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1986 and specializes in neurology.Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-6222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Kinkel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kinkel "Revere (Rip) Kinkel, MD, is a board-certified, internationally recognized neurologist and multiple sclerosis (MS) expert. He is devoted to improving the diagnosis and care for people with MS and related disorders such as transverse myelitis; optic neuritis; neuromyelitis optica; autoimmune encephalitis; and systemic immune disorders that affect the central nervous system, including sarcoidoisis and lupus. Dr. Kinkel directs the multiple sclerosis program at UC San Diego Health and leads the program’s clinical, research, and educational efforts within the Department of Neurosciences. Dr. Kinkel is focused on developing better diagnostic and assessment tools for multiple sclerosis and innovative neuroimaging approaches to evaluate disease progression. He makes particular use of rehabilitative therapies, advanced medication regimens, and alternate models of care to improve the quality of life for multiple sclerosis patients. Dr. Kinkel has been actively involved in advancing multiple sclerosis research. In collaboration with researchers at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, Dr. Kinkel helped identify the relationship among cortical inflammation, demyelination and atrophy, and the onset of progressive disease using combined positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resource imaging (MRI). His secondary research focuses on clinical trials of therapeutics in multiple sclerosis. He has also developed the use of internet portals for people with multiple sclerosis, providing patients with resources and information to better manage their disease. Dr. Kinkel has written numerous book chapters and published over 100 articles in medical journals, including Annals of Neurology, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Neurology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kinkel served as division chief of Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as an associate professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. He completed his fellowship in neuroimmunology and residency in neurology and at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Kinkel earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is board-certified in neurology. Dr. Kinkel is actively involved in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a member of the research and development advisory board for Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. He has served on committees for the American Academy of Neurology, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, and scientific study sessions for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

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

61  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Miller Fillmore Hospital Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kinkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kinkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kinkel to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kinkel's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I was apprehensive about meeting Dr. Kinkel due to some negative reviews posted online about him. But after my 1st visit with him, I can say confidently that I did not have a bad experience at all. To the contrary, Dr. Kinkel and the entire staff, including his assistant and medical student in...more
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Dr Kinkle snatched my case post DX in grossmont hospital. Since then he’s only been interested in trying DMTs that come from companies, that employ him for selling their meds. And everyone he tried me on, almost killed me. 2 years later I’m still suffering side effects from the last one!...more
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Although his credentials are good, Dr. Kinkel has terrible manners when meeting with his patients. He often checks his emails and text messages right in the middle of an exam. He doesn't have much empathy and tries to joke off serious, debilitating symptoms stating, that's life.
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