Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD
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.

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-6222

Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Dr. Revere Philip Kinkel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kinkel's Experience

Dr. Kinkel'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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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.


    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

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Dr. Kinkel's Reviews

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Dr. Kinkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 (1)
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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Dr. Kinkel accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kinkel has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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