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Kevin A. Kerber, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Dizziness Clinic

Kevin A. Kerber, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Health Systems. Dr. Kerber joined the UM faculty in 2005, and currently directs the Department of Neurology Dizziness Clinic.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences from Xavier University in 1996, he went on to receive his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2000. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois in 2001, and his residency in Neurology in 2004 at the University of Michigan. He was appointed chief resident in his final year of residency training. Dr. Kerber then completed fellowship training in neuro- otology in 2005 at UCLA under the directorship of Robert W. Baloh, M.D. In 2008, he completed a Masters of Science degree in Health and Healthcare Research from the UM Rackham Graduate School.

Dr. Kerber's research and clinical interests center on the presentation of dizziness, which include a number of disorders that typically involve the cerebellum, brain stem, or peripheral vestibular structures. His previous research with Dr. Baloh led to important discoveries about balance disorders in the elderly, inherited and sporadic ataxia syndromes, and oculomotor physiology. Dr. Kerber's current research focus is using health services research approaches to optimize patient care and health care utilization for dizziness presentations. His work is supported by a National Institutes of Health K23 research grant (K23RR024009). Mentors on this project include Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD, Director of the Stroke Program and Professor of Neurology, Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery at UM, and A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy.

Dr. Kerber is an invited speaker on the local and national level. He has presented seminars on the topic of dizziness to the Michigan Neurological Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Kerber is a disease-related expert on the topic of neuro-otology for the media and public relations team of the American Academy of Neurology. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for national and international medical journals, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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