Dr. Kate Essad is a neurologist and a fellow at The Sports Neurology Clinic, specializing in the treatment of concussion, post-concussion syndrome, and neurological disorders in athletes.

Dr. Essad has a passion for medical education and serves as Director of The Sports Neurology Clinic’s medical student rotation and research internship programs. Her research interests include long-term consequences of concussion and repetitive sub-concussive hits. She is currently participating in a longitudinal study measuring multiple outcomes in concussed athletes.

Dr. Essad completed her residency in neurology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. During her time at Dartmouth, Dr. Essad was recognized with the Murray B. Bornstein Research Award and the James Bernat Quality Improvement Award. In her last year of residency, she taught a course on concussion at the Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Essad obtained her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Essad is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.