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Karen Roos, MD, Neurology, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Health North Hospital


Neurology Indianapolis, IN


John and Nancy Nelson Professor of Neurology, Indiana University

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Education & Training

  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterResidency, Neurology, 1982 - 1985
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1982
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Drexel University College of MedicineClass of 1981
  • University of Pittsburgh
    University of PittsburghB.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1985 - 2025
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1983 - 2002
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Trustee Teaching Award Indiana University, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Drexel University College of Medicine, 2011
  • Resident Choice Visiting Professor Mayo Clinic, 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Preventing an Acute Flaccid Myelitis Epidemic in the Time of a Pandemic  
    Stefanie J Rodenbeck, Karen L Roos, JAMA Neurology
  • Utility of measuring (1,3) Beta- d-glucan in cerebrospinal fluid for diagnosis of fungal central nervous system infection  
    Lyons JL, Thakur KT, Lee R, Watkins T, Pardo CA, Carson KA, et al, J Clin Microbio, 1/1/2015
  • Acute bacterial meningitis  
    Roos KL, Scientific American Medicine, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Recurrent disease and steroid treatment.
    Jones CT, Bodensteiner J, Roos KL, Neurology, 1/1/2001
  • The use of dexamethasone and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of bacterial meningitis.
    Roos, KL, Abstracts of the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Antimicrobial and Anticancer Drugs, 1/1/1992


  • Acute Neuroinfectious Disease Emergencies 
    Philadelphia, PA - 1/29/2014
  • Infectious and Autoimmune Encephalitis 
    San Diego, CA, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, 2014 - 1/28/2014
  • Infection in Travelers 
    Philadelphia, PA - 1/26/2014
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  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever. 
    Speelziek S, Roos KL, MedLink Neurology, MedLink Corporation
  • Neurocysticercosis 
    Roos KL, Neurology (R) Podcast
  • Jacob-Creutzfeldt disease 
    Roos KL, Neurology (R) Podcast
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Hospital Affiliations