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Kevin Cannard, MD, Neurology, Bethesda, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


Neurology Bethesda, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, USUHS

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  • Office

    Neurology, Walter Reed Nat Mil Med Ctr
    4954 North Pamer Rd.
    Bethesda, MD 20889
    Phone+1 301-295-4771
    Fax+1 301-295-4759
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  • Dr. Cannard is a Neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He trained at Walter Reed in Neurology. After six years of general neurology experience, he completed a Movement Disorders fellowship at Emory under deep brain stimulation (DBS) pioneer Dr. Mahlon DeLong. He later completed a fellowship and is board certified in Clinical Pharmacology that included training at the FDA’s CDER Neurology Division and at NIH. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Neurology (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USU) and core residency faculty at Walter Reed where he is active in teaching at all levels. Dr. Cannard has received several teaching awards including two AAN AB Baker Teacher Recognition Awards. He is active in clinical research with his partners at Vanderbilt University, collaborating on studies of Deep Brain Stimulation therapy in early phase Parkinson’s Disease. His practice encompasses both general neurology as well as movement disorders as part of the residency training program at Walter Reed. He has over 30 years of experience in the use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of movement disorders, spasticity, and pain syndromes to include headache. The first 20 years of his medical career was spent on active duty in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2008. He has been a civilian physician at Walter Reed ever since.

Education & Training

  • UniforMed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
    UniforMed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of MedicineClincal Pharmacology, 2004 - 2006
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineFellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology), 1997 - 1998
  • National Capital Consortium
    National Capital ConsortiumResidency, Neurology, 1988 - 1991
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center
    Riverside Regional Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1987 - 1988
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineClass of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1997 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1992 - 1998
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Clinical PharmacologyBoard Certification (Diplomate)

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Neurology Consultant to the White House Medical Unit and the Physician to the President The White House, 2012-2022
  • Teacher of the Year: Neurology Residency (x3) National Capitol Consortium (Walter Reed NMMC), 2002, 2018, 2021
  • A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award (x2) American Academy of Neurology, 2003, 2019
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  • Member, Committee on Sections, AAN 2004 - 2008
  • Chairperson, Government Service Neurologists Section, AAN 2004 - 2006
  • Secretary/ Treasurer, Government Service Neurologists Section, AAN 2000 - 2004
  • Member, Executive Committee, A.B. Baker Education Section, AAN 1997 - 2004
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, A.B. Baker Education Section, AAN 1994 - 1999
  • Member, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, AAN 1992 - 1999

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