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Michelle Kvalsund, D.O., M.S.

Michelle Kvalsund, D.O., M.S.


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About Me

Certified Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. 2014 - 2015

Fellowship, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. 2013 - 2014

Residency, Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 2010 - 2013

Internship, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 2009 - 2010


DO | Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2009

MS | Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine. Epidemiology. 2008


Journal Articles

Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders and Health Services Access, Utilization, and Needs in Zambia.

Kapapa MM, Bearden DR, Somwe SW, Birbeck GL, Ramdharry G, , Kvalsund M

Pediatric neurology.. 2023 August 31148 :173-177. Epub 08/31/2023.

Consensus Competencies for Post-Graduate Fellowship Training in Global Neurology.

Schiess N, Kulo V, Anand P, Bearden DR, Berkowitz AL, Birbeck GL, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Chan P, Chishimba LC, Chow FC, Elicer I, Fleury A, Kinikar A, Kvalsund M, Mateen FJ, Mbonde AA, Meyer AL, O'Carroll CB, Ogunniyi A, Patel AA, Rubenstein M, Siddiqi OK, Spudich S, Tackett SA, Thakur KT, Vora N, Zunt J, Saylor DR

Neurology.. 2023 March 30 Epub 03/30/2023.

Predictors of in-hospital and 90-day post-discharge stroke mortality in Lusaka, Zambia.

Nutakki A, Chomba M, Chishimba L, Mataa MM, Zimba S, Kvalsund M, Gottesman RF, Bahouth MN, Saylor D

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2022 June 15437 :120249. Epub 04/06/2022.

A qualitative study of factors resulting in care delays for adults with meningitis in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Bwalya C, Muchanga G, Mwale M, Namukanga N, Birbeck GL, Chomba M, Mugala-Mulenga A, Kvalsund MP, Sikazwe I, Saylor DR, Winch PJ

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.. 2022 June 2 Epub 06/02/2022.

The Global Burden of Polyneuropathy-In Need of an Accurate Assessment.

Elafros MA, Kvalsund MP, Callaghan BC

JAMA neurology.. 2022 June 179 (6):537-538. Epub 1900 01 01.

The peripheral view: Neuromuscular diagnosis, care and surveillance in global health.

Kvalsund M, Birbeck GL, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2021 November 25 :120071. Epub 11/25/2021.

A qualitative study of patient, caregiver, doctor and nurse views of factors influencing lumbar puncture uptake in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Belessiotis-Richards C, Birbeck GL, Bond V, Sikazwe I, Kvalsund MP

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.. 2021 August 5 Epub 08/05/2021.

Task-shifting to optimize outpatient neurological care in Zambia.

Villegas AC, Saylor D, Kvalsund M, Atadzhanov M, Chiluba C, Chishimba L, Zimba S, Chomba M, Siddiqi OK

Human resources for health.. 2021 July 1619 (1):88. Epub 07/16/2021.

Lumbar Puncture-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Patients, Caregivers, Doctors, and Nurses in Zambia.

Elafros MA, Belessiotis C, Birbeck GL, Bond V, Sikazwe I, Kvalsund MP

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2021 March 22 Epub 03/22/2021.

A case of combined central and peripheral demyelination in Zambia.

George IC, Kvalsund M, Saylor D

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders.. 2020 May 40 :101943. Epub 01/14/2020.

Is folate deficiency a common cause of distal symmetric polyneuropathy in Zambian clinics?

Kvalsund M, Kayamba V, Kelly P, Birbeck GL, Mwansa-Thurman C, Sommer IN, Lamers Y, Gardiner J, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2019 November 20409 :116583. Epub 11/20/2019.

Electrodiagnostic consultations in Zambia: Referral characteristics and neuromuscular disorders.

Kvalsund M, Mukomena P, Chidumayo T, Birbeck GL, Andary M, Horner M, Herrmann DN

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2018 December 4397 :150-154. Epub 12/04/2018.

Factors associated with distal symmetric polyneuropathies in adult Zambians: A cross-sectional, observational study of the role of HIV, non-antiretroviral medication exposures, and nutrition.

Kvalsund M, Chidumayo T, Hamel J, Herrmann D, Heimburger D, Peltier A, Birbeck G

Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2018 May 15388 :61-69. Epub 02/22/2018.

Zinc, vitamin A, and glutamine supplementation in Brazilian shantytown children at risk for diarrhea results in sex-specific improvements in verbal learning.

Lima AA, Kvalsund MP, Souza PP, Figueiredo ÍL, Soares AM, Mota RM, Lima NL, Pinkerton RC, Patrick PP, Guerrant RL, Oriá RB

Clinics.. 2013 68 (3):351-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Epilepsy care challenges in developing countries.

Kvalsund MP, Birbeck GL

Current opinion in neurology.. 2012 April 25 (2):179-86. Epub 1900 01 01.

Apolipoprotein E4 influences growth and cognitive responses to micronutrient supplementation in shantytown children from northeast Brazil.

Mitter SS, Oriá RB, Kvalsund MP, Pamplona P, Joventino ES, Mota RM, Gonçalves DC, Patrick PD, Guerrant RL, Lima AA

Clinics.. 2012 67 (1):11-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neuropsychiatric and socioeconomic status impact antiretroviral adherence and mortality in rural Zambia.

Birbeck GL, Kvalsund MP, Byers PA, Bradbury R, Mang'ombe C, Organek N, Kaile T, Sinyama AM, Sinyangwe SS, Malama K, Malama C

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2011 October 85 (4):782-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluating the diagnostic capacity of a single-question neuropathy screen (SQNS) in HIV positive Zambian adults.

Kandiah PA, Atadzhanov M, Kvalsund MP, Birbeck GL

Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.. 2010 December 81 (12):1380-1. Epub 06/11/2010.

Effects of vitamin A supplementation on intestinal barrier function, growth, total parasitic, and specific Giardia spp infections in Brazilian children: a prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Lima AA, Soares AM, Lima NL, Mota RM, Maciel BL, Kvalsund MP, Barrett LJ, Fitzgerald RP, Blaner WS, Guerrant RL

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.. 2010 March 50 (3):309-15. Epub 1900 01 01.

Closing gaps in antiretroviral therapy access: human immunodeficiency virus-associated dementia screening instruments for non-physician healthcare workers.

Kvalsund MP, Haworth A, Murman DL, Velie E, Birbeck GL

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2009 June 80 (6):1054-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Antiretroviral adherence in rural Zambia: the first year of treatment availability.

Birbeck GL, Chomba E, Kvalsund M, Bradbury R, Mang'ombe C, Malama K, Kaile T, Byers PA, Organek N,

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene.. 2009 April 80 (4):669-74. Epub 1900 01 01.

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