Gregory P. Van Stavern, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Neurology

Office Phone: (314) 362-5753
Patients Seen At: (314) 362-EYES

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Fax: (314) 362-3725



  • B.A.: Psychology; LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Medical Degree: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1993


  • Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1999
  • Residency: Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1999
  • Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Neurology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected Publications

  1. Salvay DM, Padhye LV, Huecker JB, Gordon MO, Viets R, Sharma A, Van Stavern GP. Correlation Between Papilledema Grade and Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Marshall BK, Goel M, Pitha IF, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM. Sequential episodes of perioperative ischemic optic neuropathy after hip surgery. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Jun;34(2):165-8.
  3. Jacobs SM, Van Stavern GP. Neuro-ophthalmic deficits after head trauma. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013 Nov;13(11):389.
  4. Padhye LV, Van Stavern GP, Sharma A, Viets R, Huecker JB, Gordon MO. Association between visual parameters and neuroimaging features of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Sep 15;332(1-2):80-5
  5. Costello F, Van Stavern GP. Should optical coherence tomography be used to manage patients with multiple sclerosis? J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec.
  6. Khanna S, Sharma A, Huecker J, Gordon M, Naismith RT, Van Stavern GP. "Magnetic resonance imaging of optic neuritis in patients with neuromyelitis optica versus multiple sclerosis." J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Sep;32(3):216-20.
  7. McClelland C, Van Stavern GP, Shepherd JB, Gordon M, Huecker J. "Neuroimaging in Patients Referred to a Neuro-ophthalmology Service: The Rates of Appropriateness and Concordance in Interpretation." Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1701-4.
  8. Rajagopal R, Bateman R, Van Stavern GP. "Visual Involvement in Corticobasal Syndrome." J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Sep 15.
  9. McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP, Tselis AC. "Leber hereditary optic neuropathy mimicking neuromyelitis optica." J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Sep;31(3):265-8
  10. Bruce BB, Kedar S, Van Stavern GP, Corbett JJ, Newman NJ, Biousse V. "Atypical idiopathic intracranial hypertension: normal BMI and older patients." Neurology. 2010 Jun 1;74(22):1827-32.

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