Dr. Walter Carlini’s decision to become a neurologist stemmed from his fascination with the biology of the nervous system. In his practice, he emphasizes the scientific approach to medicine and enjoys figuring out the “diagnosis puzzle.” He has a straightforward approach to medicine and caring for his patients. “I want to provide as much time for my patient as I can and provide the best medical care possible,” he says.
Dr. Carlini, a graduate of Harvard University, earned both his PhD in neurosciences and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing an internship at Oregon Health & Science University, he returned to Stanford for his residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in clinical electrophysiology.
Dr. Carlini's clinical interests include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, dementia, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Carlini has expertise in clinical neurophysiology and in the use of botulinum toxin injections to treat a variety of neurologic disorders. Actively involved in clinical research, he has served as a principal investigator in more than 60 clinical trials spanning a wide range of neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine and headache, and neuropathies.