Richard Konkol, MD, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Oregon Health Science University
Location: Nehalem, Oregon, United States

Richard Konkol, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of Oregon Health Science University has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurology.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Konkol has been recognized as professor emeritus of Oregon Health Science University since 2015. Prior to his retirement, he was a professor of neurology with the school from 1992 to 1997 and Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Kaiser Permanent NW to 2015. Before that he was an associate professor and chief pediatric neurology with the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1987 to 1992, having been an assistant professor since 1985. He previously held a number of positions with the Harvard University Children’s Hospital Medical Center, including instructor at the Harvard Medical School, an epilepsy fellow from 1984 to 1985, neurology resident from 1981 to 1984, pediatrics resident from 1980 to 1981, and pediatrics intern from 1979 to 1980. Earlier in his career, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the University of North Carolina from 1974 to 1976.

Dr. Konkol first pursued an education with St. Mary’s College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in biology, natural sciences, philosophy, and theology in 1968. He continued his studies with the University of Iowa, completing a PhD in neuroanatomy and neurochemistry in 1975. He then joined Georgetown University, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1979. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Konkol has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the Putnam/Merritt Epilepsy Award from Park Davis, he was given the Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society. The American Academy of Neurology also gave him the Saul R. Korey Award.

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