Title: Pediatric Neurologist, Neurology Professor Emeritus
Company: Oregon Health Science University
Location: Nehalem, Oregon, United States
Richard J. Konkol, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurologist and Neurology Professor Emeritus at Oregon Health Science University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in cognitive neuroscience.
As a pediatric neurologist, Dr. Konkol conducts consults, mainly as a public defender. Independently, he consults in neurology and pediatric neurology for the court system, doing consults both federally and in the State of Oregon. He additionally consults for the Oregon Health Science University, of which he previously served as chief of pediatric neurology from 1992 to 2015 and is currently recognized as a neurology professor emeritus.
At the start of his career, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Konkol joined the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Harvard University as a pediatrics intern from 1979 to 1980, a pediatrics resident from 1980 to 1981, a neurology resident from 1981 to 1984 and an epilepsy fellow from 1984 to 1985. He then served the Medical College of Wisconsin as an assistant professor of neurology from 1985 to 1987, and an associate professor of neurology and chief of pediatric neurology from 1987 to 1992. Currently, he also serves on the advisory board for Children with Hyperactivity Attention Disorder in Portland, Oregon, since 1994.
Prior to the start of his career, Dr. Konkol pursued a formal education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona, earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology, natural sciences, philosophy and theology in 1968. He then attended the University of Iowa, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in neuroanatomy and neurochemistry in 1975. He went on to attain an Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University in 1979.
Additionally, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special qualification in child neurology. A contributor over 50 articles to professional journals, among other works, Dr. Konkol defined the noradrenergic hyperinnervation of brain-stem and the anti-epileptogenic role of brain stem norepinephrine, and played an important clinical role in cocaine metabolites. A member of myriad organizations related to his field, he was awarded the Saul R. Korey American Academy of Neurology Award in 1976, the Putnam/Meritt Epilepsy Award by Park Davis in 1984 and the Young Investigator Award by the Child Neurology Society in 1985, among other accolades.
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