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Stacey L. Clardy, M.D., Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Neurology - Associate Professor

Divisions: Neuroimmunology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Research Interests

  • Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Encephalitis

Dr. Clardy is both clinical and research faculty in the Division of Neuroimmunology within the Department of Neurology. Her clinical specialization and research focus is in the field of autoimmune neurology, which encompasses the evaluation and management of both autoimmune and paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous system. The spectrum of autoimmune and paraneoplastic neurological disorders intersects all traditional neurology subspecialties, including movement disorders, epilepsy, behavioral/cognitive, neuromuscular, autonomic, demyelinating, and neuro-oncologic.

Dr. Clardy is the principal investigator (PI) of an NIH U01 grant (via the NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials Network) to fund the ExTINGUISH Trial—the first prospective, international, and randomized clinical trial for NMDA receptor encephalitis, at 20 US sites and 2 European sites, with enrollment beginning early 2022.

She is devoted to the care of patients affected by antibody-mediated disorders of the nervous system, both autoimmune and paraneoplastic. Her areas of focus include autoimmune encephalitis, neurosarcoidosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody disease (MOGAD), stiff-person syndrome, myelopathy/transverse myelitis, and central nervous system complications of rheumatologic disease.

She established the autoimmune neurology clinic at the University of Utah—one of the few clinics in the United States focused on serving this group of patients. Dr. Clardy is also the director of the autoimmune neurology fellowship program.

Education History

Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Autoimmune Neurology
Research Fellow Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Internship Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Professional Medical Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Medicine/Cell and Molecular Biology
M.D., Ph.D.
Research Fellow Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Research Fellow
Undergraduate Elizabethtown College
Major: Biology; Minor: Psychology