Kristin Guilliams, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Director, Washington University
Telestroke Program Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University SOM

Kristin Guilliams is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Radiology.  She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Furman University and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her child neurology residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Guilliams leads the Pediatric Stroke Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and serves on the BJC HealthCare System Stroke Clinical Excellence Council. She is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization, where she co-chairs the Acute Management Research group, and the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group. Her translational imaging lab investigates changes of blood flow and oxygen use in the brain throughout childhood in children with and without sickle cell disease to better understand mechanisms of pediatric stroke. 

Guilliams’ lab website can be found at

A select list of Dr. Guilliams’ publications can be found below:

  1. Bauer Huang SL, Said AS, Smyser CD, Lin JC, Guilliams KP, Guerriero RM. Seizures Are Associated With Brain Injury in Infants Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Child Neurol. 2020;883073820966917. PMID:33112194 
  2. Fields ME, Mirro AE, Guilliams KP, Binkley MM, Gil Diaz L, Tan J, Fellah S, Eldeniz C, Chen Y, Ford AL, Shimony JS, King AA, An H, Smyser CD, Lee JM. Functional Connectivity Decreases with Metabolic Stress in Sickle Cell Disease. Ann Neurol. 2020. PMID:32869335 
  3. Guerriero RM, Guilliams KP. Pediatric Neurocritical Care: From Field to Follow-Up. Pediatr Neurol. 2020;108:1-2. PMCID:PMC7307635  PMID:31902549 
  4. Said AS, Guilliams KP, Bembea MM. Neurological Monitoring and Complications of Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support. Pediatr Neurol. 2020;108:31-39. PMID:32299748 
  5. Press CA, Kirschen M, LaRovere K, Risen S, Guilliams KP, Chung M, Griffith J, Erklauer J, Peariso K, Ducharme-Crevier L, Shah SS, Hall M, Wainwright MS. Variation in Treatment and Outcomes of Children With Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(2):159-165. PMID:31996356 
  6. Galardi MM, Strahle JM, Skidmore A, Kansagra AP, Guilliams KP. Cerebrovascular Complications of Pediatric Blunt Trauma. Pediatr Neurol. 2020. PMID:32111560 
  7. Poppert Cordts KM, Hall TA, Hartman ME, Luther M, Wagner A, Piantino J, Guilliams KP, Guerriero RM, Jara J, Williams CN. Sleep Measure Validation in a Pediatric Neurocritical Care Acquired Brain Injury Population. Neurocrit Care. 2019. PMID:31797275 
  8. Mineyko A, Kirton A, Billinghurst L, Tatishvili NN, Wintermark M, deVeber G, Fox C, SIPS Investigators.. Seizures and Outcome One Year After Neonatal and Childhood Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis. Pediatr Neurol. 2019. PMID:31882182 
  9. Hood AM, King AA, Fields ME, Ford AL, Guilliams KP, Hulbert ML, Lee JM, White DA. Higher executive abilities following a blood transfusion in children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66(10):e27899. doi:10.1002/pbc.27899  PMCID:PMC6707832  PMID:31267645 
  10. Lehman LL, DeVeber G, Pergami P, Guilliams KP, Chung M, Felling R, Dowling MM, Rivkin MJ. Characteristics and Outcome in Children With Craniectomy Following Acute Ischemic Stroke in the International Pediatric Stroke Study. J Child Neurol. 2019;34(12):765-769. PMID:31282248