Stacey Clardy, MD, PhD, FAAN

Stacey L. Clardy, MD, PhD, FAAN is a neurologist with special interest in the diagnosis and management of NMDAR 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. She is devoted to the care of patients affected by antibody-mediated disorders of the nervous system, both autoimmune and paraneoplastic. 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. Dr. Clardy is also the Project PI on the NN111: ExTINGUISH Trial and site Lead at University of Utah Health.