Saint Luke's Neurology

The subspecialty-trained neurologists at Saint Luke’s provide patient-centered care for complex neurological conditions.

Saint Luke’s Neurology is a comprehensive program nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Our team of fellowship-trained neurologists are certified in specialty areas of neurology, including epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, migraines and concussion, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular, and other movement disorders.

As part of Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, our neurologists collaborate with some of the country’s most accomplished neuroscience specialists in neurosurgery, neurointerventional radiology, and neurological rehabilitation.

Choose Saint Luke's for neurology

Our neurologists offer the latest diagnostic and treatment options providing patients the most innovative and effective neurology care.

  • Our Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center treats more strokes a year than any other Kansas City hospital and has outstanding patient outcomes
  • First hospital in the region to implant the Medtronic Percept™ deep brain stimulation system to treat movement disorders
  • A Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Designated National Multiple Sclerosis Society Comprehensive MS Center
  • Regions only fellowship trained headache and concussion specialist
  • Leading-edge clinical trials and treatments

To schedule a consultation, call 816-960-7600.

Advanced stroke care

Saint Luke’s Neurology also provides stroke coverage 24 hours a day for our Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and other metro and regional Saint Luke’s facilities. We treat 2,000 strokes a year, more than any other Kansas City area hospital, and provide life-saving interventions 13 minutes faster than the national average. Learn more about out stroke outcomes.

Preparing tomorrow’s neurologists

Saint Luke’s is the primary teaching hospital of the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and several of our team members have clinical academic appointments at UMKC.

Our neurologists are proud to be instrumental in training neurology residents from the UMKC Neurology Residency, internal medicine residents, and medical students from several other institutions. We offer a Movement Disorders Fellowship and will expand provide other fellowship opportunities in the future.

To refer a patient, call 816-960-7600.


Tobias Benjamin Kulik, MD

Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Karin E Olds, MD

Vascular Neurology, Neurology

Kristopher Michael Southard, MD

Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Michael M Vesali, MD

Neurology, Sleep Medicine

Taylor Renea Arends, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah A Brown, RN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Mallory King, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Cali S Page, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Jessica M Ritz, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City 

Saint Luke's News

Dec. 17, 2021

KMBC: Strokes more common during Christmas and New Year's Day, studies show

KMBC talked to Dr. Karin Olds about what factors contribute to this trend and the importance of seeking care right away.
Dec. 14, 2021

KCTV: Reduce your risk: Holiday strokes & heart attacks

KCTV talked to Dr. Karin Olds about how to reduce your risk and the warning signs of a stroke.
Jan. 19, 2021

KMBC: Concussion expert talks about Patrick Mahomes’ injury

KMBC talked to Dr. Sarah Gibbons about what doctors are looking for when evaluating the star quarterback for a potential concussion.