Neuroscience Institute Leadership

Christine Boutwell, MD, is currently the medical director of the Institute.  


Christine M. Boutwell, MD
Medical Director, Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
Medical Director, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center 

Dr. Boutwell is a vascular and general neurologist with Saint Luke’s Neurology. She graduated medical school and did her internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Boutwell also completed a neurology residency at the University of Kansas. She has been affiliated with Saint Luke’s since 2000. She led the Saint Luke’s multiple sclerosis program to become a Center of Excellence through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

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Together, our two directors are dedicated to clinical and outcome research in the field of neuroscience. They lead an equally passionate multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals who provide care to patients with neurological injuries and disorders throughout Kansas City and beyond.

Program leadership

The Neuroscience Institute is made up of condition-based centers of excellence that are headed by neuroscience experts dedicated to providing industry-leading, patient-centered care.


John Croom, MD
Medical Director, Comprehensive Level 4 Epilepsy Center


Sarah Gibbons, DO
Medical Director, Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Program


Jason Graff, MD
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders 


Kristen Lewis, AuD
Director of Clinical Services, Saint Luke’s Hospital Midwest Ear Institute 


Karin Olds, MD
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Program


Brad Steinle, MD
Medical Director, Rehabilitation Services 

Growing the Neuroscience Institute

Saint Luke’s is a leader in exceptional care and outcomes thanks to the generous commitment of community leaders and philanthropists who support our efforts. Saint Luke’s has been honored to receive $25 million from the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation to support expanded programming and internationally recognized outcomes research. In honor of their generosity and years of support, the Neuroscience Institute was renamed Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in 2013.

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