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Karin Mente, MD, MS

Karin Mente, MD

Karin Mente, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Staff Neurologist, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center


  • Movement Disorders

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Movement Disorders, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Medical School: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Board Certification

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Research Interests

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonism)
  • MRI
  • Neuropathology


Dr. Mente is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a neurologist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her master's degree in cancer biology from University of Toledo. She completed a neurology residency at Cleveland Clinic and a clinical and research fellowship in movement disorders at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Mente's clinical interests are in movements disorders and neurodegenerative disease/dementia. In addition, she has special expertise in ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and other neurological disorders. She also is experienced in deep brain stimulation programming and neurogenetics of movement disorders.

Dr. Mente's research interests are in the intersection of neuroimaging and neuropathology. Her goal is to develop MRI-based methods for diagnosis of neurodegenerative pathologies in living patients. She is also a member of the Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.