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Kathleen B. Digre
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Kathleen B. Digre, MD

Languages spoken: English, German

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  • Kathleen B. Digre, MD, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and headache and practices at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She evaluates and treats complex visual complaints which can be due to optic nerve or brain disease. Dr. Digre sees patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as papilledema, photophobia, visual loss, and diplopia. She also treats migraine headaches and other unusual headache disorders. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

    Get to know Dr. Digre by watching her profile video.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
    Federal Licensing Examination
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 52 reviews )

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    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    August 17, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr. Digre is my hero. She diagnosed my issue. Made recommendations and truly cared about how i felt about my vertigo coupled with headaches. She is an amazing Doctor!!

    August 12, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Life changing provider.

    July 15, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    I have met with Dr. Digree 3 times. She is very knowledgeable and is doing all she can to get to the bottom of my eye pain. Several tests and prescriptions. She really listens to me and is very respectful of my feelings. I feel blessed to have her as my Doctor. I am so glad she reassures me each visit that she will not give up until I get healed. Not one of the other doctors ever said this. Along with her vast experience that is why I believe she will help me get rid of this incessant pain in my eye some day.

    May 28, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    I have been seen and treated by Dr. Digre for over 30 years. From the very beginning, she showed she was very intrested and concerned in my conditions, then set out a plan to address them explaining everything which I could understand. When things,(age) changed, there was no problem researching the latested treatment and setting up a new/revised treatment for me. Always getting back to me when i had questions I had. Great Lady and Doctor.

    May 27, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr. Digre is amazing. Her experience and knowledge make me feel like I am in great hands. She truly is a gift to the field of medicine in which she practices.

    May 27, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Thinks outside the box, my case is complex and she is like bull dog. She won't quit on you, gaslight, or kick the can to someone else. God Bless Dr. Digre.

    May 26, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Digre is THE most caring, professional and thorough doctor I've ever had. She takes health care to a new level. She has helped me regain my life after years of debilitating migraines. She genuinely cares a great deal for her patients.

    May 26, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr Digre has been my specialist ever since I suffered ophthalmic ischemia. She's been my light through the worst times and I'm sure that I'm not the only patient who considers her a friend and confidant. I recommend her over all others.

    May 26, 2023
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    She is very knowledgeable and has always been very informative of what I experienced with my brain surgery. Ive been going to her for follow up on my meningioma for several years and she has Helped me significantly with improving my vision and has treated my migraines very successfully.

  • Kathleen B. Digre, MD, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and headache and practices at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She evaluates and treats complex visual complaints which can be due to optic nerve or brain disease. Dr. Digre sees patients with complex neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as papilledema, photophobia, visual loss, and diplopia. She also treats migraine headaches and other unusual headache disorders. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

    Get to know Dr. Digre by watching her profile video.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurology -Primary
    Anesthesiology -Adjunct
    Obstetrics & Gynecology -Adjunct
    Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences -Primary
    Academic Divisions
    General OB/GYN
    Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
    Federal Licensing Examination
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Neuro-Ophthalmology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Fellow
    Neurology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Resident
    Internship University of Iowa Intern
    Medicine - University of Iowa M.D.
    Undergraduate Premedical Sciences - University of Iowa
    Graduate Training English - University of Arkansas Master's
    Secondary Teaching - Augustana College Certification
    Undergraduate English, German - Augustana College (now University) B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Digre KB (2021). The American Headache Society Hosted the 2020 Virtual Scottsdale Headache Symposium. J Neuroophthalmol. (Read full article)
    2. Patel RC, Vitale AT, Creel DJ, Digre KB (2020). Not All That Flickers Is Snow. J Neuroophthalmol, 41(1), e97-e99. (Read full article)
    3. Schwedt TJ, Hentz JG, Sahai-Srivastava S, Spare NM, Martin VT, Treppendahl C, Digre K, Bennett NL, Birlea M, Watson D, Murinova N, Robert T, Dodick DW, MOTS Investigators (2021). Headache characteristics and burden from chronic migraine with medication overuse headache: Cross-sectional observations from the Medication Overuse Treatment Strategy trial. Headache, 61(2), 351-362. (Read full article)
    4. Villani LA, Digre KB, Cortez MM, Bokat C, Rassner UA, Ozudogru SN (2021). Arachnoiditis, a complication of epidural blood patch for the treatment of low-pressure headache: A case report and systematic review. Headache, 61(2), 244-252. (Read full article)
    5. Orme DR, Vegunta S, Miller MA, Warner JEA, Bair C, McFadden M, Crum AV, Digre KB, Katz BJ (2020). A Comparison Between the Clinical Features of Pseudotumor Cerebri Secondary to Tetracyclines and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. Am J Ophthalmol, 220, 177-182. (Read full article)
    6. Seay MD, Digre KB, Galetta SL (2020). Dr. Norman Schatz. J Neuroophthalmol, 40(4), e65-e73. (Read full article)
    7. Hamann S, Malmqvist L, Wegener M, Fard MA, Biousse V, Bursztyn L, Citirak G, Costello F, Crum AV, Digre K, Fraser JA, Huna-Baron R, Katz B, Lawlor M, Newman NJ, Peragallo JH, Petzold A, Sibony PA, Subramanian PS, Warner JEA, Wong SH, Fraser CL, Optic Disc Drusen Studies Consortium (2020). Young Adults With Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: A Multicenter Optic Disc Drusen Study. Am J Ophthalmol, 217, 174-181. (Read full article)
    8. Seay MD, Digre KB, Rucker JC (2020). Drs. Richard John Leigh and David Zee. J Neuroophthalmol, 40(3), e17-e26. (Read full article)
    9. Petzold A, Biousse V, Bursztyn L, Costello F, Crum A, Digre K, Fraser C, Fraser JA, Katz B, Jurkute N, Newman N, Lautrup-Battistini J, Lawlor M, Liskova P, Lorenz B, Malmqvist L, Peragallo J, Sibony P, Subramanian P, Rejdak R, Nowomiejska K, Touitou V, Warner J, Wegener M, Wong S, Yu-Wai-Man P, Hamann S (2020). Multirater Validation of Peripapillary Hyperreflective Ovoid Mass-like Structures (PHOMS). Neuroophthalmology, 44(6), 413-414. (Read full article)
    10. Seay MD, Digre KB (2020). Klara Landau's Retirement From University Chair and European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2018 Course Both Occur in Switzerland. J Neuroophthalmol, 40(2), e7-e8. (Read full article)
    11. Seay MD, Digre KB (2020). European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, June 16-19, 2019, Porto, Portugal. J Neuroophthalmol, 40(2), e9-e10. (Read full article)
    12. Bushman ET, Cozzi G, Sinkey RG, Smith CH, Varner MW, Digre K (2020). Randomized Controlled Trials of Headache Treatments in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    13. Schwedt TJ, Digre K, Tepper SJ, Spare NM, Ailani J, Birlea M, Burish M, Mechtler L, Gottschalk C, Quinn AM, McGillicuddy L, Bance L, Dumkrieger G, Chong CD, Dodick DW (2019). The American Registry for Migraine Research: Research Methods and Baseline Data for an Initial Patient Cohort. Headache, 60(2), 337-347. (Read full article)
    14. Ozudogru S, Neufeld A, Katz BJ, Baggaley S, Pippitt K, Zhang Y, Digre KB (2019). Reduced Visual Quality of Life Associated with Migraine is Most Closely Correlated with Symptoms of Dry Eye. Headache, 59(10), 1714-1721. (Read full article)
    15. Cortez MM, Digre K, Uddin D, Hung M, Blitzer A, Bounsanga J, Voss MW, Katz BJ (2019). Validation of a photophobia symptom impact scale. Cephalalgia, 39(11), 1445-1454. (Read full article)
    16. Kohli AA, Vossough A, Mallery RM, Woo JH, Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Farrar JT, McCormack SE, Liu GT, Szperka CL (2019). Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol, 99, 31-39. (Read full article)
    17. Mallery RM, Friedman DI, Digre KB, Liu GT (2019). Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features for Improving the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Without Papilledema: Response. J Neuroophthalmol, 39(3), 439. (Read full article)
    18. Seay M, Fortin E, Digre K (2019). Great Conversations: Dr. Barrett Katz. J Neuroophthalmol, 39(3), e13-e14. (Read full article)
    19. Digre KB (2019). What's New in the Treatment of Migraine? J Neuroophthalmol, 39(3), 352-359. (Read full article)
    20. Mallery RM, Rehmani OF, Woo JH, Chen YJ, Reddi S, Salzman KL, Pinho MC, Ledbetter L, Tamhankar MA, Shindler KS, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Liu GT (2019). Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features for Improving the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Without Papilledema. J Neuroophthalmol, 39(3), 299-307. (Read full article)
    21. Lombardo N, Kedar S, Digre K (2019). Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) 2019 Update: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society's Neuro-Ophthalmology Examination Techniques (NExT) and Illustrated Curriculum are Online. J Neuroophthalmol, 39(1), e3-e5. (Read full article)
    22. Friedman DI, Digre KB (2019). Migraine: The Disease of the Year. J Neuroophthalmol, 39(1), 1-2. (Read full article)
    23. Mollan SP, Davies B, Silver NC, Shaw S, Mallucci CL, Wakerley BR, Krishnan A, Chavda SV, Ramalingam S, Edwards J, Hemmings K, Williamson M, Burdon MA, Hassan-Smith G, Digre K, Liu GT, Jensen RH, Sinclair AJ (2018). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: consensus guidelines on management. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 89(10), 1088-1100. (Read full article)
    24. Digre K (2018). The 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society in Waikola Village on the Big Island, Hawaii 2018. J Neuroophthalmol, 38(3), e15-e16. (Read full article)
    25. Katz BJ, Ward JH, Digre KB, Creel DJ, Mamalis N (2003). Persistent severe visual and electroretinographic abnormalities after intravenous Cisplatin therapy. J Neuroophthalmol, 23(2), 132-5. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Berkowitz E, River Y, Digre K, Tiosano B, Kesler A (2020). Visual Snow: A Case Series from Israel. Case Rep Ophthalmol, 11(2), 205-211. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Digre KB (2019). Linda McGillicuddy Retires. Headache, 59(7), 979. (Read full article)
    2. Digre KB (2019). Barry Baumel retires from AHS. Headache, 59(7), 980. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Sibony PA, Biousse V, Bursztyn L, Costello F, Digre K, Fraser JA, Fraser CL, Huna-Baron R, Katz B, Lawlor M, Malmqvist L, Newman NJ, Peragallo J, Petzold A, Subramanian PS, Warner JEA, Wegener M, Wong S, Hamann S, ODDS Consortium (2020). Comment on: Morphologic Features of Buried Optic Disc Drusen on En Face Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. [Letter to the editor]. Am J Ophthalmol, 219, 369-370. (Read full article)
    2. Malmqvist L, Bursztyn L, Costello F, Digre K, Fraser JA, Fraser C, Katz B, Lawlor M, Petzold A, Sibony P, Warner J, Wegener M, Wong S, Hamann S (2018). Peripapillary Hyperreflective Ovoid Mass-Like Structures: Is It Optic Disc Drusen or Not?: Response. [Letter to the editor]. J Neuroophthalmol, 38(4), 568-570. (Read full article)

    Other

    1. Seay M, Digre K (2020). The 46th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society in Amelia Island, Florida. J Neuroophthalmol (40(3), pp. e27-e28). United States. (Read full article)
    2. Kedar S, Digre KB, Biousse V, NANOS Curriculum Committee (2020). The 2020 Update to North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society's (NANOS) Neuro-Ophthalmology Curriculum. J Neuroophthalmol (40(3), pp. e29-e30). United States. (Read full article)
    3. McGregor AJ, Chin EL, Rojek MK, Digre KB, Lopez AM, Jenkins K, Johnston L, Jenkins M (2019). Sex and Gender Health Education Summit: Advancing Curricula Through a Multidisciplinary Lens. J Womens Health (Larchmt) (28(12), pp. 1728-1736). United States. (Read full article)
    4. Seay M, Digre K (2019). The 45th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society in Las Vegas, Nevada. J Neuroophthalmol (39(3), pp. e10-e12). United States. (Read full article)