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Stacey L. Clardy
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Stacey L. Clardy, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English

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  • 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.

    Dr. Clardy is the principal investigator (PI) of an NIH U01 grant (via the NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials Network) to fund the ExTINGUISH Trial—the first prospective, international, and randomized clinical trial for NMDA receptor encephalitis, at 20 US sites and 2 European sites, with enrollment beginning early 2022.

    She is devoted to the care of patients affected by antibody-mediated disorders of the nervous system, both autoimmune and paraneoplastic. Her 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.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 26 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 17, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    See my prior comment. She is a gem.

    August 16, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    She's great!

    August 05, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    She expressed her concern about my disease. She explained everything clearly to me. I appreciate her very much.

    July 19, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Shes always gone above and beyond to help me.

    July 14, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Since my first visit she has been caring and tried to get the best understanding of my health concerns. She listens and teaches and shares her knowledge, then follows up on concerns. She has helped me so much in understanding what is going on with some crazy ailments and what would be the best way to proceed. I am very grateful for her knowledge and care. The staff she works with are also thorough, kind and courteous

    May 18, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    It is very difficult to get help in the area of my need. Very fortunate to have someone within teach qualified to handle the situation.

    April 20, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    We were very impressed with her knowledge, competency, caring attitude, experience & overall intelligence.

    April 19, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    I like how Dr. Clardy takes her time with each patient

    April 13, 2023
    CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES CENTER

    Dr Clardy has extensive knowledge and looks very carefully into getting you the right diagnosis all while being very focused and friendly.

  • 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.

    Dr. Clardy is the principal investigator (PI) of an NIH U01 grant (via the NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials Network) to fund the ExTINGUISH Trial—the first prospective, international, and randomized clinical trial for NMDA receptor encephalitis, at 20 US sites and 2 European sites, with enrollment beginning early 2022.

    She is devoted to the care of patients affected by antibody-mediated disorders of the nervous system, both autoimmune and paraneoplastic. Her 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.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Neurology -Primary
    Population Health Sciences -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Autoimmune Neurology - Mayo Clinic Fellow
    ALS - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Internship Medicine - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Intern
    Neurology - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine/Cell and Molecular Biology - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine M.D., Ph.D.
    Neurology - Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Research Fellow
    Undergraduate Major: Biology; Minor: Psychology - Elizabethtown College B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Hoshina Y, Wong KH, Galli J, Bacharach R, Klein J, Lebiedz-Odrobina D, Rose JW, Trump B, Hull C, Greenlee JE, Clardy SL (2023). Neurologic involvement in seronegative primary Sjögren's syndrome with positive minor salivary gland biopsy: a single-center experience. Front Neurol, 14, 1174116. (Read full article)
    2. De Almeida BI, Smith TL, Delic A, Esquibel L, Galli J, Millsap L, Paz Soldn MM, Cortez MM, Rose J, Greenlee JE, Gundlapalli AV, Hill HR, Wong KH, Clardy SL (2023). Neurologic Manifestations of Common Variable Immunodeficiency: Impact on Quality of Life. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 10(3). (Read full article)
    3. Flanagan EP, Geschwind MD, Lopez-Chiriboga AS, Blackburn KM, Turaga S, Binks S, Zitser J, Gelfand JM, Day GS, Dunham SR, Rodenbeck SJ, Clardy SL, Solomon AJ, Pittock SJ, McKeon A, Dubey D, Zekeridou A, Toledano M, Turner LE, Vernino S, Irani SR (2022). Autoimmune Encephalitis Misdiagnosis in Adults. JAMA Neurol, 80(1), 30-39. (Read full article)
    4. Poon JT, Salzman K, Clardy SL, Paz Soldan MM (2022). Adrenal Crisis Presenting as Recurrent Encephalopathy Mimicking Autoimmune, Infectious Encephalitis, and Common Variable Immune Deficiency: A Case Report. Neurologist, 27(4), 206-210. (Read full article)
    5. Kadish R, Clardy SL, Royston M, Tanvir I, Parker T, Biskupiak J, Kielhorn A (2021). Clinical burden of relapses in aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: A single center cohort analysis. J Neuroimmunol, 362, 577761. (Read full article)
    6. Di Sera T, Velinder M, Ward A, Qiao Y, Georges S, Miller C, Pitman A, Richards W, Ekawade A, Viskochil D, Carey JC, Pace L, Bale J, Clardy SL, Andrews A, Botto L, Marth G (2021). Gene.iobio: an interactive web tool for versatile, clinically-driven variant interrogation and prioritization. Sci Rep, 11(1), 20307. (Read full article)
    7. Villani LA, Stulberg EL, Abbatemarco JR, Davidson CJ, Kadish R, Renner DR, Soldan MMP, Rose JW, Clardy SL, Greenlee JE (2021). Biopsy-proven PML in an HIV-negative patient with discoid lupus: Failure to detect JC virus in CSF. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 209, 106843. (Read full article)
    8. Williams JP, Abbatemarco JR, Galli JJ, Rodenbeck SJ, Peterson LK, Haven TR, Street M, Rose JW, Greenlee JE, Soldan MMP, Clardy SL (2021). Aquaporin-4 Autoantibody Detection by ELISA: A Retrospective Characterization of a Commonly Used Assay. Mult Scler Int, 2021, 8692328. (Read full article)
    9. Abbatemarco JR, Galli JR, Sweeney ML, Carlson NG, Samara VC, Davis H, Rodenbeck S, Wong KH, Paz Soldan MM, Greenlee JE, Rose JW, Delic A, Clardy SL (2021). Modern Look at Transverse Myelitis and Inflammatory Myelopathy: Epidemiology of the National Veterans Health Administration Population. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 8(6). (Read full article)
    10. Guidon AC, Burton LB, Chwalisz BK, Hillis J, Schaller TH, Amato AA, Betof Warner A, Brastianos PK, Cho TA, Clardy SL, Cohen JV, Dietrich J, Dougan M, Doughty CT, Dubey D, Gelfand JM, Guptill JT, Johnson DB, Juel VC, Kadish R, Kolb N, LeBoeuf NR, Linnoila J, Mammen AL, Martinez-Lage M, Mooradian MJ, Naidoo J, Neilan TG, Reardon DA, Rubin KM, Santomasso BD, Sullivan RJ, Wang N, Woodman K, Zubiri L, Louv WC, Reynolds KL (2021). Consensus disease definitions for neurologic immune-related adverse events of immune checkpoint inhibitors. J Immunother Cancer, 9(7). (Read full article)
    11. Rodenbeck SJ, Clardy SL (2021). Thyroid antibodies: the end of an era? Brain Commun, 3(2), fcab030. (Read full article)
    12. Webb LM, Chen JJ, Aksamit AJ, Bhattacharyya S, Chwalisz BK, Balaban D, Manzano GS, Ali AS, Lord J, Clardy SL, Samudralwar RD, Mao-Draayer Y, Garrity JA, Bhatti MT, Turner LE, Flanagan EP (2020). A multi-center case series of sarcoid optic neuropathy. J Neurol Sci, 420, 117282. (Read full article)
    13. Lord J, Paz Soldan MM, Galli J, Salzman KL, Kresser J, Bacharach R, DeWitt LD, Klein J, Rose J, Greenlee J, Clardy SL (2020). Neurosarcoidosis: Longitudinal experience in a single-center, academic healthcare system. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 7(4). (Read full article)
    14. Galli JR, Austin SD, Greenlee JE, Clardy SL (2018). Stiff person syndrome with Anti-GAD65 antibodies within the national veterans affairs health administration. Muscle Nerve, 58(6), 801-804. (Read full article)
    15. Lpez-Chiriboga AS, Clardy SL (2017). Emerging Subspecialties in Neurology: Autoimmune neurology. Neurology, 89(11), e129-e133. (Read full article)
    16. Abenroth DC, Smith AG, Greenlee JE, Austin SD, Clardy SL (2017). Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome: Epidemiology and therapeutic response in the national veterans affairs population. Muscle Nerve, 56(3), 421-426. (Read full article)
    17. Sweeney M, Galli J, McNally S, Tebo A, Haven T, Thulin P, Clardy SL (2017). Delayed LGI1 seropositivity in voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex antibody limbic encephalitis. BMJ Case Rep, 2017. (Read full article)
    18. Guo Y, Weigand SD, Popescu BF, Lennon VA, Parisi JE, Pittock SJ, Parks NE, Clardy SL, Howe CL, Lucchinetti CF (2017). Pathogenic implications of cerebrospinal fluid barrier pathology in neuromyelitis optica. Acta Neuropathol, 133(4), 597-612. (Read full article)
    19. Galli JR, Clardy SL, Paz Soldn MM (2016). Adult-onset Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Associated With Ganglionic Acetylcholine Receptor Autoantibody. Neurologist, 21(6), 99-100. (Read full article)
    20. Wynn D, Merriman J, Patel AB, Hitchcock YJ, Garrido-Laguna I, Renner D, Clardy SL (2016). Paraneoplastic opsoclonus associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 149, 11-4. (Read full article)
    21. McKasson M, Clardy SL, Clawson SA, Hill KE, Wood B, Carlson N, Bromberg M, Greenlee JE (2016). Voltage-gated calcium channel autoimmune cerebellar degeneration: Case and study of cytotoxicity. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 3(3), e222. (Read full article)
    22. Heiry M, Afra P, Matsuo F, Greenlee JE, Clardy SL (2015). Improvement of GAD65-associated autoimmune epilepsy with testosterone replacement therapy. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 2(5), e142. (Read full article)
    23. Greenlee JE, Clawson SA, Hill KE, Wood B, Clardy SL, Tsunoda I, Carlson NG (2015). Anti-Yo antibody uptake and interaction with its intracellular target antigen causes Purkinje cell death in rat cerebellar slice cultures: a possible mechanism for paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration in humans with gynecological or breast cancers. PLoS One, 10(4), e0123446. (Read full article)
    24. Su XW, Clardy SL, Stephens HE, Simmons Z, Connor JR (2014). Serum ferritin is elevated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener, 16(1-2), 102-7. (Read full article)
    25. Popescu BF, Guo Y, Jentoft ME, Parisi JE, Lennon VA, Pittock SJ, Weinshenker BG, Wingerchuk DM, Giannini C, Metz I, Brck W, Shuster EA, Carter J, Boyd CD, Clardy SL, Cohen BA, Lucchinetti CF (2014). Diagnostic utility of aquaporin-4 in the analysis of active demyelinating lesions. Neurology, 84(2), 148-58. (Read full article)
    26. Tobin WO, Lennon VA, Komorowski L, Probst C, Clardy SL, Aksamit AJ, Appendino JP, Lucchinetti CF, Matsumoto JY, Pittock SJ, Sandroni P, Tippmann-Peikert M, Wirrell EC, McKeon A (2014). DPPX potassium channel antibody: frequency, clinical accompaniments, and outcomes in 20 patients. Neurology, 83(20), 1797-803. (Read full article)
    27. Greenlee JE, Clawson SA, Hill KE, Wood B, Clardy SL, Tsunoda I, Jaskowski TD, Carlson NG (2014). Neuronal uptake of anti-Hu antibody, but not anti-Ri antibody, leads to cell death in brain slice cultures. J Neuroinflammation, 11, 160. (Read full article)
    28. Fryer JP, Lennon VA, Pittock SJ, Jenkins SM, Fallier-Becker P, Clardy SL, Horta E, Jedynak EA, Lucchinetti CF, Shuster EA, Weinshenker BG, Wingerchuk DM, McKeon A (2014). AQP4 autoantibody assay performance in clinical laboratory service. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 1(1), e11. (Read full article)
    29. Clardy SL, Lucchinetti CF, Krecke KN, Lennon VA, OToole O, Weinshenker BG, Boyd CD, Krieger S, McGraw C, Guo Y, Pittock SJ (2014). Hydrocephalus in neuromyelitis optica. Neurology, 82(20), 1841-3. (Read full article)
    30. Philipps G, Alisanski SB, Pranzatelli M, Clardy SL, Lennon VA, McKeon A (2014). Purkinje cell cytoplasmic antibody type 1 (anti-Yo) autoimmunity in a child with Down syndrome. JAMA Neurol, 71(3), 347-9. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Hoshina Y, Galli J, Wong KH, Kovacsovics T, Steinbach M, Salzman KL, McNally JS, Lancaster E, Paz Soldn MM, Clardy SL (2022). GABA-A Receptor Encephalitis After Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant forMultiple Myeloma: Three Cases and Literature Review. [Review]. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 9(6). (Read full article)
    2. Greenlee JE, Carlson NG, Abbatemarco JR, Herdlevr I, Clardy SL, Vedeler CA (2022). Paraneoplastic and Other Autoimmune Encephalitides: Antineuronal Antibodies, T Lymphocytes, and Questions of Pathogenesis. [Review]. Front Neurol, 12, 744653. (Read full article)
    3. Abbatemarco JR, Rodenbeck SJ, Day GS, Titulaer MJ, Yeshokumar AK, Clardy SL (2021). Autoimmune Neurology: The Need for Comprehensive Care. [Review]. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 8(5). (Read full article)
    4. Sanchez JMS, McNally JS, Cortez MM, Hemp J, Pace LA, Clardy SL (2020). Neuroimmunogastroenterology: At the Interface of Neuroimmunology and Gastroenterology. [Review]. Front Neurol, 11, 787. (Read full article)
    5. Piquet AL, Clardy SL (2018). Infection, Immunodeficiency, and Inflammatory Diseases in Autoimmune Neurology. [Review]. Semin Neurol, 38(3), 379-391. (Read full article)
    6. Galli J, Clardy SL, Piquet AL (2017). NMDAR Encephalitis Following Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis. [Review]. Curr Infect Dis Rep, 19(1), 1. (Read full article)
    7. Sweeney M, Sweney M, Soldn MM, Clardy SL (2016). Antineuronal Nuclear Autoantibody Type 1/Anti-Hu-Associated Opsoclonus Myoclonus and Epilepsia Partialis Continua: Case Report and Literature Review. [Review]. Pediatr Neurol, 65, 86-89. (Read full article)
    8. Clardy SL, Lennon VA, Dalmau J, Pittock SJ, Jones HR Jr, Renaud DL, Harper CM Jr, Matsumoto JY, McKeon A (2013). Childhood onset of stiff-man syndrome. [Review]. JAMA Neurol, 70(12), 1531-6. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Greenlee JE, Carlson NG, Abbatemarco JR, Herdlevr I, Clardy SL, Vedeler CA (2022). Editorial: Autoimmunity and the Brain: Paraneoplastic Neurological Injury and Beyond. Front Neurol, 13, 900130. (Read full article)
    2. Abbatemarco JR, Clardy SL (2021). The Pursuit of Precision in Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disease. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 8(4). (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Galli JR, Clardy SL, Paz Soldn MM (2015). Ganglionic acetylcholine receptor autoantibody-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome [Abstract]. Annals of Neurology, 78(S19), S75.

    Other

    1. Di Sera T, Velinder M, Ward A, Qiao Y, Georges S, Miller C, Pitman A, Richards W, Ekawade A, Viskochil D, Carey JC, Pace L, Bale J, Clardy SL, Andrews A, Botto L, Marth G (2022). Author Correction: Gene.iobio: an interactive web tool for versatile, clinically-driven variant interrogation and prioritization. Sci Rep (12(1), p. 5800). England. (Read full article)