NEUROPHYSIOLOGIST

Meet Amy Kao, MD

Amy Kao, MD, is a neurophysiologist at Children’s National. She treats children with epilepsy, but also sees patients with neurological conditions besides seizures. She is especially interested in the ketogenic diet, a special high-fat diet that can decrease seizures in some patients.

Dr. Kao has two children in elementary school and spends her free time with her family and coaching Girls on the Run. Fun fact: Dr. Kao got her first smartphone in December 2017, making her the last member of her department to get one.

“In hindsight, it made perfect sense that I went into child neurology – my younger brother has Down syndrome; since the time I was 3 ½, I have been around kids with special needs and had a role of playmate, sibling, protector and teacher.”

Amy Kao