Fred Odago, MD

Office Address

Department of Neurology 
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Dr. Fred Odago graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in May 2016 with an MD degree. He also has a MSc in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky and a BA from Berea College, KY. Dr. Odago's interest in neurology was borne out of a passion for research having spent years prior to medical school in research laboratories. Neurology is a field where several research questions previously unanswered, are currently being addressed i.e. bench research is being translated to the bedside with effective therapeutic agents.  An example is in Headache Medicine where clarity on the biochemical pathway for pain response has led to development of effective novel agents such as calcitonin-gene related peptide antagonists. Dr. Odago is interested in the fields of headache medicine, neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-immunology. His recent work includes "The characterization of visual field deficits in migraine patients"​ which he presented at the American Academy of Neurology national conference in Boston, MA in 2017. Fred likes to spend his free time with his wife and two kids. His hobbies include reading non-fiction medical novels, travel as well as running-he recently completed a half marathon and is training for an annual 200 miles relay. 

Medical School

2016, MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


2017 to present Resident, Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Undetermined at this time

Clinical and Research Interests

Headache medicine, neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-immunology


2012, MS, Toxicology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • Handover Certification

  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Professional Memberships

Member, American Academy of Neurology


Publications and Abstracts

Poster Presentations

  • Odago FO, Fried M and Li GM. (2011). Molecular Clues to Alkylating Agent Induced Cell Death and DrugResistance Poster presented at: Experimental Biology Conference; Washington, DC.

  • Odago FO, Joshi MS, Wright LV and Cunningham MD. (2016). Minute Ventilation as an Index for Extubation of Very Low Birth Weight Infants Poster presented at: Pediatric Academic Society Conference; Baltimore, MD.

  • Odago FO, Smith J and Sudhakar P. (2016). Visual Field Deficits in Patients with Headache Disorders: A 2-year Prospective Cohort Study Poster presented at: Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Clinical Translational Research

    Symposium; Lexington, KY.