Karl Echiverri, MD

Office Address

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

Personal Statement

Growing up playing the alto saxophone and viola, Karl developed an appreciation for mastering skills through deliberate and systematic practice at a young age. Attracted to the robust learning opportunities neurology provides, Karl served as an officer of SIGN (student interest group in Neurology) and began participating in neurology research as a medical student. He is particularly excited about the team-based approach neurology affords with other health care professionals.  Karl’s interests include playing the viola and alto and tenor saxophones, board games, cooking, hiking and playing soccer and tennis.

Medical School

2016, MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


2016 to 2017, Intern, Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
2017 to present, Resident, Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Karl has accepted a Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at the Univeristy of Illinios Chicago for AY 2020/2021.

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Hospital Privileges

2016 to present, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY. 

Professional Memberships

  • 07/2016 to 12/2018, Junior Intern, American Academy of Neurology 
  • KNI Quality Improvement Committee

Publications and Abstracts

  • Karl Echiverri, Sage Kramer, Driss Raissi. Penetrating Aortic Ulcer. Case in Point. Published 11/24/2015.
  • Holley E. Lynch, Sarah M. Crews, Brett Rosenthal, Elliott Kim, Robert Gish, Karl Echiverri, and M. Shane Hutson. Cellular Mechanics of Germ Band Retraction in Drosophila. Developmental Biology. Published 12/15/2013.
  • Echiverri, K., G. A. Jicha, and J. H. Smith. "Headache and Cutaneous Allodynia in Older Adults Without Cognitive Impairment." Headache 55 (2015): 148. Web.
  • Echiverri, Karl et al. “Teaching NeuroImages: Substantia Nigra T2 Hyperintensities in a Man with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.” Neurology. N.p., 5 Nov. 2019.