Kyle Darpel, MD

Office Address

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Darpel graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY. His primary research and clinical interest when entering residency was epilepsy, and that has translated in plans to continue training with an epilepsy fellowship after graduation. In his time away from the hospital, he is a falconer, and enjoys hunting, dog training, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and photography in the Lexington area. 


Medical School

  • 2017, MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


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

Fellowship Plans

University of Michigan for Epilepsy 

Clinical and Research Interests

Primary clinical and research interests in epilepsy but plans to continue the practice of general neurology in the future.



  • 2013, BS, Natural Sciences, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

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

  • 01/2019-Present Junior Member, American Academy of Neurology

  • 07/2017-12/201Junior Intern, American Academy of Neurology

  • 07/2013-Present American Medical Association, Member 


Publications and Abstracts

  • Dumstorf, C.A., Douglass, L.E., Deddens, J.A., Lewis, T.G., Darpel, K.A., Gausvik, C., Graff, J.R., & Carter, J.H.. Phosphorylation of eIF4E is a critical factor in development and progression of breast cancer in women.. American Association for Cancer Research. 2016, Jul; Volume 76(14): Supplement pp. 3919. Pub Status: Published.

  • Bates, M., Darpel, K., & Lee, J. D. (2020). Re-Thinking the ‘Posterior’in Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Single Center Chart Review of 95 Patients (2406).

  • Bates, M., Darpel, K., Amadife, N., Dugan, A., & Lee, J. D. (2020). Abstract WP220: Can’t Breathe, Can’t See, Can’t Think: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increases the Risk of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. Stroke51(Suppl_1), AWP220-AWP220.

  • Echiverri, K., Darpel, K., Smith, C., & Sudhakar, P. (2019). Teaching NeuroImages: Substantia nigra T2 hyperintensities in a man with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Neurology93(19), e1830-e1831.

Poster Presentations

  • Darpel, K.A., Ssentongo, P., Robbucio, A., & Gilliam, F.. (2016). Precision Imaging and Histological Phenotyping for RNA Profiling in Human Epilepsy. Poster presented at: Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Clinical-Translational Science Symposium; Lexington, KY.

  • Gilliam, F.G., Yadav, P. & Darpel, K.A. (2017). Delays in Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy and Cerebrovascular Disease: Decades versus Days. Platform presentation at University of Kentucky Neuroscience Clinical Translational Research Symposium; Lexington, KY

  • Yadav, P., Darpel, K.A., Ward-Mitchell, R., Slocum, R. & Mahuwala, Z.K. (2018). Narrative Medicine as Therapy for Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Spells. Poster presented at: University of Kentucky Resident Research Day: Lexington, KY