Neil Toupin, MD

Office Address

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Neil Toupin, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, discovered his interest in Child Neurology during an outreach neurology rotation during medical school.  During medical school, Neil conceived and implemented an institutional protocol for evaluating and treating newly diagnosed children with infantile spasms. The complexity child neurology affords, the research possibilities within the field and the dual role a child neurologist serves as caregiver and counselor attracted Neil to pursue a child neurology residency. Dr. Toupin appreciates the strong clinical relationships that child neurologists build with their patients, as well as the complexities of the field. A former competitive chess player and licensed private pilot, Neil’s eclectic background has translated into personal patient care. Neil views fostering personal connections and relationships with patients as among the most rewarding aspects of medicine. He has participated in medical mission trips to Guyana, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. After completing his residency, Dr. Toupin will work as as faculty at the University of Kentucky, focusing on child neurology, neurogenetics, and autism. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, as well as traveling, aviation, reading, and chess.

Medical School

  • 2016, MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Residency­

  • 2018, Child Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2016 to 2018,  Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License

Certifications

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Child Neurology Society

Awards

  • 2015, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • 2017, Outstanding Resident of the Year, Behavioral and Developmental Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 2017, Outstanding Resident of the Year, Adolescent Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 2017, Outstanding Resident of the Year, Pediatric Genetics, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 2018, Outstanding Resident of the Year, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 2019, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • 2020, GME Resident of the Month, University of Kentucky Medical Center

Presentations

  • 2015, Zafar MS, Toupin DN, Jones KS. “Decreasing Patient Wait Time at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.” 7th Annual Advances in Neurology Seminar. Louisville, KY. Poster.
  • 2015 Zafar MS, Toupin DN, Jones KS. “Decreasing No-Shows using Reminder Calls at Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.” 7th annual Advances in Neurology Seminar. Louisville, KY. Poster.
  • 2016. Zafar MS, Stewart AM, Toupin DN, Cook AM, Baumann RJ. Continuous “Intravenous Valproate as Abortive Therapy for Pediatric Status Migrainosus”. UK AOA Research Symposium. Lexington, KY. Poster.
  • 2016. Zafar MS, Stewart AM, Toupin DN, Cook AM, Baumann RJ. Continuous “Intravenous Valproate as Abortive Therapy for Pediatric Status Migrainosus”. UK AOAResearch Symposium. Lexington, KY. Poster.
  • 2016. Toupin DN, Zafar M, Osborne S, Gardner B, Baumann R, Khan G. “Creation and Implementation of Infantile Spasms Protocol.” UK Trainee Research Day. Lexington, KY. Poster.
  • 2016. Toupin DN, Zafar M, Osborne S, Gardner B, Baumann R, Khan G. “Creation and Implementation of Infantile Spasms Protocol.” UK Healthcare Annual House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Poster Forum. Lexington, KY. Poster.
  • 2018. Toupin DN, Albuja, A, Bensalem M, Lightner D. “Impact of Epilepsy Action Plan on Health Care Utilization in Pediatric Epilepsy.” 2018 Resident and Trainee Research Day. Lexington, KY. Platform presentation.
  • 2018, Noonan Grand Rounds, "Fibrosing Mediastinitis”
  • 2018, Neurology Grand Rounds "Encephalitis"
  • 2018, Traineee and Resident Research Training Day, "Impact of Epilepsy Action Plan on Health Care Utilization in Pediatric Epilepsy."
  • 2019. Toupin DN. “Time Required for Genetic Testing: The Growing Need for Genetic Counselors in Child Neurology.” 2019 Trainee Research Day. Lexington, Kentucky. Poster.
  • 2019, Neurology Grand Rounds, "Vitamin-responsive epileptic encephalopathies”
  • 2019, Autism Society of the Bluegrass, "Epilepsy in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • 2019, Neurology Grand Rounds, National Conference Update – CNS 2018
  • 2019, Community Wide Morning Report, “Mitochondrial Diseases – MELAS”
  • 2019, Neurology Grand Rounds, “Aviation Neurology”

Publications and Abstracts

  • Zafar MS, Stewart AM, Toupin DN, Cook AM, Baumann RJ. Continuous Intravenous Valproate as Abortive Therapy for Pediatric Status Migrainosus. The neurologist. 2018; 23 (2) : 43-46.

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