Richard Dunham, MD, MS

Autoimmune Encephalitis Clinic Head, Washington University



314 273 8460


Saint Louis, Missouri,
United States


(314) 747-8427



Dr. Dunham leads the autoimmune encephalitis and rapidly progressive dementia outpatient clinic at Washington University Department of Neurology. The clinic provides comprehensive care for patients and families with expertise in diagnostics, biomarkers, and treatments and coordination for longitudinal neurocognitive assessments and imaging. Dr. Dunham is able to provide consultation or coordinate referrals for investigational treatments. He leads the Neurology inpatient team at the university affiliated hospital and can coordinate a rapid evaluation for those without a diagnosis. He is the site principal investigator for the NMDAR encephalitis trial (ExTINGUISH).

AE Clinical Experience

  • Antibody-negative AE
  • CASPR2
  • GABA
  • GAD65
  • Glycine receptor
  • Hu
  • LGI1
  • Ma or other onconeuronal antibody AE
  • mGluR1
  • mGluR5
  • NMDAR encephalitis
  • Other antibody positive AE
  • Secondary AB mediated IBrainD such as SLE
  • Voltage gated (VGKC) encephalitis
  • Yo

Patient Type(s)

  • Adult

Medical Speciality

  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology

Medical Profession

Medical Doctor (MD


Washington University

660 S. Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63110
United States