As a practicing clinical neurologist, Dr. Hatlelid is committed to providing comprehensive neurological care to patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders, ranging from strokes and movement disorders to peripheral nerve/ muscle diseases. His interest in neurology was kindled by a two year experience at a neurological hospital in Fargo, ND, prior to medical school. During his neurology residency, he became increasingly interested in epilepsy and began a fellowship in epilepsy and neuropharmacology. During the fellowship he investigated pathways of seizure spread in animal models and was co-author of publications on kindling of epilepsy in Brain Research. He was also involved in clinical epilepsy under the tutelage of Dr. James Ferrendelli. His interest in human epilepsy remains strong to this day.
In clinical practice Dr. Hatlelid is intensely interested in pharmacotherapy and pharmacology. This has resulted in increasing involvement in patients suffering from movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and its variants, headaches with special attention to migraine, and acute treatment of strokes. He respects the ability of therapeutic drugs to help neurology patients improve and lead a more active life; he also is very aware of medicine's ability to cause harm.
Dr. Hatlelid received a B.A. in chemistry from St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, in 1970. He then attended graduate school in biochemistry at the University of North Dakota. In 1977 he received his M.D. degree from Washington University and interned at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in internal medicine. From 1978 to 1981 he performed a neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and then completed a neuro-pharmacology fellowship in the Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology in January, 1984. He became board certified in neurology in 1984 and entered private practice. In 1995 he and Dr. Susan Dobmeyer became the founders of Neurology Associates, Inc. Dr. Hatlelid remains in active clinical practice.
As part of his professional career, Dr. Hatlelid is involved with the education and training of new generations of physicians. This includes instruction of medical students at the Washington University School of Medicine, ranging from presenting patients in Gross Anatomy, teaching sophomore students techniques in neurological diagnosis, and involving 3rd or 4th year students in clinical activities. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in Neurology at Washington University and regularly spends time with senior neurology residents seeing patients in his office. At St. Mary's Health Center he is on the teaching faculty for internal medicine and is also Director of Neurology. These positions involve frequent interaction with internal medicine residents caring for his patients, didactic instruction such as lectures and attending rounds.
Involvement in medical staff issues has been a significant part of Dr. Hatlelid's daily life. In 1992 he was the President of the Medical Staff at St. Mary's Health Center and subsequently chaired the re-organization of the Medical Staff. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Vice President for Medical Affairs. He remains quite active on medical committees at several hospitals in the St. Louis area. These committees include Peer Review, Credentials Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Residency Review, and Continuing Medical Education.
Dr. Hatlelid has been named to The Best Doctors in America from 1996 to 2007. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Section for Movement Disorders, American Headache Society, American Stroke Association, American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society. He is a sitting member of the Executive Council of the Washington University School of Medicine Alumni Committee, 2004-7
A favorite part of Dr. Hatlelid's medical career involves talking. He has given Grand Rounds at a number of area hospitals, including Barnes-Jewish, St. Mary's Health Center, Forest Park, Missouri Baptist, St. Luke's, St. Anthony's, Depaul, and St. Joseph's-Kirkwood. He has returned to his native state, North Dakota, to lecture at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He has also been interviewed by several local media outlets, regarding neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, migraine and stroke.
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