Frank S, Testa C, Edmondson MC, Goldstein J, Kayson E, Leavitt BR, Oakes D, O'Neill C, Vaughan C, Whaley J, Gross N, Gordon MF, Savola JM. The Safety of Deutetrabenazine for Chorea in Huntington Disease: An Open-Label Extension Study. CNS Drugs. 2022 Nov;36(11):1207-1216. PubMed PMID: 36242718
Kluger BM, Kramer NM, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Pantilat S, Long J, Vaughan CL, Foster LA, Creutzfeldt CJ, Holloway RG, Sillau S, Hauser J. Development and Dissemination of a Neurology Palliative Care Curriculum: Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Neurology. Neurol Clin Pract. 2022 Apr;12(2):176-182. PubMed PMID: 35747891
Drees C, Hixon AM, Sillau S, Lopez-Esquibel N, Spitz M, Mohler R, Baca C, Fetrow K, Gay Brown M, Vaughan C (2022). Physician distress when treatments fail: Survey on physician distress when treating persons with drug-resistant epilepsy and knowledge of neuropalliative care. Epilepsy & Behavior
Vaughan CL and Bruno V. What neurologists wish palliative care physicians knew; in Miyasaki JM and Kluger BM (eds): Handbook of Clinical Neurology volume 190, Neuropalliative Care – Part 1. Elsevier, 2022.
Kapur S, Vaughan C, Hawkins J, Stebbins G, Hall D. Varenicline for the Treatment of Postural and Gait Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease. Neurol Clin Pract. 2021 Dec;11(6):457-461. PubMed PMID: 34992953
Plys E, Vaughan CL, Kutner JS, Berk J, Kolva E. Interdisciplinary neuropalliative care: a unique and valuable clinical training experience for geropsychology trainees. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2021 May 27;:1-13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34044751
Chou CZ, Hopkins TJ, Badiola I, Gazelka HM, Gohil S, Kitt A, Luke WR, Vaughan CL, Jones CA, Varhabhatla N. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Interventional Pain and Procedures. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct;23(10):1386-1391. PubMed PMID: 32865443
Kluger BM, Vaughan CL, Robinson MT, Creutzfeldt C, Subramanian I, Holloway RG. Neuropalliative care essentials for the COVID-19 crisis. Neurology. 2020 Sep 1;95(9):394-398. PubMed PMID: 32591476
McGehrin K and Vaughan CL. Palliative Skills for Frontline Clinicians; in Aberger K and Wang D (eds): Palliative Skills for Frontline Clinicians: Case Vignettes in Everyday Hospital Medicine. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020.
Subramanian I and Vaughan CL (2020). Hoping for the best, planning for the worst: Palliative care approach to Parkinson disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 80: 203–205.
Mendlik MT, McFarlin J, Kluger BM, Vaughan CL, Phillips JN, Jones CA. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Patients with Neurologic Illnesses. J Palliat Med. 2019 Feb;22(2):193-198. PubMed PMID: 30707071
Hirst JM, Vaughan CL, Irwin SA. Delirium: Use Antipsychotics When Appropriate and Appropriately. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):799. PubMed PMID: 28410450
Beck CA, Beran DB, Biglan KM, Boyd CM, Dorsey ER, Schmidt PN, Simone R, Willis AW, Galifianakis NB, Katz M, Tanner CM, Dodenhoff K, Aldred J, Carter J, Fraser A, Jimenez-Shahed J, Hunter C, Spindler M, Reichwein S, Mari Z, Dunlop B, Morgan JC, McLane D, Hickey P, Gauger L, Richard IH, Mejia NI, Bwala G, Nance M, Shih LC, Singer C, Vargas-Parra S, Zadikoff C, Okon N, Feigin A, Ayan J, Vaughan C, Pahwa R, Dhall R, Hassan A, DeMello S, Riggare SS, Wicks P, Achey MA, Elson MJ, Goldenthal S, Keenan HT, Korn R, Schwarz H, Sharma S, Stevenson EA, Zhu W. National randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2017 Sep 12;89(11):1152-1161. PubMed PMID: 28814455
Frank S, Stamler D, Kayson E, Claassen DO, Colcher A, Davis C, Duker A, Eberly S, Elmer L, Furr-Stimming E, Gudesblatt M, Hunter C, Jankovic J, Kostyk SK, Kumar R, Loy C, Mallonee W, Oakes D, Scott BL, Sung V, Goldstein J, Vaughan C, Testa CM. Safety of Converting From Tetrabenazine to Deutetrabenazine for the Treatment of Chorea. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Aug 1;74(8):977-982. PubMed PMID: 28692723
Vaughan CL and Goldman JG. Psychosis and Parkinson’s Disease; in Frucht S.J. (ed) Movement Disorder Emergencies: Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition. [in press]
Hall DA, Kapur S, Vaughan C, Hawkins J, and Stebbins G (2020). Varenicline for the treatment of postural and gait dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Neurology: Clinical Practice [in press].
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certification (2020, 2020)
Conditions & Treatments
Brain and Nervous System - Movement Disorders
Brain and Nervous System
In my clinics I care for patients with serious or life-limiting neurologic disease, focusing on symptom management, coping, planning next steps, and aiding in difficult decision-making. I have a keen interest in identifying the unique palliative care needs of specific populations with neurologic diseases, to identify how best we can help them as a team.
In the hospital setting I work with the inpatient Palliative care consult team focusing on relief of pain, stress, and other distressing symptoms of all serious illnesses.
*It is never too early to receive Palliative Care when living with a serious illness.*
To see each patient in the context of his/her life, identity and family - not just through the lens of the diagnosis. To seek to optimize quality of life for the patient and carer(s) at any stage of disease.
Public Speaking Yes
I enjoy speaking at patient/care-giver support groups, particularly for Parkinson's disease. I also find teaching medical students, residents, and fellows very gratifying. I am prepared to speak about a variety of topics related to Movement Disorders neurology, palliative medicine, and neuro-palliative care.
MD, University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MS, Rush University Medical Center
BS, University of Rochester (NY)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Chief Resident, Neurology (2010)
Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital/UCSD Program, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Rush University Medical Center Program, Movement Disorders (Neurology)