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Kelly G Gwathmey, MD

Kelly G Gwathmey, MD

out of 5
239 Ratings






Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Short Pump Pavilion

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
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Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School


University of Virginia


University of Virginia (clinical neurophysiology), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (neuromuscular)


Fostering relationships and treatments in neuromuscular health

For Dr. Kelly Gwathmey, becoming a neurologist came naturally not only due to a fascination with neuroscience, but an enjoyment of interacting with people. Compassionate care, an understanding of human biology, and a friendly bedside manner are essential for a physician who treats peripheral nervous system conditions and autoimmune diseases.

Fellowship-trained in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders, Dr. Gwathmey is one of the more recent additions to VCU Health’s fast-growing Neuromuscular Division. “I feel very fortunate to be a part of this amazing group,” she says. “We all bring our own individual strengths to the division.”

An initial visit with Dr. Gwathmey includes taking a thorough medical history, a neurological exam and, usually, an EMG (electromyography) procedure. An EMG is the primary tool used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders. In our multidisciplinary clinics, Dr. Gwathmey is able to partner with speech, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists for patients who require a full spectrum of care. 

Dr. Gwathmey is also an assistant clinical professor of neurology at the VCU School of Medicine and is enthusiastic about the evolution of treatment options in the neuromuscular field. “There are many new medications for neuromuscular diseases, some of which were previously untreatable,” she says. “It’s extremely exciting to see so much progress in understanding the underlying functions of these diseases and in their drug development in such a short amount of time.” 

Dr. Gwathmey has treated some of the same patients in Virginia for over a decade, and enjoys building relationships and getting to know them and their families. If you are seeing her for the first time, can expect her listen and understand your concerns and symptoms. She believes learning your story can be helpful in creating a personalized care plan. 

When Dr. Gwathmey isn’t caring for her neuromuscular patients, the Richmond native enjoys hiking and exploring Virginia and beyond with her husband and two children.

Research interests

Dr. Gwathmey’s research interests include studying quality of life instruments in neuromuscular diseases, as well as participating in clinical trials for specific conditions such as myasthenia gravis in addition to inflammatory myopathies and neuropathies.


Ratings & Reviews

239 Ratings

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The very best!!!
January 2024
Wonderful! Continue to provide medical & emotional care during what has been & continues to be a difficult time for me.
January 2024
Everything went very well.
December 2023
Excellent source of information & concern of my ongoing health.
October 2023
The docs were great
September 2023
Great doc & work up also!
September 2023
Spent a lot of time with me and made sure I understood
August 2023
Dr. Gwathmey has been superb.
July 2023
Very knowledgeable in her field & shares information very well & able to understand!
July 2023
Dr. Gwathmey always listens, and gently urges me to provide my input for my care.
June 2023
She's the best; very engaging and thorough. I am lucky to have her leading my treatment.
January 2023
Care provider was excellent and showed real compassion with my condition & what I am going through. She gave me hope!
January 2023
Very good.
December 2022
Dr. Gwathmey is very caring and helpful. She really listens.
August 2022
Extremely impressed with the care I received and the thoroughness of exam.
August 2022
Years earlier I saw her @ UVA & she really KNEW HER STUFF.
April 2022
Absolutely the "best" in all respects!!!
April 2022
Words can not express how well she treated me. I felt like she saw me.
December 2021
Excellent, excellent, excellent from start to finish.
December 2021
Kelly Gwathmey MD is the best neurologist I have had.
December 2021
She is excellent.
October 2021
I have been very pleased with caregiver.
September 2021
This provider is the friendliest and most spirit-lifting provider I have ever met. Just her attitude and mannerisms, not to mention her professionalism and knowledge, totally brightened my day.
September 2021
Dr. Gwathmey is a phenomenal doctor! One of the best I have seen.
August 2021
Thank you Dr. Gwathmey for finding my health problems dealing w/neuropathy. Thank you.
July 2021
Dr. Gwathmey is an excellent physician. [...]
May 2021