Kenneth V Leone

Kenneth V Leone, MD

General Neurology Appointment
Primary Location:
Adult Neurology Clinic

4th Floor

1221 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Clinical Practice:
Neurology Services


Associate Professor

Kenneth V. Leone, MD, is a clinical associate professor and head of the Division of General Neurology. He has been on faculty at UVA since 2008. His clinical focus is evaluating and managing patients with headache and facial pain disorders. “As a migraine sufferer myself, I find it both challenging and rewarding to improve the quality of life for patients with this disorder in particular,” says Dr. Leone.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Leone is actively involved in training future care providers. He works alongside advanced practice providers, trainees and medical students, while providing education and supervising the care of headache and general neurology patients in the UVA Adult Neurology Clinic.

Dr. Leone was born and raised in New Jersey, but he has spent the majority of his life in the south. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Leone then spent the following five years at UVA completing his internship, residency, and fellowship in the departments of medicine and neurology.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Leone entered private practice in Savannah, Georgia, and he previously held an appointment as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Leone is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, and the Medical Society of Virginia. When he is not at work, he enjoys music, the great outdoors, and a good dark beer with friends.

  • 2015-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 2015 Bedside Manner Award, Our Health Magazine; Second place


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1992
Neurology, University of Virginia Health System
EMG/Neuromuscular Diseases, University of Virginia Health System