Daniel Kashima, M.D., Ph.D.

Child Neurology Class of 2024


Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Graduate School: Vanderbilt University (PhD)

Medical School: Vanderbilt University

I grew up around Seattle and stayed local to complete my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. There, I studied neurobiology and music (classical guitar). My education continued at Vanderbilt University where I completed a MD and neuroscience PhD through their medical scientist training program. My research used brain slice physiology experiments and behavioral assays to study mechanisms of learning and memory. I am now a child neurology resident. Evidently, neurons have been on the forefront of my mind (and some are hopefully in my brain).

Beyond its strengths in clinical training and research, the University of Michigan attracted me with its resident culture and community. Happily, these impressions have not changed.

Non-academic interests include: Cooking, baking, eating, soccer, classical guitar

Fun fact: Despite having majored in music, my ears (sense of relative pitch) are terrible. Ear training classes were a struggle.

My theme song: “Ain’t it fun” by Paramore