Bill Kirshner, MD

After 37 years as a family practitioner, Bill and his wife Ileen enjoyed his retirement over the last 4 years at their home 30 miles east of Seattle. Together they enjoy 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Their youngest grandchild Zoe lives with her parents in San Francisco. She is now 2 years old, but was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome after recurrent seizures at 6 months of age. This all -consuming diagnosis changed the focus of our family. We gathered our bearings and found support, community, and a way forward in the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

As Bill joins the Dravet Syndrome Foundation team, he hopes his commitment to improvement in care and support of the Dravet community will reduce the isolation and burdens carried by Dravet families. As we all push towards a cure, he will work to bring that day closer.

Bill enjoys outdoor opportunities to appreciate the natural world including working at home under the shadow of Mt Si, hiking, backpacking, biking, cross country skiing, and when possible, adult league and tournament soccer.

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