Edward Kilbane obtained his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. Subsequently, he completed his medical education at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, followed by a medicine and surgical internship. He returned to the United States for psychiatric residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC, where he was Chief Resident. He finished his formal psychiatric training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, completing a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology and received the Jimmie Holland Award for Outstanding Clinical Fellow.
In September 2011, Dr. Kilbane joined the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Kilbane performs inpatient psychiatric consultation for medical and surgical services, sees outpatients with comorbid medical and psychiatric illness, and supervises fellows, residents, and medical students. His immediate mission is to serve as liaison to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Stanford and develop a Psycho-oncology Service.
His specific interests include the psychiatric issues in cancer care, working with patients and families dealing with end of life issues, psychiatric manifestations in neurological disease, and understanding how individuals and groups understand illness and access health care.
Dr. Kilbane’s background in psychosomatic disorders will help to dispel the myth that Morgellons disease is a delusional disorder. Dr. Kilbane is eager to help bring this condition to light in the medical community allowing for Morgellons patients to be treated with respect and dignity while scientific research is being done to better understand the pathophysiology.