Dr. Koons recieved her B.A. degree (with distinction) from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences in 2002. She received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine in 2006.
She completed her internship in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she also completed her neurology residency. She served as chief resident for the neurology residency in 2009-2010.
After completing her training, she continued her time at Vanderbilt as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Neurology while spending a year as the Consultant Neurologist at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. She returned to Nashville and Vanderbilt as full time faculty in the general neurology division and as a fellow in the movement disorders division. She served as the Assistant Program Director and has recently been named the Program Director for the Neurology Residency Program. She continues to work with the World Federation of Neurology on research related to neurology education in developing countries, specifically in Africa.