Seminar: Wednesday, Dec. 10@ 3PM: DBS Neurological Conditions Brian Kopell

Wednesday, Dec. 10@ 3PM in Steinman Hall Rm 402

DBS for Movement Disorders and other Neurological Conditions

Brian Kopell, Ph.D


 Abstract Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is widely recognized as the gold-standard treatment for patients with disabling motor symptoms from idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia that have become refractory to medical therapy. This neurosurgical procedure is available within a fully integrated multidisciplinary program through the Mount Sinai Hospital. Biography A graduate of the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Kopell completed his residency at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Kopell has undergone fellowship training in Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Zurich. For the past eight years, he founded and has led the Restorative Neuroscience Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) where his team performed over 400 DBS cases for movement disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Kopell has participated and has been principal investigator in several clinical trials of emerging Neuromodulation technologies targeting such disorders as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, tinnitus, and Major Depression. Dr. Kopell has pioneered the use of intra-operative imaging during DBS cases to supplement the microelectrode recording typically done to make a procedure that is safer and quicker for patient

Neural Engineering