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Parag Patil, MD, PhD

Associate Chair, Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Anesthesiology & Biomedical Engineering

Using neurosurgery as a therapy for movement disorders and pain

Dr. Patil's clinical focus is functional neurosurgery, with an emphasis on neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders and pain, in addition to surgical therapies for facial pain, cancer pain, and eloquent cortex brain tumors. His National Institutes of Health-funded translational research focuses on deep brain stimulation, pain neuromodulation, and intuitive brain-machine interface neuroprosthetics. His clinical research includes sponsored trials developing novel indications in psychiatric and pain neuromodulation. Dr. Patil's research in the laboratory spans human intraoperative electrophysiology, image processing, finite-element modeling of electrical fields, clinical trials in neuromodulation and stem-cell therapies, and clinical outcomes research.


  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford, 1991
  • MD, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Duke University, 2005
  • Fellowship, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, 2005-06

Honors & Awards

  • Michael Shanoff Research Prize, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Harvey Cushing Medical Student Research Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine