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Philip Starr, Ph.D., M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Philip Starr is a neurosurgeon with an interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, surgical treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, and the physiology of the basal ganglia. He finds that improving the quality of patient lives to be the most rewarding about his specialty.

Starr earned a medical degree at the Harvard School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in neurosurgery in 1995. He completed a fellowship at Emory University Hospital in surgery for movement disorders in 1998. He is a member of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Clinics

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Surgical Movement Disorders Center
1635 Divisadero St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94115
Neurology: (415) 353-2311
Neurosurgery: (415) 353-2071
Fax: (415) 353-9060

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1989

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosurgery 1995

Fellowships

Emory University Hospital, Surgery for Movement Disorders 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ivan ME, Yarlagadda J, Saxena AP, Martin AJ, Starr PA, Sootsman WK, Larson PS. Brain shift during bur hole-based procedures using interventional MRI. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jul; 121(1):149-60.
  2. Ryapolova-Webb E, Afshar P, Stanslaski S, Denison T, de Hemptinne C, Bankiewicz K, Starr PA. Chronic cortical and electromyographic recordings from a fully implantable device: preclinical experience in a nonhuman primate. J Neural Eng. 2014 Feb; 11(1):016009.
  3. Ostrem JL, Markun LC, Glass GA, Racine CA, Volz MM, Heath SL, de Hemptinne C, Starr PA. Effect of frequency on subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in primary dystonia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Apr; 20(4):432-8.
  4. Rowland NC, Miller KJ, Starr PA. Three-Dimensional Accuracy of ECOG Strip Electrode Localization Using Coregistration of Preoperative MRI and Intraoperative Fluoroscopy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2014; 92(1):8-16.
  5. Mills KA, Starr PA, Ostrem JL. Neuromodulation for dystonia: target and patient selection. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Jan; 25(1):59-75.
  6. Starr PA, Ostrem JL. Commentary on "Adaptive deep brain stimulation in advanced Parkinson disease". Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):447-8.
  7. Witt JL, Moro E, Ash RS, Hamani C, Starr PA, Lozano AM, Hodaie M, Poon YY, Markun LC, Ostrem JL. Predictive factors of outcome in primary cervical dystonia following pallidal deep brain stimulation. Mov Disord. 2013 Sep; 28(10):1451-5.
  8. Shimamoto SA, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Miller KJ, Starr PA. Subthalamic nucleus neurons are synchronized to primary motor cortex local field potentials in Parkinson's disease. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 24; 33(17):7220-33.
  9. de Hemptinne C, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Air EL, Garcia PA, Miller KJ, Ojemann JG, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Starr PA. Exaggerated phase-amplitude coupling in the primary motor cortex in Parkinson disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 19; 110(12):4780-5.
  10. Silvestrini MT, Yin D, Coppes VG, Mann P, Martin AJ, Larson PS, Starr PA, Gupta N, Panter SS, Desai TA, Lim DA. Radially branched deployment for more efficient cell transplantation at the scale of the human brain. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2013; 91(2):92-103.
  11. Starr PA. Deep brain stimulation for other tremors, myoclonus, and chorea. Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 116:209-15.
  12. Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Markun LC, Grace JK, Martin AJ, Starr PA, Larson PS. Clinical outcomes of PD patients having bilateral STN DBS using high-field interventional MR-imaging for lead placement. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Jun; 115(6):708-12.
  13. Mills KA, Scherzer R, Starr PA, Ostrem JL. Weight change after globus pallidus internus or subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease and dystonia. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2012; 90(6):386-93.
  14. Markun LC, Starr PA, Air EL, Marks WJ, Volz MM, Ostrem JL. Shorter disease duration correlates with improved long-term deep brain stimulation outcomes in young-onset DYT1 dystonia. Neurosurgery. 2012 Aug; 71(2):325-30.
  15. Weaver FM, Follett KA, Stern M, Luo P, Harris CL, Hur K, Marks WJ, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Moy C, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein JM, Stoner G, Starr PA, Simpson R, Baltuch G, De Salles A, Huang GD, Reda DJ. Randomized trial of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease: thirty-six-month outcomes. Neurology. 2012 Jul 3; 79(1):55-65.
  16. Air EL, Ryapolova-Webb E, de Hemptinne C, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Larson PS, Chang EF, Starr PA. Acute effects of thalamic deep brain stimulation and thalamotomy on sensorimotor cortex local field potentials in essential tremor. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Nov; 123(11):2232-8.
  17. Maniyar FH, Starr P, Goadsby PJ. Paroxysmal sneezing after hypothalamic deep brain stimulation for cluster headache. Cephalalgia. 2012 Jun; 32(8):641-4.
  18. Mittermeyer G, Christine CW, Rosenbluth KH, Baker SL, Starr P, Larson P, Kaplan PL, Forsayeth J, Aminoff MJ, Bankiewicz KS. Long-term evaluation of a phase 1 study of AADC gene therapy for Parkinson's disease. Hum Gene Ther. 2012 Apr; 23(4):377-81.
  19. Larson PS, Starr PA, Bates G, Tansey L, Richardson RM, Martin AJ. An optimized system for interventional magnetic resonance imaging-guided stereotactic surgery: preliminary evaluation of targeting accuracy. Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar; 70(1 Suppl Operative):95-103; discussion 103.
  20. Crowell AL, Ryapolova-Webb ES, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Shimamoto S, Lim DA, Starr PA. Oscillations in sensorimotor cortex in movement disorders: an electrocorticography study. Brain. 2012 Feb; 135(Pt 2):615-30.

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