Philip Starr, PhD, MD

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

Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation 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.

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Philip Starr

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. Kundishora AJ, Englot DJ, Starr PA, Martin AJ, Larson PS. Venous Thromboembolism during Interventional MRI-Guided Stereotactic Surgery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2018; 96(1):40-45.
  2. Southwell DG, Birk HS, Larson PS, Starr PA, Sugrue LP, Auguste KI. Laser ablative therapy of sessile hypothalamic hamartomas in children using interventional MRI: report of 5 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Feb 16; 1-6.
  3. Ramirez-Zamora A, Giordano JJ, Gunduz A, Brown P, Sanchez JC, Foote KD, Almeida L, Starr PA, Bronte-Stewart HM, Hu W, McIntyre C, Goodman W, Kumsa D, Grill WM, Walker HC, Johnson MD, Vitek JL, Greene D, Rizzuto DS, Song D, Berger TW, Hampson RE, Deadwyler SA, Hochberg LR, Schiff ND, Stypulkowski P, Worrell G, Tiruvadi V, Mayberg HS, Jimenez-Shahed J, Nanda P, Sheth SA, Gross RE, Lempka SF, Li L, Deeb W, Okun MS. Evolving Applications, Technological Challenges and Future Opportunities in Neuromodulation: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:734.
  4. Miocinovic S, Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miller A, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. Cortical gamma oscillations in isolated dystonia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Apr; 49:104-105.
  5. Larson PS, Starr PA, Martin AJ. Deep Brain Stimulation: Interventional and Intraoperative MRI Approaches. Prog Neurol Surg. 2018; 33:187-197.
  6. Southwell DG, Rutkowski MJ, San Luciano M, Racine C, Ostrem J, Starr PA, Larson PS. Before and after the veterans affairs cooperative program 468 study: Deep brain stimulator target selection for treatment of Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Mar; 48:40-44.
  7. Miocinovic S, Miller A, Swann NC, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. Chronic deep brain stimulation normalizes scalp EEG activity in isolated dystonia. Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Nov 26; 129(2):368-376.
  8. Martin AJ, Starr PA, Ostrem JL, Larson PS. Hemorrhage Detection and Incidence during Magnetic Resonance-Guided Deep Brain Stimulator Implantations. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017; 95(5):307-314.
  9. Merola A, Fasano A, Hassan A, Ostrem JL, Contarino MF, Lyons M, Krauss JK, Wolf ME, Klassen BT, van Rootselaar AF, Regidor I, Duker AP, Ondo W, Guridi J, Volkmann J, Wagle Shukla A, Mandybur GT, Okun MS, Witt K, Starr PA, Deuschl G, Espay AJ. Thalamic deep brain stimulation for orthostatic tremor: A multicenter international registry. Mov Disord. 2017 Aug; 32(8):1240-1244.
  10. Cole SR, van der Meij R, Peterson EJ, de Hemptinne C, Starr PA, Voytek B. Nonsinusoidal Beta Oscillations Reflect Cortical Pathophysiology in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2017 May 03; 37(18):4830-4840.
  11. LaHue SC, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Ziman N, Wang S, Racine CA, Starr PA, Larson PS, Katz M. Parkinson's disease patient preference and experience with various methods of DBS lead placement. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Aug; 41:25-30.
  12. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Qasim S, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, Luciano MS, Wang SS, Ziman N, Taylor R, Starr PA. Chronic multisite brain recordings from a totally implantable bidirectional neural interface: experience in 5 patients with Parkinson's disease. J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb; 128(2):605-616.
  13. Ostrem JL, San Luciano M, Dodenhoff KA, Ziman N, Markun LC, Racine CA, de Hemptinne C, Volz MM, Heath SL, Starr PA. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in isolated dystonia: A 3-year follow-up study. Neurology. 2017 Jan 03; 88(1):25-35.
  14. Deeb W, Giordano JJ, Rossi PJ, Mogilner AY, Gunduz A, Judy JW, Klassen BT, Butson CR, Van Horne C, Deny D, Dougherty DD, Rowell D, Gerhardt GA, Smith GS, Ponce FA, Walker HC, Bronte-Stewart HM, Mayberg HS, Chizeck HJ, Langevin JP, Volkmann J, Ostrem JL, Shute JB, Jimenez-Shahed J, Foote KD, Wagle Shukla A, Rossi MA, Oh M, Pourfar M, Rosenberg PB, Silburn PA, de Hemptine C, Starr PA, Denison T, Akbar U, Grill WM, Okun MS. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies. Front Integr Neurosci. 2016; 10:38.
  15. Ritaccio AL, Williams J, Denison T, Foster BL, Starr PA, Gunduz A, Zijlmans M, Schalk G. Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Advances in Electrocorticography. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 11; 64(Pt A):248-252.
  16. Rolston JD, Englot DJ, Starr PA, Larson PS. An unexpectedly high rate of revisions and removals in deep brain stimulation surgery: Analysis of multiple databases. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2016 Dec; 33:72-77.
  17. Khanna P, Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Miller A, Starr PA, Carmena JM. Neurofeedback Control in Parkinsonian Patients Using Electrocorticography Signals Accessed Wirelessly With a Chronic, Fully Implanted Device. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2017 Oct; 25(10):1715-1724.
  18. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Qasim S, Wang SS, Ziman N, Ostrem JL, San Luciano M, Galifianakis NB, Starr PA. Gamma Oscillations in the Hyperkinetic State Detected with Chronic Human Brain Recordings in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2016 06 15; 36(24):6445-58.
  19. Martin AJ, Larson PS, Ziman N, Levesque N, Volz M, Ostrem JL, Starr PA. Deep brain stimulator implantation in a diagnostic MRI suite: infection history over a 10-year period. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan; 126(1):108-113.
  20. Ziman N, Coleman RR, Starr PA, Volz M, Marks WJ, Walker HC, Guthrie SL, Ostrem JL. Pregnancy in a Series of Dystonia Patients Treated with Deep Brain Stimulation: Outcomes and Management Recommendations. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016; 94(1):60-5.

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