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. Swann NC, de Hemptinne C, Thompson MC, Miocinovic S, Miller AM, Gilron R, Ostrem JL, Chizeck HJ, Starr PA. Adaptive deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease using motor cortex sensing. J Neural Eng. 2018 May 09; 15(4):046006.
  2. Wang DD, de Hemptinne C, Miocinovic S, Ostrem JL, Galifianakis NB, San Luciano M, Starr PA. Pallidal Deep-Brain Stimulation Disrupts Pallidal Beta Oscillations and Coherence with Primary Motor Cortex in Parkinson's Disease. J Neurosci. 2018 May 09; 38(19):4556-4568.
  3. 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.

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