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Philip A. Starr


Developer of implantable brain devices

Dr. Philip Starr is a neurosurgeon with interests in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery; surgical treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease; and the physiology of the basal ganglia (brain neurons involved in vital functions, including motor control). He finds improving the quality of patients' lives to be the greatest reward in his specialty.

Starr earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed a fellowship in surgery for movement disorders at Emory University Hospital.

Starr is a member of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, 1989

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1995

  • Fellowships

    Emory University Hospital, Surgery for Movement Disorders, 1998

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Our mission is to use advanced technology to restore patients with movement disorders to a full life.

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