Philip Starr

MD PhD

Neurosurgeon
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

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    French

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

Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center

1635 Divisadero St., Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94115

Neurosurgery Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Decorative Caduceus

The Motor Network in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia: Mechanisms of Therapy

This is an exploratory pilot study to identify neural correlates of specific motor signs in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dystonia, using a novel totally implanted neural interface that senses brain activity as well a...

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Decorative Caduceus

Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects 1 in 4 US adults, and many cases are resistant to almost any treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) holds promise as a new option for patients suffering from treatment-resistant chronic pain, bu...

Recruiting

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