Miguel Alonso Alonso, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
|University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain||PhD||2016||Medicine, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology|
|University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain||MD||1998||Medicine and Surgery|
|University College London, London, UK||MSc||2000||Clinical Neuroscience|
|Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technologies, Boston, MA||MMSc||2008||Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP)|
|Ministry of Health, Spain, Spain||2005||Neurology |
I am an neurologist-scientist with a broad background, training and expertise in neuroscience. Over the past 10+ years, I have received training in multiple aspects of basic and applied neuroscience, encompassing cognitive, motor and clinical research approaches and methodologies. I have expertise in several neuroscience methodologies, including neuroimaging (functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging), noninvasive brain stimulation and computerized cognitive asessments.
My research focuses on the neurocognitive basis of human eating behavior and obesity, using an integrative approach that bridges across the disciplines of neurology, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and ingestive behavior. I am interested in the development of innovative methodologies and therapeutic interventions derived from this work, in particular neurotechnologies.
I am involved in the development of new brain- and cognition-based interventions to enhance eating control in pathological situations, such as obesity, and I am currently running proof-of-concept clinical trials related to the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in obesity.
I direct the Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience at the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
I am also Co-Investigator of the Look AHEAD Extension trial, responsible for the BIDMC site.
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