Michael Fox, M.D.,Ph.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Neurology|
|Institution||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Address||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
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Michael Fox, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation. He is Associate Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Associate Director of the BIDMC Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Assistant Neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a practicing clinical neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Fox received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2001 followed by an MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Following a medical internship at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he completed his Neurology Residency and Movement Disorders Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2014.
Clinically, Dr. Fox specializes in the use of both invasive and noninvasive brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological disease. His practice includes deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, and dystonia as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treatment of medication-refractory depression.
Dr. Fox’s research focuses on the development of new and improved treatments for neuropsychiatric disease based on understanding brain networks and the effects of brain stimulation. He is a recognized expert in the use of brain network imaging techniques such as resting state functional connectivity MRI and a leader in applying these techniques towards improved brain stimulation therapies. He is the author of numerous highly cited articles in the fields of brain imaging and brain stimulation, teaches courses on these topics at the Martino’s Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at BIDMC, holds multiple patents, and has won several awards for his work.
Available: 07/01/17, Expires: 08/01/19
A major advance in the past decade has been the generation of a wiring diagram for the human brain. My lab uses this wiring diagram to understand why lesions cause the symptoms they do and why brain stimulation therapies can relieve these symptoms. Interested students would identify a symptom of interest, outline lesions causing this symptom, then use tools in my lab to determine what the lesions are connected to. A similar approach can be used for brain stimulation therapies (deep brain stimulation or transcranial magnetic stimulation). See Fischer et al. 2016 Neurology for a recent example by a medical student using this approach.
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K23NS083741 (FOX, MICHAEL D)Aug 15, 2013 - May 31, 2018NIH/NINDS
Use of Resting-State Networks to Predict the Ideal Site for Brain Stimulation
Role: Principal Investigator
F30NS054398 (FOX, MICHAEL D)Jan 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2009NIH/NINDS
Functional Relevance of Spontaneous BOLD Fluctuations
Role: Principal Investigator
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