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Philip A. Starr, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Neurological Surgery
505 Parnassus Avenue, rm. M-779
San Francisco, CA 94143-0112

Tel: (415) 353-3489
Fax: (415) 353-3907
Email: StarrP@neurosurg.ucsf.edu

Professor of Neurosurgery; Dolores Cakebread Chair in Neurological Surgery; Surgical Director, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education And Care Center (PADRECC), San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center

Education & Training:

  • Graduated from Princeton University with a bachelors in Chemistry, 1983
  • Received MD from Harvard University, 1989
  • Received PhD in neurobiology from Harvard University, 1989
  • Internship in general surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 1989-1990
  • Residency in neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Children’s Hospital, 1990-1995
  • Chief resident in neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Children’s Hospital, 1992-1993
  • Chief resident at C.H.U.V., Lausanne, Switzerland, 1995
  • Clinical fellowship in movement disorders, Emory University, 1996-1997

Special Interests

  • Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • Microelectrode-guided neurosurgery
  • Basal ganglia physiology
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dystonia
  • Tremor
  • Cluster headache
  • Interventional MRI
  • Therapy of degenerative brain disease

Curriculum Vitae