Functional Neurosurgery Team

Jaimie M. Henderson, MD
John and Jene Blume - Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor
Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Dr. Henderson has directed the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery program at Stanford since 2004. He is an internationally recognized expert in neuromodulation (the use of implantable devices such as deep brain stimulators and other neurostimulation devices) to treat neurological disorders. He was an investigator in the first multi-center trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the United States from 1996-1999, and has continued to pioneer this therapy over the past two decades, participating in studies of DBS for a number of disorders including  epilepsy and depression. From 2007-2009, Dr. Henderson was elected to serve as President of the North American Neuromodulation Society, guiding policy and promoting awareness of this new and rapidly growing field.

Throughout his career, Dr. Henderson has been intimately involved in the development of the field of image-guided surgery, which has revolutionized the practice of neurosurgery, allowing for safer and more effective operations with reduced operating time. His groundbreaking work on  frameless functional neurosurgery has become the standard technique for many neurosurgeons throughout the world. His areas of clinical interest include the treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy and pain, leveraging the innovations he has helped develop in image-guided surgery and neuromodulation

Dr. Henderson's current research focuses on the development of new neural interfacing techniques and the fundamental understanding of their mechanisms of action. He co-directs the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory with Krishna Shenoy, Ph.D., (Departments of Neuroscience and Electrical Engineering), developing brain-computer interface systems and the investigating how the human brain controls movement. He is currently directing a clinical trial investigating the use of DBS to improve attention and concentration for people who have suffered moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.

Vivek Buch, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Buch is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in epilepsy, functional, and minimally invasive neurosurgery.  Dr. Buch focuses his expertise on the open and minimally invasive treatment of epilepsy, brain disorders, spinal injury and disease, and other conditions. For each patient, he develops a personalized care plan that is designed to be both comprehensive and compassionate. Dr. Buch has conducted extensive research. His interests include restorative network engineering for intellectual and cognitive disability, personalized network-targeting for deep brain stimulation and MRI guided focused ultrasound, and focused ultrasound-mediated delivery mechanisms for gene, stem cell, and molecular therapies. He also is developing technological innovations such as the use of holographic mixed reality and artificial intelligence for visualization and guidance to improve minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures.

Michael Lim, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery

Ashwin Ramayya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery