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Dr. Choi is broadly interested in mapping the brain’s connectivity and characterizing its functional dynamics using advanced neuroimaging and clinical neurophysiological methods, as well as utilizing this information to identify individual-specific neurosurgical targets for neuromodulation (e.g., deep brain stimulation). Her prior work has mapped the functional and connectional organization of the striatum using neuroimaging and neuroanatomical connectivity methods. She is currently focused on the use of thalamic deep brain stimulation to improve memory and attention in traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
This study involves the treatment of cognitive impairment secondary to moderate to severe
brain injury using central thalamic deep brain stimulation. Although all patients will
receive stimulation continuously through a surgically implanted pacemaker-like device, half
of the patients will have the device deactivated during a blinded assessment phase. The
device will be reactivated following this assessment and patients will have the option to
continue stimulation in an open-label continuation.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact Jaimie M Henderson, MD, 650-723-5574.
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