Michael David Fox, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2019
Current membership category: Active
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Kirstein Building KS 155
Boston, MA 02462
United States of America
Michael Fox, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation. He is Co-Director of the Beth Israel Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Associate Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Assistant Neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a practicing clinical neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Clinically, Dr. Fox specializes in the use of both invasive and noninvasive brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric 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 symptoms based on understanding brain networks and the effects of brain stimulation. He developed techniques to map symptoms caused by brain lesions to brain networks, identifying new therapeutic targets. He also showed how brain connectivity can be used to improve brain stimulation therapies, including DBS for Parkinson’s disease and TMS for depression. His papers have been cited over 24,000 times and he has won numerous awards for his work, including the inaugural Trailblazer Prize for Clinician Scientists from the Foundation for the NIH.