The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation


Marwan HarizProfessor Marwan Hariz MD., PhD.
Professor Hariz is the Neurosurgeon on the Deep Brain Stimulation Team.

In October 2002 Professor Hariz accepted the Edmond J. Safra Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurology , University College , London . He relocated from Sweden where he was Professor of Functional Neurosurgery at The University of Umea.

His medical education was completed in Reims , France and at the University of Umea in Sweden . He started his career as a neurosurgeon working with the world renowned surgeon Professor Laitinen, one of the pioneers of stereotactic surgery for Parkinson's disease.

He has international recognition for his work as a neurosurgeon as well as for his research on the effects of neurosurgery for movement disorders. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery, Cornell University , USA and also at Nara Medical University , Japan . He is a member of the Editorial Board of Movement Disorders.

In March 2001, Professor Hariz's work was honoured by the Swedish Parkinson's Disease Association, by awarding him their Honorary Medal.

He has published 80 full papers in peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters.



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