The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation

Patricia LimousinDr Patricia Limousin MD., PhD.
Dr Patricia Limousin is the Neurologist on the Deep Brain Stimulation Team.

She has worked at the Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery since 1997, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist.

She completed her medical education at the University of Grenoble . In 1991 and 1993 she completed postgraduate courses in Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology, both at the Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon . In 1998 she obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Lyon I. The topic of her PhD thesis was deep brain stimulation as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.

Dr Limousin was a member of the team of Professors Benabid and Pollack in Grenoble , France where deep brain stimulation for movement disorders was originally developed. She is among the most experienced neurologists worldwide with regard to setting the optimal parameters for deep brain stimulation and post-operative management of patients.

She has international recognition for her work on treatment of Parkinson's disease with deep brain stimulation and for her research on the impact of such surgery on the clinical and motor symptoms of the disorder. She has expertise in the neurophysiology of basal ganglia disorders. Her research has been funded by the Medical Research Council.

She has published 50 full papers in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters.


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