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Michael Fox, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Fox is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation. He is Co-Director of the BIDMC 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.

Dr. Fox received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2001 and an MD and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Following a medical internship at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he completed his Neurology Residency and Movement Disorders Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2014.  

Clinically, Dr. Fox specializes in the use of both invasive and noninvasive brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological 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 the treatment of medication-refractory depression.  

Dr. Fox’s research focuses on the development of new and improved treatments for neuropsychiatric disease based on understanding brain networks and the effects of brain stimulation.  His papers have been cited over 21,000 times and he has won numerous awards for his work, including recognition as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thompson-Reuters for the past four years and a finalist for the inaugural Trailblazer Award from the NIH.