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Michael Fox MD PhD

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Dr. Michael D. Fox joined the joined the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2014. 
He is the Associate Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program and the Associate Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. He is board certified in Neurology and currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. 

Education / Training:

Dr. Fox received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2001 followed by an MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. After 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. 

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Fox specializes in movement disorders and the use of 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 treatment of medication-refractory depression. 

Research Interests:

Dr. Fox is the Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation.  His research focuses on the development of new and improved treatments for neuropsychiatric disease based on understanding brain networks and the effects of brain stimulation. He is a recognized expert in the use of brain network imaging such as resting state functional connectivity MRI and a leader in applying these techniques towards improved brain stimulation therapies. He is the author of numerous highly cited articles in the fields of brain imaging and brain stimulation, teaches courses on these topics at the Martino’s Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at BIDMC, holds multiple patents, and has won several awards for his work.