Casey Halpern, MD, a neurosurgeon at Stanford, will be talking about deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the San Jose Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Friday, September 4th, 10am-noon at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood. This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP.
Following his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Halpern joined the Neurosurgery faculty at Stanford University to partner with Dr. Jaimie Henderson to continue to build the movement disorder surgery program. Dr. Halpern is an expert in minimally invasive, surgical approaches to movement disorders, epilepsy and chronic pain.
His talk will focus on the past, present, and future of DBS as a treatment for Parkinson’s. If there’s interest, he may address translational research to expand the indications of DBS to psychiatric disorders and other conditions.