Experts
    • Neurological Surgery

    Casey H. Halpern, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, and by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Halpern received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary focus here at Stanford will be deep brain stimulation and minimally invasive epilepsy surgery. In addition to that, he specializes in the surgical treatment of: • Movement disorders • Epilepsy • Chronic pain Dr. Halpern’s translational laboratory efforts complement his clinical practice, as he is investigating the expanding indications of deep brain stimulation. His work may lead to clinical trials of deep brain stimulation for disinhibited behaviors common to many neurologic and psychiatric conditions, and even obesity. • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Cancer-related pain • Psychiatric disorders

  • Dr. McDannold is an Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He has been working in the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory at Brigham & Women’s Hospital since 1996. His work has been primarily concerned with the development and implementation of MRI-based thermometry methods, animal experiments testing MRI and ultrasound related work, and clinical focused ultrasound treatments in tumors in the uterus, bone, breast, brain and prostate and in the brain for functional neurosurgery. In recent years, a main focus of his work has been studying the use of ultrasound for temporary disruption of the blood-brain barrier, which may allow for targeted drug delivery in the brain. Dr. McDannold received his PhD in Physics from Tufts University in 2002.
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Professor and Director of Brain Research Institute at Yonsei University College of Medicine
    Jin Woo Chang, M.D. Professor of Department of Neurosurgery Director of Brain Research Institute Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Dr. Chang finished medical school in 1983 at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He had a neurosurgical residency and fellowship for stereotactic & functional neurosurgery at Severance Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Also, he spent two years at University of Chicago for in vivo research work for movement disorders. His major in the field of Neurosurgery is stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and his main interest is the neuromodulation of the central nervous system with new innovative techniques (electrical stimulation, focused ultrasound and etc). Currently he is working as a section editor of World Neurosurgery and also a member of editorial board for the official journal of World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN), and the official journal of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). Also, he is currently working as a secretary & treasurer of World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN).