Background

Wael Asaad, MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1993, then earned a PhD in systems neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, and his MD from Yale University in 2003. Asaad completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his residency, he undertook additional training in functional neurosurgery. In 2011, he joined the department of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Asaad’s clinical interests include functional neurosurgery for movement disorders and psychiatric disease, traumatic brain injury, and general neurosurgery of the brain and spine.

His basic science interests focus on the ways in which neuronal circuits in the frontal cortex and basal ganglia underlie visual-motor learning, memory and decision-making, and how a better understanding of these might lead to strategies to alleviate the cognitive aspects of psychiatric and neurological diseases, including traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Education

Degrees
2003
M.D. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

2001
Ph.D. Systems Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1993
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Neuroscience & English, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Residencies
2006-2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Functional Neurosurgery / Neuroscience, M.G.H. (w/ Emad Eskandar)

2004-2010
Resident, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

2003-2004
Intern, General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowships
2001-2003
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Learning & Memory, M.I.T. (w/ Earl Miller)

Board Certifications
Board-Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Credentials

Titles
Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Program
Director, Cognitive Neuro-physiology and Neuro-modulation Laboratory

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Asaad has many honors, memberships and publications. Download his CV for full credentials.

Research Labs

The Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation Laboratory

Clinical Interests

epilepsy surgery, functional neurosurgery/deep brain stimulation, gamma knife, general neurosurgery of the brain and spine, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury

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